1923: "Gonna Play the Villain Part"
Various Artists

1923: “Gonna Play the Villain Part”
February 9, 2021 hennessey
Various Artists: 1923: "Gonna Play the Villain Part"

The newest volume in our Phonographic Yearbook series, 1923: “Gonna Play the Villain Part” features 25 selections from the year a popular president died amid growing public scandals, a new sign illuminated the Los Angeles skyline, and the country was swept up musically by the question of where one could find bananas. List price: $17.49


  • Catalogue number: ARCH 9026
  • UPC: 860003210024
  • Original release date: February 26, 2021
  • Running length: 25 tracks / 77 minutes
  • Notes & packaging: Includes a 24-page full-color booklet
  • Tracks recorded: 1922-1923
  • Contains racially derogatory language
  • In Archeophone’s Phonographic Yearbook series
Tracks and Sound Samples
 Sample all tracks 
1. I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra 1922
2. Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo’bye) Al Jolson 1922
3. You’ve Got to See Mamma Every Night Marion Harris 1923
4. Swingin’ Down the Lane Isham Jones and His Orchestra 1923
5. Carolina in the Morning Van and Schenck 1922
6. ‘Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Blossom Seeley 1922
7. Bambalina Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra 1923
8. Dreamy Melody Art Landry and His Call of the North Orchestra 1923
9. Down Hearted Blues Bessie Smith 1923
10. Yes! We Have No Bananas Ben Selvin’s Orchestra and Irving Kaufman 1923
11. Runnin’ Wild Isabelle Patricola 1922
12. Barney Google Ernest Hare and Billy Jones 1923
13. Crinoline Days Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra 1922
14. Lady of the Evening John Steel 1922
15. Marchéta Olive Kline and Elsie Baker 1922
16. Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses Carl Fenton and His Orchestra 1923
17. Aggravatin’ Papa Sophie Tucker 1923
18. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate The Virginians 1922
19. Just a Girl that Men Forget Henry Burr 1923
20. That Old Gang of Mine Billy Murray and Ed Smalle 1923
21. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra 1923
22. Who’s Sorry Now? Isham Jones and His Orchestra 1923
23. No, No, Nora Eddie Cantor 1923
24. Last Night on the Back Porch Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra and American Quartet 1923
25. Yes! We Have No Bananas Billy Jones 1923
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