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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 201-225 of 964 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W140408 10-in. 3/2/1925 A boy's best friend is his mother Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140496 10-in. 4/4/1925 Dear, oh dear Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140497 10-in. 4/4/1925 The runaway train Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140595 10-in. 5/13/1925 The picture that is turned toward the wall Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140596 10-in. 5/13/1925 After the ball Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140627 10-in. 5/27/1925 The death of Floyd Collins Al Craver Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W140628 10-in. 5/27/1925 Little Mary Phagan Al Craver Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W140631 10-in. 5/28/1925 Dreamy Carolina moon The Cavaliers ; Vernon Dalhart Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140646 10-in. 6/4/1925 The sinking of the Titanic Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W140647 10-in. 6/4/1925 New River train Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia W140656 10-in. 6/6/1925 The rovin' gambler Al Craver Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140679 10-in. 7/10/1925 The Santa Barbara earthquake Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140680 10-in. 7/10/1925 The John T. Scopes trial Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140708 10-in. 6/22/1925 The wreck of the 1256 (On the main line of the C. & O.) Al Craver Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140795 10-in. 7/30/1925 The sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side) Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140796 10-in. 7/30/1925 The girl I left behind me Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140797 10-in. 7/30/1925 The sneeze song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140831 10-in. 8/10/1925 William Jennings Bryan's last fight Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140832 10-in. 8/10/1925 Many, many years ago Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140929 10-in. 9/11/1925 The wreck of the Shenandoah Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140930 10-in. 9/11/1925 Stone Mountain memorial Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140931 10-in. 9/11/1925 Frank Dupree Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140932 10-in. 9/11/1925 Mother's grave Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140966 10-in. 9/19/1925 The curse of an aching heart Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W140967 10-in. 9/19/1925 Sydney Allen Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 201-225 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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