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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 23, 1868 (Fannin County), Died December 11, 1949 (Atlanta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1934

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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 210 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 9845 10-in. 11/1/1926 Fire in the mountain Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh 9846 10-in. 11/1/1926 Peter went fishing Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh 9847 10-in. 11/1/1926 When we meet on that beautiful shore Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh 9848 Not documented 11/1/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Fiddlin' John Carson ; Fiddlin' John Carson & His Virgina Reelers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh 9849 10-in. 11/1/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh 9850 10-in. 11/1/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh 9851 10-in. 11/1/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh 9852 10-in. 11/1/1926 Long way to Tipperary Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh S-72010 10-in. 11/7/1923 When you and I were young, Maggie Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72011 10-in. 11/7/1923 You will never miss your mother until she is gone Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72012 10-in. 11/7/1923 Be kind to a man when he is down Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72013 10-in. 11/7/1923 Billy in the low ground Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72014 10-in. 11/7/1923 Casey Jones Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72015 10-in. 11/7/1923 Old Sallie Goodman Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72016 10-in. 11/7/1923 Fare you well, old Joe Clark Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
OKeh S-72017 10-in. 11/7/1923 The farmer is the man that feeds them all Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72018 10-in. 11/7/1923 Papa's billy goat Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72021 10-in. 11/8/1923 The kickin' mule Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72022 10-in. 11/8/1923 Nancy Rowland Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-72023 10-in. 11/8/1923 Tom Watson special Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-73034 12-in. 12/18/1924 The baggage coach ahead Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-73035 12-in. 12/18/1924 The orphan child Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-73036 12-in. 12/18/1924 The letter edged in black Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-73037 10-in. 12/18/1924 Steamboat Bill Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
OKeh S-73038 10-in. 12/18/1924 It takes a little rain with the sunshine Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 76-100 of 210 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carson, Fiddlin' John," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104795.

Carson, Fiddlin' John. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104795.

"Carson, Fiddlin' John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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