Clarence Williams  (1898-1965)
Last updated: 14.04.18
Clarence 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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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Chris Barber on "Vol. 1-2 Band Box" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sydney Bechet on "The Creole Prodigy" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sydney Bechet on "Les Oignons" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Eubie Blake on "Memories of You" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Peter Bocage on "Peter Bocage with the Creole Serenaders and the Love-Jiles Ragtime Orchestra" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Original Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Original Ragtime/Original Boogie Woogie/Original Piano Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band on "Preserves" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "The Two Sides of Perfessor Bill"
cd15.gif Handy's Memphis Blues Band on "W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif  James P. Johnson on "Harlem Stride Piano" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Harlem Stride Piano 1921-1929" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1921-44" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1928-38" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1938-42" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Parlor Piano Solos from Rare Piano Rolls" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Runnin' Wild (1921-1926)" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Snowy Morning Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "I Got What It Takes" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Those Irresistible Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif George Lewis on "George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 07" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif  Paul Lingle on "Live at the Jug Club" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Back Home in Tennessee" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Dixieland Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Boogie Woogie Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Cotton Club: A Nostalgic Collection" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Hits of '22: Do It Again!" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "New Orleans Jazz" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Obscure & Neglected Chicagoans" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Player Piano Memories" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Riverside History of Classic Jazz" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "That Devilin' Tune" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif  Various Artists on "Whiplash" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Jelly Roll Morton on "The Chronological Jelly Morton (1930-1939)" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "Creole Belles" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Willie 'The Lion' Smith on "Lion Roars: His Greatest 1934-44" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Muggsy Spanier on "The Great 16" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Stumptown Jazz on "On Track" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Wilbur Sweatman on "Jazzin' Straight Thru' Paradise" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Butch Thompson's King Oliver Centennial Band" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Lincoln Avenue Blues" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Those Southern Blues"
cd15.gif  Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Wild Flower Rag"
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Career Perspective 1922-1943" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Centennial Collection" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Fats Waller: 1922-26" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Golden Greats" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Part 2 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down: The Early Years" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Low Down Papa" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller on "Sugar Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Lightnin' Wells on "Ragtime Millionaire" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif White-Gresty Ragtimers on "Mugsy Remembered" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Clarence Williams on "Clarence Williams 1934-1937" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif  Clarence Williams on "Whoop It Up! Volume 1: 1927-1929" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Brass Music CDs:
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Basin Street" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif The Olympia Brass Band on "Music of New Orleans" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE642 Wild Flower Rag (1916)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Wild Flower Rag (1916) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 82 works by Clarence Williams (1898-1965). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Brown Skin, Who You For (1915) wvicon.gif
Bottomland [I'm Goin' Back to Bottomland] (?)
Words by: Jo Trent
I Can Beat You Doing What You Doing Me (1915) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Armand J. Piron
Bozo (?)
You Missed A Good Woman (1915)
Candy Lips (?)
Barrel House Rag (1916) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Fate Marable
Chizzlin' Sam (?)
If You Don't Want Me, Please Don't Dog Me 'round (1916) wvicon.gif
Church Street Sobbin' Blues (?)
That Ought to Do It (1916)
Close Fit Blues (?)
Wild Flower Rag (1916) wvicon.gif
Dixieland Jazz (?)
I Never Knew What the Blues Were (Until You Went Away) (1917) wvicon.gif
Gravier Street Blues (?)
You're Some Pretty Doll (1917) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Albert Barbelle
Harlem Joys (?)
Words by: Walter Bishop, Willie "The Lion" Smith
You Can Have It, I Don't Want It (1918) wvicon.gif
Co-Authors: May Hill, Armand J Piron
Have You Ever Felt That Way? (?)
Baby Won't You Please Come Home (1919)
Words by: Charles Warfield
I'm Busy and You Can't Come In (?)
Dance They Called the Georgia Hunch (1919)
I'm Getting My Bonus in Love (?)
Words by: Porter Grainger
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jellyroll (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Spencer Williams
I'm Goin' Back to Bottomland [Bottomland] (?)
Words by: Jo Trent
Royal Garden Blues (1919)
Words & Music: Williams Co-Author: S. Williams
If You Don't, I Know Who Will (?)
Words by: C. Smith, Tim Brymn
Sugar Blues (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Lucy Fletcher
In Our Cottage of Love (?)
Don't Tell Your Monkey Man (1920)
Kansas City Man Blues (?)
Words by: Clarence Johnson
Look What a Fool I've Been (1921)
Lazy Mama (?)
Achin' Hearted Blues (1922) wvicon.gif
Words by: S. Williams, Clarence Johnson
Log Cabin Blues (?)
Got to Cool My Doggies Now (1922)
Longshoreman's Blues (?)
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (1922) wvicon.gif
Michigan Water Blues (?)
Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness if I Do (1922)
Words by: Porter Grainger, Graham Prince
Mississippi Blues (Home Town Toddle) (?)
Gulf Coast Blues (1923) wvicon.gif
Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl (?)
Words by: W.A.D. Danny Small, Tim Brymn
Kiss Me Again (1923)
Co-Author: T. Waller
Organ Grinder Blues (?)
West Indies Blues (1923) wvicon.gif
Words by: S. Williams, Edgar Dowell
A Pane in the Glass (?)
Jail House Blues (1924)
Co-Author: Bessie Smith
Red River Blues (?)
Omaha Blues (1924)
Roumania (?)
Words by: S. Williams, Dave Peyton
Papa, De-Da-Da (1925)
Words by: Clarence Todd, Spencer Williams
Shake It Down (?)
Charleston Hound (1926) wvicon.gif
Co-Authors: Spencer Williams, "Fats" Waller, Eddie Rector
Steamboat Days (?)
Nobody But My Baby Is Getting My Love (1926)
Co-Author: Andy Razaf
Sweet Emmanlina (?)
Old Folks Shuffle (1926)
Co-Author: Thomas 'Fats' Waller
Take You Black Bottom Outside (?)
What's the Matter Now (1926)
Co-Author: Spencer Williams
Terrible Blues (?)
Cushion Foot Stomp (1927)
Texas Moaner Blues (?)
Words by: Fae Barnes
Let Me Forget (1928)
Co-Authors: James White, Ben Garrison
That Streamline Gal of Mine (?)
Words by: Cecil Scott, Willie "The Lion" Smith
I've Got What It Takes (1929)
Words by: Hezekiah Jenkins
Walk That Broad (?)
Wild Flower (1929)
What Makes Me Love You So?, (Oh Baby) (?)
Words by: Fred Longshaw
Shout, Sister, Shout! (1930)
Words by: Alex Hill, Tim Brymn
What Ya Want Me to Do? (?)
Words by: J. Oliver
Harlem Rhythm Dance (1933) wvicon.gif
Words by: Andy Razaf
Whip Me With Plenty of Love (?)
Words by: Louis Urquhart
I Can't Dance, I Got Ants in My Pants (1934) wvicon.gif
Co-Authors: Charlie Gaines, Larry Wagner
Whoop It Up (?)
Let Every Day Be Mother's Day (1935) wvicon.gif
Words by: Taushe Hammed, Willie "The Lion" Smith
You Don't Know My Mind (?)
Words by: Virginia Liston, Sam H. Gray
Mama's Got It (1942)
Co-Author: A. J. Piron
You Don't Understand (?)
Words by: Spencer Williams, James P. Johnson
Ugly Chile (1946) wvicon.gif
Words by: George Brunis
You've Got to Give Me Some (?)
     Title Performer
     
youtube15.jpg Royal Garden Blues (2:02) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Sugar Blues (2:36) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Wild Flower (2:33) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Wild Flower Rag (2:43) Ragtime Dorian Henry