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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:

Results: 51-60 of 89
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Smarty Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1908-04-16
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Kiss, kiss, kiss Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1907-04-29
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Kiss, kiss, kiss Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1907-04-29
Vocalist - Soprano vocal If I said 'Please' Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1913-07-25
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Hands up Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1911-07-10
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Sooner or later (your heart will cry 'I want you') Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1915-11-18
Vocalist - Soprano vocal He wants someone to call him Papa Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1913-08-12
Vocalist - Soprano vocal On the old front porch Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1913-08-12
Vocalist - Soprano vocal My orchard is short of a peach like you Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1913-11-14
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Wilhelm, the grocer Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1913-11-14