Clarice Vance (1870-1961)
Last updated: 21.07.21
p_vancec.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Clarice Vance (née Clara Etta Black ) was an American vaudeville performer from the late 1890's to about 1917 born in Ohio.
Billed as "The Southern Singer" she sang ragtime and dialect (coon) songs as a solo artist and was also active in farce comedy.
She was married to Mose Gumble, songwriter and manager of Jerome H. Remick & Co. between 1904 and 1917. Gumble wrote Mariar (1905), her most popular song which she recorded at least 3 different versions. She played in the Broadway musical, A Skylark as well as in London at the London Palace on a 26-week appearance.
Her career waned in the mid 1920's and is reported to have been living in San Francisco as a "dramatic coach".
She died in Napa, California.

Websites:
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This list is arranged by composer and contains 18 songs sung by Clarice Vance who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
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sm15.gif Back, Back, Back to Baltimore (1904) Egbert A. van Alstyne Harry Williams (words)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
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sm15.gif I'm Afraid to Come Home in the Dark (1907) Egbert A. van Alstyne H.H. Williams (words)
Ella Retford (sung by)
Hetty King (sung by)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
Della Fox (sung by)
M. Irwin (sung by)
May Vokes (sung by)
Elizabeth M. Murray (sung by)
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sm15.gif Dis!pos!zes! Means Move (1904) James Timothy Brymn Ernest Hogan (words)
Arthur Dewing (words)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
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sm15.gif I'd Rather Twostep Than Waltz, Bill! (1907) Benjamin Hapgood Burt(w&m) Clarice Vance (sung by)
Adele Ritchie (sung by)
Ethel Levey (sung by)
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sm15.gif Down in Dear Old New Orleans (1912) Con Conrad Joe Young (words)
Jay Whidden (words)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
Belle Ashlyn (sung by)
Rae Samuels (sung by)
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sm15.gif I Ain't Going Back to Baltimo' No Mo' (1906) Shepard N. Edmonds Clarice Vance (sung by)
sm15.gif Mariar (1905) Mose Gumble Harry Williams (words)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
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sm15.gif If Anybody Wants to Meet a Jonah, Shake Hands With Me (1906) H.H. Hoyt(w&m) Clarice Vance (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Yo' Eyes Are Open But Yo' Sound Asleep (1907) Billy Johnson Clarice Vance (sung by)
sm15.gif Bring Your Money Home (1899) Harry S. Miller(w&m) Clarice Vance (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Down on the Brandywine (1904) James B. Mullen Vincent Bryan (words)
Bob Westford (sung by)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
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sm15.gif Bye-Bye Babykins Bye-Bye (1894) William H. Penn Gene Jefferson (words)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
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sm15.gif Bedelia (1903) Jean Schwartz William Jerome (words)
Lloyd Morgan (sung by)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
Blanche Ring (sung by)
Ellmore Sisters (sung by)
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sm15.gif Farewell, Mister Abner Hemingway (1905) Jean Schwartz William Jerome (words)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
May Yohé (sung by)
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sm15.gif All in Down and Out (1906) Chris Smith E. Bowman (words)
R.C. McPherson (words)
Johnson (words)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
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sm15.gif Common Sense (1907) Chris Smith John Larkins (co-author)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
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sm15.gif He's My Cousin if She's Your Niece (1914) Chris Smith Clarice Vance (sung by)
sm15.gif You're in the Right Church But the Wrong Pew (1908) Chris Smith Cecil Mack (words)
Clarice Vance (sung by)
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     Title Composer/Song
     
youtube15.jpg I'd Rather Two Step Than Waltz, Bill (2:38) B.H. Burt 
youtube15.jpg I'm Afraid To Come Home in the Dark (2:57) E.A. van Alstyne 
youtube15.jpg Mariar (1:57) M. Gumble