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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 151-175 of 210 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W402118 10-in. 8/10/1928 John makes good licker Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with talk and male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
OKeh W402119 10-in. 10/10/1928 I'm going to take the train for Charlotte Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) and banjo duet instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W402120 10-in. 8/10/1928 Ain't no bugs on me Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo and banjo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W402121 10-in. 8/10/1928 The burglar and the old maid Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo and banjo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W402337 10-in. 3/16/1929 Hawk and buzzard Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Female-male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402338 10-in. 3/16/1929 Down South where the sugar cane grows Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Female-male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402339 10-in. 3/16/1929 Meet her when the sun goes down Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, composer, vocalist  
OKeh W402340 10-in. 3/16/1929 My Ford sedan Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, composer  
OKeh W402341 10-in. 3/16/1929 You can't get milk from a cow named Ben Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Dialogue and fiddle (violin) and guitar duet instrumentalist, violin, author, speaker  
OKeh W402342 10-in. 3/16/1929 Going to the county fair Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Dialogue and fiddle (violin) and guitar duet speaker, instrumentalist, violin, author  
OKeh W402554 10-in. 8/5/1929 Welcome the travelers home, no. 2 Fiddlin' John Carson Instrumental trio, with female-male vocal duet vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W402555 10-in. 8/5/1929 You'll never miss your mother until she's gone, no. 2 Fiddlin' John Carson Instrumental trio, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, composer  
OKeh W402556 10-in. 8/5/1929 John makes good licker Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Instrumental trio, with talk and female-male vocal duet vocalist, speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W402557 10-in. 8/5/1929 John makes good licker Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Instrumental trio, with talk and female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, speaker  
OKeh W402558 10-in. 8/5/1929 She's more like her mother everyday Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Instrumental trio, with talk and male vocal solo speaker, vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W402559 10-in. 8/5/1929 Times are not like they used to be Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Instrumental trio, with talk and male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, speaker, vocalist  
OKeh W402988 10-in. 9/24/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
OKeh W402989 10-in. 9/24/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
OKeh W402992 10-in. 9/25/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
OKeh W402997 10-in. 9/25/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
OKeh W402998 10-in. 9/25/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
OKeh W402999 10-in. 9/25/1929 The medicine show Fiddlin' John Carson ; Emmett Miller Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
OKeh W403446 10-in. 12/17/1929 Pa's birthday party Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Instrumental trio, with dialogue and mixed vocal trio instrumentalist, violin, speaker, vocalist  
OKeh W403447 10-in. 12/17/1929 Corn licker and barbecue Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Instrumental trio, with dialogue and mixed vocal trio speaker, vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W403448 10-in. 12/17/1929 Corn licker and barbecue Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Instrumental trio, with dialogue and mixed vocal trio instrumentalist, violin, speaker, vocalist  
(Results 151-175 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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