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 126-150 of 189 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W100363 10-in. 2/19/1930 Sweetheart Trail Ted Wallace and his Campus Boys [Ed Kirkeby Orchestra] Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh 9769 10-in. 6/22/1926 High fever Cookie's Gingersnaps Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71444 10-in. Apr. 1923 Martha (Just a plain old fashioned name) George Kelly ; The Original Six Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W400672 10-in. 5/15/1928 Beloved Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh W400831 10-in. 6/26/1928 Beloved Seger Ellis ; Joe Green ; Royal Music Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick 9340 10-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Martha Frank Papalia Accordion solo composer  
Brunswick 14321-14323 10-in. 11/28/1924 Lazy waters Castlewood Marimba Band Marimba band composer  
Brunswick E28403 10-in. Sept. 1928 Beloved Melody Makers Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Brunswick E29076 10-in. 1/18/1929 What a girl! What a night! Clevelanders ; Oliver Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E29851 10-in. May 1929 My dear Regent Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E29980 10-in. May 1929 My dear Harry Richman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E34923 10-in. 10/23/1930 She loves me just the same Danny Yates Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E35058 10-in. 10/30/1930 She loves me just the same Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Brunswick E4014-E4015 10-in. 10/27/1926 High fever Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E4092-E4093 10-in. 11/18/1926 High fever Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E16702-E16705 10-in. 10/14/1925 Dreaming of tomorrow Paul Ash ; Granada Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E18292-E18294 10-in. 3/9/1926 Sittin’ around Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E26898-E26900 10-in. 3/9/1928 Beloved Scrappy Lambert ; Regent Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E26900) songwriter  
Brunswick C1815 10-in. 3/28/1928 Beloved Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and piano songwriter  
Brunswick C2108 10-in. 7/21/1928 Hallucinations Louisiana Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2218 10-in. 8/13/1928 Hallucinations Louisiana Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2330 10-in. 9/20/1928 Louder & funnier [sic] Sammy Stewart Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick XC3020 12-in. 2/28/1929 Maytag frolic, pt. 1 Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick XC3021 12-in. 2/28/1929 Maytag frolic, pt. 2 Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Brunswick XC3022 12-in. 2/28/1929 Maytag frolic, pt. 3 Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, leader  
(Results 126-150 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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