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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 189 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-53526 10-in. 5/29/1929 My dear Mildred Hunt Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55492 10-in. 7/24/1929 And especially you! Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-55493 10-in. 7/24/1929 Because you said I love you Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-55494 10-in. 7/24/1929 True blue Lou Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-55509 10-in. 7/26/1929 The flippity flop Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-55510 10-in. 7/26/1929 Got a great big date with a little bitta girl Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57232 10-in. 12/6/1929 Sweepin' the clouds away Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra ; Carleton A. Coon ; Joe Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57233 10-in. 12/6/1929 Alone in the rain Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57234 10-in. 12/6/1929 After you've gone Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra ; Carleton A. Coon ; Joe Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57254 10-in. 12/12/1929 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57255 10-in. 12/12/1929 Take me Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor BVE-57429 10-in. 11/18/1929 Harlem madness Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57430 10-in. 11/18/1929 Moanin' for you Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57497 10-in. 11/29/1929 Music in the moonlight Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra ; Carleton A. Coon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57498 10-in. 11/29/1929 Ain't you, baby? Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra ; Carleton A. Coon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-57499 10-in. 11/29/1929 We love us Joe Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor BVE-64323 10-in. 10/13/1930 She loves me just the same Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BSHQ-71928 10-in. 3/9/1932 Lo and behold Coon-Sanders Orchestra ; J. L. Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, director  
Victor BSHQ-71929 10-in. 3/9/1932 Let that be a lesson to you Coon-Sanders Orchestra ; J. L. Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, director  
Victor BSHQ-71930 10-in. 3/9/1932 What a life! (Trying to live without you) Coon-Sanders Orchestra ; J. L. Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director, tenor vocal  
Victor BSHQ-71931 10-in. 3/9/1932 Sing a new song Coon-Sanders Orchestra ; J. L. Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, director  
Victor BSHQ-71932 10-in. 3/9/1932 Intangibility Joe Sanders Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BSHQ-71933 10-in. 3/9/1932 Southology Joe Sanders Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BSHQ-72000 10-in. 3/24/1932 'Round my heart Coon-Sanders Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BSHQ-72201 10-in. 3/24/1932 Keepin' out of mischief now Coon-Sanders Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director, tenor vocal  
(Results 76-100 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.

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