Leake County Revelers

The Leake County Revelers were a country music string band popular in the U.S. South in the 1920s and 1930s. The members were from in and around Sebastopol, Mississippi, led by fiddler Will Gilmer, with R. O. Mosley on mandolin and banjo-mandolin, Jim Wolverton on 5-string banjo, and Dallas Jones on guitar. The band was formed in 1926.

They made a series of 40 recordings for Okeh Records and Columbia Records from 1927 through 1930, most recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi. Their biggest hit was "Wednesday Night Waltz" backed by "Goodnight Waltz", recorded in 1927; over 195,000 copies of this records were sold by 1931 and the 78 rpm disc remained in print continuously into the 1950s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1926

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Notes: The Alabama Barnstormers was a pseudonym used for the Leake County Revelers on Regal Zonophone G-21139, issued for the Australian market.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W143967 10-in. 4/13/1927 Johnson gal Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W143968 10-in. 4/13/1927 Leather breeches Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W143969 10-in. 4/13/1927 Wednesday night waltz Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W143970 10-in. 4/13/1927 Good night waltz Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W145012 10-in. 10/25/1927 My wild Irish rose Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W145013 10-in. 10/25/1927 My Bonnie lies over the ocean Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W145014 10-in. 10/25/1927 In the good old summertime Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W145015 10-in. 10/25/1927 Listen to the mocking bird Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo and whistling Musical group  
Columbia W145016 10-in. 10/25/1927 The old hat Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W145017 10-in. 10/25/1927 Monkey in the dog cart Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W146208 10-in. 4/27/1928 Been to the east—been to the west Leake County Revelers String band, with vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146209 10-in. 4/27/1928 Crow black chicken Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146210 10-in. 4/27/1928 Make me a bed on the floor Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146211 10-in. 4/27/1928 Merry widow waltz Leake County Revelers String band, with vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146212 10-in. 4/27/1928 Julia waltz Leake County Revelers String band, with vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146213 10-in. 4/27/1928 They go wild, simply wild over me Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146214 10-in. 4/27/1928 Put me in my little bed Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W146215 10-in. 4/27/1928 Coon, coon, coon Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W147242 10-in. 10/18/1928 Green Valley waltz McCartt Brothers & Patterson Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo and yodeling Musical group  
Columbia W147624 10-in. 12/12/1928 Bring me a bottle Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W147625 10-in. 12/12/1928 Birds in the brook Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W147626 10-in. 12/13/1928 Rockin' yodel Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo and yodeling Musical group  
Columbia W147627 10-in. 12/13/1928 Memories Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W147628 10-in. 12/13/1928 Magnolia waltz Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W147629 10-in. 12/13/1928 Julia waltz Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leake County Revelers," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110807.

Leake County Revelers. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110807.

"Leake County Revelers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110807

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