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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 126-150 of 481 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 140013 10-in. 9/11/1924 Darling Nellie Gray Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140014 10-in. 9/11/1924 Old Black Joe Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140015 10-in. 9/11/1924 Papa's billy goat Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140016 10-in. 9/11/1924 Jesse James Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140017 10-in. 9/11/1924 I am going down the road feeling bad Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140018 10-in. 9/11/1924 Liza Jane Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 140019 10-in. 9/11/1924 Georgia Railroad Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 140020 10-in. 9/11/1924 Going along down town Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 140021 10-in. 9/11/1924 Whoa! Mule Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 140022 10-in. 9/11/1924 Bile dem cabbage down Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 140023 10-in. 9/11/1924 Railroad Bill Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 140024 10-in. 9/11/1924 O! Susanna Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with banjo vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 140025 10-in. 9/11/1924 Nobody's business if I do Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and banjo vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 140026 10-in. 9/11/1924 When you and I were young, Maggie Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140027 10-in. 9/12/1924 Swanee River Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140028 10-in. 9/12/1924 When I had but fifty cents Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140029 10-in. 9/12/1924 Burglar man Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140030 10-in. 9/12/1924 Spanish cavalier Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140031 10-in. 9/12/1924 John Henry Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140045 10-in. 9/12/1924 The Arkansaw traveler Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Comic dialogue, with fiddle (violin) and guitar speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140046 10-in. 9/12/1924 Cumberland Gap Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Violin and banjo duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia 140047 10-in. 9/12/1924 Turkey in the straw Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with violin and banjo instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, banjo  
Columbia W140668 10-in. 6/15/1925 Just break the news to Mother Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W140669 10-in. 6/15/1925 Drunkard's dream Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W140670 10-in. 6/15/1925 I wish I was single again Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 126-150 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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