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Carson Robison

Carson Jay Robison ((1890-08-04)August 4, 1890 - (1957-03-24)March 24, 1957) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Although his impact is generally forgotten today, he played a major role in promoting country music in its early years through numerous recordings and radio appearances. He was also known as Charles Robison and sometimes composed under the pseudonym Carlos B. McAfee.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 4th, 1890 (Oswego), Died Poughkeepsie

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer, tenor vocal, lyricist, whistling, harmonica, songwriter, vocalist, leader, speaker, arranger, jew's harp, piano, organ, chimes, yodeling

Notes: Sometimes appears on disc label as Carson Robinson, Carson J. Robison (The Whistling Jaybird), Carlos B. McAfee, and Joe Billings.

See Also: Billings, Joe

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 933 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29954 10-in. 5/1/1924 Song birds in Georgia Wendell W. Hall ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with guitar, ukulele, and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor B-29955 10-in. 5/1/1924 Whistling the blues away Wendell W. Hall Male vocal solo, with guitar and whistling vocalist, whistling, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-29963 10-in. 5/5/1924 Swanee River dreams Wendell W. Hall ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with guitar, violin, and piano instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29964 10-in. 5/5/1924 Old plantation melody Wendell W. Hall Male vocal solo, with guitar, violin, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-29971 10-in. 5/7/1924 Lilac (Don't lie like that) Wendell W. Hall Male vocal solo, with guitar, ukulele, and whistle instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-29972 10-in. 5/7/1924 Pretty pettin' man Wendell W. Hall Male vocal solo, with guitar and ukulele instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-29979 10-in. 5/9/1924 Nightingale Nelson Maples ; S.S. Leviathan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and bird imitations vocalist, whistling  
Victor B-30107 10-in. 5/15/1924 I'm on my way back home Charles Dornberger Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor B-30138 10-in. 5/27/1924 On the mall Goldman Band ; Edwin Franko Goldman Band, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor B-30178 10-in. 6/11/1924 Lonely Lane Wendell W. Hall Male vocal solo, with violin, piano, and whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor B-30179 10-in. 6/11/1924 Pickaninny lullaby Wendell W. Hall Male vocal solo, with guitar, violin, and ukulele instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30546 10-in. 8/5/1924 Hayseed rag The Dizzy Trio Instrumental trio, with jew's harp and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30581 10-in. 8/18/1924 The little old cabin in the lane Fiddlin' Powers & Family Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30582 10-in. 8/18/1924 Old Joe Clark Fiddlin' Powers & Family Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30583 10-in. 8/18/1924 Sour wood mountains Fiddlin' Powers & Family Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30598 10-in. 8/19/1924 Ida Red Fiddlin' Powers & Family Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-30632 10-in. 3/18/1926 Wreck of the Old 97 Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar, violin, and train whistle instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30632 10-in. 8/13/1924 Wreck of the Old 97 Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30633 10-in. 8/13/1924 The prisoner's song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with viola and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-30633 10-in. 3/18/1926 The prisoner's song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30634 10-in. 8/13/1924 Way out West in Kansas Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30638 10-in. 8/14/1924 Teresita Orquesta Internacional Orchestra, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor B-30668 10-in. 8/25/1924 Beso de luna Orquesta Internacional Orchestra, with whistling vocalist, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-30668 10-in. 3/22/1927 Beso de luna Orquesta Internacional Orchestra, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor B-30671 10-in. 8/25/1924 Way out West in Kansas Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 933 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robison, Carson," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106785.

Robison, Carson. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106785.

"Robison, Carson." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

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