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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

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 481 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-041281 10-in. 8/23/1939 When I'm gone, you'll soon forget me Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041282 10-in. 8/23/1939 'Way out there Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with yodeling, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041283 10-in. 8/23/1939 Back on the Texas plains Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with yodeling, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041284 10-in. 8/23/1939 How come you do me, like you do? Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041292 10-in. 8/23/1939 I told them all about you Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041293 10-in. 8/23/1939 Red River Valley Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-047529 10-in. 2/5/1940 South of the border Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-047530 10-in. 2/5/1940 Red sails in the sunset Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-047531 10-in. 2/5/1940 Whistle and blow your blues away Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-047532 10-in. 2/5/1940 Margie Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-047533 10-in. 2/5/1940 Oh, Johnny, oh Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-047534 10-in. 2/5/1940 Take me back to my boots and saddle Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-047535 10-in. 2/5/1940 When I grow too old to dream Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-047536 10-in. 2/5/1940 It's a sin to tell a lie Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-056504 10-in. 10/11/1940 Ma (he's making eyes at me) Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-056505 10-in. 10/11/1940 Walking my baby back home Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-056506 10-in. 10/11/1940 Get out and get under the moon Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-056507 10-in. 10/11/1940 When I'm back in Tennessee Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with mandolin and guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-056508 10-in. 10/11/1940 Nobody's business Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-056509 10-in. 10/11/1940 Playmates Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-071078 10-in. 10/2/1941 Where the shy little violets grow Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-071079 10-in. 10/2/1941 In a little garden Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-071080 10-in. 10/2/1941 Tuck me to sleep in my old Kentucky home Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-071081 10-in. 10/2/1941 When it's peach pickin' time in Georgia Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-071082 10-in. 10/2/1941 Old fashioned locket Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 76-100 of 481 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Puckett, Riley," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102247.

Puckett, Riley. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102247.

"Puckett, Riley." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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

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