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Ada Jones

Ada Jones (1873–1922) began her recording career during the mid-1890s, but did not begin recording prolifically until 1905. By 1906 she was "probably the most popular phonograph singer in the world," according to historian Jim Walsh. She was essentially a singing comedienne whose specialty was dialect comedy of all sorts. Her depictions of a lower-class New York City Bowery maiden in the company of her boyfriend, depicted by Len Spencer, were especially popular.

The following recordings featuring Ada Jones are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Pals Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Len Spencer; Ada Jones 1905-05-03
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Henny Klein Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1906-03-16
Vocalist - Soprano vocal The game of peek-a-boo Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1907-01-02
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Poor John! Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1907-02-01
Vocalist - Soprano vocal What a wonderful love that would be Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1914-07-29
Vocalist - Soprano vocal The whole town's wise, I'm in love with you Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1914-10-20
Vocalist - Soprano vocal If that's your idea of a wonderful time (take me home) Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1914-07-29
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Mrs. Sippi, you're a grand old girl Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1914-10-20
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Settle down in a one-horse town Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1914-12-30
Vocalist - Soprano vocal You'll have to sing an Irish song Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1908-08-18