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Vernon Dalhart

Marion Try Slaughter (April 6, 1883 – September 14, 1948), better known by his stage name Vernon Dalhart, was an American country music singer and songwriter. He recorded the first country song to sell one million copies.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1883 (Jefferson), Died Bridgeport

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, harmonica, jew's harp, whistling, leader, songwriter, Vocal group, vocalist, composer, speaker, guitar, kazoo

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 959 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22407 10-in. 11/6/1918 Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22490 10-in. 12/30/1918 I'm waiting for you, 'Liza Jane Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22573 10-in. 2/7/1919 Dreams Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22574 10-in. 2/7/1919 Persian moon Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23052 10-in. 7/8/1919 Bye-lo Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23053 10-in. 7/8/1919 I've lived, I've loved, I'm satisfied (What more is there to say) Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23103 10-in. 8/1/1919 Girl of mine Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-23104 10-in. 8/1/1919 Sand dunes Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25320 10-in. 5/26/1921 Emaline Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25531 10-in. 8/24/1921 Sleepin' pretty pretty Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with bassoon and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25532 10-in. 8/24/1921 Tuck me to sleep (In my old 'Tucky home) Criterion Trio ; Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26130 10-in. 2/23/1922 Don't leave me, Mammy Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28550 10-in. 9/11/1923 Stavin' Change Vernon Dalhart ; Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal refrain vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28561 10-in. 9/14/1923 Tell all the folks in Kentucky (I'm coming home) Charles Dornberger Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal refrain vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28646 10-in. 10/9/1923 Mammy's little silver lining Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28903 10-in. 11/1/1923 I never had a Mammy The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29952 10-in. 4/30/1924 Bringin' home the bacon Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30415 10-in. 6/25/1924 Boll weevil blues Vernon Dalhart ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with kazoos and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30620 10-in. 7/25/1924 Hey! hey! and hee! hee! (I'm Charleston crazy) International Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30624 10-in. 8/8/1924 Go 'long mule Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30626 10-in. 8/8/1924 Boll weevil blues Vernon Dalhart ; International Novelty Orchestra ; Ed Smalle Orchestra, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30632 10-in. 8/13/1924 Wreck of the Old 97 Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-30632 10-in. 3/18/1926 Wreck of the Old 97 Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar, violin, and train whistle vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor B-30633 10-in. 8/13/1924 The prisoner's song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with viola and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-30633 10-in. 3/18/1926 The prisoner's song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 959 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dalhart, Vernon," accessed September 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109089.

Dalhart, Vernon. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109089.

"Dalhart, Vernon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 September 2020.

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