Elmer Williams

Elmer Williams (1905–1962) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, known for his work with Chick Webb. He joined Webb in 1927, leaving in 1936 to join Fletcher Henderson.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1905, Died 1962

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, saxophone, clarinet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 46 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-74822 10-in. 12/8/1932 I hate to leave you now Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with trumpet solo and male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100360 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'm a fool for loving you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100361 10-in. 4/9/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100362 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'll always be in love with you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100363 10-in. 4/9/1936 Jangled nerves Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Decca 38548 10-in. 9/5/1934 Give me a heart to sing to Ethel Waters instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38549 10-in. 9/5/1934 I ain't gonna sin no more Ethel Waters instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38550 10-in. 9/5/1934 Trade mark Ethel Waters instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38551 10-in. 9/5/1934 You're going to leave the old home, Jim-1 Ethel Waters instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38593 10-in. 9/10/1934 That rhythm man Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38594 10-in. 9/10/1934 On the sunny side of the street Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38595 10-in. 9/10/1934 Lona-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 38596 10-in. 9/10/1934 Blue minor-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39138 10-in. 11/19/1934 It's over because we're through Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39140 10-in. 11/19/1934 Don't be that way Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39141 10-in. 11/19/1934 What a shuffle-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39142 10-in. 11/19/1934 Blue Lou Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39614 10-in. 6/12/1935 I'll chase the blues away Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39615 10-in. 6/12/1935 Down home rag-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39616 10-in. 6/12/1935 Are you here to stay? Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39617 10-in. 6/12/1935 Love and kisses Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60054 10-in. 10/12/1935 Rhythm and romance Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60055 10-in. 10/12/1935 Moonlight and magnolias Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60056 10-in. 10/12/1935 I'll chase the blues away Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 60057 10-in. 10/12/1935 I may be wrong (but, I think you're wonderful) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 46 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Elmer," accessed August 14, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113999.

Williams, Elmer. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 14, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113999.

"Williams, Elmer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 14 August 2020.

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