Clarence Williams  (1898-1965)
Last updated: 11.10.21
p_williamsc.jpgClarence Williams was an American jazz an artist and entrepreneur. He was born near New Orleans, the son of Choctaw Indian having Creole heritage. His father was a bass player and hotel owner Clarence Williams started his musical education performing in the family hotel and singing in the streets leaving homer aged 12 to commence a long career in jazz of which he claimed to be the first user of the word in printed sheet music. He was variously a piano player, prolific composer, recording artist and producer, agent, cabaret manager, publisher and enormously influential in the jazz world of his day.
Together with Thomas Waller, Clarence Williams is credited with being the co-composer of Wildcat Blues (1923).


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DBE642 Wild Flower Rag (1916)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins
1-2 days
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 90 works by Clarence Williams (1898-1965). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Beat It While Your Shoes Are Good 1905
Brown Skin, Who You For 1915  wvicon.gif
I Can Beat You Doing What You're Doing Me 1915 Armand J. Piron (co-author)  wvicon.gif
You Missed A Good Woman 1915
Barrel House Rag 1916 Fate Marable (co-author)  wvicon.gif
If You Don't Want Me, Please Don't Dog Me 'round 1916  wvicon.gif
That Ought to Do It 1916
Wild Flower Rag 1916  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
I Never Knew What the Blues Were 1917 C. Williams (perf. by)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
You're Some Pretty Doll 1917 Albert Barbelle (co-author)  wvicon.gif
No More Cabarets in Town 1918 S. Tucker (perf. by)
You Can Have It, I Don't Want It 1918 May Hill (co-author)
Armand J Piron (co-author)
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Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? 1919 Charles Warfield (words)  wvicon.gif
Dance They Called the Georgia Hunch 1919
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jellyroll 1919 Spencer Williams (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Royal Garden Blues (w&m) 1919 S. Williams (co-author)  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Sugar Blues 1919 Lucy Fletcher (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Don't Tell Your Monkey Man 1920
Look What a Fool I've Been 1921
Achin' Hearted Blues 1922 S. Williams (words)
Clarence Johnson (words)
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Got to Cool My Doggies Now 1922
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 1922  wvicon.gif
Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness if I Do 1922 Porter Grainger (words)
Graham Prince (words)
Gulf Coast Blues 1923  wvicon.gif
Kiss Me Again 1923 T. Waller (co-author)
Mixing the Blues 1923  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
West Indies Blues 1923 S. Williams (words)
Edgar Dowell (words)
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Jail House Blues 1924 Bessie Smith (co-author)
Michigan Water Blues 1924  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Omaha Blues 1924
Darktown Capers 1925 Clarence Johnson (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Gravier Street Blues 1925  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
My Own Blues 1925  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Papa, De-Da-Da 1925 Clarence Todd (words)
Spencer Williams (words)
Charleston Hound 1926 Spencer Williams (co-author)
"Fats" Waller1 (co-author)
Eddie Rector (co-author)
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Midnight Stomp 1926 T. Waller (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Nobody But My Baby Is Getting My Love 1926 Andy Razaf (co-author)
Old Folks Shuffle 1926 Thomas 'Fats' Waller (co-author)
What's the Matter Now 1926 Spencer Williams (co-author)
Cushion Foot Stomp 1927
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Close Fit Blues 1928  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Let Me Forget 1928 James White (co-author)
Ben Garrison (co-author)
I've Got What It Takes 1929 Hezekiah Jenkins (words)
Wild Flower 1929  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Shout, Sister, Shout! 1930 Alex Hill (words)
Tim Brymn (words)
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Harlem Rhythm Dance 1933 Andy Razaf (words)  wvicon.gif
I Can't Dance, I Got Ants in My Pants 1934 Charlie Gaines (co-author)
Larry Wagner (co-author)
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Let Every Day Be Mother's Day 1935 Taushe Hammed (words)
Willie "The Lion" Smith (words)
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Keystone Blues 1940  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Red Onion Blues 1940  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Mama's Got It 1942 A. J. Piron (co-author)
Ugly Chile 1946 George Brunis (words)  wvicon.gif
Bottomland [I'm Goin' Back to Bottomland] ? Jo Trent (words)
Bozo ?
Candy Lips ?
Chizzlin' Sam ?
Church Street Sobbin' Blues ?
Dixieland Jazz ?
Harlem Joys ? Walter Bishop (words)
Willie "The Lion" Smith (words)
Have You Ever Felt That Way? ?
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I'm Busy and You Can't Come In ?
I'm Getting My Bonus in Love ? Porter Grainger (words)
I'm Goin' Back to Bottomland [Bottomland] ? Jo Trent (words)
If You Don't, I Know Who Will ? C. Smith (words)
Tim Brymn (words)
In Our Cottage of Love ?
Kansas City Man Blues ? Clarence Johnson (words)
Lazy Mama ?
Log Cabin Blues ?
Longshoreman's Blues ?
Mississippi Blues (Home Town Toddle) ?
Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl ? W.A.D. Danny Small (words)
Tim Brymn (words)
Organ Grinder Blues ?
Pane in the Glass, A ?
Red River Blues ?
Roumania ? S. Williams (words)
Dave Peyton (words)
Shake It Down ?
Steamboat Days ?
Sweet Emmanlina ?
Take You Black Bottom Outside ?
Terrible Blues ?
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Texas Moaner Blues ? Fae Barnes (words)
That Streamline Gal of Mine ? Cecil Scott (words)
Willie "The Lion" Smith (words)
Walk That Broad ?
What Makes Me Love You So?, (Oh Baby) ? Fred Longshaw (words)
What Ya Want Me to Do? ? J. Oliver (words)
Whip Me With Plenty of Love ? Louis Urquhart (words)
Whoop It Up ?
You Don't Know My Mind ? Virginia Liston (words)
Sam H. Gray (words)
You Don't Understand ? Spencer Williams (words)
James P. Johnson (words)
You've Got to Give Me Some ?
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Close Fit Blues 2:03 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Darktown Capers 3:05 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Gravier Street Blues 1:59 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg I Never Knew What The Blues 1:45 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Keystone Blues 0:55 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Michigan Water Blues 1:19 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Midnight Stomp 2:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Mixing the Blues 2:07 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg My Own Blues 2:32 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg  Red Onion Blues 0:56 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Royal Garden Blues 2:02 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Sugar Blues 2:36 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Wild Flower 2:33 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams 
youtube15.jpg Wild Flower Rag 2:40 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Williams  Wild Flower Rag (1916)