Theron Hale

Theron Evan Hale (May 21, 1883 – January 29, 1954) was an American old-time fiddle and banjo player. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry in the late 1920s and 1930s, and is often remembered as a more laid back and sedate alternative to the raucous dance and "hoedown" music that dominated the Opry in its early days. Hale continued playing and recording until the late 1940s, often accompanied by Opry guitarist Sam McGee.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 21st, 1883 (Pikeville), Died January 29th, 1954 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47118 10-in. 10/3/1928 Listen to the mocking bird Theron Hale and Daughters Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-47119 10-in. 10/3/1928 Turkey gobbler Theron Hale and Daughters Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-47120 10-in. 10/3/1928 Beautiful valley waltz Theron Hale and Daughters Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-47121 10-in. 10/3/1928 Kiss waltz Theron Hale and Daughters Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-47122 10-in. 10/3/1928 Jolly blacksmith Theron Hale and Daughters Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-47123 10-in. 10/3/1928 Wink the other eye Theron Hale and Daughters Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-47124 10-in. 10/3/1928 Hale's rag Theron Hale and Daughters Vocal and instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-47125 10-in. 10/3/1928 The old race horse Theron Hale and Daughters Violin and piano duet instrumentalist, violin  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hale, Theron," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100552.

Hale, Theron. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100552.

"Hale, Theron." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100552

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