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 26-50 of 1007 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-30857||10-in.||9/25/1924||Back where the daffodils grow||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with whistling and orchestra||vocalist, whistling|
|Victor||B-30863||10-in.||9/26/1924||De clouds are gwine to roll away||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-30864||10-in.||9/26/1924||Ain't you coming out to-night?||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-30881||10-in.||10/2/1924||Hasta mañana||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-30979||10-in.||10/7/1924||When I'm with you||Kathryn Meisle||Female vocal solo, with violin, celeste, and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31021||10-in.||10/16/1924||Yo te amo (Vals)||Orquesta Internacional||Orchestra, with whistling||vocalist, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31077||10-in.||11/5/1924||Little Lindy Lou||Wendell W. Hall||Male vocal solo, with guitar and violin||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BVE-31077||10-in.||7/24/1925||Little Lindy Lou||Wendell W. Hall||Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and ukulele||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31078||10-in.||11/5/1924||We're gonna have weather (Whether or not)||Wendell W. Hall||Male vocal solo, with guitar and violin||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BVE-31078||10-in.||8/7/1925||We're gonna have weather (Whether or not)||Wendell W. Hall||Male vocal solo, with guitar and tiple||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31084||10-in.||11/6/1924||Memory Lane||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra||Orchestra, with whistling||vocalist, whistling|
|Victor||C-31089||12-in.||11/7/1924||The Volga boatman song||The Volga Boys||Male vocal chorus, with instrumental accompaniment||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31090||10-in.||11/6/1924||All alone||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra||Orchestra||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31092||10-in.||11/7/1924||I couldn't get to it in time||Wendell W. Hall||Male vocal solo, with guitar and ukulele||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31746||10-in.||1/22/1925||Why couldn't it be poor little me||Frank Crumit||Male vocal solo, with guitar||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31747||10-in.||1/22/1925||Cross-word mamma, you puzzle me (But papa's gonna figure you out)||Frank Crumit||Male vocal solo, with guitar||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31901||10-in.||2/3/1925||Keep smiling at trouble (Trouble's a bubble)||Shannon Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with guitar and orchestra||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31905||10-in.||2/4/1925||Way down home||Gene Austin ; Carson Robison||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica|
|Victor||BVE-31906||10-in.||5/19/1925||The chain gang song||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-31919||10-in.||2/6/1925||Me neenyah||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-32016||10-in.||2/26/1925||In the baggage coach ahead||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar (takes 1 and 2); with violin and piano (takes 3 and 4)||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-32053||10-in.||3/4/1925||The time will come||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and ukulele||composer, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BVE-32054||10-in.||5/19/1925||The runaway train||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica||composer, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||B-32054||10-in.||3/4/1925||The runaway train||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, guitar, composer|
|Victor||B-32055||10-in.||3/4/1925||He sure can play the harmonica||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and ukulele||instrumentalist, guitar|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robison, Carson," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106785.
Robison, Carson. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106785.
"Robison, Carson." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.
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