G. B. Grayson

Gilliam Banmon Grayson (November 11, 1887 – August 16, 1930) was an American Old-time fiddle player and singer. Mostly blind from infancy, Grayson is chiefly remembered for a series of sides recorded with guitarist Henry Whitter between 1927 and 1930 that would later influence numerous country, bluegrass, and rock musicians. Grayson wrote much of his own material, but was also instrumental in adapting several traditional Appalachian ballads to fiddle and guitar formats. His music has been recorded or performed by musicians such as Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, Mick Jagger, the Kingston Trio, and dozens of bluegrass artists, including the Stanley Brothers and Mac Wiseman.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 11, 1887 (North Carolina), Died August 16, 1930 (Virginia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, vocalist, composer, speaker, arranger, lyricist

Notes: Full name is George Banman Grayson.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-26 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E23128-E23129 10-in. 5/13/1927 The nine pound hammer Buckle Busters ; Al Hopkins Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 26-26 of 26 records)


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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110679

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