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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: 71-80 of 89
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Knock wood Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1911-10-23
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Nesting time in Flatbush Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1917-03-12
Vocalist - Soprano vocal It's nice to have a sweetheart Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1907-04-29
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Wouldn't you like to flirt with me? Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1907-01-03
Vocalist - Soprano vocal The deedle dum dee Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1912-05-06
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Whistle it Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1912-05-06
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Bring back my lovin' man Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1912-02-01
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Smile, smile, smile Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray
Vocalist - Soprano vocal When Frances dances with me Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1921-08-25
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Oh, you candy kid Female vocal solo, with orchestra Ada Jones 1909-07-21