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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 201-225 of 229 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W150336 10-in. 4/21/1930 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 12 Tom Dorsey ; Clayton McMichen ; Fate Norris ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W151024 10-in. 12/4/1930 Ride Old Buck to water Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and vocal effects instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151025 10-in. 12/4/1930 Don't you cry, my honey Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and vocal effects instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151026 10-in. 12/4/1930 Cacklin' hen and rooster too Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with vocal effects and talking instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151027 10-in. 12/4/1930 Ricketts hornpipe Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with vocal effects instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151041 10-in. 12/5/1930 Hand me down my walking cane Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151042 10-in. 12/5/1930 Bully of the town no. 2 Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151043 10-in. 12/5/1930 Broken down gambler Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking and vocal effects instrumentalist, banjo, speaker, jew's harp, leader  
Columbia W151044 10-in. 12/5/1930 Possum up the gum stump Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151061 10-in. 12/6/1930 If you want to go a-courtin' Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Columbia W151062 10-in. 12/6/1930 You've got to stop drinking shine Gid Tanner Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Columbia W151100 10-in. 12/8/1930 Fiddlers' convention Tom Dorsey ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with male vocal solo and string band speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W151101 10-in. 12/8/1930 Fiddlers' convention Tom Dorsey ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with male vocal solo and string band instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Columbia W151102 10-in. 12/8/1930 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 13 Tom Dorsey ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W151103 10-in. 12/8/1930 Corn licker still in Georgia–Part 14 Tom Dorsey ; Bert Layne ; Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Lowe Stokes ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band and male vocalist(s) instrumentalist, banjo, speaker  
Columbia W151916 10-in. 10/24/1931 Miss McLeod's reel Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking and vocal effects instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151917 10-in. 10/24/1931 Four cent cotton Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151918 10-in. 10/24/1931 Molly put the kettle on Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal solo and talking instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151919 10-in. 10/24/1931 Sleeping Lulu Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151920 10-in. 10/24/1931 McMichen's breakdown Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with talking and vocal effects instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151921 10-in. 10/24/1931 Whistlin' Rufus Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with whistling duet instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Columbia W151942 10-in. 10/26/1931 Raccoon on a rail The Home Town Boys Violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W151943 10-in. 10/26/1931 Home town rag The Home Town Boys Violin, banjo, and guitar instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W151944 10-in. 10/26/1931 Still write your name in the sand The Home Town Boys String trio, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W151945 10-in. 10/26/1931 Still got 99 The Home Town Boys String trio, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
(Results 201-225 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.

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

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