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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 26-50 of 964 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30634 10-in. 8/13/1924 Way out West in Kansas Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30863 10-in. 9/26/1924 De clouds are gwine to roll away Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30864 10-in. 9/26/1924 Ain't you coming out to-night? Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor B-31759 10-in. 1/23/1925 O, Katharina! International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-31906 10-in. 2/4/1925 The chain gang song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-31906 10-in. 5/19/1925 The chain gang song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor B-31907 10-in. 2/4/1925 I will ne'er forget my mother and my home Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-32016 10-in. 2/26/1925 In the baggage coach ahead Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar (takes 1 and 2); with violin and piano (takes 3 and 4) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-32053 10-in. 3/4/1925 The time will come Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-32054 10-in. 3/4/1925 The runaway train Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32054 10-in. 5/19/1925 The runaway train Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor B-32055 10-in. 3/4/1925 He sure can play the harmonica Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-32080 10-in. 3/10/1925 Let it rain International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-32226 10-in. 3/19/1925 In the baggage coach ahead Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-32483 10-in. 4/29/1925 Beautiful gown Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32706 10-in. 5/19/1925 The Boston burglar Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-32707 10-in. 5/19/1925 Many, many years ago Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio, violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-32708 10-in. 5/19/1925 A boy's best friend is his mother Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio, violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-32742 10-in. 6/25/1925 The prisoner's song International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32745 10-in. 6/30/1925 The kiss I can't forget International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-32895 10-in. 6/12/1925 Who's it, who loves you—who's it, huh? Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-32896 10-in. 6/12/1925 The sneeze song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-33007 10-in. 6/12/1925 Dear oh dear Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-33043 10-in. 6/25/1925 Casey Jones Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-33286 10-in. 10/5/1925 Goodness me! Holy gee! Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 26-50 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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