Lee Morse was a popular singer of the 1920s and early 1930s. She is best remembered today for the backing bands that were assembled for her recording sessions under the name of the Bluegrass Boys. The bands featured many of the best White jazz musicians of the 1920s. Presumably the band was called the Bluegrass Boys to make it sound like they were from the South (Kentucky is called the Bluegrass state). Lee Morse's family had Southern roots but she grew up in Oregon and Idaho, but few if any of the excellent Jazz musicians who played on these records were from the South. The band's music had nothing to do with the string band style of music that arose in the 1940s called Bluegrass.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
A Garland Of Old-Fashioned Roses 9-28-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25170
Perfect
11604
Any Old Place Is Lover's Lane
(Lee Morse)
6-25-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25151
Perfect
11585 B
A Little Kiss Each Morning
(A Little Kiss Each Night)
Talkie Hit from Motion Picture "The Vagabond Lover"

(Woods)
12-5-1929 New York, New York Columbia
2063-D
Ain't That Too Bad?
(Endor / Ward)
11-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25205
Perfect
Adelleria 12-7-1928 New York, New York Columbia
unissued
Animal Crackers
(Link / Coslow / Rich)
6-29-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25190
Perfect
11624
An Old-Fashioned Romance
(Lee Morse)
5-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
025146 B
Perfect
11580 B
Be Sweet To Me
(Lee Morse / Downey / Dubin)
6-25-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1466-D
Better Shoot Straight With Your Mama
(Lee Morse)
12-1924 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32101
Perfect
12180 B
Silvertone
1301
Blue Again
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
1-16-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2388-D
Blue Soldier Blues
(Lee Morse)
6-25-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25152
Perfect
11586-B
Blue Soldier Blues
(Lee Morse)
5-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25152
Perfect
10950
Blue, Turning Grey Over You
(Andy Razaf / Fats Waller)
1-16-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2101-D
Blue Waltz
(Lee Morse)
5-7-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25145
Perfect
11579
Bolshevik
(Nat Bonx / Moe Jaffe)
10-8-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
36541
Perfect
14722
By My Side
(Link / Gray / Lown / Dick)
3-27-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2436-D
Call Me Darling
(Call Me Sweatheart)

(Dick)
10-19-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2564-D
Cecilia
(Herman Ruby / Dave Dreyer)
7-1-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25152
Perfect
11586
Cooking Breakfast For The One I Love
Talkie Hit from United Artists Production "Be Yourself!"

(Billy Rose / Henry Tobias)
3-27-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2165-D
Columbia
DB 161
Could I? I Certainly Could
(Jack Yellen / Milton Ager)
4-20-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25182
Perfect
11616
Daddy's Girl
(Lee Morse)
6-29-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25189
Perfect
11623
Don't Be Like That
(Gottler / Tobias / Pinkard)
10-23-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1621-D
Don't Even Change a Picture on the Wall
(Lee Morse)
6-19-1950 New York, New York Decca
27163
Coral
65589
Don't Keep Me In The Dark, Bright Eyes
(Wendling / Bryan)
6-25-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1466-D
Everything Is Peaches
(For Peaches And Me)

(H. Squires)
10-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
36546
Perfect
14727
Everybody Loves My Baby But My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me
(Jack Palmer / Spencer Williams)
11-28-1924 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32101
Perfect
12180 A
Silvertone
1301
He's A Good Man To Have Around
Theme Song from Motion Picture "Honky Tonk"

(Ager / Yellen)
5-27-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1866-D
He's My Secret Passion
(Young and Valentine)
11-26-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2348-D
He's Still My Baby
(Raskin / Coslow / Little)
8-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
Perfect
Hoodle-Dee-Doo-Dee-Doo-Doo 6-1-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25187
Perfect
11621
I Ain't Got Nobody To Love
(Coslow / Silver)
5-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32107
Perfect
12186-A
If I Can't Have You
(If You Can't Have Me)

Talkie Hit from Motion Picture "Footlights And Fools"

(Meyer / Bryan)
10-18-1929 New York, New York Columbia
2012-D
If You Only Knew
(V. Horton / W. Berquist / H. Kogen)
5-19-1950 New York, New York Decca
27066
Coral
65589
If You're Missing Me
(David / Rose)
8-17-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25197
Perfect
11631
If You Want The Rainbow
(You Must Have Rain)

(Levant / Rose / Dixon)
11-3-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1659-D
I Love My Baby
(My Baby Loves Me)

(Green / Warren)
11-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25168
Perfect
11602
I Love You, Believe Me, I Love You
(The Dream Of My Heart)
Talkie Hit from Motion Picture "The Vagabond Lover"

(Boutelje / Cowan / Bartholomae)
12-5-1929 New York, New York Columbia
2063-D
I Love You So (I Do)
(Lee Morse)
9-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25158
Perfect
11592 B
Starck 158
I'm Doing What I'm Doing For Love
Theme Song from Motion Picture "Honky Tonk"

(Ager / Yellen)
5-27-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1866-D
In The Hush Of The Night
(Hoffman / Lerner)
7-3-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1896-D
In The Sing Song Sycamore Tree 1-23-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1381-D
I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight?
(Walter Donaldson)
11-11-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25165
Perfect
11599
I'll Make You Fall In Love With Me
(Lee Morse)
3-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25178
Perfect
11612
I'm An Unemployed Sweetheart
(Waiting For Someone To Love)

(Monaco / Leslie / Washington)
7-8-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2497-D
I'm Following You
Talkie Hit from Motion Picture "It's A Great Life"

(Dreyer / Macdonald)
2-27-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2136-D
I'm For You A Hundred Per Cent 10-19-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2564-D
I'm In Love With You - That's Why
(Dixon / Henderson)
New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
Perfect
11609
I'm Lonely
(Lee Morse)
12-9-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1381-D
I'm One Of God's Children
(Who Hasn't Got Wings)

(Alter / Hammerstein / Ruskin)
1-16-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2388-D
I'm Thru' With Love
(Matty Malneck / Fud Livingston / Gus Kahn)
6-3-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2474-D
In The Sing-Song Sycamore Tree 1-23-1928 New York, New York Columbia
In The Middle Of The Night
(Walter Donaldson / Fred Rose)
1-14-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25172
Perfect
11606
I Must Have That Man!
(from "Blackbirds of 1928")

(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
9-13-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1584-D
Regal
G20397
I'se Gwine Back To Dixie
(Lee Morse)
8-17-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25157
Perfect
25157
I Still Get A Thrill (Thinking Of You)
(Coots / Davis)
7-25-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2270-D
It's The Girl!
(Baer / Oppenheim)
7-8-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2497-D
I've Got Five Dollars
(Rodgers / Hart)
2-20-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2417-D
I've Looked All Over For A Girl Like You
(Lee Morse / Downey)
8-27-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1149-D
Jersey Walk
from "Honeymoon Lane"

(Dowling / Hanley)
11-4-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25202
Perfect
11636
June Brought Roses
(Stanley / Openshaw)
3-31-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25139
Perfect
11573
Just For You 3-31-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25139
Perfect
11573
Just A Little While
(Irving Berlin)
7-26-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2308-D
Just You And I
(Lee Morse)
12-10-1928 New York, New York Columbia
2270
Lazy Lady Blues
(Lee Morse)
1-25-1928 New York, New York Columbia
Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long
(Lewis / Young)
4-28-1932 New York, New York Columbia
2650-D
Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella
(Kahal / Wheeler / Fain)
1-23-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1303-D
Lets Do It (Lets Fall In Love)
(from "Paris")

(Cole Porter)
12-7-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1659-D
Let's Get Friendly
(Dougherty / Yellen / Silvers)
6-3-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2474-D
Little White Lies
(Walter Donaldson)
7-7-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2248-D
Lonesome Darlin'
(Bob Nicholson / Bob Buchanan)
6-19-1950 New York, New York Decca
27066
Lonesome For You
(Lee Morse)
6-6-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1434-D
Longing
(Ervin Drake / Jimmy Shield)
5-19-1950 New York, New York Decca
27163
Coral
65589
Look Up And Smile
(H. Squires)
10-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
36545 B
Perfect
14726 B
Look What You've Done To Me
Talkie Hit from Motion Picture "Why Leave Home"

(Conrad / Mitchell / Gottler)
10-18-1929 New York, New York Columbia
2012-D
Love Letters In The Sand
(Charles Kenny / Nick Kenny / J. Fred Coots)
9-4-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2530-D
Love Me
(Airus / Lee Morse)
9-11-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1972-D
Loving You The Way I Do
(from "Hot Rhytmn")

(Blake / Scholl / Morrisey)
10-31-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2333-D
Main Street
(Lee Morse / Downey)
9-13-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1752 -D
Mississippi Mud
(Harry Barris)
9-13-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1584-D
Regal
G20397
Miss You
(Henry Tobias / Harry Tobias / Charles Tobias)
7-3-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1896-D
Moanin' Low
(from "The Little Show")

(Ralph Rainger / Howard Dietz)
7-24-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1922-D
Mood Indigo
(Duke Ellington / Barney Bigard / Irving Mills)
9-4-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2530-D
Moonlight On The River 8-26-1932 New York, New York Columbia
2705-D
Mother And Dad
(Lee Morse)
6-6-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1497-D
My Fate Is In Your Hands
(Fats Waller / Andy Razaf)
11-4-1929 New York, New York Columbia
2037-D
Nobody Cares If I'm Blue
(Talkie Hit from First National Picture "Bright Lights")

(Harry Akst / Grant Clarke)
7-7-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2248-D
Old Man Sunshine, Little Boy Bluebird
(Harry Warren / Mort Dixon)
10-23-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1621-D
Oh Boy! What A Girl
(Wright / Bessinger / Green)
8-27-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25158
Perfect
11592
Starck 158
Only This Time I'll Be True
(Lee Morse)
8-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25156
Perfect
11590
Poor Papa
(He's Got Nothing At All)

(Billy Rose / Harry Woods)
2-16-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25174
Perfect
11608
Rockin' Chair Blues
(Lee Morse)
5-14-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25148
Perfect
11582
Seems To Me 6-5-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2225-D
Sing You Sinners
(Talkie Hit from Paramount Picture's Lasky Production "Honey")

(Sam Coslow / Franke E. Harling)
3-27-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2165-D
Columbia
DB 161
So Beats My Heart For You 7-25-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2270-D
Someone Will Miss Me Sometime
(Lee Morse)
8-12-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25161
Perfect
11595
Something In The Night
(Wenrick / Kresa / Young)
8-26-1932 New York, New York Columbia
2705-D
Susianna
(Spencer Williams)
12-7-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1752-D
Sweetheart's Holiday
(Robinson / Kahal)
9-11-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1972-D
Sweet Man
(Turk / Pinkard)
8-12-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
11591
Perfect
25157
Sweetness
(Lombardo / Cohn / Miller)
7-24-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1922-D
Swingin' In The Hammock
(Wendling / Seymour / O'Flynn)
6-5-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2225-D
'Tain't No Sin (To Take Off Your Skin, and Dance Around In Your Bones)
(Donaldson / Leslie)
2-27-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2136-D
Tears 12-23-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2365-D
Telling Eyes
(Lee Morse)
1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
32107
Perfect
12186-B
Tentin' Down To Tennessee
(Howard / Woods)
2-16-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25174
Perfect
11608
The Deep Wide Ocean Blues
(Lee Morse)
12-9-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25168
Perfect
11602 B
The Jersey Walk
(Creamer / Dowling / Hanley)
11-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25202
Perfect
11636
The Little Things In Life
(Irving Berlin)
12-23-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2365-D
The Little White House
from "Honeymoon Lane"

(Dowling / Hanley)
11-4-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25201
Perfect
11635
The Old Folks At Home
(Stephen Foster)
9-28-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25166
Perfect
11600
The Tune That Never Grows Old
(Lee Morse)
3-27-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2436-D
There Must Be A Silver Lining
(That's Shining For Me)

(Walter Donaldson / Lee Morse)
1-23-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1303-D
Those Daisy Days
(Lee Morse)
4-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25140 B
Perfect
025140
To Be Forgotten
(Irving Berlin)
11-4-1929 New York, New York Columbia
2037-D
Tuck In Kentucky (And Smile)
(Holden / O'Brien / Roberts)
10-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
36556
Perfect
14737
Ukelele Lady
(Gus Kahn / Richard Whiting)
5-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25145
Perfect
11579
Under The Ukelele Tree
(Dixon / Henderson)
12-11-1924 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25179
Perfect
11613
Until Love Comes Along 1-16-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2101-D
Waiting
(Lee Morse)
12-11-1924 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25179
Perfect
11613
Wake Up And Dream 10-23-1928 New York, New York Columbia
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
(Fred Ahert / Roy Turk)
2-20-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2417-D
Want A Little Lovin'?
(Davis / Warren)
8-27-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25161
Perfect
11595
Wasting My Love On You 10-31-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2333-D
What-Cha-Call Em' Blues
(Steve L. Roberts)
6-25-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25156
Perfect
11590
When I Lost You
(Irving Berlin)
6-6-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1434-D
When Lights Are Soft And Low 4-28-1932 New York, New York Columbia
2650-D
When The Organ Played At Twilight
(Campbell / Connelly / Wallace)
7-26-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2308-D
Where The Shy Little Violets Grow
(Gus Kahn / Harry Warren)
10-23-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1716-D
Where The Wild, Wild Flowers Grow 3-16-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1011-D
Where'd You Get Those Eyes?
(Walter Donaldson)
6-29-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25189
Perfect
11623
With All My Heart
(Lee Morse)
11-4-1926 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
25202 B
Perfect
11636
Yes, Sir, Thats My Baby
(Gus Kahn / Walter Donaldson)
5-7-1925 New York, New York Pathé Actuelle
025146
Perfect 11580
You Are My Own
(Lee Morse)
9-28-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1716-D
You're Driving Me Crazy!
(What Did I Do?)

(Walter Donaldson)
11-26-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2348-D
Artist Instrument
Larry Abbott Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Rube Bloom Piano
Irving Brodsky Piano
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone, Trumpet
Hymie Farberman Trumpet
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Jimmy Johnston Bass Saxophone
Stan King Drums
Manny Klein Trumpet
Carl Kress Guitar
Eddie Lang Guitar
Sammy Lewis Trombone
Miff Mole Trombone
Lee Morse Vocals, Guitar, Kazoo
Phil Napoleon Trumpet
Red Nichols Cornet, Trumpet
Earl Oliver Trumpet
Harry Reser Banjo
Adrian Rollini Bass Saxophone, Harmonium
John Ryan Vocals
Frank Signorelli Piano
Tom Stacks Drums
Max Terr Piano
Bill Wirges ? Piano
unknown Banjo