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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 6, 1885 (Georgia), Died May 13, 1960 (Georgia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1934

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 229 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-82723 10-in. 3/30/1934 Flop-eared mule Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band speaker, leader, instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-82724 10-in. 3/30/1934 Prosperity and politics Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BVE-82725 10-in. 3/30/1934 Prosperity and politics Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist, leader  
Victor BVE-82728 10-in. 3/30/1934 Practice night with the Skillet Lickers Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist, leader  
Victor BVE-82729 10-in. 3/30/1934 Practice night with the Skillet Lickers Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia 81600 10-in. 3/7/1924 Little old log cabin in the lane Riley Puckett Male vocal solo (yodeling), with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 81601 10-in. 3/7/1924 Knoxville girl Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia 81604 10-in. 3/7/1924 Boll weevil blues Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 81627 10-in. 3/7/1924 I'm satisfied Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 81628 10-in. 3/7/1924 Chicken don't roost too high for me Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal solos, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 81629 10-in. 3/8/1924 Devilish Mary Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 81630 10-in. 3/8/1924 Hen cackle Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 81631 10-in. 3/8/1924 Lightning Express Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 81634 10-in. 3/8/1924 Buckin' mule Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 81635 10-in. 3/8/1924 Black-eyed Susie Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 81638 10-in. 3/8/1924 Alabama gal, give the fiddler a dram Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 140002 10-in. 9/10/1924 Prettiest little girl in the county Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 140003 10-in. 9/10/1924 Whistling Rufus Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 140004 10-in. 9/10/1924 Sourwood Mountain Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Violin and banjo duet instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140005 10-in. 9/10/1924 Cripple Creek Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with violin and banjo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 140012 10-in. 9/11/1924 Blue Ridge Mountain blues Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140013 10-in. 9/11/1924 Darling Nellie Gray Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140014 10-in. 9/11/1924 Old Black Joe Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140015 10-in. 9/11/1924 Papa's billy goat Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140017 10-in. 9/11/1924 I am going down the road feeling bad Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 26-50 of 229 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tanner, Gid," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106154.

Tanner, Gid. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106154.

"Tanner, Gid." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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