J. E. Mainer

J. E. Mainer (July 20, 1898 – June 12, 1971) was an American old time fiddler who followed in the wake of Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 20th, 1898 (Weaverville), Died June 12th, 1971

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, vocalist, violin

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-94328 10-in. 8/6/1935 Ship sailing now J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor BS-94329 10-in. 8/6/1935 This world is not my home J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-94330 10-in. 8/6/1935 Maple on the hill J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor BS-94331 10-in. 8/6/1935 Take me in the lifeboat J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor BS-94332 10-in. 8/6/1935 Seven and a half J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers String band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-94333 10-in. 8/6/1935 New curly headed baby J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor BS-94336 10-in. 8/6/1935 Broken-hearted blues J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Daddy John Love String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-94337 10-in. 8/6/1935 Greenback dollar J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Daddy John Love String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-94338 10-in. 8/6/1935 Let her go God bless her J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Daddy John Love ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal trio leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-94339 10-in. 8/6/1935 City on the hill J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Daddy John Love ; Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal quartet leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-94340 10-in. 8/6/1935 The longest train J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Daddy John Love ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal trio leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-94341 10-in. 8/6/1935 Write a letter to Mother J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Daddy John Love ; Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal quartet leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-94342 10-in. 8/6/1935 Lights in the valley J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Daddy John Love ; Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris String band, with male vocal quartet leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-94343 10-in. 8/6/1935 Searching for a pair of blue eyes J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Daddy John Love String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-99113 10-in. 2/14/1936 Goin' back West in the fall J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal ensemble vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-99114 10-in. 2/14/1936 New lost train blues J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar leader  
Victor BS-99115 10-in. 2/14/1936 Number 111 J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers Fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars, with talk leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-99116 10-in. 2/14/1936 I am walking in the light J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers Male vocal trio, with banjo and guitar vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-99117 10-in. 2/14/1936 Don't cause Mother's hair to go grey J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers Male vocal duet, with banjo and guitar leader  
Victor BS-99118 10-in. 2/14/1936 When I reach my home eternal J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-99119 10-in. 2/14/1936 Fatal wreck of the bus J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-99120 10-in. 2/14/1936 Behind the parlor door J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-99121 10-in. 2/14/1936 Satisfied J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers Male vocal trio, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-99122 10-in. 2/14/1936 One to love me J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-102600 10-in. 6/15/1936 On a cold winter night J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers ; Wade Mainer Male vocal solo, with string band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mainer, J. E.," accessed September 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104229.

Mainer, J. E.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104229.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104229

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