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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, January 3, 2021 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
James P. Johnson Caroina Shout Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921-1943) Mosaic Divaville Lounge Wayback Machine! Every song today recorded in 1921 unless otherwise marked
Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds Crazy Blues 1921: Make Believe & Smile Archeophone rec. 1920 this was the first blues recording
Esther Bigeou St. Louis Blues Ester Bigeou 1921-1923 Document
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band Royal Garden Blues 1917-1936 Jazz Tribune this band is known for making the very first jazz recordings in 1917
Eubie Blake & the Shuffle Along Orchestra Baltimore Buzz Sissle & Blake Sing Shuffle Along Harbinger Shuffle Along, the first all-Black show on Broadway, premiered in 1921 and was a huge success. Before Shuffle Along, no one would back a Black production on Broadway because they didn't believe it could succeed
Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Shuffle Along 78" Edison
Vaughn de Leath I'm Just Wild About Harry 1922: An Angel's Voice I Hear Archeophone rec. 1922 this song was the biggest hit from Shuffle Along
Club Royal Orchestra The Sheik 1922: An Angel's Voice I Hear Archeophone this is "The Sheik of Araby," the song was originally titled "The Sheik" as it was inspired by the movie of the same name
Paul Whiteman Orchestra Song of India King of Jazz 1920-1927 Timeless
Van & Schenck Ain't We Got Fun? 1921: Make Believe & Smile Archeophone
Eddie Cantor Margie Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec Dec. 1920, Eddie Cantor was one of the biggest stars of the era
Maria Teresa Vera & Manuel Corona El Yambu Guaguanco Cuba Libre: ¡el Más Selecto Coctel Musical!: Yo Soy el Punto Cubano Quimbaya rec 1920. This is possibly the first recording of a traditional rumba
Al Jolson April Showers April Showers Imports
The Benson Orchestra of Chicago San 1921: Make Believe & Smile Archeophone
Nora Bayes Make Believe 1921: Make Believe & Smile Archeophone She was one of the biggest stars of the 1900s and 1910s
Clarence Williams If You Don't Believe I Love You, Look What a Fool I've Been The Clarence Williams Collection 1921-1937 Fabulous Williams was a pianist, singer, composer and publisher who helped develop the careers of many artists in the 1920s
Mary Stafford I'm Gonna Jazz My Way Straight Through Paradies 78" Columbia
Lionel Belasco Bajan Girl Calypso Legends ARC Belasco was from Trinidad; song co-written by Belasco and Clarence Williams
Mamie Smith Jazzbo Ball Mamie Smith Vol. 1 (1920-1921) Document
James P. Johnson's Harmony Eight Dear Old Southland Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921-1943) Mosaic
Fanny Brice Second Hand Rose 1922: An Angel's Voice I Hear Archeophone Brice introduced this song in Ziegfeld Follies of 1921. It was popularized again when Barbra Streisand starred as Brice in Funny Girl
Leo Reisman Orchestra Bright Eyes 1921: Make Believe & Smile Archeophone
Selvin's Orchestra Canadian Capers 78" Brunswick Doris Day also recorded this song in the late 40s. Selvin went on to give Benny Goodman his first job in a touring band
American Quartet Mandy 'n Me 1922: An Angel's Voice I Hear Archeophone Featured Billy Murray, the most successful male singer of the 1900s and 1910s
Lanin's Southern Serenaders Aunt Hagar's Blues Dance the 1920s, Vol. 1 Van Up
Ada Jones & Billy Murray When Frances Dances with Me 1922: An Angel's Voice I Hear Archeophone Jones and Murray were both huge stars in the 1910s and early 1920s
Isham Jones & His Orchestra Wabash Blues 1921: Make Believe & Smile Archeophone in the late 1920s Isham Jones recorded the first ballad arrangement of "Star Dust," changing forever the way it was recorded
Frank Crumit I Used to Love You But It's All Over Now 1921: Make Believe & Smile Archeophone
Clyde Doerr Wimmin (I've Got to Have 'Em, That's All) 78" Victor
Revella Hughes Thank God for a Garden 78" Black Swan This was the first ever release by Black Swan, the first Black-owned and operated music label
Four Harmony Kings Ain't It a Shame 78" Black Swan
Alberta Hunter & Henderson's Novelty Orchestra Bring Back the Joys Alberta Hunter Vol 1 (1921-1923) Document Henderson was Fletcher Henderson, who was music director for Black Swan
Ethel Waters w/ Cordy Williams' Jazz Band Oh Daddy Down Home Blues (Original Recordings 1920-1921) JazzAge This was the B side of "Down Home Blues," this record was Black Swan's biggest seller
Florence Cole-Talbert Il Baccio Black Swans: The First Recordings of Black Classical Music Performers Parnassus Black Swan produced blues, jazz, gospel and classical music. The label was named after 19th century Black opera star Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield who was known as The Black Swan
Lavinia Taylor w/ James P. Johnson You Never Miss a Good Thing Till It's Gone Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921-1943) Mosaic