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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 The wedding glide Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Billy Murray; Ada Jones 1912-09-03
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Out of a city of six million people (why did you pick on me?) Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1915-11-18
Vocalist - Soprano vocal He's the makin's of a darn'd fine man Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1916-06-22
Vocalist - Soprano vocal When Priscilla tries to reach high C Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1916-06-22
Vocalist - Soprano vocal I'd do as much for you Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1913-05-14
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Come and kiss your little baby Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1913-05-14
Vocalist - Soprano vocal The honeybees' honeymoon Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1907-12-31
Vocalist - Soprano vocal They always pick on me Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1911-10-23
Vocalist - Soprano vocal I want to be a merry Merry Widow Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1908-02-13
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Cat duet Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1908-04-16