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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 126-150 of 1007 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37157 10-in. 12/20/1926 On the Dixie Bee Line Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37158 10-in. 12/20/1926 Billy Richardson's last ride Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37197 10-in. 12/30/1926 Still waters Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with female vocal duet and whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-37594 10-in. 2/2/1927 The wreck of the Royal Palm Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37595 10-in. 2/2/1927 Three drowned sisters Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37596 10-in. 2/2/1927 I know there is somebody waiting (In the house at the end of the lane) Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor BVE-37726 10-in. 1/20/1927 In a little Spanish town ('Twas on a night like this) Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with guitar and whistling vocalist, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37730 10-in. 1/21/1927 Just a bird's eye view of my old Kentucky home Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with whistling and piano vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-37850 10-in. 3/11/1927 Nightingale song Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-38150 10-in. 3/9/1927 My blue ridge mountain home Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet composer, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38151 10-in. 3/9/1927 Golden slippers Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38317 10-in. 4/1/1927 Submarine waltz Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38318 10-in. 4/1/1927 Påsk liljan (Schottis) Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38319 10-in. 4/1/1927 From Frisco to Cape Cod (Waltz) Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38320 10-in. 4/1/1927 Hesselby steppen (Polka) Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38321 10-in. 4/1/1927 Inga Lill (Mazurka) Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38322 10-in. 4/1/1927 Jubileum shottish Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38455 10-in. 4/12/1927 Lay down, doggies Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-38456 10-in. 4/12/1927 The Gypsy's warning Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38457 10-in. 4/12/1927 Jesse James Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38458 10-in. 4/12/1927 Billy the Kid Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38495 10-in. 4/27/1927 The Mississippi flood Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and organ composer  
Victor BVE-38743 10-in. 5/12/1927 My Carolina home Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38744 10-in. 5/12/1927 The hero's last flight Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39141 10-in. 9/1/1927 Shine on harvest moon Vernon Dalhart ; International Novelty Orchestra ; Carson Robison Orchestra, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 126-150 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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