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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 201-225 of 1007 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-46445 10-in. 8/17/1928 My angel Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with guitar and vibraphone instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46613 10-in. 7/26/1928 Will the circle be unbroken? Bud Billings ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46614 10-in. 7/26/1928 You'll never miss your mother till she's gone Bud Billings ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
Victor BVE-46936 10-in. 8/23/1928 California, here I come Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio and whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-47500 10-in. 9/11/1928 Down in the hills Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, whistling, composer  
Victor BVE-47501 10-in. 9/11/1928 The wreck of number 9 Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Victor BVE-47502 10-in. 9/11/1928 Jack of all trades Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-47503 10-in. 9/11/1928 Who said I was a bum? Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor CVE-47508 12-in. 9/13/1928 Over here Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-47509 12-in. 9/13/1928 Over there Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-47887 10-in. 11/2/1928 Melody millers of Venture Village Arthur Hall ; Carson Robison Dialogue and whistling speaker  
Victor BVE-48104 10-in. 10/31/1928 Will there be a Santa Claus in Heaven Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BVE-48105 10-in. 10/31/1928 The baby on the door step Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BVE-48190 10-in. 11/21/1928 The heroes of the Vestris Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica composer, instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Victor BVE-48386 10-in. 2/25/1929 Dance at Jones' place Bud Billings ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica, vocalist, tenor vocal, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-48387 10-in. 2/25/1929 Goin' back to Texas Bud Billings ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, harmonica, vocalist, tenor vocal, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-48388 10-in. 2/26/1929 Old Kentucky cabin Bud Billings ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, harmonica, composer  
Victor BVE-48389 10-in. 2/26/1929 Open up dem pearly gates for me Bud Billings ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Victor BVE-49029 10-in. 12/31/1928 All by yourself in the moonlight Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-49039 10-in. 1/4/1929 Neopolitan nights (Waltz) Sestetto di Varietà Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-49040 10-in. 1/4/1929 Valse appassionato Sestetto di Varietà Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49041 10-in. 1/4/1929 The lovers (Waltz) Sestetto di Varietà Instrumental ensemble vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-49121 10-in. 11/19/1928 An old man's story Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with violin, harmonica, and guitar composer, instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Victor BVE-49122 10-in. 11/19/1928 Sinking of the Vestris Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with violin, harmonica, and guitar composer, instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Victor BVE-49127 10-in. 8/17/1928 Out of the dawn Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with male vocal trio, whistling, and marimba vocalist, whistling  
(Results 201-225 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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