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|
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.
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