Carl T. Sprague

Carl Tyler "Doc" Sprague (May 10, 1895 – February 21, 1979) was an American country musician. He was often dubbed "The Original Singing Cowboy". Sprague was one of the first country musicians on record, recording in the early 1920s.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 10th, 1895 (Houston), Died Bryan

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, guitar, composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33124 10-in. 8/3/1925 Kisses Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-33125 10-in. 8/3/1925 When the work's all done this fall Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33139 10-in. 8/4/1925 Bad companions Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33140 10-in. 8/4/1925 Chicken Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-33141 10-in. 8/4/1925 Sarah Jane Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-33143 10-in. 8/5/1925 Following the cow trail Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33144 10-in. 8/5/1925 The kicking mule Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-33145 10-in. 8/5/1925 Cowboy love song Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33146 10-in. 8/5/1925 The last great round-up Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-33147 10-in. 8/5/1925 The club meeting Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35193 10-in. 6/21/1926 Here's to the Texas Ranger Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35194 10-in. 6/21/1926 If your saddle is good and tight Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35539 10-in. 6/21/1926 The Boston burglar Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-35540 10-in. 6/21/1926 The gambler Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-35541 10-in. 6/22/1926 O bury me not on the lone prairie Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-35542 10-in. 6/22/1926 The cowboy's dream Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39838 10-in. 8/24/1927 Rounded up in glory Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-39839 10-in. 8/24/1927 Last great round up Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-39840 10-in. 8/24/1927 Cowman's prayer Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39841 10-in. 8/24/1927 The cowboy Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39842 10-in. 8/24/1927 Utah Carroll Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-39843 10-in. 8/24/1927 The two soldiers Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-56374 10-in. 10/13/1929 The wayward daughter Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor BVE-56375 10-in. 10/13/1929 The prisoner's meditation Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56376 10-in. 10/13/1929 The cowboy's meditation Carl T. Sprague Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sprague, Carl T.," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110559.

Sprague, Carl T.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110559.

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