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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 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 maƱana 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  
(Results 26-50 of 1007 records)

Citation

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

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