BDW8012 | Douglas Williams - Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee 1928-1930

Recorded in Memphis. Contains many rare items never before reissued. Williams’ complete recordings, including those accompanying blues singers Alfoncy and Bethenea Harris. 24-page booklet includes liner notes by Dick Raichelson containing newly-discovered information and photographs.

Single, $18.00

 

 

Harris and Harris
Alfoncy and Bethenea Harris (v duet) acc. by Douglas Williams (cl), Alfoncy Harris (as), Blaine Elliott (p), Sam Sims (d).
Memphis, January 31, 1928
1. 41811-2 I Don’t Care What You Say (Alfoncy Harris) Vi 21285
2. 41812-1 That Same Cat (Alfoncy Harris) Vi 21285

Douglas Williams
Douglas Williams (cl) acc. by Blaine Elliott (p), Sam Sims (d), Thelma Lee-B. Smith (v).
Memphis, January 31, 1928
3. 41813-2 Slow Death (D. Williams) Vi 21269
4. 41814-2 Roadhouse Stomp (D. Williams) Vi 21269
5. 41815-1 Far Away Texas Blues (Douglas Williams) Vi 21413
6. 41816-2 One Hour To-night (Thelma Lee-B. Smith)-vTL-BS Vi 21413

Douglas Williams (cl) acc. by Edgar Brown (p), Sam Sims (d).
Memphis, August 31, 1928
7. 45466-2 Riverside Stomp (D. Williams) Vi V-38031
8. 45467-2 Sister Ella (D. Williams) Vi 23362

Douglas Williams Four
Nathaniel Williams (c), Douglas Williams (cl), Edgar Brown (p), Sam Sims (d).
Memphis, September 4, 1928
9. 45476-1 Kind Daddy (D. Williams) Vi 21695
10. 45477-2 Late Hours (D. Williams) Vi 21695

Douglas Williams
Douglas Williams (cl) acc. by Edgar Brown (p).
Memphis, September 10, 1928
11. 47005-2 Friendless Blues (D. Williams) Vi V-38031

Memphis, September 18, 1928
12. 47049-2 Buddy George (Douglas Williams) Vi V-38518
13. 47050-2 Neal’s Blues (Douglas Williams) Vi V-38518

Douglas Williams and His Orchestra
Nathaniel Williams (c), Douglas Williams (cl), Edgar Brown (p), Melvin Parker (g, v), Sam Sims (d).
Memphis, September 26, 1929
14. 55592-1 Memphis Gal (D. Williams) Vi 23362
15. 55593-2 Clarinet Jiggles (D. Williams) Vi 23337
16. 55594-2 Undertaker Blues (D. Williams)-vMP Vi V-38550
17. 55595-2 P-Wee Strut (D. Williams) Vi V-38550

Memphis, October 2, 1929
18. 56327-2 The Beale Street Sheik (D. Williams) Vi 23264
19. 56328-2 Leaving Blues (D. Williams)-vMP Vi 23387
20. 56329-2 Thrill Me (D. Williams)-vMP Vi 23303
21. 56330-1 Don’t Treat Me Like A Dog (D. Williams)-vMP Vi 23387
Note: Victor 23387 as Mel Parker (Singing with Douglas Williams’ Orchestra)

Unknown (c), Douglas Williams (cl), unknown (as), Edgar Brown (p), Sam Sims (d).
Memphis, June 5, 1930
22. 62585-2 Louisiana Hop (Douglas Williams) Vi V-38623
23. 62586-2 Three O’Clock Blues (Douglas Williams) Vi V-38623
24. 62587-1 Darktown Jubilee (D. Williams) Vi 23264