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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 176-200 of 229 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W149280 10-in. 10/29/1929 Bonaparte's retreat Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking leader  
Columbia W149281 10-in. 10/29/1929 Hell's broke loose in Georgia Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with dialogue leader  
Columbia W149282 10-in. 10/29/1929 Giddap Napoleon Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W149283 10-in. 10/29/1929 Cripple Creek Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking leader  
Columbia W149328 10-in. 11/1/1929 Corn licker still in Georgia—Part 9 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W149329 10-in. 11/1/1929 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 10 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 W149338 10-in. 11/2/1929 Kickapoo medicine show Hugh Cross ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W149339 10-in. 11/2/1929 Kickapoo medicine show Hugh Cross ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and vocal effects vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W149369 10-in. 11/4/1929 A bee hunt on Hill for Sartin Creek Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and bee sound effects instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Columbia W149370 10-in. 11/4/1929 A bee hunt on Hill for Sartin Creek Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and bee sound effects speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W150200 10-in. 4/14/1930 Leather breeches Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking leader  
Columbia W150201 10-in. 4/14/1930 New Arkansas traveller Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking leader  
Columbia W150202 10-in. 4/14/1930 Sugar in the gourd Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W150203 10-in. 4/14/1930 Georgia Wagner Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia W150204 10-in. 4/14/1930 Sal's gone to the cider mill Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking leader  
Columbia W150205 10-in. 4/14/1930 Nigger in the woodpile Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking leader  
Columbia W150216 10-in. 4/15/1930 I don't bother work Melvin Dupree ; Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal trio, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W150217 10-in. 4/15/1930 I shall not be moved Melvin Dupree ; Fate Norris ; Gid Tanner Male vocal trio, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia W150222 10-in. 4/15/1930 Devilish Mary Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W150223 10-in. 4/15/1930 Soldier, will you marry me Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W150271 10-in. 4/17/1930 Taking the census Tom Dorsey ; Oscar Ford ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with male vocal solo, string band, and dog effects speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W150272 10-in. 4/17/1930 Taking the census Tom Dorsey ; Oscar Ford ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with male vocal solo and string band speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W150299 10-in. 4/19/1930 Jeremiah Hopkins store Tom Dorsey ; Oscar Ford ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Columbia W150300 10-in. 4/19/1930 Jeremiah Hopkins store Tom Dorsey ; Oscar Ford ; Dan Hornsby ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Uncle Fuzz Descriptive scene speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W150335 10-in. 4/21/1930 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 11 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 176-200 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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