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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 51-75 of 229 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 140018 10-in. 9/11/1924 Liza Jane Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140019 10-in. 9/11/1924 Georgia Railroad Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140020 10-in. 9/11/1924 Going along down town Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and banjo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140021 10-in. 9/11/1924 Whoa! Mule Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140022 10-in. 9/11/1924 Bile dem cabbage down Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140023 10-in. 9/11/1924 Railroad Bill Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and banjo instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140025 10-in. 9/11/1924 Nobody's business if I do Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and banjo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia 140031 10-in. 9/12/1924 John Henry Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 140045 10-in. 9/12/1924 The Arkansaw traveler Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Comic dialogue, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Columbia 140046 10-in. 9/12/1924 Cumberland Gap Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Violin and banjo duet instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140047 10-in. 9/12/1924 Turkey in the straw Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with violin and banjo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 140048 10-in. 9/12/1924 Be kind to a man when he's down Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia 140049 10-in. 9/12/1924 Sailor boy Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140050 10-in. 9/12/1924 Fox chase Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140051 10-in. 9/12/1924 Don't grieve your mother Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140280 10-in. 1/27/1925 Floella's cottage Arthur Tanner ; Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and banjo instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 140281 10-in. 1/27/1925 Knoxville girl Arthur Tanner ; Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with violin and banjo instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W141087 10-in. 10/3/1925 Old time tunes Georgia Boys ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W141088 10-in. 10/3/1925 Just gimme the leavings Georgia Boys ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W142034 10-in. 4/17/1926 Hand me down my walking cane Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist, leader  
Columbia W142035 10-in. 4/17/1926 Bully of the town Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W142036 10-in. 4/17/1926 Pass around the bottle and we'll all take a drink Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal trio vocalist, leader  
Columbia W142037 10-in. 4/17/1926 Alabama jubilee Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and guitar leader  
Columbia W142038 10-in. 4/17/1926 Watermelon on the vine Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist, leader  
Columbia W142039 10-in. 4/17/1926 Don't you hear Jerusalem moan Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
(Results 51-75 of 229 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tanner, Gid," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106154.

Tanner, Gid. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106154.

"Tanner, Gid." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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