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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 All night long Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1913-01-06
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Emmaline Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Billy Murray; Ada Jones 1909-11-30
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Ring ting a ling Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1912-02-01
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Down in Gossip Row Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1912-02-01
Vocalist - Soprano vocal I've got the finest man Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1912-11-01
Vocalist - Soprano vocal The funny bunny hug Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Billy Murray; Ada Jones 1912-10-11
Vocalist - Soprano vocal You can't expect kisses from me Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Billy Murray; Ada Jones 1912-07-08
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Be my little baby bumble bee Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Billy Murray; Ada Jones 1912-07-08
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Cupid's I.O.U. Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1910-03-02
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Nora Malone Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Ada Jones; American Quartet 1910-03-09