Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, composer, vocalist, lyricist

Notes: Pseudonym used by Billy Williams (1913-2001).

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-074757 10-in. 7/20/1942 (I'm headin' for the blue horizon) Where the mountains meet the sky Harvey Crawford ; Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-075545 10-in. 7/9/1942 (I'm headin' for the blue horizon) Where the mountains meet the sky Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble composer, vocalist  
Decca 74730 1/28/1949 Hamp's boogie woogie No.2 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 74731 1/28/1949 Hamp's gumbo Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 74732 1/28/1949 Beulah's sister's boogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 74733 1/28/1949 Wee Albert Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 74853 4/26/1949 What's happening baby? Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 74854 4/26/1949 Drinking wine spo-dee-o-dee Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 74897 5/10/1949 The hucklebuck Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 74898 5/10/1949 Baby, you're great Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75636 12/29/1949 Rag mop Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75637 12/29/1949 For you my love Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75638 12/29/1949 Sky blue Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75664 1/5/1950 I've been a fool Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75665 1/5/1950 How you sound Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75666 1/5/1950 I almost lost my mind Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75743 1/25/1950 Everybody's somebody's fool Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75744 1/25/1950 I'll never be free Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75745 1/25/1950 Sad feelin' Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75746 1/25/1950 Hamp's gumbo Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75752 1/25/1950 Please give me a chance Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75753 1/25/1950 I wish I knew Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Billy [1913-2001]," accessed January 16, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352632.

Williams, Billy [1913-2001]. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352632.

"Williams, Billy [1913-2001]." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 16 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352632

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