Clarice Vance (1870-1961)
Last updated: 23.11.21
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:
url15.gif Clarice Vance Biography by wikipedia.org.  

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cd15.gif  The High Priestess of Jollity & The Southern Singer   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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audio15.gif Mariar Unknown ram File provided by tinfoil.com
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pdf15.gif Every Race Has a Flag But the Coon (1900) Piano, Voice By J.F. Helf
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pdf15.gif Back, Back, Back to Baltimore (1904) Piano, Voice By E.A. van Alstyne
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pdf15.gif Bye-Bye Babykins Bye-Bye (1894) Piano, Voice By W.H. Penn
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pdf15.gif Common Sense Piano, Voice By C. Smith
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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 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 19 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 (perf.)
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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 (perf.)
Hetty King (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Della Fox (perf.)
M. Irwin (perf.)
May Vokes (perf.)
Elizabeth M. Murray (perf.)
Billy Murray (perf.)
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sm15.gif Dis!pos!zes! Means Move (1904) James Timothy Brymn Ernest Hogan (words)
Arthur Dewing (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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sm15.gif I'd Rather Twostep Than Waltz, Bill! (1907) Benjamin Hapgood Burt(w&m) Clarice Vance (perf.)
Adele Ritchie (perf.)
Ethel Levey (perf.)
Billy Murray (perf.)
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sm15.gif Down in Dear Old New Orleans (1912) Con Conrad Joe Young (words)
Jay Whidden (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Belle Ashlyn (perf.)
Rae Samuels (perf.)
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sm15.gif I Ain't Going Back to Baltimo' No Mo' (1906) Shepard N. Edmonds Clarice Vance (perf.)
sm15.gif Mariar (1905) Mose Gumble Harry Williams (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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sm15.gif Every Race Has a Flag But the Coon (1900) J. Fred Helf(w&m) Will. A. Heelan (co-author)
Lottie Gilson (perf.)
Marie Dressler (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Many Others (perf.)
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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 (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Yo' Eyes Are Open But Yo' Sound Asleep (1907) Billy Johnson Clarice Vance (perf.)
sm15.gif  Bring Your Money Home (1899) Harry S. Miller(w&m) Clarice Vance (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Down on the Brandywine (1904) James B. Mullen Vincent Bryan (words)
Bob Westford (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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sm15.gif Bye-Bye Babykins Bye-Bye (1894) William H. Penn Gene Jefferson (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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sm15.gif Bedelia (1903) Jean Schwartz William Jerome (words)
Lloyd Morgan (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
Blanche Ring (perf.)
Ellmore Sisters (perf.)
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sm15.gif Farewell, Mister Abner Hemingway (1905) Jean Schwartz William Jerome (words)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
May Yohé (perf.)
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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 (perf.)
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sm15.gif Common Sense (1907) Chris Smith John Larkins (co-author)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
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sm15.gif He's My Cousin if She's Your Niece (1914) Chris Smith Clarice Vance (perf.)
sm15.gif You're in the Right Church But the Wrong Pew (1908) Chris Smith Cecil Mack (words)
Ed Morton (perf.)
Clarice Vance (perf.)
B.A. Williams (perf.)
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