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Carson Robison

Carson Jay Robison (August 4, 1890-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 4, 1890 (Oswego), Died March 24, 1957 (Poughkeepsie)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer, tenor vocal, lyricist, whistling, harmonica, songwriter, leader, vocalist, 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

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 1007 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-49211 10-in. 11/28/1928 Revive us again Turney Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, cornet, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49212 10-in. 11/28/1928 At the cross Turney Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, cornet, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49217 10-in. 12/1/1928 O'Laughlin Donnell O'Brien Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49218 10-in. 12/1/1928 The heroes of the Vestris Donnell O'Brien Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49226 10-in. 12/4/1928 L. & W. R. R. station in Kentucky Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with guitar and traps instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49299 10-in. 12/27/1928 Birmingham jail Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Victor BVE-49419 10-in. 12/28/1928 You're as welcome as the flowers in May Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, whistling  
Victor BVE-49420 10-in. 12/28/1928 When the harvest moon is shining Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, whistling  
Victor BVE-49421 10-in. 12/28/1928 How to make love Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-49422 10-in. 12/28/1928 Barnacle Bill, the sailor Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49600 10-in. 12/27/1928 Columbus stockade blues Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Victor BVE-49922 10-in. 2/5/1929 The Utah trail Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with violin, banjo, guitar, and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49923 10-in. 2/5/1929 Wednesday night waltz Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-50885 10-in. 5/16/1929 Sittin' and whittlin' Billy Hays Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-50887 10-in. 5/16/1929 When it's springtime in the Rockies Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-50888 10-in. 5/16/1929 Sleepy Rio Grande Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-50891 10-in. 5/16/1929 Barnacle Bill the sailor, no. 2 Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-51015 10-in. 3/8/1929 Sweet Virginia rose Billy Hays Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-51016 10-in. 3/8/1929 Will the angels play their harps for me? Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-51017 10-in. 3/8/1929 The wanderer's warning Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-51018 10-in. 3/8/1929 All by yourself in the moonlight Billy and his Teagarden Orchestra [i.e., Billy Hayes Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-51095 10-in. 4/10/1929 Baby's back to-day Irene Beasley Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-51096 10-in. 4/10/1929 Furniture man blues Irene Beasley Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-51097 10-in. 4/10/1929 Sometimes I wonder Irene Beasley Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-51098 10-in. 4/10/1929 What would I do without you? Irene Beasley Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 226-250 of 1007 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robison, Carson," accessed May 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106785.

Robison, Carson. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106785.

"Robison, Carson." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 May 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106785

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