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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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 229 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142040 10-in. 4/17/1926 Ya gotta quit kickin' my dog aroun' Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo, male vocal duet, and dog sound effect vocalist, leader  
Columbia W142041 10-in. 4/17/1926 Turkey in the straw Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Columbia W142060 10-in. 4/20/1926 S-a-v-e-d Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W142061 10-in. 4/20/1926 Where did you get that hat? Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W142062 10-in. 4/20/1926 Frankie was a good woman Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W142063 10-in. 4/20/1926 Goodbye booze Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W142064 10-in. 4/20/1926 I'm tired of living on pork and beans Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W142065 10-in. 4/20/1926 Three nights' experience Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W143019 10-in. 11/2/1926 Polly woddle doo Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143020 10-in. 11/2/1926 Rock road to Milledgeville Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Columbia W143021 10-in. 11/2/1926 Uncle Bud Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W143026 10-in. 11/3/1926 Dance all night with a bottle in your hand Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and ensemble leader  
Columbia W143027 10-in. 11/3/1926 She'll be coming 'round the mountain Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143028 10-in. 11/3/1926 I don't love nobody Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W143029 10-in. 11/3/1926 Hop light ladies Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W143030 10-in. 11/3/1926 I got mine Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo, male vocal trio, and talk vocalist, leader  
Columbia W143031 10-in. 11/3/1926 Shortening bread Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W143032 10-in. 11/3/1926 Old Joe Clark Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W143046 10-in. 11/3/1926 The drunkard's hiccups Bob Nichols ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet vocalist  
Columbia W143047 10-in. 11/4/1926 New Dixie Fate Norris ; The Tanner Boys Male vocal duet, with banjo vocalist  
Columbia W143048 10-in. 11/4/1926 Hungry hash house Fate Norris ; The Tanner Boys Male vocal duet, with banjo vocalist  
Columbia W143049 10-in. 11/4/1926 I don't reckon that'll happen again Fate Norris ; The Tanner Boys Male vocal duet, with banjo vocalist  
Columbia W143078 10-in. 11/5/1926 My boarding-house on the hill Gid Tanner Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W143079 10-in. 11/5/1926 The fate of William Cheek Gid Tanner Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W143080 10-in. 11/5/1926 The drunkard's courtship Gid Tanner Male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 76-100 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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