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Fiddlin' John Carson

Fiddlin' John Carson (March 23, 1868 – December 11, 1949) was an American old-time fiddler and singer who recorded what is widely considered to be the first country music song featuring vocals and lyrics.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 23rd, 1868 (Fannin County), Died Atlanta

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, vocalist, leader, composer, speaker, lyricist, arranger, songwriter, guitar, author

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 209 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-78995 10-in. 2/27/1934 Papa's billy goat Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor BS-78997 10-in. 2/27/1934 Mama's nanny goat Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BS-78998 10-in. 2/27/1934 I'm glad my wife's in Europe Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor BS-78999 10-in. 2/27/1934 Be kind to a man when he's down Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Female-male vocal duet, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor BS-82100 10-in. 2/27/1934 You'll never miss your mother till she's gone Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, songwriter  
Victor BS-82101 10-in. 2/27/1934 Since she took my licker from me Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82102 10-in. 2/27/1934 The new "Comin' 'round the mountain" Fiddlin' John Carson Mixed vocal trio, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82103 10-in. 2/27/1934 I was born four thousand years ago Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82104 10-in. 2/27/1934 When the saints go marching in Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Mixed vocal trio, with string band and talk vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82105 10-in. 2/27/1934 The honest farmer Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82106 10-in. 2/27/1934 Taxes on the farmer feeds them all Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Mixed vocal trio, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82107 10-in. 2/27/1934 Bear me away on your snowy white wings Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Mixed vocal trio, with string band and talk vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82108 10-in. 2/27/1934 I want to make heaven my home Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Mixed vocal trio, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82109 10-in. 2/27/1934 Going where the sugar cane grows Fiddlin' John Carson Mixed vocal trio, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82110 10-in. 2/27/1934 Tennessee Wagner Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82111 10-in. 2/27/1934 The storm that struck Miami Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82112 10-in. 2/27/1934 Georgia's three dollar tag Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82113 10-in. 2/28/1934 I'm old and feeble Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82114 10-in. 2/28/1934 Old and in the way Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82115 10-in. 2/28/1934 Take your burdens to the Lord Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82116 10-in. 2/28/1934 Gonna raise a ruckus Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-82117 10-in. 2/28/1934 Stockade blues Peanuts Brown ; Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Mixed vocal trio, with instrumental trio and talk vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Victor BS-82118 10-in. 2/28/1934 Do you ever think of me? Peanuts Brown ; Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Vocal and instrumental trio, with talk and yodeling vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Victor BS-82119 10-in. 2/28/1934 Ain't no bugs on me Fiddlin' John Carson Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W140628 10-in. 5/27/1925 Little Mary Phagan Al Craver Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 209 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carson, Fiddlin' John," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104795.

Carson, Fiddlin' John. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104795.

"Carson, Fiddlin' John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104795

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