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Occupation(s)  Singer, actress
Genres  Vocal music
Role  Soprano

Name  Ada Jones
Years active  1889–1922
Record label  Edison Records
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Born  June 1, 1873 Lancashire, England, United Kingdom (1873-06-01)
Origin  Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Labels  North American Phonograph Co, Edison Records, others
Died  May 2, 1922, North Carolina, United States
Albums  Collected Works of Ada Jones, Classic 1920's Music, Vol. 2 (Special Edition), Classic 1920's Music, Vol. 1
Similar People  Billy Murray, Len Spencer, Walter Van Brunt, Cal Stewart, Axl Rose

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Ada Jane Jones (June 1, 1873 – May 2, 1922) was an English-American popular singer who made her first recordings in 1893 on Edison cylinders. She is among the earliest female singers to be recorded.


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She was born in Lancashire, England but moved with her family to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of six in 1879. She started performing on stage, including juvenile roles in the 1880s.

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She sang in a contralto, learning songs by ear, and lacked the ability to read music or play an instrument. Her repertoire included ballads, ragtime, vaudeville, and comedy in a variety of dialects. During 1893–1894, she recorded for Edison Records on wax cylinders, making her among the earliest female singers to be recorded. She sang with Billy Murray, Billy Watkins, Cal Stewart, Len Spencer, the American Quartet, and with her 12-year-old daughter Sheilah. Touring was made difficult due to epilepsy.

In 1893 or 1894 she recorded some musical performances for the North American Phonograph Company, including "Sweet Marie" and "The Volunteer Organist". But the demise of this company interrupted her recording career and it was not until 1905 that she returned to recording, after a few years doing performances at such locations as Huber's 14th Street Museum in New York City.

Ada Jones recorded "The Yama Yama Man" in 1909 for the Victor Light Opera Company. The lyrics for verse two and three were changed from the original, verse two being more bawdy. It was the most popular song of her career, spending five weeks at number one.

Jones died in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on May 22, 1922 of kidney failure.


  • "Sweet Marie" (c. 1893–94)
  • "The Volunteer Organist" (c. 1893–94)
  • "Please Come Play in My Yard" (1905)
  • "Don't Get Married Any More, Ma" (1906, 1907; multiple recordings)
  • "Experience (from 'The Little Cherub')" (1906)
  • "Peaches and Cream", Ada Jones and Len Spencer (Lowitz cylinder 1906)
  • "All She Gets from the Iceman Is Ice" (1907)
  • "If the Man in the Moon Were a Coon" (1907)
  • "I Just Can't Make My Eyes Behave" (1907)
  • "Now I Have to Call Him 'Father'" (1908)
  • "I've Got Rings On My Fingers" (1909)
  • "My Pony Boy" (1909)
  • "The Yama Yama Man" (1909)
  • "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon" (1910)
  • "Oh, You Candy Kid" (1910)
  • "The Girl With the Brogue" (1910)
  • "Whistle It" (1912) (with Peerless Quartet)
  • "Row! Row! Row!" (1913)
  • "Beatrice Fairfax, Tell Me What to Do!" (1915)
  • With Billy Murray

  • "Under the Anheuser Bush" (Anheuser Busch Promotional)
  • "Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk" (1907)
  • "School Days" (1907)
  • "Cuddle up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine" (1908)
  • "The Boy Who Stuttered and the Girl Who Lisped" (1908)
  • "Wouldn't You Like to Have Me for a Sweetheart?" (1908)
  • "Blue Feather" (1909)
  • "Can't You See I Love You" (1909) (Edison Standard Record: 10190)
  • "Googy-oo" (1909) (Edison Amberol: 211)
  • "I Can't Say You're the Only One" (1909) (Edison Standard Record: 10069)
  • "Oh You Kid!" (1909) (Edison 10090)
  • "Shine On, Harvest Moon" (1909)
  • "Rainbow" (1909) (Columbia 10049)
  • "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" (1911)
  • "My Hula Hula Love" (1911)
  • "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee" (1912)
  • "Nora Malone (Call Me by Phone)" (1912)
  • "Silver Bell" (1912)
  • "If I Said 'Please'" (1913)
  • "Somebody's Coming to My House" (1913)
  • "Bedtime at the Zoo" (1914)
  • "By the Beautiful Sea" (1914)
  • "Dixie" (1916)
  • "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?" (1917)
  • "Some Sunday Morning" (1918)
  • References

    Ada Jones Wikipedia

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