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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 201-225 of 481 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142089 10-in. 4/22/1926 I'll take you home again, Kathleen Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143019 10-in. 11/2/1926 Polly woddle doo Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
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, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143026 10-in. 11/3/1926 Dance all night with a bottle in your hand Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W143027 10-in. 11/3/1926 She'll be coming 'round the mountain Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Columbia W143028 10-in. 11/3/1926 I don't love nobody Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W143029 10-in. 11/3/1926 Hop light ladies Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
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, guitar, speaker, vocalist  
Columbia W143031 10-in. 11/3/1926 Shortening bread Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W143032 10-in. 11/3/1926 Old Joe Clark Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W143090 10-in. 11/6/1926 House of David blues McMichen's Melody Men Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143091 10-in. 11/6/1926 Down yonder McMichen's Melody Men Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143098 10-in. 11/6/1926 Ring waltz Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with guitar and fiddle (violin) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143099 10-in. 11/6/1926 Underneath the mellow moon Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with guitar and fiddle (violin) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143100 10-in. 11/6/1926 Don't you remember the time Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with guitar and fiddle (violin) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143101 10-in. 11/6/1926 My isle of golden dreams Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with guitar and fiddle (violin) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143102 10-in. 11/6/1926 My poodle dog Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143103 10-in. 11/6/1926 Take me back to my old Carolina home Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143104 10-in. 11/6/1926 Somebody's waiting for you Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143105 10-in. 11/6/1926 My puppy Bud Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143785 10-in. 3/28/1927 Casey Jones Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143786 10-in. 3/28/1927 The wreck of the Southern Old '97 Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W143795 10-in. 3/29/1927 Dixie Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, banjo  
Columbia W143796 10-in. 3/29/1927 Run, nigger, run Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, banjo  
Columbia W143797 10-in. 3/29/1927 The girl I left behind me Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, banjo  
(Results 201-225 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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