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Eck Robertson

Alexander Campbell "Eck" Robertson (born November 20, 1887 in Delaney, Arkansas, died February 15, 1975 in Borger, Texas) was an American fiddle player, mostly known for commercially recording the first country music songs in 1922 with Henry Gilliland.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 20th, 1887 (Madison County), Died February 15th, 1975 (Borger)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, arranger, composer, vocalist, guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26660 10-in. 6/30/1922 Arkansaw traveler Henry Gilliland ; Eck Robertson Violin duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-26661 10-in. 6/30/1922 Apple blossom Henry Gilliland ; Eck Robertson Violin duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-26662 10-in. 6/30/1922 Forked deer Henry Gilliland ; Eck Robertson Violin duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-26663 10-in. 6/30/1922 Turkey in the straw Henry Gilliland ; Eck Robertson Violin duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-26664 10-in. 7/1/1922 Sallie Gooden Eck Robertson Violin solo instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor B-26665 10-in. 7/1/1922 Brilliancy and cheatum Eck Robertson Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-26666 10-in. 7/1/1922 Sallie Johnson Eck Robertson Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-26667 10-in. 7/1/1922 Ragtime Annie Eck Robertson Violin solo, unaccompanied instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-26668 10-in. 7/1/1922 General Logan reel Eck Robertson Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-26669 10-in. 7/1/1922 Done gone Eck Robertson Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-55346 10-in. 8/12/1929 Texas wagoner Eck Robertson Violin solo, with banjo and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-55347 10-in. 8/12/1929 There's a brown skin girl down the road somewhere Eck Robertson Violin solo, with banjo and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-55348 10-in. 8/12/1929 Amarillo waltz Eck Robertson and Family Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-55349 10-in. 8/12/1929 Brown Kelly waltz Eck Robertson and Family Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-55350 10-in. 8/12/1929 Brown Kelly waltz Eck Robertson and Family Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-56360 10-in. 10/10/1929 Great big 'taters J. B. Cranfill ; Eck Robertson Violin duet, with banjo and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor BVE-56361 10-in. 10/10/1929 Run, boy, run J. B. Cranfill ; Eck Robertson Violin duet, with banjo and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor BVE-56362 10-in. 10/10/1929 Apple blossom Eck Robertson and Family String band instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor BVE-56363 10-in. 10/10/1929 My frog ain't got no blues Eck Robertson and Family String band instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor BVE-56364 10-in. 10/11/1929 Brilliancy medley Eck Robertson and Family String band instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Victor BVE-56365 10-in. 10/11/1929 My experience on the ranch Eck Robertson Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-56366 10-in. 10/11/1929 The Arkansaw traveler Eck Robertson Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor BVE-56367 10-in. 10/11/1929 Sally Goodin Eck Robertson Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor BVE-56433 10-in. 10/20/1929 The island unknown Eck Robertson and Family Female-male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Victor BVE-56434 10-in. 10/20/1929 The island unknown Eck Robertson and Family Female-male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robertson, Eck," accessed August 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110288.

Robertson, Eck. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110288.

"Robertson, Eck." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110288

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