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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 176-200 of 1007 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-42489 10-in. 2/27/1928 Grand horn pipe Jilson Setters Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42490 10-in. 2/27/1928 Little boy working on the road Jilson Setters Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42491 10-in. 2/27/1928 Way up on Clinch Mountain Jilson Setters Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-42492 10-in. 2/27/1928 The Arkansaw traveler Jilson Setters Recitation, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43159 10-in. 3/20/1928 Song of the failure Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and violin instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43160 10-in. 3/20/1928 Where is my mama? Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with guitar and violin vocalist, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43161 10-in. 3/20/1928 The miner's prayer Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43336 10-in. 3/8/1928 In the hills of old Kentucky Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood ; Carson Robison Mixed vocal trio, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43337 10-in. 3/8/1928 Drifting down the trail of dreams Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-43599 10-in. 4/23/1928 The little green valley Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43690 10-in. 5/1/1928 The empty cradle Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43691 10-in. 5/1/1928 The death of Floyd Bennett Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43900 10-in. 4/23/1928 Steamboat Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, banjo, and whistle effects vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43901 10-in. 4/23/1928 There's a whippoorwill a-calling Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and banjo vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-43902 10-in. 4/23/1928 Climbin' up de golden stairs Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood ; Carson Robison Mixed vocal trio, with violin, guitar, jew's harp, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45009 10-in. 5/3/1928 The road to Vicksburg Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with guitar and traps instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45133 10-in. 5/10/1928 Till we meet again Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo and whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor CVE-45652 12-in. 6/22/1928 My old Kentucky home Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus and whistling vocalist, whistling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor CVE-45653 12-in. 6/22/1928 Ring de banjo Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
Victor BVE-45837 10-in. 6/29/1928 Since Mother's gone Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45838 10-in. 6/29/1928 A mother's plea Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46315 10-in. 7/17/1928 Together again Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with 2 violins, guitar, and vibraphone instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46316 10-in. 7/17/1928 Do you still remember? Bud Billings ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 violins, guitar, and vibraphone vocalist, whistling, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-46395 10-in. 12/17/1928 Dip me in the golden sea Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, harmonica, and banjo instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-46396 10-in. 12/17/1928 Ring them heavenly bells Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, harmonica, and banjo instrumentalist, harmonica  
(Results 176-200 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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