Fate Norris

Birth and Death Data: Born 1878 (Resaca), Died November 11, 1944

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: banjo, speaker, vocalist, guitar

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W141087 10-in. 10/3/1925 Old time tunes Georgia Boys ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W141088 10-in. 10/3/1925 Just gimme the leavings Georgia Boys ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W142038 10-in. 4/17/1926 Watermelon on the vine Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Columbia W142060 10-in. 4/20/1926 S-a-v-e-d Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W142061 10-in. 4/20/1926 Where did you get that hat? Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W142062 10-in. 4/20/1926 Frankie was a good woman Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W142063 10-in. 4/20/1926 Goodbye booze Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W142064 10-in. 4/20/1926 I'm tired of living on pork and beans Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W142065 10-in. 4/20/1926 Three nights' experience Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143021 10-in. 11/2/1926 Uncle Bud Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W143030 10-in. 11/3/1926 I got mine Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo, male vocal trio, and talk instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W143047 10-in. 11/4/1926 New Dixie Fate Norris ; The Tanner Boys Male vocal duet, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W143048 10-in. 11/4/1926 Hungry hash house Fate Norris ; The Tanner Boys Male vocal duet, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W143049 10-in. 11/4/1926 I don't reckon that'll happen again Fate Norris ; The Tanner Boys Male vocal duet, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W143802 10-in. 3/29/1927 Peter went a-fishing Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W143823 10-in. 3/31/1927 Grandpapa's papa Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143824 10-in. 3/31/1927 Howdy Bill Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143825 10-in. 3/31/1927 Football rag Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143826 10-in. 3/31/1927 Baby Lou Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143848 10-in. 4/1/1927 A fiddler's convention in Georgia Bert Layne ; Bob Nichols ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Violin, banjo, and guitar, with talk and male vocal solo speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W143849 10-in. 4/1/1927 A fiddler's convention in Georgia Bert Layne ; Bob Nichols ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Violin, banjo, and guitar, with talk, calls, and male vocal solo speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145046 10-in. 10/31/1927 Mr. Dooley Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W145047 10-in. 10/31/1927 Old McDonald had a farm Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145048 10-in. 10/31/1927 Bile them cabbage down Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145049 10-in. 10/31/1927 Big ball in town Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145050 10-in. 10/31/1927 It's a long way to Tipperary Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145053 10-in. 10/31/1927 Buckin' mule Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145054 10-in. 10/31/1927 Uncle Bud Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145055 10-in. 10/31/1927 Polly wolly doodle Skillet Lickers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145056 10-in. 11/1/1927 Please do not get offended Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W145057 10-in. 11/1/1927 Everyday will be Sunday bye and bye Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W145058 10-in. 11/1/1927 Johnson's old gray mule Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, guitar  
Columbia W145066 10-in. 11/1/1927 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 1 Bill Brown ; Clayton McMichen ; Bob Nichols ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocal solo speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145067 10-in. 11/1/1927 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 2 Bill Brown ; Clayton McMichen ; Bob Nichols ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocal solo speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146000 10-in. 4/10/1928 Hen cackle Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking and chicken sound effects instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146001 10-in. 4/10/1928 Cumberland Gap Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146002 10-in. 4/10/1928 Cotton-eyed Joe Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146003 10-in. 4/10/1928 Black-eyed Susie Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146004 10-in. 4/10/1928 Prettiest little girl in the county Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146005 10-in. 4/10/1928 Slow buck Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talk and vocal effects instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146006 10-in. 4/10/1928 Settin' in the chimney jamb Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146007 10-in. 4/10/1928 Sal let me chaw your rosin Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talk and male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146032 10-in. 4/12/1928 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 3 Bill Brown ; Clayton McMichen ; Bob Nichols ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146033 10-in. 4/12/1928 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 4 Bill Brown ; Clayton McMichen ; Bob Nichols ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146040 10-in. 4/12/1928 Grandpapa's papa Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and banjo or guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo, guitar  
Columbia W146041 10-in. 4/12/1928 Coon, coon, coon Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and banjo or guitar instrumentalist, banjo, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W146056 10-in. 4/13/1928 Possum hunt on Stump House Mountain Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Instrumental ensemble, with talk and horn and dog sound effects speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146057 10-in. 4/13/1928 Possum hunt on Stump House Mountain Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Instrumental ensemble, with talk and dog sound effects speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146058 10-in. 4/13/1928 Hog killing day Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Instrumental ensemble, with talk and hog sound effects speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W146059 10-in. 4/13/1928 Hog killing day Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Instrumental ensemble, with talk speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W147253 10-in. 10/22/1928 Liberty Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W147254 10-in. 10/22/1928 Nancy Rollin Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talk instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W147255 10-in. 10/22/1928 Old Dan Tucker Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W147256 10-in. 10/22/1928 Devilish Mary Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W147263 10-in. 10/23/1928 Pretty little widow Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W147264 10-in. 10/23/1928 Fly around my pretty little miss Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W147275 10-in. 10/24/1928 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 5 Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W147276 10-in. 10/24/1928 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 6 Bill Brown ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocal solo(s) instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W147278 10-in. 10/24/1928 Day at the county fair Hugh Cross ; K. D. Malone ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble and male vocal solo speaker  
Columbia W147279 10-in. 10/24/1928 Day at the county fair Hugh Cross ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble and male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo, speaker, vocalist  
Columbia W148200 10-in. 4/8/1929 Mississippi sawyer Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148201 10-in. 4/8/1929 It ain't gonna rain no mo' Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148202 10-in. 4/8/1929 Going on down town Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band,with male vocal solo and male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148203 10-in. 4/8/1929 Flatwoods Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo, male vocal duet, and talk instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148208 10-in. 4/8/1929 Never seen the like since gettin' upstairs Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148209 10-in. 4/8/1929 Show me the way to go home Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and whistling instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Columbia W148210 10-in. 4/8/1929 Cotton baggin' Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking and vocal effects instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148211 10-in. 4/8/1929 The rovin' gambler Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148222 10-in. 4/9/1929 Back up and push Georgia Organ Grinders String band, with organ instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148223 10-in. 4/9/1929 Smoke behind the clouds Georgia Organ Grinders String band and organ, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148224 10-in. 4/9/1929 Sweet sixteen next Sunday Georgia Organ Grinders String band, with organ instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148227 10-in. 4/10/1929 Four thousand years ago Georgia Organ Grinders String band and organ, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148228 10-in. 4/10/1929 Georgia man Georgia Organ Grinders String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148231 10-in. 4/10/1929 Skip to my Lou my darling Georgia Organ Grinders String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148232 10-in. 4/10/1929 Charming Betsy Georgia Organ Grinders String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148254 10-in. 4/12/1929 Roll 'em on the ground Fate Norris and his Play Boys String band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Columbia W148255 10-in. 4/12/1929 Johnnie get your gun Fate Norris and his Play Boys String band, with male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W148266 10-in. 4/12/1929 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 7 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W148267 10-in. 4/12/1929 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 8 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149276 10-in. 10/29/1929 Rocky pallet Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149277 10-in. 10/29/1929 Soldier's joy Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149278 10-in. 10/29/1929 Rock that cradle, Lucy Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149279 10-in. 10/29/1929 There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149280 10-in. 10/29/1929 Bonaparte's retreat Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149281 10-in. 10/29/1929 Hell's broke loose in Georgia Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with dialogue instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149282 10-in. 10/29/1929 Giddap Napoleon Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149283 10-in. 10/29/1929 Cripple Creek Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149328 10-in. 11/1/1929 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 9 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149329 10-in. 11/1/1929 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 10 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149338 10-in. 11/2/1929 Kickapoo medicine show Hugh Cross ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W149339 10-in. 11/2/1929 Kickapoo medicine show Hugh Cross ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and vocal effects instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W149340 10-in. 11/2/1929 A night in a blind tiger Tom Dorsey ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Uncle Fuzz Descriptive scene, with string band instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W149341 10-in. 11/2/1929 A night in a blind tiger Tom Dorsey ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Uncle Fuzz Descriptive scene, with string band instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W149369 10-in. 11/4/1929 A bee hunt on Hill for Sartin Creek Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and bee sound effects instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W149370 10-in. 11/4/1929 A bee hunt on Hill for Sartin Creek Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and bee sound effects speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150200 10-in. 4/14/1930 Leather breeches Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150201 10-in. 4/14/1930 New Arkansas traveller Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150202 10-in. 4/14/1930 Sugar in the gourd Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150203 10-in. 4/14/1930 Georgia Wagner Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150204 10-in. 4/14/1930 Sal's gone to the cider mill Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150205 10-in. 4/14/1930 Nigger in the woodpile Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150216 10-in. 4/15/1930 I don't bother work Melvin Dupree ; Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal trio, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150217 10-in. 4/15/1930 I shall not be moved Melvin Dupree ; Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal trio, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150222 10-in. 4/15/1930 Devilish Mary Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150223 10-in. 4/15/1930 Soldier, will you marry me Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150271 10-in. 4/17/1930 Taking the census Tom Dorsey ; Oscar Ford ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with male vocal solo, string band, and dog effects instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W150272 10-in. 4/17/1930 Taking the census Tom Dorsey ; Oscar Ford ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with male vocal solo and string band instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W150335 10-in. 4/21/1930 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 11 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W150336 10-in. 4/21/1930 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 12 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) speaker, instrumentalist, banjo  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Norris, Fate," accessed July 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100952.

Norris, Fate. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100952.

"Norris, Fate." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100952

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.