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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 151-175 of 1007 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39142 10-in. 9/1/1927 On Mobile Bay Vernon Dalhart ; International Novelty Orchestra ; Carson Robison Orchestra, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor CVE-39382 12-in. 11/3/1927 The greeting of the whistleboys Arthur Hall ; Carson Robison Monologue and whistling, with sleigh bells vocalist, whistling  
Victor CVE-39383 12-in. 11/3/1927 The whistleboys' record Arthur Hall ; Carson Robison Monologue and whistling, with sleigh bells vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-39692 10-in. 7/21/1927 If your love like the rose should die Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, tenor vocal, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39693 10-in. 7/21/1927 A memory that time cannot erase Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39950 10-in. 8/10/1927 Where the Coosa River flows Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39951 10-in. 8/10/1927 My boy's voice Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with whistling, violin, and guitar composer, vocalist, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40188 10-in. 10/18/1927 Old plantation melodies Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood ; Carson Robison Mixed vocal trio with guitar, piano, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40189 10-in. 10/18/1927 The alligator song Adelyne Hood Female vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40505 10-in. 10/24/1927 The whole world is waiting (For dreams to come true) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with whistling and instrumental ensemble vocalist, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40576 10-in. 11/15/1927 Sing on, brother, sing Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood ; Carson Robison Mixed vocal trio, with violin, guitar, and harmonica composer, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40577 10-in. 11/15/1927 Hear dem bells Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40578 10-in. 11/15/1927 Oh! Susanna Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood ; Carson Robison Mixed vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40579 10-in. 11/15/1927 When the sun goes down again Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and whistling composer, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, whistling  
Victor BVE-40680 10-in. 11/1/1927 Kiss and make up Johnny Marvin ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-41139 10-in. 12/2/1927 Rubenola Rudy Wiedoeft Saxophone solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41669 10-in. 2/1/1928 Girl of my dreams Maurice J. Gunsky Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42438 10-in. 2/13/1928 That good old country town Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble and whistling lyricist, composer, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, whistling  
Victor BVE-42439 10-in. 2/13/1928 You can't blame me for that Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and banjo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42483 10-in. 2/27/1928 Forked deer Jilson Setters Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42484 10-in. 2/27/1928 Marthis Campbell Jilson Setters Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42485 10-in. 2/27/1928 The wild wagoner Jilson Setters Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42486 10-in. 2/27/1928 Billy in the lowland Jilson Setters Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42487 10-in. 2/27/1928 The wild horse on Stoney Point Jilson Setters Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42488 10-in. 2/27/1928 Black-eyed Susie Jilson Setters Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 151-175 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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