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Cecil Gant

Cecil Gant (April 4, 1913 – February 4, 1951) was an American blues singer, songwriter and pianist, whose recordings of both ballads and "fiery piano rockers" were successful in the mid- and late 1940s, and influenced the early development of rock and roll. His biggest hit was the 1944 ballad, "I Wonder".

Birth and Death Data: Born April 4, 1913 (Nashville), Died February 4, 1951 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, vocalist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 76710 8/7/1950 Someday you'll be sorry, part 1 Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 76711 8/7/1950 Someday you'll be sorry, part 2 Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 76712 8/7/1950 Owl stew-1 Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 76713 8/7/1950 Playin' myself the blues Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 81539 10/13/1951 God bless my Daddy Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 81540 10/13/1950 The grass is gettin' greener Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 102173 before February 1951 I wonder Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 102174 before February 1951 Cecil's boogie Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano  
Decca NA 2246 10/13/1950 Train time blues Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca NA 2247 10/13/1950 It ain't gonna be like that Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca NA 2248 10/13/1950 It's Christmas time again Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca NA 2249 10/13/1950 Hello Santa Claus Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca NA 2276 11/29/1950 Paging Mister Jackson Red Foley instrumentalist, piano  
Decca NA 2277 11/29/1950 Hot rod race Red Foley instrumentalist, piano  
Decca NA 2313 1/19/1951 Shotgun boogie Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca NA 2314 1/19/1951 Rock little baby Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca NA 2315 1/19/1951 Little baby Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca NA 2316 1/19/1951 Don't you worry Cecil Gant instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gant, Cecil," accessed March 3, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203520.

Gant, Cecil. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203520.

"Gant, Cecil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 3 March 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203520

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