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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 126-150 of 964 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-43161 10-in. 3/20/1928 The miner's prayer Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-43336 10-in. 3/8/1928 In the hills of old Kentucky Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood ; Carson Robison Mixed vocal trio, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, whistling  
Victor BVE-43337 10-in. 3/8/1928 Drifting down the trail of dreams Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43561 10-in. 4/12/1928 Tired of Mother Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43562 10-in. 4/12/1928 Tired of Mother Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43599 10-in. 4/23/1928 The little green valley Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43690 10-in. 5/1/1928 The empty cradle Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-43691 10-in. 5/1/1928 The death of Floyd Bennett Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43900 10-in. 4/23/1928 Steamboat Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, banjo, and whistle effects vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43901 10-in. 4/23/1928 There's a whippoorwill a-calling Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and banjo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43902 10-in. 4/23/1928 Climbin' up de golden stairs Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood ; Carson Robison Mixed vocal trio, with violin, guitar, jew's harp, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica, jew's harp  
Victor BVE-48350 10-in. 2/11/1929 Sing hallelujah Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood Female-male vocal duet, with banjo, guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48351 10-in. 2/11/1929 Eleven cent cotton Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48352 10-in. 2/11/1929 Summer time in old Kentucky Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with banjo, guitar, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48353 10-in. 2/11/1929 Fiddler Joe Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with banjo and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49229 10-in. 12/5/1928 The Ohio River blues Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49230 10-in. 12/5/1928 Polly wolly doodle Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica, jew's harp  
Victor BVE-49231 10-in. 12/5/1928 Hill billy love song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49232 10-in. 12/5/1928 Sippin' cider Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, jew's harp, harmonica  
Victor BVE-49791 10-in. 3/26/1929 Roll on, river Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49792 10-in. 3/26/1929 Alabama flood Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49793 10-in. 3/26/1929 Flood song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Victor BVE-49794 10-in. 3/26/1929 Plucky Lindy's lucky day Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51935 10-in. 4/29/1929 Ain't gonna grieve my mind Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with female vocalist and instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51936 10-in. 4/29/1929 Hoe down Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica, jew's harp  
(Results 126-150 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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