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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 201-210 of 210 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W404629 10-in. 12/9/1930 Darktown Strutters' Ball Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers Instrumental ensemble leader  
OKeh W404647 10-in. 12/10/1930 Knotty Head Jake Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental accompaniment vocalist  
OKeh W404648 10-in. 12/10/1930 I've got a white man working for me Fiddlin' John Carson Instrumental, with talk instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W404649 10-in. 12/10/1930 Nobody knows my troubles but me Fiddlin' John Carson Instrumental, with talk instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W405073 10-in. 10/30/1931 I intend to make heaven my home Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Female-male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh W405083 10-in. 10/31/1931 Pole cat blues Fiddlin' John Carson ; Moonshine Kate Female-male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Brunswick E36493 10-in. 3/23/1931 You will never miss your mother until she is gone Phil Luther Crow ; Frank Luther Male vocal duet, with clarinet, guitar, and accordion lyricist  
Brunswick AT354-AT355 10-in. 3/3/1928 Billy in the low ground Dr. Humphrey Bate Possum Hunters String band, with dance calls composer  
Brunswick 1072-1074 10-in. 8/7/1925 Little Mary Phagan Charlie Oaks Male vocal solo, guitar, and Jew's harp songwriter  
Edison 9731 10-in. 9/23/1924 You will never miss your mother until she is gone Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica lyricist  
(Results 201-210 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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