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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 101-125 of 1007 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-34666 10-in. 3/2/1926 The governor's pardon Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-34667 10-in. 3/2/1926 Guy Massey's farewell Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-34682 10-in. 3/5/1926 Tú siempre José Moriche Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar (takes 2-4); with violin, saxophone, and piano (take 1) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35281 10-in. 4/5/1926 Just whistle Carson Robison Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35282 10-in. 4/5/1926 Strummin' the blues away Carson Robison Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-35305 10-in. 4/12/1926 Twilight echoes Carson Robison ; Roy Smeck Octo-chorda and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-35306 10-in. 4/12/1926 Tough pickin' Carson Robison ; Roy Smeck Octo-chorda and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35361 10-in. 5/3/1926 Pinheiros da minha terra Manuel Carvalho Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35362 10-in. 5/3/1926 O canto do prisioneiro Manuel Carvalho Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35363 10-in. 5/3/1926 La canción del prisionero José Moriche Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-35696 10-in. 6/17/1926 We sat beneath the maple on the hill Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35697 10-in. 6/17/1926 The old fiddler's song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35736 10-in. 7/1/1926 Popular old-time favorite chorus medley, part 1 Outing Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35737 10-in. 7/1/1926 Popular old-time favorite chorus medley, part 2 Outing Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36093 10-in. 9/2/1926 An old-fashioned picture Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer  
Victor BVE-36364 10-in. 9/29/1926 The Miami storm Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-36848 10-in. 10/20/1926 The crepe on the old cabin door Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36849 10-in. 10/20/1926 A tribute to Rudolph Valentino Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with male vocals, violin, and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36881 10-in. 10/28/1926 Hello bluebird Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with guitar, lute, and mandola vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-36949 10-in. 11/19/1926 Far away in Hawaii Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36950 10-in. 11/19/1926 Just a melody Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-36987 10-in. 12/1/1926 A lonesome boy's letter back home Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36988 10-in. 12/1/1926 The sad lover Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37111 10-in. 12/8/1926 Nola Carson Robison Whistling solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, whistling, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37112 10-in. 12/8/1926 Whistle-itis Carson Robison Whistling solo, with piano vocalist, whistling, composer  
(Results 101-125 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.

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

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