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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: 61-70 of 89
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Soprano vocal If they'd only move Old Ireland over here Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1914-02-27
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Where can I meet you tonight? Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1914-02-27
Vocalist - Soprano vocal I'm crying just for you Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1914-02-27
Vocalist - Soprano vocal The pussy cat rag Male vocal quartet and soprano vocal solo, with orchestra Peerless Quartet 1913-11-21
Vocalist - Soprano vocal If it wasn't for you Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1916-11-13
Vocalist - Soprano vocal You can't give your heart to somebody else, and still hold hands with me Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Billy Murray; Ada Jones 1906-10-04
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Marie Cahill's 'Hottentot song' Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1906-10-09
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Wouldn't you like to flirt with me? Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1906-11-02
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Whistle it Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra Ada Jones; Frank Kernell [i.e. Samuel H. Dudley]; Billy Murray 1906-12-13
Vocalist - Soprano vocal There's a room to rent in my heart for you Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1906-12-13