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Charles A. Matson’s Creole Serenaders
Charles A. Matson was an African-American pianist and arranger who was very active in New York during the mid-twenties. He accompanied various blues singers as a pianist, including Mamie Smith and Clara Smith. Besides these two songs on the Edison label his other records were released under the names of Matson’s Lucky Seven which was recorded for the Paramount label in January of 1924 and Ted Claire’s Snappy Bits Band for Gennett in January of 1923.

ddd discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
I Just Want A Daddy
(I Can Call My Own)

(Thomas A. Dorsey)
7-30-1923 New York, New York Edison
51224-R

9105
‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do
Introducing “Achin Hearted Blues”

(Porter Grainger/ Robbins)
(Clarence Williams / Clarence Johnson / Spencer Williams)
7-30-1923 New York, New York Edison
51222-L

9104

Charles A. Matson’s Creole Serenaders

Artist Instrument
Charles A. Matson Piano, Leader
unknown Clarinet, Trombone,Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Banjo, Tuba, Drums

 

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