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:

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:

2005 Choice Article:|A132549332&docType=GALE&role=

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:

Find a Grave:


Songs From Blackbirds of 1926:

Lovie Austin


Lovie Austin

Born: Cora Calhoun September 19, 1887 Chattanooga, TN

Died:July 10, 1972, Chicago IL

Piano, Blues Piano, Jazz, Blues, Classic Blues, Vaudville, Bandleader, Composer, Arranger, Tennessee, Chicago, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s

Piano, Blues Piano, Jazz, Blues, Classic Blues, Bandleader, Composer, Arranger, Tennessee, Chicago, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s


Year Title Genre Label
1994 1924-1926 Jazz blues Classic
1961 Alberta Hunter with Lovie Austin’s Blues Serenaders Jazz Allegro Corporation

Selected discography

  • (With Alberta Hunter) “Down Hearted Blues,” 1922.
  • (With Alberta Hunter) “Chirping the Blues,” 1923.
  • (With Ida Cox) “Any Woman’s Blues,” 1923.
  • (With Ida Cox) “Bama Bound Blues,” 1923.
  • (With Ida Cox) “Bleeding Hearted Blues,” 1923.
  • (With Edmonia Henderson and Blues Serenaders) “Brown Skin Man,” Paramount, 1923.
  • (With Ma Rainey and Blues Serenaders) “Bo-Weevil Blues,” Paramount, 1923.
  • (With Ida Cox and Blues Serenaders) “Blues Ain’t Nothin’ Else But!,” Paramount, 1924.
  • (With Ida Cox and Blues Serenaders) “Cherry Pickin’ Blues,” Paramount, 1924.
  • (With Ethel Waters and Blues Serenaders) “Craving Blues,” Paramount, 1924.
  • (With Ma Rainey and Blues Serenaders) “Ya-Da-Do,” Paramount, 1924.
  • (With Blues Serenaders) “Steppin’ on the Blues,” Paramount, rec. 1924.
  • (With Blues Serenaders) “Charleston Mad,” Paramount, 1925.
  • (With Blues Serenaders) “Chicago Mess Around,” Paramount, 1926.
  • (With Blues Serenaders) “Jackass Blues,” Paramount, 1926.
  • (With Blues Serenaders) “Merrie Maker’s Twine,” Paramount, 1926.
  • (With Chippie Hill and Blues Serenaders) “Charleston Blues,” Riverside, 1946.
  • (With Alberta Hunter and Blues Serenaders) Alberta Hunter with Lovie Austin and her Blues Serenaders, Prestige, 1962.
  • The Chronological Lovie Austin 1924-1926, Melodie Jazz Classic, 1998.


Honking Duck:

Recorded With:

Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters, Priscilla Stewart, Viola Bartlett, J Churchill, Julia Davis, Edmonia Henderson, Edna Hicks, Hattie McDaniel, Ozie McPherson, Ford and Ford


Art Villa:

Music Tonic:



In Stormy Weather:

In Moanin Low:

Vaudeville Encyclopedia: Old and New excerpt:

Classic Jazz Excerpt:

In Black Recording Artist”s:

Rough Guide to Jazz:

In Blues Before Sunrise:

Big Ears:



Jazz Biographies:

Red Hot Jazz:


Survey of Women in Jazz:



Music Brainz:

Around the Web:

African American Registry:

Jazz Lives:

The Pop of Yestercentury:


The Staircase Project:

Blondie Cuts a Rug:


Concrete Loop:

Hey Paley:


Wild Women of Song:


Internet Archive:


Graveyard Dream 1923: Ida Cox vocals:

Moanin Groanin Blues 1923: Ida Cox vocal:

Maybe Someday 1923: Alberta Hunter vocals:

EXperience Blues 1923: Alberta Hunter Vocals:

Any Woman’s Blues 1923: Ida Cox vocals:

Last Minute Blues 1923: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Barrel House Blues 1923: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Lawdy, Lawdy Blues 1923: Ida Cox Vocals:

I’ve Got the Blues For Rampart Street 1923: Ida Cox vocals:

Worried Mama Blues 1923: Ida Cox vocals:

Bad Luck Blues 1923: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Those All Night Long Blues 1923: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Moonshine Blues 1923: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Mad Man Blues 1923: J.Churchill vocals:

Last Minute Blues 1923: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Southern Blues 1923: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Walking Blues 1923: Ma Rainey Vocals:

So Soon This Morning 1923: Ida Cox vocals:

Bear-Mash Blues 1923: Ida Cox Vocals:

Bo-Weavil Blues 1923: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Brown Skin Man 1924: Edmonia Henderson vocals:

Charleston Mad 1924: Priscilla Stewart vocals:

Lost Wandering Blues 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Honey, Where You Been So Long 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Ya-Do-Da 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Dream Blues 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Those Dogs Of Mine 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Lucky Rock Blues 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

South Bound Blues 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Lawd Send Me a Man Blues 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Ma Rainey’s Mystery Record 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Black Hand Blues 1924: Julia Davis vocals:

Jelly Roll Blues 1924: Edmonia Henderson vocals:

Blues Ain’t Nothin’ But 1924: Ida Cox Vocals:

Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues 1924: Ida Cox vocals:

Steppin on the Blues 1924:

Heebie Jeebies 1925:

Peepin Blues 1925:

Kentucky Man Blues 1924: Ida Cox vocals:

Booze and Blues 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Shave em Dry Blues 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Farewell Daffy Blues 1924: Ma Rainey Vocals:

Traveling Blues 1924: Edmonia Henderson vocals:

Skeeg-a-Lee Blues 1924: Ford and Ford Vocals:

Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues 1924: Ida Cox vocals:

Tennessee Blues 1925: Viola Bartlette Vocals:

Mojo Blues 1925:

Rampart Street Blues 1925:

Too Sweet for Words 1925:

Don’t Shake it No More 1925:

Black Crepe Blues 1925: Ida Cox vocals:

Coffin Blues 1925: Ida Cox vocals:

One Time Woman Blues 1925: Ida Cox vocals:

Walk Easy Cause My Papa’s Here 1926: Viola Bartlette vocals:

Jackass Blues 1926:

Frog Tongue Stomp 1926:

Chicago Mess Around 1926:

In the Alley Blues 1926:

Merry Makers Twine 1926:

Dentist Chair Blues 1 and 2 1929: Hattie McDainel vocals:

St. Louis Blues 1962: Alberta Hunter Vocals:

Gladys Bentley





Gladys Bentley


Born August 12th, 1907 – Philadelphia, PA

Died January 18, 1960 – Los Angeles, CA

Blues, Classic Blues, Vaudeville, Boogie Woogie, Blues Piano, Drag, Male Impersonator – New York, Los Angeles San Francisco

Also Performed as Bobbie Minton



Queer Music Heritage:



Them Their Eyes From You Bet Your Life:

Before Stonewall Gladys Bentley Segment:




If This Be Sin – Autobiography – some excerpts – was it ever published?:

How Does A Bull Dagger Get Out of A Footnote? Or Gladys Bentley’s Blues – Regina V. Jones –  ninepatch: a Creative Journal for Women and Gender Studies, Vol 1, Isuue 1, Article 31 – Jones, R. , 2010-03-17 “How Does Butch Get Out of the Footnote? Or Gladys Bentley’s Blues” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 34th Annual National Council for Black Studies, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA <Not Available>. 2013-12-11 from

Gladys Bentley Page from the Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures:

Gladys Bentley Page from Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance:

Gladys Bentley Page in The Gay & Lesbian Theatrical Legacy:

Gladys Bentley Page in Bulldaggers, Pansies, Chocolate Babies:

Thompson, S. L. “Gladys Bentley and A’lelia Walker: Queering Black Women’s History” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, SHERATON HOTEL (DOWNTOWN) ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA <Not Available>.2013-12-09 from

Gladys Bentley Page in The Gay 100:

Gladys Bentley in Slumimg:

Library Thing:




Queer Cultural Center:



Facts on File:


All Music:


Nation Master:


Around the Web:

Articles from Queer Music Heritage – Amazing collections of clippings, flyers as well:

How Much Can I Stand ( A Blog Dedicated to all that is Gladys Bentley):

Ubangi Club Page:

In Literature:

Garber, Eric. “A Spectacle in Color: The Lesbian and Gay Subculture of Jazz Age Harlem”. University of Virginia.

Legacy Project- List of Resources:

AA Registry:

Ms. Blog:

SF Virtual Museum:

The Secret Histories Project:

Queer Music Heritage:

Harlem and Bespoke:


The Butch Caucas: 





Small Demons:


LGBT History Project:



Afromative Action:

Brown Eyed Handsome Soul:

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters:

Hillbilly Report:

Scrap Scallion:

Slumming it Down:


Madness to the Method:

All About Blues:

Ask the Ghost:

Venus Magazine:

Pam’s House Blend:

B & D Press:

Music Radar:

Black Past:

Gay Harlem:


She Wired:

All Jazz Blues:

The She Sheet:

Extravagant Crowd:

Collectors Weekly:

Qualia Folk:

Wild Gender:

Huffington Post:

Strange Flowers:


The Living Room:

Bookish Boi:

UK Progressive:

LGBT (no Q?) Wiki:

Vintage Black Beauties:

Free Speech TV:

2013 NYT Article on Ubangi Club, Lafayette Theater and Connie’s Inn spot being torn down:


Fuck Yeah Feminists:

Laurence Frommer:

In Out Radio:

Jazz Age Music:


Gettysburg College Allies:

Empty Closets:

Bois of Baltimore:

Welcome to Harlem:;adys_bentley

Radio for All:

Locutus of Blog:

LA Progressive:




Find A Grave:

Slide Share Presentation:



Queer Music Heritage:

Blue Beat Music:

Internet Archive:

Worried Blues 1928:

How Much Can I Stand 1928:

Wild Geese Blues 1928:

June-teenth Jamborie 1952:

Before Midnight 1952:


Memphis Minnie


Memphis Minnie

Memphis Minnie Born Lizzie Douglas aka Kid Douglas, Minnie Wallace, Texas Tessie, Minnie McCoy, Lizzy Lawlers June 3rd, 1897 Algiers Louisiana

Died August 6th, 1973 Memphis,TN

20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s Blues, Country Blues, Classic Blues, Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Rock


Keep on Livin’: – Timeline and alphabetical songlist w musicians 🙂 –

Honking Duck:


Music Tonic:




Music at Year’s End – Langston Hughes – Chicago Defender – Jan 9th, 1943

Garon, P., & Garon, B. (1992). Woman with guitar: Memphis Minnie’s blues. New York: Da Capo Press.

Excerpt From Woman with Guitar:

Google Books Woman With Guitar:

Excerpt from Notable Black Women II p185-189

Music Memphis: Annotated bib of articles:



Delta Blues:

Sunday Blues:

Answers (Gale):

African American Registry:


Musician Guide:


Guitar Noise:

King Biscuit:

Know LA:

Heroes of the Blues:

Memphis Music Women:


Music Brainz:

All Music:


Around the Web:

Hobohemian Records:

The Blues Search Engine:

It’s A Girl Thang:

Prairie Home Companion – NPR :

Southern Music Records:

Memphis Minnie, Genocide and Identity Politics 2003:;c=mqrarchive;cc=mqr;sid=e05280ee21429c514e8a7b2be607a265;q1=Cervantes;rgn=main;view=text;idno=act2080.0042.406;xc=1;g=mqrg

Memphis Music Hall of Fame:

Blues Giant:

The Blues Mobile:

Bright Revolution:

Ladies Who Sing:

Misbehaved Women:

Blues Hall of Fame:

The Busking Project:


Music Memphis:


Rock and Roll Blues Queens:

The Yelp of a Beaten Cure:

Graded on a Curve:

John Meekings:

The Blues Trail:

Mixed Up Media:

Evening All Afternoon:

Beat Surrender:

Mississippi Blues Trail:

Music Beat:

All About Blues Music:

Second Hand Songs:


Havering On:

Net Places:

Blues Blogger:

Jazz and Culture:

Ain’t Nothin’ But:

Blues Underground Network:



The Country Roads:


Music Radar:

Chess Treasures:

The Courier:

Deli Juice:

Capital Region Blues Network:

1997 Worcester Phoenix Article:

2012 Houston Chronicle Article with Maria Muldar taking Minnie’s Influence



My Space:

Find A Grave:


Memphis Minnie @ Internet Archive:

Lyrics to 60 Memphis Minne Songs:

When the Levee Breaks 1929 –

Frisco Town 1929 –

Pickin the Blues 1929 –

Going Back to Texas 1929 –

That Will Be Alright 1929 –

Bumble Bee Blues – with Memphis Jug Band 1930 –

What’s the Matter with the Mill 1930 –

I Never Told a Lie 1930 –

What Fault do you Find in Me 1930 –

I’m Wild About My Stuff 1930 –

Frankie Jean 1930 –

Grandma and Grandpa Blues 1930 –

Georgia Skin Blues 1930 –

I’m Talkin’ Bout You 1930 –

North Memphis Blues 1930 –

I’m Goin Back Home 1930 –

Plymouth Rock Blues 1930 –

She Put Me Outdoors 1930 –

Don’t Want No Woman 1931 –

Today Today Blues 1931 –

Crazy Cryin Blues 1931 –

North Memphis Blues 1931 –

Shake Mattie 1931 –

Tricks Ain’t Walkin No More 1931 –

Beat it Right 1931 –

Don’t Want that Junk Outta You 1931 –

Wheres my Good Man At 1932 –

Joliet Bound 1932 –

Too Late 1932 –

You Got To Move 1934 –

Drunken Barrelhouse Blues 1934 –

Moanin the Blues 1934 –

Squat it 1934 –

Chickasaw Train Blues 1934 –

Hustlin’ Woman Blues 1935 –

Good Mornin 1935 –

Doctor Doctor Blues 1935 –

Reachin’ Pete 1935 –

Weary Womans Blues 1935 –

Hoodoo Lady 1936 –

I’m a Bad Luck Woman 1936 –

If you See My Rooster 1936 –

It’s Hard to Be Mistreatred 1936 –

Caught Me Wrong Again 1936 –

Man, You Wont Give Me No Money 1936 –

New Orleans Stop Time 1936 –

Moonshine 1936 –

Down in the Alley 1937 –

Please Don’t Stop Him 1937 –

I’d Rather See Him Dead 1938 –

Good Biscuits 1938 –

Has Anyone Seen My Man 1938 –

I’ve Been Treated Wrong 1938 –

Call the Fire Wagon 1939 –

Bad Outside Friends 1939 –

Black Widow Stinger 1939 –

Poor and Wandering Woman Blues 1939 –

Ma Rainey 1940 –

Fingerprint Blues 1940 –

In My Girlish Days 1941 –

Black Rat Swing 1941 –

Me and My Chauffeur 1941 –

Don’ Turn the Card 1941 –

Pig Meat on the Line 1941 –

I’m Not a Bad Girl 1941 –

My Gauge is Going Up 1941 –

Looking the World Over 1941 –

Fashion Plate Daddy 1944 –

Love Come and Go 1944 –

Killer Diller 1946 –

Shout the Boogie 1947 –

KId Man Blues 1949 –

Night Watch Man 1949 –

Kissing in the Dark 1953 –

World of Trouble 1953 –

Alberta Hunter

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 Alberta Hunter

Born: April 1, 1895 Memphis, TN

Died: October 17, 1984 New York, NY

Recorded as Josephine Beatty, May Alix and Alberta Prime


Red Hot Jazz:


From Radio Parade 1935: Dark Shadows

1981 Concert Film:

Hunter, A., Conover, W., Santee, C., Santee, D. G., Cook, G., Lewis, J., Adler Enterprises, Ltd., … Kultur International Films. (1982). Alberta Hunter. W. Long Branch, NJ: Kultur.

My Castles Rockin’ 1992 Made for TV movie: excerpt_ Two Fisted (Double Jointed Rough and Ready Man)

Jazz Masters Series: Live Nov. 29 1981

My Castle’s Rockin’, Downhearted Blues, My Handy Man, When Your Smiling

Nobody Knows When Your Down and Out, Without Rhythm, Without a Song, Interview, Darktown Strutter’s Ball

Rough and Ready Man, Time Waits for No One, Blackman, You Can’t Tell the Difference After Dark

Remember My Name

Hunter, A., Goldman, S. A., Taylor, B., & View Video. (1992). Alberta Hunter: My castle’s rockin’. New York, NY: V.I.E.W.

Live with Eubie Blake 1982?:

Ezekiel Saw the Wheel – Brazil- 1982?

Live in Berlin 1982:

Downhearted Blues, I Got Rhythm

Old Time Religion, Sunny Side of the Street

Georgia On My Mind, Wein, Wein Nur Du Allien

Jelly Roll Blues, My Castles Rockin

The Love I have For You, My Man is Such a Handy Man

Sometimes I Love You, Got A mind to Ramble

Live @ the Cookery 1982?, My Handy Man:

LIve in France 1983: When your Smiling

Down Hearted Blues:

Darktown Strutters Ball:


Taylor, F. C., & Cook, G. (1987). Alberta Hunter: A celebration in blues. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Musician Guide:




Women in Jazz:


All About the Blues:

Everything 2:

The Famous People:

Black History:

LGBT Wiki:


Browse Biography:

Music Brainz:

Ain’t Nothin But the Blues:


University of Memphis:

Blues Profiles:

The Paris Review:

Around the Web:


Its A Girl Thing:


Wild Women of Song:

Foglobe Blog:

Who is the Monk Blog:

Blue Chapel and Last Words:


Blue Rhythm Blog:

Khandi Pages:

Artist xite:

Colored Reflections:

New England Public Radio:

Amazing Women Rock:

Blues Hall of Fame:

Find a grave:;

New York Times Obituary:


Brainy Quotes:



He’s A Darned Good Man to Have Around 1921:

Downhearted Blues 1921, w Lovie Austin on piano

Don’t Pan Me (Don’t Talk About Me) 1921:

Chirping the Blues 1923 (maybe 1939 version):

You Can Have My Man if He Comes to See You 1923:

Bring it with You When You Come 1923:

Down South Blues 1923:

Everybody Loves My Baby 1924, w Louis and Lil Armstrong:

Nobody Knows the Way I Feel this Morning 1924, w Louis and Lil Armstrong:

Early Every Morn 1924, w Louis and Lil Armstrong:

Cake Walking Babies (From Home) 1924, w Louis and Lil Armstrong

Your Jelly Roll is Good 1925:

Take That Thing Away 1925:

A Master Man with A Master Mind 1926:

I Don’t Want it All 1926:

Double Crossin’ Papa 1926:

Sugar 1927, w Fats Waller:

Beale Street Blues 1927, w Fats Waller:

I’m Goin’ to see my Ma1927, w Fats Waller:

Gimme All the Love You Got 1929:

My Particular Man 1929:

You Can’t Tell the Difference After Dark 1935:

Second Hand Man 1935:

Send Me A Man 1935:

Downhearted Blues 1939, w Lil Armstrong on piano:

Ill See You Go 1939, w Lil Armstrong on piano:

Fine an Mellow 1939, w Lil Armstrong on piano:

Yelpin’ the Blues 1939, w Lil Armstrong on piano:

My Castle’s Rockin’ 1940:

I Won’t Let You Down 1940:

Boogie-Woogie Blues 1940:

He’s Got a Punch Like Joe Louis 1946:

I Got A Mind to Ramble 1950, 1961 0r 1980?:

Now I’m Satisfied 1961, w Lovie Austin:

St. Louis Blues 1961, w Lovie Austin:

Old Fashioned Love 1979:

Amtrak Blues (The Man I Love) 1980:

I’m Havin’ a Good Time 1979: