Joe Sanders

Joseph L. Sanders (October 26, 1896, Thayer, Kansas - May 14, 1965, Kansas City, Missouri) was an American jazz pianist, singer, and band leader associated with Kansas City jazz for most of his career.

Sanders was best known for co-leading the Coon-Sanders' Nighthawks along with Carleton Coon (1894–1932). The pair formed the group in 1920 in Kansas City under the name Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, broadcast for the first time on radio the following year, and became known as the Nighthawks because of their frequent appearances on late night radio. They recorded in Chicago in 1924 and held a residency at the Blackhawk club in that city from 1926. The ensemble toured as a Midwestern territory band, and after Coon's death Sanders continued to lead the band under his own name.

Sanders worked mostly in Hollywood studios in the 1940s, and occasionally led performances at the Blackhawk once again. He was a vocalist for the Kansas City Opera in the 1950s.

Sanders' brother, Roy Sanders (National League pitcher), was a professional baseball player.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 15, 1896, Died May 14, 1965

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, tenor vocal, composer, songwriter, leader, arranger, director, vocalist, lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 189 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33201 10-in. 7/28/1925 Everything is hotsy-totsy now Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra ; Joe Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-33202 10-in. 7/28/1925 Dreaming of to-morrow Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34056 10-in. 12/20/1925 Too bad Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34057 10-in. 12/20/1925 Don't be a fool, you fool Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34061 10-in. 12/21/1925 Louise, you tease Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34062 10-in. 12/21/1925 Flamin' Mamie Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34063 10-in. 12/21/1925 Sittin' around Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34064 10-in. 12/21/1925 Moon Deer Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35030 10-in. 3/9/1926 Here comes the hot tamale man Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35031 10-in. 3/9/1926 Everything's gonna be all right Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35032 10-in. 3/9/1926 I'd rather be alone Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35034 10-in. 3/9/1926 Deep Henderson Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37214 10-in. 12/8/1926 High fever Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37215 10-in. 12/8/1926 My baby knows how Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37216 10-in. 12/8/1926 Brainstorm Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37259 10-in. 12/17/1926 I need lovin' Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39064 10-in. 6/25/1927 I ain't got nobody Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39065 10-in. 6/25/1927 Roodles Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-41369 10-in. 12/13/1927 Louder and funnier Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-41370 10-in. 12/13/1927 Sluefoot Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-41371 10-in. 12/13/1927 Wabash blues Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-41372 10-in. 12/13/1927 Mine, all mine Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-41373 10-in. 12/14/1927 The wail Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-41374 10-in. 12/14/1927 Hallucinations Coon-Sanders Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-41375 10-in. 12/14/1927 Stay out of the South (If you want to miss heaven on Earth) Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 189 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sanders, Joe," accessed April 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113533.

Sanders, Joe. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113533.

"Sanders, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 April 2024.

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