Henry Creamer

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Henry Creamer (June 21, 1879October 14, 1930) was an American popular song lyricist. He was born in Richmond, Virginia and died in New York. He co-wrote many popular songs in the years from 1900 to 1929, often collaborating with Turner Layton, with whom he also appeared in Vaudeville.

Creamer was a co-founder with James Reese Europe of the Clef Club, an important early African American musicians & entertainers organization in New York City.

Some Famous Works

  • "Alabama Stomp" w. Henry Creamer m. James P. Johnson (1926)
  • "'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" w. Henry Creamer m. Turner Layton (1922)
  • "Dear Old Southland" w. Henry Creamer m. Turner Layton (1921)
  • "Strut Miss Lizzie" w. Henry Creamer m. Turner Layton (1921)
  • "After You've Gone" w. Henry Creamer m. Turner Layton (1918)
  • "Ev'rybody's Crazy 'bout the Doggone Blues, But I'm Happy" by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton (1918)
  • "The Bombo-Shay" by Henry Creamer (1917)
  • "Sweet Emalina My Gal" w.m. Henry Creamer & Turner Layton (1917)
  • "That's A Plenty" w. Henry Creamer m. Bert A. Williams (1909)

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