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Gid Tanner

James Gideon "Gid" Tanner (June 6, 1885 – May 13, 1960) was an American old-time fiddler and one of the earliest stars of what would come to be known as country music. His band, the Skillet Lickers, was one of the most innovative and influential string bands of the 1920s and 1930s. Its most notable members were Clayton McMichen (fiddle and vocal), Dan Hornsby (vocals), Riley Puckett (guitar and vocal) and Robert Lee Sweat (guitar).

Birth and Death Data: Born June 6th, 1885 (Georgia), Died May 13th, 1960 (Georgia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, leader, vocalist, speaker, banjo, guitar, jew's harp

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-82672 10-in. 3/29/1934 Georgia Waggoner Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82673 10-in. 3/29/1934 Mississippi sawyer Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82674 10-in. 3/29/1934 Back up and push Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82675 10-in. 3/29/1934 Rufus Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82676 10-in. 3/29/1934 Cumberland Gap on a buckin' mule Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82677 10-in. 3/29/1934 Hawkins' rag Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82678 10-in. 3/29/1934 Skillet Licker breakdown Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82679 10-in. 3/29/1934 Cotton patch Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with vocal phrases leader  
Victor BVE-82680 10-in. 3/29/1934 Ida Red Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with vocal phrases and talking leader  
Victor BVE-82681 10-in. 3/29/1934 Down yonder Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82682 10-in. 3/29/1934 Git along Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor BVE-82683 10-in. 3/29/1934 Whoa, mule, whoa Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor BVE-82684 10-in. 3/29/1934 Tanner's boarding house Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Victor BVE-82685 10-in. 3/29/1934 On Tanner's farm Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82686 10-in. 3/29/1934 I'm satisfied Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82687 10-in. 3/29/1934 Three nights drunk Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82692 10-in. 3/29/1934 Tra-le-la-la Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-82693 10-in. 3/29/1934 Keep your gal at home Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-82694 10-in. 3/29/1934 Hinkey-dinkey-dee Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-82715 10-in. 3/30/1934 My Carolina home Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82718 10-in. 3/30/1934 Zelma Ezra "Ted" Hawkins ; Riley Puckett Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82719 10-in. 3/30/1934 I ain't no better now Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Victor BVE-82720 10-in. 3/30/1934 Tanner's rag Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82721 10-in. 3/30/1934 Tanner's hornpipe Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Victor BVE-82722 10-in. 3/30/1934 Soldiers' joy Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with string band leader, instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 227 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tanner, Gid," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106154.

Tanner, Gid. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106154.

"Tanner, Gid." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106154

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