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 101-125 of 189 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BSHQ-72202 10-in. 3/24/1932 I know you're lying, but I love it Coon-Sanders Orchestra ; J. L. Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director, tenor vocal  
Victor BSHQ-72203 10-in. 3/24/1932 I want to go home J. L. Sanders ; Coon-Sanders Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, director, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor BSHQ-72204 10-in. 3/24/1932 Give her a kiss for me Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BSHQ-72205 10-in. 3/24/1932 On revival day Coon-Sanders Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BSHQ-72206 10-in. 3/24/1932 Inhibition Joe Sanders Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BSHQ-72207 10-in. 3/24/1932 Embers Joe Sanders Piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-98156 10-in. 11/26/1935 I'll never forget I love you California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-[Unnumbered 1925-07-24-01] 10-in. 7/24/1925 Christmas come and gone Carleton A. Coon ; Joe Sanders Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1924-11-16-01] 10-in. 11/16/1924 Lonesome Carleton A. Coon ; Joe Sanders Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Columbia W140909 10-in. 9/6/1925 Dreaming of to-morrow Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140941 10-in. 9/15/1925 Dreaming of tomorrow Billy Wynne Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 141840 10-in. 3/23/1926 Sittin' around University Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 141923 10-in. 4/6/1926 Sittin' around Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W142416 10-in. 7/10/1926 High fever Doc Cook ; Dreamland Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W144334 10-in. 6/15/1927 Brainstorm 14 Doctors of Syncopation ; Doc Cook Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W144335 10-in. 6/15/1927 Slue-foot 14 Doctors of Syncopation ; Doc Cook Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W144743 10-in. 10/7/1927 Slue foot Truett and George Banjo and steel guitar duet composer  
Columbia W145832 10-in. 3/23/1928 Beloved Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 145894 10-in. 3/30/1928 Beloved Tommy Weir Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano songwriter  
Columbia W146347 10-in. 5/25/1928 Beloved Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano songwriter  
Columbia [W]146948 10-in. 9/5/1928 Beloved Emil Velazco Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W147524 10-in. 11/21/1928 What a girl, what a night Verne Buck Orchestra ; Verne Buck Trio Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Columbia W148425 10-in. 5/7/1929 My dear The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Columbia W148540 10-in. 5/16/1929 Blazin' Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W150000 10-in. 2/19/1930 Sweetheart trail Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
(Results 101-125 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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