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Claude Williams

Claude "Fiddler" Williams (February 22, 1908 – April 25, 2004) was an American jazz violinist and guitarist who recorded and performed into his 90s. He was the first guitarist to record with Count Basie and the first musician to be inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 22, 1908 (Muskogee), Died April 26, 2004 (Kansas City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, guitar

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 60852 10-in. 3/2/1936 Walkin' and swingin'-1 Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60853 10-in. 3/2/1936 Moten swing Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60854 10-in. 3/2/1936 Lotta sax appeal Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60861 10-in. 3/3/1936 Git Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60862 10-in. 3/3/1936 All the jive is gone Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60865 10-in. 3/4/1936 Froggy bottom Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60866 10-in. 3/4/1936 Bearcat shuffle Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60867 10-in. 3/4/1936 Steppin' pretty Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60874 10-in. 3/7/1936 Christopher Columbus Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60876 10-in. 3/7/1936 Corky-1 Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60886 10-in. 3/11/1936 I'se a-muggin' Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60887 10-in. 3/11/1936 Until the real thing comes along Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60961 10-in. 3/31/1936 Puddin' head serenade Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60972 10-in. 4/2/1936 Until the real thing comes along Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60973 10-in. 4/3/1936 Blue illusion Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60974 10-in. 4/3/1936 Cloudy Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 61003 10-in. 4/7/1936 Give her a pint (and she'll tell it all) Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 61463 10-in. 12/9/1936 Fifty-Second Street Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 61464 10-in. 12/9/1936 The lady who swings the band Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 61465 10-in. 12/9/1936 What will I tell my heart? Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 61466 10-in. 12/9/1936 Dedicated to you Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 61542 10-in. 1/21/1937 Honeysuckle rose Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61543 10-in. 1/21/1937 Pennies from heaven Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61544 10-in. 1/21/1937 Swinging at the Daisy Chain Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61545 10-in. 1/21/1937 Roseland shuffle Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61598 10-in. 2/15/1937 Wednesday night hop Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 61599 10-in. 2/15/1937 Skies are blue Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 61950 10-in. 2/15/1937 Downstream Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 61951 10-in. 2/15/1937 In the groove Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62133 10-in. 4/17/1937 Worried over you Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62134 10-in. 4/17/1937 Foolin' myself Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62135 10-in. 4/17/1937 I'm glad for your sake Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62136 10-in. 4/17/1937 I'll get along somehow Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62446 10-in. 7/26/1937 A mellow bit of rhythm Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62447 10-in. 7/26/1937 In my wildest dreams Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62448 10-in. 7/26/1937 Better luck next time Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62449 10-in. 7/26/1937 Satan takes a holiday Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62453 10-in. 7/27/1937 What's mine is yours Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62454 10-in. 7/27/1937 Why can't we do it again? Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62455 10-in. 7/27/1937 The key to my heart Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 62456 10-in. 7/27/1937 I want to be a gypsy Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, violin  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Claude," accessed September 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211036.

Williams, Claude. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211036.

"Williams, Claude." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 September 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211036

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