Jay C. Flippen was a White vaudeville performer of the 1920s. He sometimes performed minstrel material in blackface makeup. His records have a lot in common with those of Pathé label mates, Cliff Edwards and Annette Hanshaw. Similar back-up groups were used on all of these performers' records. The personnel of these bands featured members of Red Nichols Five Pennies and the California Ramblers. Flippen often inserted the phrase of "turn it over" at the end of a record much like Annette Hanshaw's gimmick of saying "that's all" at the end of her songs. Flippen went on to have a very successful career on Broadway, in the movies and on television and radio. He appeared in over sixty movies before his death in 1971.

Thanks to Marquis Howell of Hobo Jazz for his help with this page.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Ace In The Hole 8-8-1928 New York, New York Brunswick
4051
An' Furthermore
(Henry Creamer / Harry Warren)
8-4-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32294
Perfect
12373
Baby Face
(Benny Davis / Harry Akst)
9-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32205 A
Perfect
12284
Clementine
(From New Orleans)

(Henry Creamer / Harry Warren)
8-4-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32288
Perfect
12367
Darktown Broadcasting (Part 1)
(Henry Creamer)
8-8-1924 New York, New York Columbia
198-D
Darktown Broadcasting (Part 2)
(Henry Creamer)
8-8-1924 New York, New York Columbia
198-D
Did You Mean It? 11-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
Perfect
12392
For My Sweetheart
(Gus Kahn / Walter Donaldson)
12-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32223
Perfect
12302
Hard-To-Get Gertie
(Jack Yellen / Milton Ager)
7-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32196
Perfect
12275
Hello Bluebird
(Irving Berlin)
12-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32229 B
Perfect
12308 A
How Could Red Riding Hood?
(Randolph)
12-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
Perfect
12297 B
How Many Times?
(Irving Berlin)
7-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32198
Perfect
12277
If I Didn't Know Your Husband
(And You Didn't Know My Wife)

(Gilbert)
12-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32229
Perfect
12308 B
I Love That Girl 8-8-1928 New York, New York Brunswick
4113
I'm A Ding Dong Daddy
(From Dumas)

(Phil Baxter)
8-8-1928 New York, New York Brunswick
4051
Is She My Girl Friend?
(Jack Yellen / Milton Ager)
8-4-1927 New York, New York Perfect
12400
Supertone
32321
I Told Them All About You
(C. Friend)
8-4-1927 New York, New York Perfect
12400
Supertone
32321 B
Lucky Day
(Buddy De Sylva / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
7-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32196
Perfect
12275
Often 6-11-1924 New York, New York Columbia
159-D
Oh! My Operation
(Rose / McDonald / Greer)
11-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
Perfect
12392 B
Out Where The Blues Begin
(Cliff Friend / Jimmy McHugh)
3-5-1929 New York, New York Brunswick
4289
Sadie Green
(The Vamp Of New Orleans)

(Gilbert Wells / Johnny Dunn)
9-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32205 B
Perfect
12284
She Knows Her Onions
(Jack Yellen / Milton Ager / Lew Pollack)
9-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
Perfect
12297-A
Short And Sweet
(Dougherty / Tracy / Ehklich)
12-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32223
Perfect
12302
Sixty Seconds Every Minute
(Benny Davis / Lester Santley)
5-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32260
Perfect
12339
Something Tells Me You Are Going Far Away From 6-11-1924 New York, New York Columbia
159-D
South Wind
(Buddy De Sylva / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
5-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32260
Perfect
12339
Who Wouldn't?
(Gus Kahn / Walter Donaldson)
7-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32198
Perfect
12277
You Don't Like It - Not Much
(Ned Miller / Art Kahn / C.Cohn)
4-4-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32288
Perfect
12367
You're Just A Little Bit Of Everything I Love
(Jay C. Flippen / Gushee / Ward)
3-5-1929 New York, New York Brunswick
4289
Artist Instrument
Larry Abbott Clarinet
Vic Berton Drums
Rube Bloom Piano
Irving Brodsky Piano
John Cali Banjo
Jimmy Davis Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet
Tommy Feline Banjo
Jay C. Flippen Vocals
Tommy Gott Trumpet
Brad Gowans Trombone
Bill Haid Piano
Dick Johnson Clarinet
Jimmy Johnston Bass Saxophone
Sammy Lewis Trombone
Abe Lincoln ? Trombone
Jimmy Lytell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Dick McDonough Guitar, Banjo
Miff Mole Trombone
Red Nichols Cornet
Earl Oliver Cornet
Chelsa Quealey Trumpet
Harry Reser Banjo
Adrian Rollini Bass Saxophone
Sam Ruby ? Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Schutt Piano
Joe Tarto Bass Brass
Bill Wirges Piano
unknown Banjo