Henry Whitter

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 6th, 1892 (Virginia), Died November 10th, 1941 (Morganton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1930

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

Recordings

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  
Victor BVE-56323 10-in. 10/1/1929 The Coal Creek mines Grayson and Whitter Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56324 10-in. 10/1/1929 What you gonna do with the baby Grayson and Whitter Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56325 10-in. 10/1/1929 Fox chase no. 2 Henry Whitter Harmonica solo, with vocal effects instrumentalist, harmonica, speaker, composer  
Victor BVE-56326 10-in. 10/1/1929 Train blues Henry Whitter Harmonica solo, with vocal effects instrumentalist, harmonica, speaker, composer  
Victor BVE-64742 10-in. 11/28/1930 Mah yeller gal Fisher Hendley ; Marshall Small ; Henry Whitter Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-64743 10-in. 11/28/1930 A pretty gal's love Fisher Hendley ; Marshall Small ; Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio, and talk instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-64744 10-in. 11/28/1930 Another man's wife Fisher Hendley ; Marshall Small ; Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-64745 10-in. 11/28/1930 The possum hunt Fisher Hendley ; Marshall Small ; Henry Whitter Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-64748 10-in. 11/29/1930 Shuffle, feet, shuffle Fisher Hendley ; Marshall Small ; Henry Whitter Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-64749 10-in. 11/29/1930 Tar and feathers Fisher Hendley ; Marshall Small ; Henry Whitter Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-64750 10-in. 11/29/1930 Pretty little gal Fisher Hendley ; Henry Whitter Harmonica solo, with banjo instrumentalist, harmonica, composer  
Victor BVE-64751 10-in. 11/29/1930 Whitter's rabbit hunt Henry Whitter Monologue, with harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica, composer, speaker  
OKeh 9210 10-in. 7/1/1925 The story by the moonlight Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9211 10-in. 7/1/1925 Liza Jane Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9212 10-in. 7/1/1925 I wish I was a single girl again Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9213 10-in. 7/1/1925 Old maid blues Roba Stanley Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9214 Not documented 7/1/1925 [Unknown title(s)] Roba Stanley Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
OKeh 9215 10-in. 7/1/1925 A single life Roba Stanley Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9216 Not documented 7/1/1925 [Unknown title(s)] Roba Stanley Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
OKeh 9270 10-in. 8/25/1925 I was born about ten thousand years ago Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9271 10-in. 8/25/1925 Wild Bill Jones Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9272 10-in. 8/25/1925 Peg and awl Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9273 Not documented 8/25/1925 [Unknown title(s)] Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9274 10-in. 8/25/1925 I was born in Pennsylvania Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9275 Not documented 8/25/1925 [Unknown title(s)] Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9276 10-in. 8/25/1925 I'm going back to North Carolina Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9277 10-in. 8/25/1925 Be at home soon tonight, my dear boy Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9279 12-in. Aug. 1925 The wreck of the Southern Old 97 Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9280 12-in. Aug. 1925 Blue-eyed Ella Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9281 Not documented Aug. 1925 [Unknown title(s)] Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 9282 Not documented Aug. 1925 [Unknown title(s)] Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh S-72159 10-in. 12/12/1923 Rain Crow Bill blues Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-72160 10-in. 12/12/1923 Lost train blues (Lost John blues) Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-72161 10-in. 12/12/1923 The old time fox chase Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-72162 Not documented 12/12/1923 [Unknown title(s)] Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-72163 10-in. 12/12/1923 The weeping willow tree Henry Whitter Guitar and harmonica, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-72164 10-in. 12/12/1923 The stormy wave blues Henry Whitter ; Henry Whitter Guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
OKeh S-72165 10-in. 12/12/1923 Broken engagement blues Henry Whitter Guitar and harmonica, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-72166 10-in. 12/12/1923 The Kaiser and Uncle Sam Henry Whitter Guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh S-72167 10-in. 12/12/1923 The wreck on the Southern Old 97 Henry Whitter Guitar and harmonica, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh S-72168 10-in. 12/12/1923 Lonesome road blues Henry Whitter Guitar and harmonica, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh S-72339 10-in. Feb. 1924 Sydney Allen Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-72340 10-in. Feb. 1924 Where have you been so long? Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-72341 10-in. Feb. 1924 The New River Train Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-72342 10-in. Feb. 1924 Chicken, you better go behind the barn Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh S-72343 Not documented Feb. 1924 [Unknown title(s)] Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-72344 10-in. Feb. 1924 She's coming around the mountain Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh S-72347 10-in. Feb. 1924 The weepin' blues Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-72348 10-in. Feb. 1924 Hop out ladies Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-72349 10-in. Feb. 1924 Double headed train Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-72350 10-in. Feb. 1924 Little brown jug Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-72351 10-in. Feb. 1924 Western country Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-72352 10-in. Feb. 1924 Tippy two step blues Henry Whitter Guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh S-72679 10-in. July 1924 'Round-town girl Whitter's Virginia Breakdowners Fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, leader  
OKeh S-72680 10-in. July 1924 Black-eyed Susan Whitter's Virginia Breakdowners Fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, leader  
OKeh S-72684 10-in. July 1924 Jennie Lind polka Whitter's Virginia Breakdowners Fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, leader  
OKeh S-72685 10-in. July 1924 Nellie Gray Whitter's Virginia Breakdowners Fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
OKeh S-72686 10-in. July 1924 The drunkard's child Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh S-72687 10-in. July 1924 Goin' down the road feelin' bad Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh S-72688 Not documented July 1924 [Unknown title(s)] Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-72691 12-in. July 1924 Sourwood Mountain Whitter's Virginia Breakdowners Fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
OKeh S-72692 12-in. July 1924 Mississippi sawyer Whitter's Virginia Breakdowners Fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
OKeh S-72978 10-in. Nov. 1924 Rabbit race Henry Whitter Guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, composer  
OKeh S-72979 10-in. Nov. 1924 Farewell to thee Henry Whitter Guitar and harmonica duet instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh S-72982 10-in. Nov. 1924 Watermelon hanging on the vine Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica, arranger  
OKeh S-72983 10-in. Nov. 1924 Ellen Smith Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, harmonica  
OKeh S-72984 10-in. Nov. 1924 Keep my skillet good and greasy Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh S-72985 10-in. Nov. 1924 Travelling man Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh S-72986 10-in. Nov. 1924 The long tongued woman Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-72987 10-in. Nov. 1924 The dollar and the devil Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-73310 10-in. Apr. 1925 Lost John Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-73311 10-in. Apr. 1925 Peek-a-boo Henry Whitter Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-73312 10-in. Apr. 1925 Love me while I am living Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-73313 10-in. Apr. 1925 My darling's black mustache Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-73314 12-in. Apr. 1925 I wish I was a single girl again Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
OKeh S-73315 10-in. Apr. 1925 The clouds gwine to roll away Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-73316 10-in. Apr. 1925 Good-bye, old booze Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh S-73317 10-in. Apr. 1925 The butcher boy Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh 74137 10-in. Apr. 1926 I wish I was single again Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh 74138 10-in. Apr. 1926 Put my little shoes away Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh 74139 10-in. Apr. 1926 [Unknown title(s)] Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh 74140 10-in. Apr. 1926 The heart of old Galax Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh 74141 10-in. Apr. 1926 Go bury me beneath the willow tree Fiddler Joe ; Henry Whitter Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
OKeh 74142 10-in. Apr. 1926 [Unknown title(s)] Henry Whitter ; Henry Whitter ; Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
OKeh 74396 10-in. Oct. 1926 The broken engagement Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, composer  
OKeh 74397 10-in. Oct. 1926 George Collins Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh 74398 10-in. Oct. 1926 The burglar man Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh 74399 10-in. Oct. 1926 A woman's tongue has no end Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh 74400 Oct. 1926 Overshoes and leggins Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh 80003 10-in. 4/21/1926 Many times with you I've wandered Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh 80004 10-in. 4/21/1926 Goin' down to Jordan to be baptized Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
OKeh 80088 10-in. 9/7/1926 Hand me down my walking cane Fiddler Joe ; Henry Whitter Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh 80089 10-in. 9/7/1926 Show me the way to go home Fiddler Joe ; Henry Whitter Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh 80090 10-in. 9/7/1926 A woman's tongue has no end Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 80091 10-in. 9/7/1926 The burglar man Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 80092 10-in. 9/7/1926 George Collins Henry Whitter Male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh 80093 10-in. 9/7/1926 Broken engagement Henry Whitter Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
OKeh W80347 10-in. 1/27/1927 Lonesome road blues Ernest V. Stoneman Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
OKeh W80755 10-in. 4/26/1927 Lonesome road blues Arnold Curry ; Williamson Brothers Instrumental trio, with vocal trio lyricist, composer  
Brunswick [15235a] 10-in. Mar. 1925 Wreck on the Southern Old 97 Carl Fenton’s Orchestra ; Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E25624-E25625 10-in. 12/15/1927 The broken engagement Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin lyricist, composer  
Edison 9514 10-in. 5/14/1924 The wreck on the Southern Old 97 Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica composer, lyricist  
Vocalion 13058 10-in. Apr. 1924 Lonesome road blues George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica lyricist, composer  
Vocalion 1030W-1031W 10-in. 8/5/1925 The broken engagement Charlie Oaks Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whitter, Henry," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110680.

Whitter, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110680.

"Whitter, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.

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