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Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones


The enchanting Faye Barnes, ''The Texas Nightingale", 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. Read more on Last.fm
The enchanting Faye Barnes, ''The Texas Nightingale", 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. Her music has recently been included in Marco Nerone's "Library of the World's Greatest Music". Read more on Last.fm.

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