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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 126-150 of 210 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W80553 10-in. 3/17/1927 Old and in the way Virginia Reelers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W80554 10-in. 3/17/1927 Papa's billy goat Virginia Reelers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W80555 10-in. 3/17/1927 I'm glad my wife's in Europe Virginia Reelers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W80556 10-in. 3/17/1927 It's a shame to whip your wife on Sunday Virginia Reelers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W80557 10-in. 3/17/1927 Cotton eyed Joe Virginia Reelers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W80558 10-in. 3/17/1927 Jesse James Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers String band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W80559 10-in. 3/17/1927 Don't let your deal go down Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers String band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W80560 10-in. 3/17/1927 Swanee River Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers String band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W81726 10-in. 10/10/1927 Old Joe Clark Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81727 10-in. 10/10/1927 Gonna swing on the Golden Gate Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81728 10-in. 10/10/1927 Did he ever return? Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81729 10-in. 10/10/1927 If you can't get the stopper out, break off the neck Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81730 10-in. 10/10/1927 Engineer on the Mogull Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81731 10-in. 10/10/1927 Hell bound for Alabama Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81749 10-in. 10/11/1927 Turkey in the hay Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81750 10-in. 10/11/1927 The smoke goes out the chimney just the same Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81751 10-in. 10/11/1927 Going down to Cripple Creek Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers String band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, violin, leader, vocalist  
OKeh W81752 10-in. 10/11/1927 Quit that ticklin' me Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81753 10-in. 10/11/1927 It won't happen again for a hundred years or more Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W81754 10-in. 10/11/1927 The little log cabin by the stream Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
OKeh W81755 10-in. 10/11/1927 Christmas time will soon be over Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin, leader, vocalist  
OKeh W81756 10-in. 10/11/1927 Run along home, Sandy Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Male vocal trio, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
OKeh W401098 10-in. 9/5/1928 You will never miss your mother until she is gone Emil Velazco Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W402116 10-in. 8/10/1928 Moonshine Kate Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with talk instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
OKeh W402117 10-in. 8/10/1928 John's trip to Boston Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with talk instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
(Results 126-150 of 210 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carson, Fiddlin' John," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104795.

Carson, Fiddlin' John. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104795.

"Carson, Fiddlin' John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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