J. Mayo Williams

J. Mayo Williams
Real name
Jay Mayo Williams
September 25, 1894
January 2, 1980
United States
00032987561 5 works
00077345163 8 works
01034178581 2 works
One of the first three African Americans to play in the National Football League. His football career ended in 1926, at which time Williams was already a talent scout and producer of blues records in the Chicago area. Williams became an important producer of "race" records. He is also credited as a songwriter, although it may be that he obtained copyright credit without creative input.
Related labels
Black Patti   owner of
Chicago   owner of
Ebony   founder
Harlem [US1]   founder of


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Songs written by J. Mayo Williams

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Corrine Corrina Mitchell Parish, J. Mayo Williams, Bo Carter Charlie McCoy and Bo Chatman December 1928 Covered by (203 artists)
Don't Hit Me No More J. Mayo Williams Mable John September 28, 1967 Covered by (2 artists)
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee J. Mayo Williams, Sticks McGhee "Stick" McGhee and His Buddy January 1947 Covered by (44 artists)
Fine Brown Frame Guadalupe Cartiero, J. Mayo Williams Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra October 4, 1944 Covered by (26 artists)
I Like 'Em Fat Like That Claude DeMetrius, Louis Jordan, J. Mayo Williams Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five March 1, 1944 Covered by (6 artists)
Mama Mama Blues J. Mayo Williams Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five November 22, 1941 Covered by (3 artists)
That Cat is High J. Mayo Williams The Ink Spots May 1938 Covered by (13 artists)
The Dirty Dozen N° 1 J. Mayo Williams, Speckled Red Speckled Red September 22, 1929 Covered by (11 artists)
Toodle Loo on Down J. Mayo Williams, Rodney Sturgis Rodney Sturgis with Lovie Jordon's Elks Rendezvous Band December 20, 1938 Covered by Diane Schuur
When My Man Comes Home Buddy Johnson, J. Mayo Williams Buddy Johnson and His Band - Vocal Chorus by Ella Johnson July 30, 1942 Covered by (2 artists)

Adapted songs