- (edtf) 18911022
- (edtf) 1955~
- (naf) Bowling Green (Ky.)
- (naf) United States
- Organization: (naf) Columbia Records, Inc.
- Organization: (naf) Get Happy Band
- (naf) Columbia Records, Inc.
- (naf) Get Happy Band
Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes
- found: His You ought to be ashamed, c1929: t.p. (Porter Grainger)
- found: Berlin or bust, 1917: t.p. (Porter P. Grainger)
- found: American National Biography, accessed March 05, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Grainger, Porter; jazz musician, pianist, dramatist, music editor/publisher, songwriter, bandleader; born 22 October 1891 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States; moved to New York around (1920); played for non-blues singers, such as the West Indian Sam Manning; most important collaboration was with the blues singer Bessie Smith; recorded over a dozen sides for Columbia Records (1924-1928); made at least eight records as a bandleader, including four with the Get Happy Band (1925); toured with Aces and Queens (1923-1924); remained prolific as a theater songwriter (1930s); wrote the musical arrangements for Zora Neale Hurston's show From Sun to Sun; operated the Broadway Music Clinic and the Sun Tan Studios (1940s); died c.1955 in United States)
- 1989-12-12: new
- 2015-04-11: revised