James Taylor

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass vocal, vocalist

Notes: Member of vocal quartet Four Melody Men.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-42925 10-in. 9/6/1928 It's hard to laugh or smile Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BVE-42928 10-in. 9/7/1928 Sad man blues Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-42932 10-in. 9/7/1928 When life seems so blue Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band vocalist  
Decca C 9821 10-in. 2/25/1935 I'm a pilgrim Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9822 10-in. 2/25/1935 I heard the voice Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9823 10-in. 2/25/1935 Didn't it rain Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9824 10-in. 2/25/1935 Dry bones in the valley Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9825 10-in. 2/25/1935 My Lord's gonna move this wicked race Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9826 10-in. 2/25/1935 Sleep on, darling Mother Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9831 10-in. 2/25/1935 Old ship of Zion Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9832 10-in. 2/25/1935 Lead me to the rock Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9833 10-in. 2/25/1935 Handwritin' on the wall Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9834 10-in. 2/25/1935 Let that liar alone Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9835 10-in. 2/25/1935 The seven sea Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca C 9836 10-in. 2/25/1935 Standing by the bedside of a neighbour Mount City Jubilee Quartette vocalist, bass vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Taylor, James," accessed February 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210046.

Taylor, James. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210046.

"Taylor, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210046

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