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Riley Puckett

George Riley Puckett (May 7, 1894 – July 13, 1946) was an American country music pioneer, best known as a member of Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers.

His dynamic single-string guitar playing, featuring dramatic bass runs, earned for him an enviable reputation as an instrumentalist. Many aspiring guitarists who followed him have studied and copied his style. Although he was an accomplished musician on several instruments, his singing was most responsible for establishing him as an important figure in the history of country music.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 7, 1894 (Alpharetta), Died July 13, 1946 (East Point)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, speaker, banjo, composer, lyricist, whistling, leader

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

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 481 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W143798 10-in. 3/29/1927 The old gray mare Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, banjo  
Columbia W143799 10-in. 3/29/1927 John Henry Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, banjo  
Columbia W143800 10-in. 3/29/1927 Drink 'er down Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, banjo  
Columbia W143801 10-in. 3/29/1927 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, banjo  
Columbia W143802 10-in. 3/29/1927 Peter went a-fishing Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, banjo  
Columbia W143813 10-in. 3/30/1927 Let the rest of the world go by Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143814 10-in. 3/30/1927 Till we meet again Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143815 10-in. 3/30/1927 I'm forever blowing bubbles Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143816 10-in. 3/30/1927 My old Kentucky home Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143831 10-in. 3/31/1927 Three o'clock in the morning Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
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, guitar  
Columbia W143854 10-in. 4/1/1927 That old Irish mother of mine Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143855 10-in. 4/1/1927 Fire on the mountain Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143856 10-in. 4/1/1927 Alabama gal Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143857 10-in. 4/1/1927 Sleep, baby, sleep Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143858 10-in. 4/1/1927 Little log cabin in the lane Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143867 10-in. 4/2/1927 Cindy Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143868 10-in. 4/2/1927 Little brown jug Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143869 10-in. 4/2/1927 Alcoholic blues Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143870 10-in. 4/2/1927 Down-hearted blues Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143871 10-in. 4/2/1927 Fuzzy rag Riley Puckett Guitar solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143872 10-in. 4/2/1927 The darkey's wail Riley Puckett Guitar solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W145043 10-in. 10/31/1927 Red Wing Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W145044 10-in. 10/31/1927 I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 226-250 of 481 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Puckett, Riley," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102247.

Puckett, Riley. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102247.

"Puckett, Riley." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102247

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