Clarice Vance (1870-1961)
Last updated: 01.06.22
p_vancec.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Clarice Vance (née Clara Etta Black ) was an American vaudeville performer from the late 1890's to about 1917 born in Ohio.
Billed as "The Southern Singer" she sang ragtime and dialect (coon) songs as a solo artist and was also active in farce comedy.
She was married to Mose Gumble, songwriter and manager of Jerome H. Remick & Co. between 1904 and 1917. Gumble wrote Mariar (1905), her most popular song which she recorded at least 3 different versions. She played in the Broadway musical, A Skylark as well as in London at the London Palace on a 26-week appearance.
Her career waned in the mid 1920's and is reported to have been living in San Francisco as a "dramatic coach".
She died in Napa, California.

Websites:
url15.gif Clarice Vance Biography by wikipedia.org.  

  Title Composer Instruments/Issue
       
  MP3 File(s)
audioextmp315.gif Mariar M. Gumble Edison's National Phonograph Company: 9051
     Title Remarks Supplier
       
cd15.gif  The High Priestess of Jollity & The Southern Singer   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Every Race Has a Flag But the Coon (1900) J.F. Helf (words & music)
W.A. Heelan (coauth.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Back, Back, Back to Baltimore (1904) E.A. van Alstyne (music)
Harry Williams (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif What's the Use of Anything? (1906) E.A. van Alstyne (music)
Harry Williams (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Bye-Bye Babykins Bye-Bye (1894) W.H. Penn (music)
G. Jefferson (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Common Sense C. Smith (words & music)
John Larkins (coauth.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Piano, Voice Kirk wvicon.gif
     Title Composer/Song
     
youtube15.jpg I'd Rather Two Step Than Waltz, Bill (2:38) B.H. Burt
youtube15.jpg I'm Afraid To Come Home in the Dark (2:57) E.A. van Alstyne
youtube15.jpg Mariar (1:57) M. Gumble
This list is arranged by composer and contains 22 works performed by Clarice Vance who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Back, Back, Back to Baltimore (1904) Egbert A. van Alstyne Harry Williams (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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perf15.jpg My Hindoo Man (1905) Egbert A. van Alstyne H.H. Williams (words)
M. Cahill (perf.)
Marie Laurent (perf.)
Josephine Gassman (perf.)
Kelly & Violette (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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perf15.jpg What's the Use of Anything? (1906) Egbert A. van Alstyne Harry Williams (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg I'm Afraid to Come Home in the Dark (1907) Egbert A. van Alstyne H.H. Williams (words)
Ella Retford (perf.)
Hetty King (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Della Fox (perf.)
M. Irwin (perf.)
May Vokes (perf.)
Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
Billy Murray (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Dis!pos!zes! Means Move (1904) James Timothy Brymn Ernest Hogan (words)
Arthur Dewing (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg I'd Rather Twostep Than Waltz, Bill! (1907) Benjamin Hapgood Burt(w&m) Clarice Vance (perf.)
Adele Ritchie (perf.)
Ethel Levey (perf.)
Billy Murray (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Down in Dear Old New Orleans (1912) Con Conrad Joe Young (words)
Jay Whidden (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Belle Ashlyn (perf.)
Rae Samuels (perf.)
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perf15.jpg I Ain't Going Back to Baltimo' No Mo' (1906) Shepard N. Edmonds Clarice Vance (perf.)
perf15.jpg Mariar (1905) Mose Gumble Harry Williams (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Every Race Has a Flag But the Coon (1900) J. Fred Helf(w&m) Will. A. Heelan (co-author)
Lottie Gilson (perf.)
Marie Dressler (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Many Others (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  If Anybody Wants to Meet a Jonah, Shake Hands With Me (1906) H.H. Hoyt(w&m) Clarice Vance (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Yo' Eyes Are Open But Yo' Sound Asleep (1907) Billy Johnson Clarice Vance (perf.)
perf15.jpg Bring Your Money Home (1899) Harry S. Miller(w&m) Clarice Vance (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Down on the Brandywine (1904) James B. Mullen Vincent Bryan (words)
Bob Westford (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Bye-Bye Babykins Bye-Bye (1894) William H. Penn Gene Jefferson (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Bedelia (1903) Jean Schwartz William Jerome (words)
Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
Lloyd Morgan (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Blanche Ring (perf.)
Ellmore Sisters (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Farewell, Mister Abner Hemingway (1905) Jean Schwartz William Jerome (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
May Yohé (perf.)
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perf15.jpg All in Down and Out (1906) Chris Smith E. Bowman (words)
R.C. McPherson (words)
Johnson (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Common Sense (1907) Chris Smith John Larkins (co-author)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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perf15.jpg You're in the Right Church But the Wrong Pew (1908) Chris Smith Cecil Mack (words)
Ed Morton (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
B.A. Williams (perf.)
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perf15.jpg He's My Cousin if She's Your Niece (1914) Chris Smith Clarice Vance (perf.)