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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 51-75 of 1007 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-32064 10-in. 3/5/1925 Over the hills Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-32064 10-in. 5/11/1925 Over the hills Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor B-32095 10-in. 3/12/1925 No wonder (That I love you) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-32637 10-in. 5/15/1925 The Hawaiian vamp International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-32680 10-in. 6/2/1925 Quimeras Orquesta Internacional Orchestra, with whistling and male vocal solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-32706 10-in. 5/19/1925 The Boston burglar Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-32707 10-in. 5/19/1925 Many, many years ago Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio, violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-32708 10-in. 5/19/1925 A boy's best friend is his mother Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio, violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-32726 10-in. 6/5/1925 Yearning (Just for you) Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with guitar and whistling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-32742 10-in. 6/25/1925 The prisoner's song International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-32746 10-in. 6/30/1925 After the ball International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo and whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-32885 10-in. 6/10/1925 Ukulele lady Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and ukulele instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-32886 10-in. 6/10/1925 My mother's humming lullaby Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-32895 10-in. 6/12/1925 Who's it, who loves you—who's it, huh? Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-32896 10-in. 6/12/1925 The sneeze song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-32903 10-in. 6/17/1925 El fox de la silla Orquesta Internacional Orchestra, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-33007 10-in. 6/12/1925 Dear oh dear Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-33043 10-in. 6/25/1925 Casey Jones Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33072 10-in. 7/13/1925 Just a bundle of sunshine The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with guitar, piano, and whistling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-33076 10-in. 7/13/1925 Every Sunday afternoon The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with guitar, piano, and whistling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-33286 10-in. 10/5/1925 Goodness me! Holy gee! Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33287 10-in. 10/5/1925 Stone Mountain memorial Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33288 10-in. 10/5/1925 Dreams of the Southland Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33289 10-in. 10/5/1925 I'm satisfied with you Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33348 10-in. 8/26/1925 Little rosewood casket Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, oboe, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 51-75 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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