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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 76-100 of 1007 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33365 10-in. 9/4/1925 Old black Joe Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33372 10-in. 9/9/1925 The wreck of the 1256 Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33373 10-in. 9/9/1925 Wreck of the Shenandoah Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-33374 10-in. 9/9/1925 Death of Floyd Collins Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33375 10-in. 9/9/1925 Mother's grave Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33378 10-in. 9/10/1925 You forgot to remember Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-33587 10-in. 10/20/1925 Dream of a miner's child Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33645 10-in. 12/21/1925 The jealous lover of Lone Green Valley Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33646 10-in. 12/21/1925 Oh Captain, Captain, tell me true Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33647 10-in. 12/21/1925 Kitty Wells Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33648 10-in. 12/21/1925 Nellie Dare and Charley Brooks Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33649 10-in. 12/21/1925 Putting on the style Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33650 10-in. 12/21/1925 The little black moustache Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33829 10-in. 10/30/1925 Zeb Turney's gal Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-33830 10-in. 10/30/1925 The letter edged in black Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33831 10-in. 10/30/1925 The Lightning Express Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33848 10-in. 11/4/1925 Some other bird whistled a tune Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with whistling and piano (takes 4-7) vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-34105 10-in. 12/1/1925 Behind these gray walls Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-34106 10-in. 12/1/1925 My little home in Tennessee Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-34107 10-in. 12/1/1925 Naomi Wise Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-34108 10-in. 12/1/1925 Unknown soldier's grave Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-34662 10-in. 3/2/1926 Floyd Collins waltz Vernon Dalhart Trio Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-34663 10-in. 3/2/1926 Better get out of my way Vernon Dalhart Trio Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-34664 10-in. 3/2/1926 The engineer's child Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-34665 10-in. 3/2/1926 The freight wreck at Altoona Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 76-100 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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