The Library of Congress > National Jukebox > Artists > Clarice Vance

Clarice Vance

Clarice Vance (1870-1961) was the stage name of Louisville, Kentucky native Clara Etta Black, a singing comedienne whose career began in farce comedy while still a child. She later appeared in vaudeville and was known as "The Southern Singer." Vance specialized in dialect songs as well as wry comic numbers and after 1897 featured blackface in her act. Although she was in show business for over forty years, she made very few issued recordings&emdash;two cylinders for the Edison company in 1905 and thirteen sides for Victor between 1906 and 1908. She also appeared in motion pictures during the early 1920s.

The following recordings featuring Clarice Vance are available in the National Jukebox:

Results: 1-4 of 4
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Love me like I like to be loved Female vocal solo, with orchestra Clarice Vance 1909-01-29
Vocalist - Soprano vocal He's a cousin of mine Female vocal solo, with orchestra Clarice Vance 1906-11-09
Vocalist - Soprano vocal If anybody wants to meet a Jonah, shake hands with me Female vocal solo, with orchestra Clarice Vance
Vocalist - Soprano vocal I'd rather two-step than waltz, Bill Female vocal solo, with orchestra Clarice Vance