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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 1001-1007 of 1007 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison N-935 10-in. 6/3/1929 Goin' back to Texas Jimson Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Edison N-1061 12-in. 8/6/1929 Barnacle Bill the sailor—no. 2 Frank Luther and his Pards Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and accordion instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Edison N-1062 12-in. 8/6/1929 Peg-leg-Jack Frank Luther and his Pards Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and accordion instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Edison N-1134 10-in. 9/17/1929 Goin' home Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Edison N-1135 10-in. 9/17/1929 Lay down dogies Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Edison N-1168 10-in. 10/2/1929 Stuff Madcaps ; Carson Robison Jazz/dance band leader  
Edison N-1169 10-in. 10/2/1929 Nonsense Madcaps ; Carson Robison Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 1001-1007 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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