Barbara Dane

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Barbara Dane

Born May 12, 1927 in Arkansas

Blues, Folk, Blues Vocals

50’s, 60’s, 70’s


CD Universe:



Music Tonic:

You Repeat:’t+make+it+by+yourself

Shelf 3D:

OV Guide:

Old Fashioned Love 1958:

Old Fashioned Rhythm ? – Timex All Stars with Louis Armstrong 1959:

I’m On My Way, Daddy Gone Daddy – On Hitchcock Hour 1962:

Careless Love 1963:

Thinkin’ ‘Bout Ma Rainey 2007?:

Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues 2008:

This Little Light of Mine, Trouble in Mind, Tomorrow’s Another Day, We Shall Not Be Moved, Lady Come Lately, Im On My Way- Barbara’s 85th Bday 2012:

I’m Sellin’ My Porkchops, Thank You, Unemployement Compensation Blues, Summertime 2014:




Jazz Rhythm:


Music Brainz:

All Music:

Around the Web:

American Folklife Center Collection:

Zero G Sounds:

 Smithsonian Folkways:

Jazz, Blues, Female Vocalists and More:

No  Notes:

Skye View:

The Spill:

Radio Actu:

Freight and Salvage:

Best Sounds Jazz Store:

Dangerous Minds: Song:

Cherry Red Records:

Fire Dog Lake:


1958 Time Article:,9171,864458,00.html

1959 Ebony Article:

1972 Sing Out Article:

1975 NYT Article:$5bqueryType$3dbasic:hnpnewyorktimes$3b+sortType$3drelevance$3b+searchTerms$3d$5b$3cAND$7ccitationBodyTags:$22barbara+dane$22$3e$5d$3b+searchParameters$3d$7bNAVIGATORS$3dnavsummarynav,pubtitlenav,decadenav$28filter$3d110$2f0$2f*,sort$3dname$2fascending$29,yearnav$28filter$3d1100$2f0$2f*,sort$3dname$2fascending$29,yearmonthnav$28filter$3d120$2f0$2f*,sort$3dname$2fascending$29,monthnav$28sort$3dname$2fascending$29,daynav$28sort$3dname$2fascending$29,+RS$3dOP,+chunkSize$3d20,+instance$3dprod.academic,+ftblock$3d670835+670834+660848+7+670831+199+670829+194000+194007+660843+660840+194199,+removeDuplicates$3dtrue$7d$3b+metaData$3d$7bUsageSearchMode$3dQuickSearch,+dbselections$3d1007155,+SEARCH_ID_TIMESTAMP$3d1405982611748,+fdbok$3dN$7d$5d?accountid=35117

1987 Mississippi Rag Article:

2006 Pitchfork Article:

2003 NYT Article:

2011 NPR:

2011 KALW Article:

2012 Berkeleyside Article:

2012 Boston Globe Article:

2013 Jazz Journal Article:

Concert Vault:





Internet Archive:

45 cat:

8 Tracks:

Trouble in Mind 1957:

Greensleeves 1957:

When I Was a Young Girl 1957:

Way From My Window 1960:

Turkey Reveille 1961:

Gypsy Davy 1961:

Ramblin 1961:

Girl of Constant Sorrow 1959:

Little Maggie 1959:

Why Don’t You Do Right 1959:

Livin’ the Blues -full record-1959:

I’m On My Way 1960:

The Danville Girl 1961:

Nine Hundred Miles 1961:

Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot 1961:

Goodbye Daddy Goodbye 1962:

I’m on My Way 1963:

Dink’s Song 1964:

You Don’t Know Me 1964:

I Am a Weary and Lonesome Traveler 1966:

You Got to Reap What You Sow 1966:

Go Tell it to the Mountain 1966:

Freedom is a Constant Struggle 1966:

Don’t Push Me 1966:

You Just Can’t Make it By Yourself 1966:

Isn’t it Nice 1966:

Hold On 1966:

How Long, How Long Blues 1967:

Bring ’em Home 1970:

Working Class Woman 1973:

I Hate the Capitalist System 1973:

Deportees 1973:

The Kent State Massacre 1973:

I Don’t Want Your Millions Mister 1973:

Song of My Hands 1973:

 Truck Drivin’ Woman 1982:


Melba Liston

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Melba Liston

Born: Melba Doretta Liston January 13, 1926 Kansas City, MO

Died April 23, 1999 Los Angeles, CA

Jazz, Big Band, Trombone, Arranger

50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s

Played with Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Weston, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Art Blakey, Billy Eckstine and Quincy Jones.


As leader/principal artist[edit]

Melba Liston and Her ’Bones (leader, soloist, composer/arranger, appears on all tracks; Fresh Sound 408, 2006 reissue of original 1958 MetroJazz Recordsrecording; recorded 1956, 1958) Randy Weston/Melba Liston, Volcano Blues(arranger, all tracks; Verve/Gitanes 519 269-2; recorded February 1993)

As soloist/bandmember[edit]

  • Dexter Gordon (leader) and others, Bebop Revisited, Vol. I (soloist, bandmember, appears on tracks 1-4; Xanadu 120, 2001 reissue of original 1947 Dial/Spotlite recordings)
  • Dizzy Gillespie (leader), Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions (soloist, bandmember, solos on track 13, disc 1, appears on all tracks; Verve 527900, 1995 compilation of 1956-1957 sessions)
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Newport Live (soloist, bandmember, appears on all tracks; Polygram 46LR, 1992 reissue of 1957 live recording)
  • Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers Plus Four (soloist, bandmember, appears on all tracks; Cadet LP4049; recorded 1957)
  • Art Blakey, Big Band (?; Riverside 1957)


As non-soloing bandmember[edit]

Gerald Wilson (leader), Gerald Wilson and his Orchestra: 1945-1946(bandmember, appears on ? tracks; Arbors ARCD 671, 1997 reissue of Classics 976)

As arranger[edit]

With Art Blakey

With Johnny Griffin

With Milt Jackson

With Elvin Jones

With Gloria Lynne

  • Lonely and Sentimental (Everest 90490)

With Junior Mance

With Charles Mingus

With Calvin Scott

  • I’m Not Blind, I Just Can’t See (STAX STS-2046) 1972

With Randy Weston

Albums featured[edit]

With Art Blakey

With Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Ernie Henry

With Milt Jackson

With Sam Jones

With Freddie McCoy

With Shirley Scott

Jazz Discography:


Start Swingin 1945:

Dihah Washington – All of Me – 1957:

My Reverie w Quincy Jones band 1960:

Melba Liston Shafi Late 60’s Starts  @ 8:45:

Music Tonic:

You Repeat:

Shelf 3D:’t%20Say

Anoomi: LISTON

The Story of Amazing Blues Woman 2009:


Little Melba and her Big Trombone:

Melba Section in Stormy Weather:

Melba Section of the Jazz Years:

Melba Section in Notable Black American Women:

Melba Section in Black Women in American Bands and Orchestras:

Melba in African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston:

Melba Section in What is this Thing Called Jazz:–BuLcll_nEKxnrDzEZXguDI8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ou6xU-6SLIjsoATT4IL4Aw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAzhk#v=onepage&q=melba%20liston&f=false

Melba Liston Mentions in various books:

Academic Journal Articles that Mention Melba:



All Music:


Last. FM:

Grove Music Online:


Ismael Reed:

International Women’s Brass Conference:

Facts on File:


Music Brainz:

Music Bloodline:

BBC Music:

Susan Fleet Archives:

Hard Bop:



All About Jazz:

Around the Web:

Curt’s Jazz Cafe:

Women in Jazz:

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Flea Market Funk:


The Girls in the Band:

Music and Musings:

Roots; Rhythm and Rhyme:

A Whistling Girl:

Jazz Matrix:

Mind Matter and Music:

Jazz Music Archive:

Survey of Women in Jazz:

Cahl’s Juke Joint:

Center for Black Music Research:

The Last Poet:

Gotta Have Soul:

Gems of Jazz:


Who is the Monk:

Gore Langton:

Ryan Comat:

Ryan Vickery:

The Thought Criminal:

Mujeres Intrumentalist:

Ladies in Brass:

Birth of Jazz: Liston

Jazz on the Side:

Tulsa Jazz:

Let’s Cool One:

Black Women in Jazz:

Exiled One:

J Shank 51:

Art Villa:

Cinema Beach:

Trombone Player:

Active Voice:

Columbia College:

Open Sky Jazz:

Donald Clarke Music Box:




Origin Records:

Jazz Times:

African Rhythms Interview:

Jazz Lead Sheets:

Fresh Sounds Records:

1957 NYT Article:

1961 NYT Articles:


1977 Ebony Article:

1979 Jazz Forum:

1980 NYT Articles:

1981 NYT Articles:

1985 Cadence Interview:

Independent Articles:

1987 Jazz Journal International:

Long NEA Interview 1987:

1999 Antioch Review Article:

1999 Scotsman Article:

1999 BBC Article:

Fuller Up Obituary:

NYT Obituary:

2000 Crisis Article:

2008 NPR Story:

2014 Bay View Article:




My space:



8 Tracks:

Music Online:

Another Sad Night – Me Walker 1953:

Birk’s Works – Dizzy Gillespie 1957:

Melba’s Tune _ Ernie Henry 1957:

Cool Breeze with Dizzy Gillespie @ Newport 1957:

El Toro – Art Blakey 1957:

Blues Melba 1958:

Pow! 1958:

Insomnia 1958:

Zagred This 1958:

You Don’t Say 1958:

Blue Bird – Betty Carter 1958:

The Stolen Moment – Jimmy Lockjaw Davis 1960:

The Uptown – Cannonball Adderley 1961:

Off Color – Sam Jones – 1961:

Star Eyes – Milt Jackson 1962:

Mildred Bailey

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Mildred Bailey

Born: Mildred Rinker February 27, 1907 (or 1900) in Tekoa, Washington

Died: December 12, 1951 Poughkeepsie, New York

Jazz, Jazz Singer, Jazz Vocals, Big Band, Swing

20’s, 30’s, 40’s

Mrs. Swing, The Rockin’ Chair Lady, Queen of Swing


Hit singles

(Vocalion releases only)

Year Single US Cat. No.
1936 For Sentimental Reasons 18 3367
More Than You Know 15 3378
1937 Trust in Me(A-side) 4 3449
“My Last Affair” (B-side) 10 3449
Where Are You? 5 3456
“Never in a Million Years” 8 3508
Rockin’ Chair 13 3553
“It’s the Natural Thing to Do” 14 3626
“Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)” 14 3712
Right or Wrong 19 3758
1938 Thanks for the Memory 11 3931
“Don’t Be That Way” 9 4016
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart 8 4083
Small Fry 9 4224
“So Help Me” 2 4253
My Reverie 10 4408
1939 “Blame It On My Last Affair” 13 4632
“Moon Love” 14 4939

Notable recordings

The following are some of Bailey’s most well-known swing recordings

Jazz Online:

Music Stacks:

Log of Milded’s CBS Radio Show – Music Till Midnight 1944:



Music Tonic:


Shelf 3D: Red Norvo – Love Is Here To Stay (Mildred Bailey, vocal)

Meta Cafe:

OV Guide:

You Repeat:


Mildred Section of the Encyclopedia of Native Music: bailey&f=false

Mildred Section in Teddy Wilson Talks Jazz: bailey&f=false

Milded Section in Weather Bird: bailey&f=false



All Music:




Native American Encyclopedia:


Music Brainz:


History Link:


All About Jazz:



Music Nectar:

Jazz Music Archives:


Musician Guide:

Around the Web:

Jazz Lives:

Shiraz Socialist:

Feminine Writings:

Virtual Victrola:

Taralinda Muses:

Planet Barbarella:

Women in Music:

Classic Ladies of Color:

Relative Esoterica:

Mildred Bailey at the Blue Angel:

Pancoco Jams:

Running Gamak:

Still a Brooklyn Kid:

My Vintage Kosher Kitchen:

Orange Crate Art:

The Judy Garland Experience:

On This Day in Jazz:

Good Ole Woody:


The Thought Criminal:

Jazz Times:

Huckleberries Online:

Bixography Forum:

National Congress of American Indians:

Newspaper Rock:

Mosaic Records:

Bing Crosby Music Archives:

Bing Crosby Theater:

US Stamp Gallery:

1938 Herald Journal Article:,5615229

1940 NYT Article:

1943 NYT Article:

1944 NYT Ads:

1946 NYT Ad:

1950 NYT Article:

1951 NYT Obituary:

1962 NYT Article:

2001 NYT Article:

2001 NPR Article:

2001 Courant Article:

2011 Inlander Article:

2012 Wenatchee World Article:

2014 CDA Press Article:


Guides Home:


Pinterest: bailey

My Space:

Find A Grave:


Internet Archive: bailey AND collection%3Aaudio_music

Mix Cloud:

Music VF:



Old Time Radio Podcast:

What Kind of Man is You 1929:

I Like to Do Things For You 1930:

All of Me 1931:

Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams 1931:

Georgia 1931:

We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye 1931:

Too Late 1931:

He’s Not Worth Your Tears 1931:

Blues in My Heart 1931:

Home 1931:

Lies 1931:

Rockin’ Chair 1932 and 1937:

I’ll Never Be the Same 1932:

Sleepy Time Down South 1932:

Dear Old Mother Dixie 1932:

Strangers 1932:

Love Me Tonight 1932:

Dance Selections from Hot-Cha 1932:

Stop the Sun, Stop the Moon 1932:

Heat Wave 1933:

Doin’ The Uptown Lowdown 1933:

Shouting in That Amen Corner 1933:

Lazy Bones 1933:

There’s a Cabin in the Pines 1933:

But I Can’t Make A Man 1933:

Emaline 1934:

Junk Man 1934:

Ol’ Pappy 1934:

Someday Sweetheart 1935:

Squeeze Me 1935:

When Day is Done 1935:

Downhearted Blues 1935:


Willow Tree 1935:

Honeysuckle Rose 1935:

Harry Richmond Radio Show 1936:

Picture Me Without You 1936:

More Than You Know 1937:

Just a Stone’s Throw From Heaven 1937:

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm 1937:

Smoke Dreams 1937:

There’s a Lull in My Life 1937:

The Moon Got in My Eyes 1937:

Where Are You? 1937:

The Morning After 1937:

It’s the Natural Thing to Do 1937:

Bob White 1937:

A Cigarette and a Silhouette 1938:

Lover Come Back To Me 1938:

As Long As You Live 1938:

After Dinner Speech 1938:

Says My Heart 1938:

I Can’t Face the Music Without Singing the Blues 1938:

I Go For That 1938:

My Melancholy Baby 1938:

Love is Here to Stay 1938:

I Used to Be Color-Blind 1938:

What Have You Got That Gets Me 1938:

If You Were in My Place 1938:

Small Fry 1938:

Have You Forgotten So Soon 1938:

Old Folks 1938:

Blame it on My Last Affair 1938:

I See Your Face Before Me 1938:

Bewildered 1938:

The Weekend of the Private Secretary 1938:

Rock it For Me 1938:

Thanks for the Memories 1938:

Don’t Be That Way 1938:

Wigwammin” 1938:

At Your Beck and Call 1938:

So Help Me 1938:

Thanks for the Memory 1938:

Please Be Kind 1938:

They’ll Be Some Changes Made 1939 w Mary Lou Williams on Piano:

Barrelhouse Music 1939 w Mary Lou Williams on Piano:

Arkansas Blues 1939 w Mary Lou Williams:

You Don’t Know My Mind 1939 w Mary Lou Williams on Piano:

The Little Man that Wasn’t There 1939:

Don’t Dally With the Devil 1939:

Tit Willow 1939:

Darn That Dream 1939:

Make With the Kisses 1939:

I See Your Fave Before Me, The Lamp is Low 1939:

I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You 1939:

It’s Slumbertime in the Swanee 1939:

Prisoner of Love 1939 w Mary Lou Williams on Piano:

Moon Love 1939:

Three Little Fishes 1939:

I Thought About You 1939:

St. Louis Blues 1939:

Blue Rain 1939:

I Shoulda Stood in Bed 1939:

All the Things You Are 1939:

Wham (Re Bop Boom Bam) 1940:

The Complete Columbia Recordings Volume 10 1940-1941:

1. Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) [Alternate Take]
2. Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam)
3. Little High Chairman
4. Easy to Love
5. Give Me Time
6. They Can’t Take That Away from Me
7. A Bee Gezindt
8. After All I’ve Been to You
9. Don’t Take Your Love from Me [Alternate Take][#]
10. Don’t Take Your Love from Me
11. Fools Rush In
12. From Another World
13. I’m Nobody’s Baby
14. Give Me Time
15. How Can I Ever Be Alone?
16. Tennessee Fish Fry
17. I’ll Pray for You
18. Blue (And Broken Hearted)
19. Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry [Alternate Take]
20. Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry
21. I’ll Be Around [Alternate Take][#]
22. I’ll Be Around
23. My Little Cousin

So Peaceful in the Country 1941:

I’m Afraid of Myself 1941:

Everything Depends on You 1941:

All Too Soon 1941:

Georgia on My Mind 1941:

Carolina Moon 1943:

Evelina 1944:

1944 Radio Show:

Scrap Your Fat 1943:

Jump Jump’s Here 1944:

Me and the Blues 1946:

Cry,Cry, Cry 1950:

Dixieland Clambake 1951:

Young Marble Giants

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Young Marble Giants

Punk, Post Punk, New Wave, Electronic, Minimalist,

70’s, 80’s,

Cardiff, Wales

Former, Future?, website:

Alison Statton – Vocals later in Weekend, Divine and Statton and Alison Statton and Spike


Phillip Moxham – Bass later in Weekend, the Communards and Everything But the Girl


Stuart Moxham –  Guitar later in the Gist


Peter Joyce – Keyboards





  • Final Day (June 1980)
    • Reached No. 6 on the UK Indie Chart
  • Testcard E.P. EP (March 1981)
    • Reached No. 2 on the UK Indie Chart


  • Peel Sessions (1991)
  • Live at the Hurrah! (2004)


  • Salad Days (2000)
    • Compilation of demo versions from Colossal Youth and Testcard



Wurlitzer Jukebox 1980 BBC4:

Brand New Life 1980:

Colossal Youth, Credit in the Straight World Live @ Harrah’s 1980:

Alright 2013:

Final Day, Music for Evenings 2007:

Salad Days, Credit in The Straight World, Include Me Out, Choci Loni, The Man Amplifier 2008 Barcelona:

Eating Noddemix 2007:

Credit in the Straight World 2010:

Cake Walking 2010:

Final Day, Searching for Mr Right 2010:

Searching For Mr. Right 2012:

Final Day 2012:

Salad Days 2013:

Eating Noddemix, Final Day 2013 Cologne:

2013 Interview:


Music Tonic:

You Repeat:


You Zeek:

OV Guide:

Network Awesome:

Shelf 3D: MARBLE GIANTS choci loni 1980


Moxham, S., & Smith, W. (1980). Young marble giants: Words and pictures. S.l.: Better Badges.

Young, M. G. (2007). Colossal youth & collected works. S.l.: s.n..

YMG section of Rip it up and Start Again:

YMG section in The Great Indie Discography:


Little History of YMG:



All Music:

Music Brainz:

Trouser Press:


The History of Rock Music:

Entertainment Africa:





Liner Notes:

LTM Recordings:

Around the Web:

Girls, Glasses, Good Bands:


Tiny Mix Tapes:

Perfect Sound Forever:

Jelly Notes:

Punk Globe:

Culture Fusion Reviews:

Always on the Run:

New Wave Photos:



A Head Full of Wishes:

Feminist Music Geek:


She Makes Music:

Lace Wings:

The Finest Kiss:


Bird With Broken Wings:

Burning Flame:

TV Tropes:

The Brooklyn Rail:

Tree Swingers:

Sons From Under the Floorboards:

Music Weird:

The Fundy Post:

Drowned in Sound:


Random Songs:

Hart Zine:

Babylon Wales:

Music and Meaning:



Punk Brighton:

Post Punk Scene:

The Ghost of Electricity:

Music and Meaning:

Auntie Cake:

Rho’s X’s:

Pee Soaked Heck Hole:

Magic Monster X:

Penny Black Music:

Teddy Spaceship:

Songs From Under the Floorboards:

The Cedar Lounge Revolution:

Classic Welch Albums:


The Arty Assassin:

Pop Matters:

The Oxford Student:

Devon Record Club:

Contact Music:

Lost At Sea:

Vampire Freaks:

The A.V. Club:

45 Cat:

Surface Noise:

The Bad Penny:

Chart Attack:


Revolution Blues:

Best Album Ever:


Centre Charlie Chaplin:

Oranj’s Blog:,89028.php

Onda Rock:

Spirit of Rock:

Collapse Board:

London in Stereo:

TV Tropes:

Dynamite Hemorrhage:

Album of the Year:

How Do You Are?

The Chain:

The Dance House:

Somos Pacifistas:

All Tomorrow’s Parties:

X Silence:


RBMA Radio:

Culture Tease:

Sputnik Music:

Robert Christgau:

Pitchfork Articles:

1981 Interview:

1989 Writers Block Zine:

1997 Interview:

2005 Bay Guardian Article:

2007 SF Weekly Article:

2007 Guardian Article:

2007 Off Beat Article:

2007 City Paper Article:

2007 Stylus Interview:

2009 Queitus Interview:

2010 Magnet Magazine Article:

2010 Brain Magazine:—Vieux-G%C3%A9ants-de-Marbre

2012 Side Line Article:

2013 Reader Article:

2013 Time Out London Article:

2014 Fact Interview:

Kill Your Pet Puppy:

The Covers Project:

Second Hand Songs:

This Is Like:

Post Punk Tumblr:



Ticket Collector:





8 Tracks:

Bop FM:

Tape Attack – Peel Sessions:

Internet Archive: marble giants

1980 Peel Session:

Colossal Youth Full Album:

Full Show Berkeley 1980:

Collected Works:

Whole Test Card EP:

La Veriete Whole Album

Etta James

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Etta James

Born Jamesetta Hawkins January 25, 1938 Los Angeles, CA

Died January 20, 2012 Riverside, CA

Blues, Blues Vocals, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Doo-Wop, Rock and Roll

Fillmore District, San Francisco

50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s

Miss Peaches, The Matriarch of Rhythm and Blues



Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions[3]
US US R&B US Blues US Jazz
1960 At Last!
  • Released: 1960
  • Label: Argo LP-4003

68———1961The Second Time Around

  • Released: 1961
  • Label: Argo LP-4011


1962Etta James

  • Released: 1962
  • Label: Argo LP-4013

————Etta James Sings for Lovers

  • Released: 1962
  • Label: Argo LP-4018

————1963Etta James Top Ten

  • Released: 1963
  • Label: Argo LP-4025

117———1965The Queen of Soul

  • Released: 1965
  • Label: Argo LP-4040

————1966Call My Name

  • Released: 1966
  • Label: Cadet

————1968Tell Mama

  • Released: August 21, 1968
  • Label: Cadet

8221——1970Etta James Sings Funk

  • Released: 1970
  • Label: Cadet

————1971Losers Weepers

  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Cadet

————1973Etta James

  • Released: 1973
  • Label: Chess

15441——1974Come a Little Closer

  • Released: 1974
  • Label: Chess

—47——1976Etta Is Betta Than Evvah!

  • Released: 1976
  • Label: Chess

————1978Deep in the Night

  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Warner


  • Released: 1980
  • Label: MCA

————1989Seven Year Itch

  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Island

————1990Stickin’ to My Guns

  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Island

————1992The Right Time

————1994Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday

———21995Time After Time

  • Released: May 9, 1995
  • Label: Private Music

———51997Love’s Been Rough on Me

  • Released: April 29, 1997
  • Label: Private Music

——6—1998Life, Love & the Blues

  • Released: June 30, 1998
  • Label: Private Music

——3—199812 Songs of Christmas

  • Released: October 13, 1998
  • Label: Private Music

——5—1999Heart of a Woman

  • Released: June 29, 1999
  • Label: Private Music

——4—2000Matriarch of the Blues

  • Released: December 12, 2000
  • Label: Private Music

——2—2001Blue Gardenia

  • Released: August 21, 2001
  • Label: Private Music

———12003Let’s Roll

  • Released: May 6, 2003
  • Label: Private Music

——1—2004Blues to the Bone

——4—2006All the Way

  • Released: May 14, 2006
  • Label: RCA Victor

————2011The Dreamer

—412—”—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

Year Album details Chart positions
US Blues
US Jazz
1964 Etta James Rocks the House

  • Released: 1964
  • Label: Argo LP-4032
1980 Blues From The Big Apple

  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Blues Boulevard 250177
1982 Etta, Red-Hot & Live

  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Intermedia
1986 Jazzvisions: Jump The Blues Away

  • Released: 1986
  • Label:
1987 Blues in the Night Volume One: The Early Show

1987 The Late Show: Blues in the Night Volume Two

1994 Live from San Francisco

2002 Burnin’ Down the House: Live at the House of Blues

  • Released: May 7, 2002
  • Label: Private Music
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums

Year Album details Chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US Blues
US Jazz
1992 My Greatest Songs

  • Released: 1992
  • Label: MCA
1997 Her Best

  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Chess
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection

  • Released: April 6, 1999
  • Label: MCA
43 3
2000 The Chess Box

  • Released: June 27, 2000
  • Label: Chess
2001 Love Songs

  • Released: January 23, 2001
  • Label: MCA
2005 Miss Etta James: The Complete Modern and Kent Recordings

  • Released: December 6, 2005
  • Label: Ace
2006 The Definitive Collection

  • Released: January 10, 2006
  • Label: Geffen
2007 Gold

2011 Who’s Blue?: Rare Chess Recordings of the 60s and 70s

  • Released: February 28, 2011
  • Label: Kent
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Song Chart positions Album
1955 The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry) 1 Miss Etta James: The Complete Modern And Kent Recordings
“Hey Henry”
“Good Rockin’ Daddy” 6
1956 “Number One”
“Shortnin’ Bread Rock”
“Tough Lover”
“Good Lookin'”
1957 “The Pick-Up”
“Come What May”
1958 “Sunshine of Love”
1959 “I Hope You’re Satisfied” (with Harvey Fuqua)
1960 “If I Can’t Have You” (with Harvey Fuqua) 52 6 Etta James
Spoonful(with Harvey Fuqua) 78 12
All I Could Do Was Cry 33 2 At Last!
“My Dearest Darling” 34 5
1961 At Last 47 2
Trust in Me 30 4
“Fool That I Am” 50 14 The Second Time Around
“Don’t Cry Baby” 39 6
Seven Day Fool 95
1962 “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” 37 4 Etta James / Etta James Top Ten
“Stop the Wedding” 34 6 Etta James Top Ten
“Fools Rush In” 87 Etta James Sings for Lovers
“Would It Make Any Difference to You” 64 Etta James Top Ten
1963 “Pushover” 25 7
“Pay Back” 78 non-album singles
“Two Sides (To Every Story)”[A] 63
1964 Baby What You Want Me to Do 82 35 The Queen of Soul
“Loving You More Every Day” 65 7
“Breaking Point”
“Bobby Is His Name”
1966 “Only Time Will Tell” non-album single
1967 “I Prefer You” 42 Call My Name
“Don’t Pick Me for Your Fool”
“Call My Name”
“Tell Mama” 23 10 Tell Mama
1968 “Security” 35 11
I Got You Babe 69 32 46 non-album singles
“You Got It” 113
1969 Almost Persuaded 79 32 71
“Miss Pitiful”
“Tighten Up Your Own Thing” Etta James Sings Funk
1970 Sound of Love
“Losers, Weepers (Part 1)” 94 26 Losers, Weepers
“Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing”
1971 “Take Out Some Insurance”
1972 “I Found a Love” 108 31 non-album single
1973 “All the Way Down” 101 29 Only a Fool
1974 “You Can Leave Your Hat On” 76
“Out on the Street, Again” 84 Come a Little Closer
1976 “Jump Into Love” 92 Etta Is Betta Than Evah
1978 Piece of My Heart 93 Deep In the Night
“Sugar on the Floor”
1980 “Mean Mother” Changes
1961/1996 I Just Want to Make Love to You[B] The Genuine Article: The Best of Etta James
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Collaborations with Sugar Pie DeSanto

Year Song Chart positions Album
1965 “Do I Make Myself Clear” 96 non-album singles
1966 “In the Basement (Part 1)” 97 37
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Song Chart positions A-Side Single
1961 Dream 55 “The Second Time Around”
A Sunday Kind of Love “Don’t Cry Baby”
It’s Too Soon to Know 54 “Seven Day Fool”
1962 “Next Door to the Blues” 71 13 “Fools Rush In”
1963 “How Do You Speak To An Angel” 109 “Would It Make Any Difference To You”
“I Worry ‘Bout You” 118 “Two Sides (To Every Story)”
1967 “I’d Rather Go Blind” “Tell Mama”
“—” denotes releases that did not chart.

Other appearances

Year Song Album
1962 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” Alan Freed’s Top 15[7]
1985 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” Back to the Future (soundtrack)[8]
1989 “At Last” Rain Man (soundtrack)[9]
1992 “The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)” Sister Act (soundtrack)[10]
1993 There’s Something on Your Mind(with B.B. King) Blues Summit[11]
“Mockingbird” (with Taj Mahal) Dancing the Blues[12]
1995 “At Last” Father of the Bride Part II (soundtrack)[13]
“At Last” How to Make an American Quilt (soundtrack)[14]
Take Me to the River(with Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love) The Memphis Horns with Special Guests[15]
1996 “It’s a Small World”/”When You Wish Upon a Star Medley” Disney’s Music from the Park[16]
1997 “At Last” Mad About You (soundtrack)[17]
1998 “At Last” Kissing a Fool (soundtrack)[18]
“At Last” Living Out Loud (soundtrack)[19]
“The Man I Love” Melrose Place Jazz: Upstairs at MP[20]
“At Last” Pleasantville (soundtrack)[21]
“Next Door to the Blues” Space Bunnies Must Die! (soundtrack)[22]
1999 “Etta’s Blues” (with Etta Jones) Ain’t She Sweet: Save Your Love for Me/I’ll Be Seeing You[23]
2000 “In the Basement (Part 1)” The Hurricane (soundtrack)[24]
The Nearness of You Music from the TV Series Frasier[25]
2001 “Only Time Will Tell” Angel Eyes (soundtrack)[26]
Gotta Serve Somebody The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2: May Your Song Always Be Sung[27]
2002 Ball ‘n’ Chain Janis Joplin: This Ain’t No Tribute Series—All Blues’d Up![28]
Miss You(Illicit Remix Edit) Queer as Folk: The Second Season (soundtrack)[29]
2005 “I’d Rather Go Blind” (with Dr. John) Night of Blistering Blues[30]
“Something’s Got a Hold on Me” (with B.B. King)
In the Midnight Hour(with Paul Butterfield, B.B. King, Chaka Khan,
Gladys Knight, Billy Ocean, and Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Ain’t Nobody’s Business(with Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight)
Take My Hand, Precious Lord(with Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight)
2007 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song

Soulful Kinda Music:

Spirit of Rock:



Something’s Got A Hold of Me, I’m Sorry For You, Only Time Will Tell, What I Say on Hollywood a Go Go 1965 and/or The Beat 1966:

Tell Mama On Happening ’68:

Respect Yourself, I’d Rather Go Blind, Piece of my Heart  – Live at Montreux  – First time in Europe? 1975:

Drown in My Own Tears 1975:

At Last, Trust in Me, Sunday Kind of Love Melody, Leave Your Hat On @ Montruex 1977: Etta part starts 20 min in

Etta’s only movie appearance? – During Finale of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – I think you can see her as they zoom out at the end 1978:

Early Interview with Etta about Dinah and Billie:

Something’s Got A Hold on Me, Goove Me W Allen Toussiant 1982:

Baby What You Want Me To Do, Amazing Grace1982:

I Can’t Turn You Loose, Take it To the Limit 1982:

Let it Roll w the Dead and Tower of Power – Oakland 1982:

Something Got A Hold Of Me 1985?:

Shake Your Booty 1985?:

Tell Mama @ the Fillmore 1986:

Hoochie Coochie Gal, Rock n Roll Music From Hail Hail Rock and Roll 1986?:

I Would Rather Go Blind w Dr. John, Aint Nobody’s Business, Precious Lord, Midnight Hour w B.B. King, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight 1987:

Sweet Little Angel w Albert Collins 1988:

Something’s Got a Hold of Me 1989 Montruex:

Tell Mama, I Would Rather Go Blind, Damn Your Eyes 1989:

Beware Video 1990:

Beware on The Late Show 1990:

At Last, Sugar on the Floor, I Would Rather Go Blind Live 2001:

I Would Rather Go Blind, I Just Want to Make Love to You,Why I Sing the Blues, Love and Happiness 1993:

Accepts Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award and at Last 1993:

Mocking Bird with Taj Mahal on the Late Show 1993:

Sweet Little Angel 1995:

Etta Talks about Billie Holiday 1995:

2003 CNN Interview:

At Last on Tavis Smiley 2007:

Etta James on Austin City Limits 2005 starts at 56:20:

56:20 SURPRISE! The last half of this video is of Etta James at Austin City Limits. I didn’t even know this was on here until after I posted “The Best of Boston Pops”. At 56:20 she is finishing a song, then –
58:18 Etta James sings a song she wrote “I’d Rather Be A Blind Girl”
1:05:18 “At Last”
1:09:58 “You Can Leave Your Hat On”
1:17:30 “Damn Your Eyes”
1:21:50 “Besame Mucho”
1:25:57 FUNKY BLUES -anyone know the name of this song, thanks…
1:35:06 “Sugar On The Floor”
1:45:25 INTERVIEW: Etta talks about singing for the audience but also for herself!

I Would Go Blind, Rock Me Baby, I Just Wanna Make Love to You, Born to Be Wild, Your Good Thing, Take Me To the River, You Can Leave Your Hat On 2002:

At Last 2009:



Music Tonic:

Meta Cafe:

You Zeek: james%26page%3DGeneral


Shelf 3D:”AT LAST” + Lyrics ETTA JAMES – Original Version

Concert Vault: james&tb=0

TV Rage:

Pop Video:

Austin City Limits, At Last 2005:

A to Z Music:

Tavis Smiley Tribute 2012:


Rage To Survive:

James, E., & Ritz, D. (1995). Rage to survive: The Etta James story. New York: Villard Books.


Etta James Story 2012:



All Music:


African American Registry:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

The Etta Zone:

Music Brainz:

Rolling Stone:

Artist Facts:



Around the Web:

The Etta Zone:

Soul Walking: James.html



Blues and Rhythm:

A Radical Profeminist:

Smokestack Lightning: James.htm

Black Past:

Roots Rhythm and Rhyme:


Living Blues:

Santa Barbara Blues Society:

Diva Devotee:

All About Blues Music:

The B Side:

Classic and Rare Soul Sisters:

The Musical Box:


The Bluegrass Special:

Around the Way Curls:

This Black Sista’s Page:

Chess Treasures:

Studio Femme:

Denise Sullivan:


Open Culture:

You Hear That:

The Ink Brain:


Nevermind the Blogspot:

3 Chics Politico:

Chimes Freedom:

Tweak Your Sides:

Survive France:

Pop Culture Addicts:

Soul Sides:

Somos Pacifistas:

Bad Girl Blog:

It’s A Girl Thing:

Ain’t Nothin But the Blues:

Music Liner Notes:

Jazz Wax:

Johanna’s Visions:

Wild Chronicles:

Southern Beale:

Be Bop Wino:



Acapulco Nights:

Robert Christgau:


NPR Music:

1971 Cream Article:

1973 Billboard Article:

1978 NME Article:

1978 Black Music Article:

1978 NME Article:”etta james”&SearchTextMatch=ExactPhrase&MonthFrom=1&MonthTo=6&YearFrom=1960&YearTo=2014&SubjectId=0&WriterId=0&PublicationId=0&PieceTypeId=0&ArtistId=0&ArticleType=AnyType&OrderBy=Relevance&NewSearch=False&pageNumber=2

1978 Melody Maker Article:

1978 Blues and Soul Article:

1978 Rolling Stone Articles:

1984 NME Article:

1987 SF Chronicle Article:

1988 SF Chronicle  Articles:

1988 Billboard Article:

1988 Interview:

1989 Interview:

1989 London Times Article:|A117142173&&docId=GALE|A117142173&docType=GALE&role=

1994 NPR Interview:

1997 Sleevenotes:

Baltimore Sun Interview:

2002 Las Vegas Review Interview:

2003 Sarasota Times Article:|A110974803&&docId=GALE|A110974803&docType=GALE&role=

2004 Blues Review Article:

2012 Interview:

2012 New Yorker Article:

2012 Grio Article:

2012 Ebony Article:

2013 Huffington Post Articles:

2013 Nashville Scene Article:

NYT Obitiuary:

Washington Post Obituary:

Guardian Obituary:

Independent Obituary:

LA Times Obituary:

Colorlines Obituary:



Brainy Quote:

Who Sampled:




My Space:



Find a Grave:



Internet Archive: james


Be Mine 1955:

Roll With Me Henry on Alan Freed 1956:

Market Place 1956:

W.O.M.E.N. 1955:

Number One 1955:

Tough Lover 1956:

The Pick Up 1957:

Spoonful 1960:

Tough Mary 1960:

Sunday Kind of Love 1960:

If I Cant Have You 1960:

Girl of My Dreams 1960:

Seven Day Fool 1961:

Plum Nuts 1961:

Don’t Get Around Much Any More 1961:

Pushover 1963:

Etta James Rocks the House Full Album 1964:

In The Basement 1 & 2 w Sugar Pie De Santo 1966:

842-3089 (Call My Name) 1966:

Don’t Pick Me For Your Fool 1966:

Tell Mama The Complete Muscle Shoal Sessions 1968:

Tighten Up Your Own Thing 1969:

Miss Pitiful 1969:

Quick Reaction and Satisfaction 1969:

Losers Weepers 1970:

Power Play 1974:

Jump Into Love1974:

Out on the Streets Again 1974:

Only Woman Bleed 1978:

Mean Mother 1980:

Night People 1980:

Donkey 1980:

Don’t Explain 1994:

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 1998:

Purple Rain 2006:

Imagine 2006:

Too Tired 2011:

Julia Lee

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Julia Lee

Born: October 31, 1902 Boonville, Missouri

Died: December 8, 1958 San Diego, CA

Blues, Kansas City Blues, Dirty Blues, Jazz, Swing, Piano, Vocals

20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s

George E Lee and His Novelty Orchestra 1920? – 1935?


Julia Lee And Her Boyfriends

Kansas City’s Sweetheart of Song



Honking Duck:


Red Hot Jazz:


Opening of Delinquents featuring Julia Lee Live – Porter’s Lovesong to a Chambermaid:

Shelf 3D:


Music Tonic:


I Like Musik:




Julia Section in Going to Kansas City:

Julia Section in Black Women in American Bands and Orchestras:

Julia in the Blues Encyclopedia:

Women Composers of Ragtime: A Collection of Six Selected Rags by Women Composersby Carolynn A. Lindeman
Review by: Bonny H. Miller
Notes, Second Series, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Mar., 1987), p. 683:
Articles in Journals:
S. A. Pease30 Years in KC, Julia Lee Nabs National Fame,” DBxiii/2 (1947), 14
P. TannerJulia Lee,” Jazz Musiciv/2 (1949), 15
C. J. TateJulia Lee: (the Last of the Great Blues Singers),” SLxi/1–2 (1960), 9
S.-A. WorsfoldJulia’s Blues,” JJxxv/3 (1972), 22
M. RadanacKing Size Mama: the Julia Lee Story,” Soul Bagno.125 (1992), 6 [incl. discography]
B. MillarLiner notes, Julia Lee: Kansas City Star (Bear Family 15770, 1995)
S.-A. WorsfoldThe Forgotten Ones: Julia Lee,” JJI, lii/9 (1999), 10
  • Lee, Julia. (January 01, 1999). American National Biography, 13.



African American Registry:

All About Jazz:

Jazz Music Archive:

KC History:

Oxford Music:



Discover Bit:

Artist Direct:

Music Brainz:

BBC Music:

All Music:

Around the Web:

Black Cat Rockabilly:

Geezer Music Club:

Past Blues:

Club Kaycee:

Theme Park Radio:

Music to Blow:

Boogaloo Time:

The Playlist:


Blues History:


TC Swing:


1947 Downbeat Article:

Pease, Sharon A. 30 Years in KC, Julia Nabs National Fame.” Down Beat, January 15, 1947, Vol. 16, no. 2, page 12.

1960 Second Line Article:

Tate, Carey James. “Julia Lee: The Last of the Great Blues Singers,” Second Line, Jan/Feb, 1960, page 9.

1990 ARSC Journal:

Haddix, Charles J.”Julia Lee: The Empress of Kansas City,” ARSC Journal, Spring 1990, Volume 21, No. 1 (1990).

Jam It Up Issue #45:

2005 Pitch Article:

NYT Obituary:

Black Archives Obituary:



Find a Grave:

Second Hand Songs:

My Space:



Internet Archive:

Ruff Scufflin 1929:

St. James Infirmary 1929:

Don’t Come Too Soon 1946:

The Spinach Song ( I Didn’t Like it the First Time) 1946:

Show Me Missouri Blues 1946:

My Man Stands Out 1946:

When A Woman Loves A Man 1946:

Mama Don’t Allow It 1946:

Julia’s Blues 1946:

Crazy World 1946:

Sit Down and Drink it Over 1946:

Lies 1946:

It Won’t Be Long 1946:

Breeze 1946:

Do You Want It 1946:

I’ve Got a Crush on the Fuller Brush Man 1946:

Last Call For Alcohol 1946:

You Ain’t Got it No More 1946:

Don’t Save it Too Long 1946:

Goin’ To Chicago 1946:

I Was Wrong 1946:

Gotta Give Me What You Got 1946:

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles 1946:

Pagan Love Song 1946:

Tonight’s the Night 1946:

Tell Me, Daddy 1946:

Out in the Cold Again 1946:

Snatch and Grab It 1946:

King Size Papa 1946:

That’s What I Like 1947:

Charmaine 1947:

Young Girl’s Blues 1947:

Doubtful Blues 1947:

Scat You Cats 1947:

You Ain’t Got it No More 1947:

Lotus Blossom 1947:

Kansas City Boogie 1952:

Florence Mills

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Florence Mills

Born: Florence Winfrey January 25,1896, Washington D.C.

Died: November 1, 1927 New York City

Vaudeville, Blues, Blues Singer, Jazz, Jazz Singer, Dancer, Cabaret Singer, Comedian

10’s, 20’s

Queen of Happiness,  Harlem’s Little Blackbird

The Mills Sisters, The Panama Trio


The Panama Trio w Cora Green and Bricktop 1916-1917


List of Shows:

Street Swing:


Footage Of Florence Dancing?:

Footage of her Sister Maude:

Duke Ellington’s Black Beauty – Written for Florence:

Art Villa:

Shelf 3D: I Am Craving for That Kind of Love (from SHUFFLE ALONG)


W.E.A.L.L.B.E. – Doc about Florence

Brief Doc:


New York Public Library:

Archive Grid:


Bill Egan, Florence Mills: Harlem Jazz Queen (Scarecrow Press, 2006). ISBN 0-8108-5

Blackbird of Broadway:

Baby Flo:

Harlem’s Little Blackbird:’s+Little+Blackbird++The+Story+of+Florence+Mills/

March 2013Volume 17Issue 1pp 7-21:

PDF Full Text|A349903228&docType=GALE&role=

Adair, Z. R. (2010). Negotiating spectacle: Florence Mills, Josephine Baker & Adelaide Hall : transnational black women’s expressive culture, 1920-1935.

Florence has sections in:

1931 – Brown America: The Negro A New Race


$ 1971 – Notable American Women

$ 1994 – Black Women in America

$ Notable Black American Women

$ Notable Black American Women III

Florence in Literature:

135 Journal Articles that mention Florence:



All About Jazz:

From Website:


African American Registry:

Pan-African News Wire:

The Black Renaissance:

National Park Service Page on Her House:

All Music:

Music Brainz:


Internet Archive:

National Portrait Gallery:


Entertainment Scene 360:


Around the Web:

Chicken Bones:

The Black Past:

Drop Me Off in Harlem:

Living Libraries and (Dead) Languages:

Fem Central:



Welcome to Harlem:

The Proverbial:


Big Site of Amazing Facts:


Music and Musings:

Brown Sugar:

Princess 8:

Drop Me Off In Harlem:

The Black Conversation:


Vintage Black Photos:

Filmvz Portal:


Lipstick Alley:

Don’t Stay Up Too Late:

Media Diversified:


1920 AD:

Harlem Renaissance:

American Vaudeville Museum:

Hollywood as I Live and Work:

Galli Maufry:

V & A:


Village Square:


Today in African American History:

Movie Treasures:


Jazz Age Club:

1921 NYT Article:

New York Times 23 May 1921:20

1922 Defender Article:

Florence Mills Show”, The Chicago Defender (National Edition) August 16, 1922: p. 6, col. 81925

1925 Musical Times Article:

Afro American Article:,1274859&dq=florence+mills&hl=en

1926 Defender Article:

“Paris Wild About Florence“, The Chicago Defender July 24, 1926: p. 7, col 6

1927 Time Article:

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1926/7 NYT Articles:

RESENTS LONDON RADIO BID: Producer Says Florence Mills Is an Artist, Not a Day Laborer.

Florence Mills Would Be Peter Pan.

BLACKBIRDS’ LOSE DRESSES: Paris Manager Locks Up Costumes of Florence Mills’s Troupe.

WALES AT NEGRO REVUE.: Prince Sees “Blackbirds,” Which Features Florence Mills.

MANY SEE “BLACKBIRDS.”: London Critic, Who Goes to Show, Thinks Life in Dixie Exhausting.

Florence Mills Would Be Peter Pan.

Florence Mills Back From Europe.

FLORENCE MILLS DIES OF APPENDICITIS HERE: h)0*0*0*iONegro Entertainer Who Returned Recently From Tour Abroad Succumbs to Operation.

FLORENCE MILLS’S ESTATE.: Revue Star, Reputed Wealthy, Left $33,000 in Personal Property.

PARIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO FLORENCE MILLS: Theatrical Circles Mourn Passing of Negress Who Was Popularly Received There.

HONORS FLORENCE MILLS.: Lady Mary Cook Plans London Benefit in Memory of Singer.


SCORES COLLAPSE AT MILLS FUNERAL: Woman Faints as She Sings Solo “Florence,” Tribute to Negro Actress. BANDSMAN IN CORTEGE DIES Five Thousand Pack Church Built for Half That Number — Comedienne Eulogized by Pastor.

BURY COMEDIENNE TODAY. I I: Chorus of 500 to Sing at Funeral of i Mills, Negro Actress. I Florence

NEGRO ACTORS ORGANIZE.: Form Florence Mills Association in Memory of Actress.

News Shocks London.

FOR MILLS FOUNDATION.: Three Benefits to Be Held for Fund Sponsored by Late Singer.

PARIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO FLORENCE MILLS: Theatrical Circles Mourn Passing of Negress Who Was Popularly Received There.

TO BUILD MAUSOLEUM FOR FLORENCE MILLS: Negro Actors to Raise $20,000 -30,000 Wait to View Body of the Comedienne.

1960 Pittsburgh Courier Article:

1995 New Amsterdam News Article:

1999 Ebony Article:

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2001 Savoy Article:

2005 New York Daily News Article:

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2007 New Amsterdam News Article:

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2012 Skanner Article:

2014 Journal of Southern History Article:|A368073927&docType=GALE&role=

2014 New York Media Article:

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Digital Harlem Blog:

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Songs From Blackbirds of 1926: