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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 101-125 of 229 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W143081 10-in. 11/5/1926 Don't forget me, little darling Gid Tanner Male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W143785 10-in. 3/28/1927 Casey Jones Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143786 10-in. 3/28/1927 The wreck of the Southern Old '97 Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143795 10-in. 3/29/1927 Dixie Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143796 10-in. 3/29/1927 Run, nigger, run Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143797 10-in. 3/29/1927 The girl I left behind me Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143798 10-in. 3/29/1927 The old gray mare Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143799 10-in. 3/29/1927 John Henry Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143800 10-in. 3/29/1927 Drink 'er down Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143801 10-in. 3/29/1927 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet leader  
Columbia W143802 10-in. 3/29/1927 Peter went a-fishing Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W143823 10-in. 3/31/1927 Grandpapa's papa Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W143824 10-in. 3/31/1927 Howdy Bill Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W143825 10-in. 3/31/1927 Football rag Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W143826 10-in. 3/31/1927 Baby Lou Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W143848 10-in. 4/1/1927 A fiddler's convention in Georgia Bert Layne ; Bob Nichols ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Violin, banjo, and guitar, with talk and male vocal solo speaker, vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W143849 10-in. 4/1/1927 A fiddler's convention in Georgia Bert Layne ; Bob Nichols ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Gid Tanner Violin, banjo, and guitar, with talk, calls, and male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Columbia W143850 10-in. 4/1/1927 Shack no. 9 Corn-Shuckers ; Arthur Tanner Male vocal solo, with string band and singing by members of the band instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W143851 10-in. 4/1/1927 The jealous lover Corn-Shuckers ; Arthur Tanner Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W143852 10-in. 4/1/1927 Knoxville girl Corn-Shuckers ; Arthur Tanner Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W145046 10-in. 10/31/1927 Mr. Dooley Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W145047 10-in. 10/31/1927 Old McDonald had a farm Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W145048 10-in. 10/31/1927 Bile them cabbage down Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W145049 10-in. 10/31/1927 Big ball in town Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W145050 10-in. 10/31/1927 It's a long way to Tipperary Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, leader  
(Results 101-125 of 229 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tanner, Gid," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106154.

Tanner, Gid. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106154.

"Tanner, Gid." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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