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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 226-250 of 964 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W141018 10-in. 9/19/1925 Little birdie Al Craver Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141019 10-in. 9/19/1925 When I'm with you Al Craver Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141099 10-in. 10/9/1925 Sinking of the submarine S-51 Al Craver Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W141149 10-in. 10/17/1925 The fatal wedding Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141150 10-in. 10/17/1925 The dying girl's message Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W141151 10-in. 10/17/1925 The convict and the rose Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W141152 10-in. 10/17/1925 The dream of the miner's child Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141239 10-in. 11/4/1925 The letter edged in black Al Craver Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W141240 10-in. 11/4/1925 Zeb Turney's gal Al Craver Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W141278 10-in. 11/17/1925 Let me call you sweetheart The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141279 10-in. 11/18/1925 Meet me to-night in Dreamland The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141311 10-in. 11/24/1925 Sentenced to life behind these gray walls Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W141312 10-in. 11/24/1925 My little home in Tennessee Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141313 10-in. 11/24/1925 Naomi Wise Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141314 10-in. 11/24/1925 Thomas E. Watson Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W141363 10-in. 12/8/1925 The unknown soldier's grave Al Craver Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141364 10-in. 12/8/1925 Mollie darling Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141365 10-in. 12/8/1925 I'll be with you when the roses bloom again Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141454 10-in. 1/4/1926 The prisoner's song Vernon Dalhart ; Ross Gorman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141495 10-in. 1/15/1926 The engineer's dying child Al Craver Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141496 10-in. 1/15/1926 The freight wreck at Altoona Al Craver Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, harmonica, and jew's harp vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141497 10-in. 1/15/1926 Down on the farm Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141498 10-in. 1/15/1926 My mother's old red shawl Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141636 10-in. 2/16/1926 Better get out of my way Dalhart’s Texas Panhandlers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, jew's harp, whistling, harmonica  
Columbia W141637 10-in. 2/16/1926 The death of Floyd Collins Dalhart’s Texas Panhandlers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal, whistling, instrumentalist, harmonica  
(Results 226-250 of 964 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dalhart, Vernon," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109089.

Dalhart, Vernon. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109089.

"Dalhart, Vernon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109089

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