Faye Barnes was born in Texas around 1900. She moved North sometime around 1920 and worked on the T.O.B.A. vaudeville circuit and in clubs in New York. After her first record was released on Black Swan records in August of 1923 she only used the name Faye Barnes one other time when she was accompanied by Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra in June of 1924. All of her other records were released under the name of Maggie Jones. The reason for this name change is unknown. She is best remembered today for the recordings she made in November and December of 1924 for the Columbia label which featured Louis Armstrong on cornet and Fletcher Henderson on piano. She continued to perform in vaudeville throughout the 1920s and had a small role in Lew Leslie's musical revue "Blackbirds of 1928". She is known to have toured the East coast of the United States and France with this show. Sometime in the early 1930s she returned to Texas and was last known to have been performing in Fort Worth area in 1934.

Faye Barnes accompanied by Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
Maggie Jones accompanied by Henderson's Hot Six
Maggie Jones accompanied by The St. Louis Rhythmn Kings
Maggie Jones accompanied by her Jazz Band
Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Anybody Here Wanna Try My Cabbage?
(Andy Razaf / Fats Waller / Dowell)
12-10-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14063-D
Boxcar Blues
(Spencer Williams)
11-13-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14047-D
Dangerous Blues
(Spencer Williams)
4-1-1925 New York , New York Columbia
14070-D
Do It A Long Time Papa
(Benton Overstreet)
8-1923 New York , New York Black Swan
14153-A
Paramount
12136-A
Don't Never Tell Nobody What Your Good Man Did 9-4-1923 New York , New York Pathe Actuelle
021062
Perfect
12075
Early Every Mornin'
(I Want My Lovin')

(Higgins / Overstreet)
12-17-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14059-D
Four Flushing Papa
(What Kind Of Man Is You?)

(Lem Fowler)
10-14-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14044-D
Goodbye Blues
Guitar Accompaniment Sam Clark

(Sara Martin / Clarence Williams)
9-4-1923 New York , New York Paramount
12099-B

1721-1
Goodbye Blues
Guitar Accompaniment Sam Clark

(Sara Martin / Clarence Williams)
9-4-1923 New York , New York Paramount
12099-B

1721-2
Good Time Flat Blues
(Spencer Williams)
12-17-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14055-D
He Belongs To Me
(Andy Razaf / J.C. Johnson / Edgar Dowell)
6-22-1926 New York , New York Columbia
14167-D
I Just Want A Daddy
(Thomas A. Dorsey)
8-1923 New York , New York Black Swan
14153-B
Paramount
12136-B
If I Lose, Let Me Lose
(Mamma Don't Mind)

(Tom Delaney)
12-17-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14059-D
Jealous Mamma Blues
(J. Meller)
10-14-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14044-D
Mama Stayed Out The Whole Night Long
(Andy Razaf / Dan Wilson)
6-22-1926 New York , New York Columbia
14167-D
Northbound Blues
(Maggie Jones)
4-16-1925 New York , New York Columbia
14092-D
Poorhouse Blues
(Spencer Williams)
12-9-1924 New York , New York Columbia
140504-D
Screamin' The Blues
(Maggie Jones / Fletcher Henderson)
12-17-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14055-D
Suicide Blues
(Spencer Williams)
4-1-1925 New York , New York Columbia
14070-D
Thunderstorm Blues
(Spencer Williams / Arthur Ray)
12-10-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14050-D
Undertakers Blues
(Maggie Jones / Arthur Ray)
4-16-1925 New York , New York Columbia
14092-D
Western Union Blues
(Spencer Williams)
11-13-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14047-D
You Can't Do What My Last Man Did 9-4-1923 New York , New York Pathe Actuelle
021062
Perfect
12075
You Don't Know My Mind
Guitar Accompaniment Sam Clark

(Clarence Williams / Sam Gray / Virginia Liston)
9-4-1923 New York , New York Paramount
12099-A

1720-1
You Don't Know My Mind
Guitar Accompaniment Sam Clark

(Clarence Williams / Sam Gray / Virginia Liston)
9-4-1923 New York , New York Paramount
12099-A

1720-3
You May Go But You'll Come Back Someday
(Tom Delaney)
12-17-1924 New York , New York Columbia
14063-D
Artist Instrument
Alabama Joe Guitar
Louis Armstrong Cornet
Sam Clark Guitar
Lemuel Fowler Piano
Charlie Green Trombone
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Donald M. Redmond Piano
Clarence Williams Piano