Len Williams

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass vocal, composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-7808 10-in. Mar. 1921 Monday morning blues Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-7809 10-in. Mar. 1921 Jelly Roll blues Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-7810 10-in. Mar. 1921 Standing on the corner Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-7812 10-in. Mar. 1921 Wide, wide world Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-7813 10-in. Mar. 1921 Preacher man blues Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-7814 10-in. Mar. 1921 Southern Jack Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70002 10-in. July 1921 Cornfield blues Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-70003 10-in. July 1921 Big fat mamma Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal, composer  
OKeh S-70004 10-in. 7/11/1921 Strut Miss Lizzie Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70005 10-in. July 1921 My mammy Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70006 10-in. July 1921 Blues that drove man to ruin Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal, songwriter  
OKeh S-70007 10-in. July 1921 I hope I may join the band Norfolk Jubilee Four Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70008 10-in. July 1921 Who built the ark? Norfolk Jubilee Four Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70009 10-in. July 1921 Going home blues Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal, songwriter  
OKeh S-70171 10-in. Sept. 1921 Honey, God bless your heart Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70172 10-in. Sept. 1921 Wang wang blues Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70173 10-in. Sept. 1921 When I walked up I was sharp as a tack Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70174 10-in. Sept. 1921 Get hot Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70175 10-in. Sept. 1921 Shall we meet on the river Norfolk Jubilee Four Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70176 10-in. Sept. 1921 Every ship must find a harbor Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70177 Not documented Sept. 1921 [Unknown title(s)] Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
OKeh S-70178 10-in. Sept. 1921 I could learn to love you Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62376 10-in. 7/14/1937 You got to live so God can use you Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62377 10-in. 7/14/1937 'Way down in Egyptland Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62378 10-in. 7/14/1937 Didn't it rain Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62379 10-in. 7/14/1937 Believe in Jesus Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62380 10-in. 7/14/1937 My feet been taken out the Mirey Clay Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62381 10-in. 7/14/1937 King Jesus stand by me Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62382 10-in. 7/14/1937 Tell that broad Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62383 10-in. 7/14/1937 Swinging that blues Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62390 10-in. 7/14/1937 Ha ha shout Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62391 10-in. 7/14/1937 What's the matter now? Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62392 10-in. 7/15/1937 I can't stay away Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62393 10-in. 7/15/1937 Pure religion Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62394 10-in. 7/15/1937 Where's the gambling man gone? Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62395 10-in. 7/15/1937 My Lord's gonna move this wicked race Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62396 10-in. 7/15/1937 Free at last Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62397 10-in. 7/15/1937 Sit down, sit down, I can't sit down Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62414 10-in. 7/16/1937 Stand by me Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62415 10-in. 7/16/1937 He's mine, yes he's mine Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62423 10-in. 7/19/1937 Beedle de beedle de bop bop Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62424 10-in. 7/19/1937 Suntan baby brown Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62426 10-in. 7/20/1937 You certainly look good to me Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62427 10-in. 7/20/1937 She sends me Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 62428 10-in. 7/20/1937 Chocolate to the bone Norfolk Jazz Quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 64032 10-in. 6/5/1938 Stand by the bedside of a neighbor Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 64033 10-in. 6/5/1938 Job Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 64034 10-in. 6/5/1938 Great change Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 64035 10-in. 6/5/1938 Corne on! Let's go to heaven Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 64036 10-in. 6/5/1938 Jesus is making up my dying bed Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 64037 10-in. 6/5/1938 Jonah in the belly of the whale Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 64038 10-in. 6/5/1938 When the train comes along Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 64039 10-in. 6/5/1938 No hiding place Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 66182 10-in. 8/23/1939 You better run Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 66183 10-in. 8/23/1939 Shine for Jesus Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 66184 10-in. 8/23/1939 Dig my jelly roll Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 66185 10-in. 8/23/1939 Moaning the blues Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 66186 10-in. 8/23/1939 I'd feel much better Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 66187 10-in. 8/23/1939 The old world is in bad condition Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 67595 10-in. 4/20/1940 The death train is coming Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 67596 10-in. 4/20/1940 Queen Street rag Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 2714 10-in. October 1926 I want to cross over to see my Lord Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 2886 10-in. September 1927 I wouldn't mind dying if dying was all Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 2902 10-in. October 1927 He just hung his head and died Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 2905 10-in. October 1927 Lord, I don't care where they bury my body Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  
Decca 6107 10-in. February 1929 I'm gonna open my mouth unto the Lord Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Singers vocalist, bass vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Len," accessed October 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211079.

Williams, Len. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211079.

"Williams, Len." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/211079

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