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Robert Wilkins

Robert Timothy Wilkins (January 16, 1896 – May 26, 1987) was an American country blues guitarist and vocalist, of African-American and Cherokee descent. His distinction was his versatility: he could play ragtime, blues, minstrel songs, and gospel music with equal facility.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 16th, 1896 (Mississippi), Died May 26th, 1987 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, guitar, lyricist

See Also: Oliver, Tim

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-45494 10-in. 9/7/1928 I told my rider, part 1 Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45495 10-in. 9/7/1928 I told my rider, part 2 Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-45496 10-in. 9/7/1928 Rolling stone Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-45497 10-in. 9/7/1928 Rolling stone Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-45499 10-in. 9/8/1928 Jail house blues Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-47000 10-in. 9/8/1928 I do blues Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick M189 10-in. Sept. 1929 That’s no way to get along Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick M190 10-in. Sept. 1929 Alabama blues Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick M191 10-in. Sept. 1929 Long train blues Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick M192 10-in. Sept. 1929 Falling down blues Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick MEM740 10-in. Feb. 1930 Nashville Stonewall blues Robert Wilkins Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilkins, Robert," accessed November 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106852.

Wilkins, Robert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106852.

"Wilkins, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 November 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106852

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