Dorsey Dixon

Dorsey Murdock Dixon (October 14, 1897, Darlington, South Carolina – April 18, 1968, Plant City, Florida) was an American old-time and country music songwriter and musician. He was also a millworker who spent much of his life working in textile mills in North and South Carolina. Dixon's best known songs were "Wreck on the Highway", which resulted in a copyright dispute with country musician Roy Acuff, and "Babies in the Mill", which was about the Southern textile industry's exploitation of child labor in the early 20th century.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 14th, 1897 (Darlington), Died April 18th, 1968 (Plant City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, songwriter, composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-94674 10-in. 2/12/1936 Weave room blues Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-94675 10-in. 2/12/1936 Two little rosebuds Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BS-94676 10-in. 2/12/1936 Sales tax on the women Dixon Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-94677 10-in. 2/12/1936 Intoxicated rat Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-94678 10-in. 2/12/1936 Not turning back Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BS-94679 10-in. 2/12/1936 White flower for you Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-102816 10-in. 6/23/1936 Answer to "Maple on the hill"—part 1 Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102817 10-in. 6/23/1936 Maple on the hill—part 2 Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102818 10-in. 6/23/1936 Greenback dollar—part 1 Dixon Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102819 10-in. 6/23/1936 Spinning room blues Dixon Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102820 10-in. 6/23/1936 My girl in sunny Tennessee Dixon Brothers ; Mutt Evans Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102821 10-in. 6/23/1936 A wonderful day Dixon Brothers ; Mutt Evans Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102822 10-in. 6/23/1936 Are you sure? Dixon Brothers ; Mutt Evans Male vocal trio, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102823 10-in. 6/23/1936 That old vacant chair Dixon Brothers ; Mutt Evans Male vocal trio, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BS-02561 10-in. 10/13/1936 I'm just here to get my baby out of jail—no. 2 Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02562 10-in. 10/13/1936 Never be sweethearts again Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02563 10-in. 10/13/1936 Bonnie blue eyes—part 2 Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02564 10-in. 10/13/1936 Ocean of life Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02565 10-in. 10/13/1936 Ramblin' gambler Dixon Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02566 10-in. 10/13/1936 Dark eyes Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02567 10-in. 10/13/1936 Easter day Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02568 10-in. 10/13/1936 The old true love Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07135 10-in. 2/18/1937 Maple on the hill—Part 4 Dixon Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07136 10-in. 2/18/1937 Beautiful stars Dixon Brothers Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07137 10-in. 2/18/1937 I will meet my precious mother Dixon Brothers Mixed vocal trio, with 3 guitars vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dixon, Dorsey," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105627.

Dixon, Dorsey. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105627.

"Dixon, Dorsey." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105627

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