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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 151-175 of 229 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W147254 10-in. 10/22/1928 Nancy Rollin Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talk instrumentalist, violin, speaker, leader  
Columbia W147255 10-in. 10/22/1928 Old Dan Tucker Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W147256 10-in. 10/22/1928 Devilish Mary Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W147263 10-in. 10/23/1928 Pretty little widow Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W147264 10-in. 10/23/1928 Fly around my pretty little miss Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W147275 10-in. 10/24/1928 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 5 Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band instrumentalist, violin, speaker, vocalist  
Columbia W147276 10-in. 10/24/1928 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 6 Bill Brown ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocal solo(s) instrumentalist, violin, speaker, vocalist  
Columbia W147278 10-in. 10/24/1928 Day at the county fair Hugh Cross ; K. D. Malone ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble and male vocal solo speaker, instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W147279 10-in. 10/24/1928 Day at the county fair Hugh Cross ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble and male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, speaker, vocalist  
Columbia W148200 10-in. 4/8/1929 Mississippi sawyer Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking instrumentalist, violin, speaker, leader  
Columbia W148201 10-in. 4/8/1929 It ain't gonna rain no mo' Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W148202 10-in. 4/8/1929 Going on down town Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band,with male vocal solo and male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148203 10-in. 4/8/1929 Flatwoods Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo, male vocal duet, and talk instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148208 10-in. 4/8/1929 Never seen the like since gettin' upstairs Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148209 10-in. 4/8/1929 Show me the way to go home Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and whistling instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148210 10-in. 4/8/1929 Cotton baggin' Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking and vocal effects instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader  
Columbia W148211 10-in. 4/8/1929 The rovin' gambler Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W148254 10-in. 4/12/1929 Roll 'em on the ground Fate Norris and his Play Boys String band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W148255 10-in. 4/12/1929 Johnnie get your gun Fate Norris and his Play Boys String band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W148266 10-in. 4/12/1929 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 7 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Columbia W148267 10-in. 4/12/1929 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 8 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W149276 10-in. 10/29/1929 Rocky pallet Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band leader  
Columbia W149277 10-in. 10/29/1929 Soldier's joy Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking leader  
Columbia W149278 10-in. 10/29/1929 Rock that cradle, Lucy Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W149279 10-in. 10/29/1929 There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
(Results 151-175 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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