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Arthur Fields

(August 6th 1888 - March 29th 1953)

Born Abraham Finkelstein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1888, he became a professional singer as an adolescent. Growing up in Utica, New York he gained experience touring with the "Guy Brother's Minstrel Show". Arthur published his first song "On The Mississippi" co-authored by Harry Carroll and lyricist Ballard MacDonald in 1912 and in 1914 began making records accompanied by a variety of bands. His 1919 recordings with Ford Dabney were the very first to feature a white singer backed by a black band.

Videos:

All Alone Monday (3:55)

Big City Blues (2:46)

Cool Down (3:14)

Everybody Loves A 'Jass' Band (2:57)

Gimme A Little Kiss Will "Ya" Huh? (2:50)

Harmonica Harry (3:24)

I Want Somebody To Cheer Me Up (2:57)

Lazy Weather (3:18)

Lazy Weather (2:51)

Manhattan Mary (2:54)

My Cutey's Due At Two-To-Two Today (2:54)

Oh, Gee! There Ain't No Justice (2:56)

Someday You'll Say "O.K!" (3:47)

Steppin' Fool (3:05)

Ya Gotta Know How To Love (2:53)

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