Henry Whitter

William Henry Whitter (April 6, 1892 – November 17, 1941) was an early old-time recording artist in the United States. He first performed as a solo singer, guitarist and harmonica player, and later in partnership with the fiddler G. B. Grayson. He recorded the first version of "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad".

Birth and Death Data: Born April 6, 1892 (Virginia), Died November 17, 1941 (Morganton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, harmonica, vocalist, composer, speaker, lyricist, leader, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39758 10-in. 8/2/1927 Henry Whitter's fox chase Henry Whitter Harmonica solo, with vocal effects instrumentalist, harmonica, composer  
Victor BVE-39759 10-in. 8/2/1927 Rain Crow Bill Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica, composer  
Victor BVE-40302 10-in. 10/18/1927 Handsome Molly Grayson and Whitter Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
Victor BVE-40303 10-in. 10/18/1927 He is coming to us dead Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
Victor BVE-40304 10-in. 10/18/1927 Don't go out tonight, my darling Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
Victor BVE-40305 10-in. 10/18/1927 Rose Conley Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40307 10-in. 10/18/1927 Train forty-five Grayson and Whitter Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
Victor BVE-46630 10-in. 7/31/1928 The red and green signal lights Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46631 10-in. 7/31/1928 Joking Henry Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46632 10-in. 7/31/1928 There's a man goin' round takin' names Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46633 10-in. 7/31/1928 The nine-pound hammer Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-46634 10-in. 7/31/1928 Short life of trouble Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46635 10-in. 7/31/1928 I've always been a rambler Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46636 10-in. 7/31/1928 Where are you going, Alice? Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46637 10-in. 7/31/1928 A dark road is a hard road to travel Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46638 10-in. 8/1/1928 Barnyard serenade Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with calling instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46639 10-in. 8/1/1928 Little Maggie with a dram glass in her hand Grayson and Whitter Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-47183 10-in. 10/16/1928 The lost girl of West Virginia Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica, composer  
Victor BVE-47184 10-in. 10/16/1928 Poor lost boy Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica, composer  
Victor BVE-56309 10-in. 9/30/1929 On the banks of the old Tennessee Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56310 10-in. 9/30/1929 Never be as fast as I have been Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
Victor BVE-56311 10-in. 9/30/1929 I have lost you darling, true love Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56312 10-in. 9/30/1929 Tom Dooley Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56313 10-in. 9/30/1929 Going down the Lee Highway Grayson and Whitter Violin and guitar duet, with dialogue speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56322 10-in. 10/1/1929 I saw a man at the close of day Grayson and Whitter Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whitter, Henry," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110680.

Whitter, Henry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110680.

"Whitter, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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