John Erby

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1927

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

Notes: Listed as "Jack Erby" in Brooks/Rust.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142430 10-in. 7/13/1926 Lonesome Jimmy blues John Erby Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W142431 10-in. 7/13/1926 Mammy Ala's jelly roll John Erby Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia W142432 10-in. 7/13/1926 Hot Peter John Erby Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W142433 10-in. 7/13/1926 Awfully blue John Erby Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W144491 10-in. 7/22/1927 Skeleton key blues Martha Copeland Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano arranger  
OKeh 74262 10-in. 8/12/1926 It's evil hearted me Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 74263 10-in. 8/12/1926 Santa Fe blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 74264 10-in. 8/12/1926 Humored and petted blues Erby's Fidgety Five ; Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet leader, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 74266 10-in. 8/13/1926 Got the blues so bad Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with violin and piano songwriter  
OKeh 74275 10-in. 8/16/1926 Blue Valley blues Erby's Fidgety Five ; Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet songwriter, instrumentalist, piano, leader  
OKeh 80076 10-in. 8/14/1926 Who can tell me, who? Alma Rotter Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W80765 10-in. 4/27/1927 A broken heart that never smiles Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80766 10-in. 4/27/1927 Steady grind Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80767 10-in. 4/27/1927 Idle hour blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80768 10-in. 4/27/1927 Arkansas road blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80769 10-in. 4/27/1927 The alligator pond went dry Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80770 10-in. 4/27/1927 No. 12, let me roam Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh W80771 10-in. 4/27/1927 T - B blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W80831 10-in. 5/3/1927 Back water blues Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C544-C545 10-in. 7/27/1926 Setting sun blues George Hannah Male vocal solo, with violin and piano songwriter  
Brunswick C568-C569 10-in. 7/28/1926 Who can tell me who Alma Rotter Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Erby, John," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113787.

Erby, John. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113787.

"Erby, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113787

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