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SPENCER WILLIAMS  

(1889 - 1965)

Composer, Pianist

Spencer Williams was born and educated in New Orleans, Louisiana. He moved to Chicago in 1907 and began his career as a piano player in saloons, eventually graduating to more sophisticated venues. In 1925 Williams moved to Paris where he accompanied and composed songs for Josephine Baker in the Folies Bergere.

Often collaborating with Clarence Williams, “Fats” Waller, and Andy Razaf, Williams wrote or co-wrote over 100 songs, including “I Ain’t Got Nobody (and Nobody Cares for Me)” (1915), “Royal Garden Blues” (1919), “Everybody Loves My Baby” (1924), “I’ve Found a New Baby” (1926), “Basin Street Blues” (1928), and “Tishomingo Blues” (1917), the music which serves as Garrison Keillor’s theme for Prairie Home Companion.

-- Jeremy Wilson

Courtesy of JazzStandards.com

View by Role: Classical Composer | Non-Classical Composer | Lyricist
Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Heebie Jeebies (1925-1930) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 1) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120541
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: I've Got The World On A String (1930-1933) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 2) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120609
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Live in '59 (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-JILA
Jazz DVD
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Live in Australia (1964) (NTSC) EuroArts
2056838
Jazz DVD
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Satchel Mouth Swing (1936-1938) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 4) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120735
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Stop Playing Those Blues (1946-1947) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 7) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120817
Jazz
BASIE, Count: Coming Out Party (1940 - 1942) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120819
Jazz
BECHET, Sidney: Shake It And Break It (1938-1941) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120699
Jazz
BEIDERBECKE, Bix: Riverboat Shuffle (1924-1929) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120584
Jazz
BRITISH DANCE BANDS, Vol. 2 (1928-1940) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120604
Nostalgia
DORSEY BROTHERS: Stop, Look And Listen (1932-1935) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120762
Jazz
DORSEY, Tommy: Music Maestro, Please (1935-1939) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120580
Jazz
ELLINGTON, Duke: Time's A-Wastin' (1945-1946) (Duke Ellington, Vol. 11) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120811
Jazz
FIELDS, Gracie: Looking on the Bright Side (1931-1942) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120524
Nostalgia
FITZGERALD, Ella: Oh! Lady be Good (1945-1952) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120716
Jazz
HAMPTON, Lionel: Air Mail Special (1937-1946) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120651
Nostalgia
HAMPTON, Lionel: In The Mood For Swing (1937-1940) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120621
Jazz
HAMPTON, Lionel: Live in '58 (NTSC) Naxos
2.119012
Jazz DVD
HAWKINS, Coleman: Hawk In the 30s (1933-1939) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120626
Jazz
HINES, Earl: The Earl (1928-1941) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120581
Jazz
HOLIDAY, Billie: You're My Thrill (1944-1949) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120750
Jazz
JAMES, Harry: Concerto for Trumpet (1939-1941) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120618
Jazz
JAZZ FOR YOU - CHILL WITH FITZGERALD (1936-1952) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120893
Jazz
JAZZ LEGENDS - Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller Naxos Jazz Legends
8.102002
Jazz
Jazzin Legeanat - 60 kaikkien aikojen klassikkoa Naxos Jazz Legends
8.103014
Jazz
LEWIS, Ted: Is Everybody Happy? (1923-1931) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120770
Jazz
LITTON, Andrew: Tribute to Oscar Peterson (A) BIS
BIS-2034
Jazz
MILLS BROTHERS: Swing Is The Thing (1934-1938) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120680
Nostalgia
ORY, Kid: Creole Classics (1944-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120587
Jazz
ORY, Kid: Ory's Creole Trombone (1945-1953) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120769
Jazz
PARKER, Charlie: Bird on the Side (1941-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120622
Jazz
REINHARDT, Django: Swingin' with Django (1937) (Reinhardt, Vol. 4) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120698
Jazz
SMITH, Bessie: Downhearted Blues (1923-1924) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120660
Blues
SMITH, Bessie: Empty Bed Blues (1927-1928) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120725
Blues
SMITH, Bessie: I've Got What It Takes (1929-1933) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120732
Blues
SMITH, Bessie: Preachin' the Blues (1925-1927) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120702
Blues
TEAGARDEN, Jack: It's Time for T (1929-1953) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120825
Jazz
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRMEN OF NOTE: Keep E'm Flying Altissimo
75442271102
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RESERVE DIXIE EXPRESS: Reserved for You Altissimo
75442270322
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND JAZZ AMBASSADORS: In Concert Altissimo
75442270022
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD BAND: Americana Altissimo
75442260832
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Remembering the Navy Hour (Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of World War II) Altissimo
75442270192
Vocal
VENUTI, Joe: Stringing the Blues (1926-1931) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120614
Jazz
WILSON, Teddy: Blues in C-Sharp Minor (1935-1937) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120665
Jazz
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