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Clarence Williams and his Bottomland Orchestra
Clarence Williams and his Bottomland OrchestraIn 1927, Clarence Williams tried his hand at musical theater. He wrote the book and most of the music for “Bottomland” as well as producing the show, which starred his wife, Eva Taylor and Sara Martin. Bottomland was a flop. It opened on June 27th, 1927 and only had a twenty-one show run at the Princess Theatre (104 West 39th Street) in New York. Additional songs from the show such as “Bottomland” and “Shooting The Pistol” were released on records under the names of Clarence Williams’ Orchestra and Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings.

ddd discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Slow River
(Fred Skinner / Irving Bibo)
6-7-1927 New York, New York Brunswick
A-457
Vocalion
15577-A
Slow River (vocal)
(Fred Skinner / Irving Bibo)
6-7-1927 New York, New York Brunswick
3580-B
Zulu Wail
(Fred Skinner / Irving Bibo)
6-7-1927 New York, New York Brunswick
A-457
Zulu Wail (vocal)
(Fred Skinner / Irving Bibo)
6-7-1927 New York, New York Brunswick
3580-A
Vocalion
15577-B

Clarence Williams and his Bottomland Orchestra

Artist Instrument
Ed Anderson Trumpet
Henry Allen Trumpet
Floyd Casey Drums, Cymbal
Charlie Irvis Trombone
Albert Socarras Soprano Saxophone
Cyrus St. Clair Tuba
Evelyn Preer Vocals
Clarence Williams Piano, Vocals

 

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