CLARENCE WILLIAMS

Classic (1920s) Jazz • United States
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Although he was quite spirited playing jug, Clarence Williams was only a decent pianist and a likable but limited vocalist. However, he was also a talented composer, writing or co-writing dozens, of memorable songs like "Royal Garden Blues," "Everybody Loves My Baby," "West End Blues," "Sugar Blues," "Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do," and "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," and he was also a masterful organizer, responsible for scores of hot recordings issued under his name in the 1920s and '30s.

A superior businessman and an inventive hustler, Williams worked at all kinds of odd jobs in New Orleans, where he moved in 1906. He played piano in Storyville, always keeping aware of the latest hits from New York; he was a singer, dancer, and emcee with a minstrel show, and ran his own cabaret. He also co-ran a small publishing company with Armand J. Piron and soon realized its
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CLARENCE WILLIAMS Rhythm Kings 1935 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rhythm Kings 1935
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1960

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CLARENCE WILLIAMS Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume 2
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1971
CLARENCE WILLIAMS 1927 To 1934 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1927 To 1934
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1988

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