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Known For

The Color Purple
The Color Purple Soundtrack
(1985)
American Splendor
American Splendor Soundtrack
(2003)
Trumbo
Trumbo Soundtrack
(2015)
Bandits
Bandits Soundtrack
(1997)

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 2016 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (TV Movie) (writer: "T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do")
 2015 Trumbo (writer: "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do")
 2014 The 68th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do") / (music: "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do")
 2013 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All In (2013) ... (writer: "Ain't Nobody's Business")
 2013 White Collar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Empire City (2013) ... (writer: "Ain't Nobody's Business")
 2013 Lovelace (writer: "Ain't Nobody's Business")
 2012 Bomb Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elements of Surprise (2012) ... (writer: "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do")
 2011 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jim Carrey/The Black Keys (2011) ... (writer: "Ain't Nobody's Business" - uncredited)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (writer: "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do")
 2003 Cambridge Spies (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... ("Ain't Nobody's Business", uncredited)
 2003 American Splendor (writer: "Taint Nobody's Bizness (If I Do)" (1923))
 2002 Elaine Stritch at Liberty (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Want A Long Time Daddy")
 1997 My Son the Fanatic (writer: "T'Aint Nobody's Business" - as Grainger)
 1997 Bandits (lyrics: "Ain't Nobody's Buziness If I Do" - as P. Grainger) / (music: "Ain't Nobody's Buziness If I Do" - as P. Grainger)
 1997 En kvinnas huvud (lyrics: "Yes Indeed He Do!") / (music: "Yes Indeed He Do!") / (performer: "Yes Indeed He Do!") / (writer: "Yes Indeed He Do!")
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress (writer: "AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS")
 1995 Georgia ("AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS")
 1993 The Cemetery Club (writer: "T'Aint Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do")
 1992 Diana Ross Live! The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments (TV Special documentary) (writer: "T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do")
 1991 The Butcher's Wife ("T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO")
 1989 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do")
 1985 The Color Purple (writer: "Junk Bucket Blues")
 1984 Gimme a Break! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Orleans: Part 1 (1984) ... (writer: "Ain't Nobody's Business")
 1974 Sing Sing Thanksgiving (Documentary) (writer: "Sing Sing Prison Blues")
 1972 Lady Sings the Blues (writer: "Tain't Nobody's Business")
 1942 By an Old Southern River (writer: "By an Old Southern River")
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Other Works:

Yeah Man (1932). Special production/Revue [all Black cast]. Music by Al Wilson, Charles Weinberg, Ken Macomber and Porter Grainger. Book by Leigh Whipper and Billy Mills. Lyrics by Al Wilson, Charles Weinberg, Ken Macomber and Porter Grainger. Musical Director: Billy Butler. Music orchestrated by Billy Butler, Charles L. Cooke ... See more »
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