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 26-50 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W147630 10-in. 12/13/1928 Texas kickin' Maud Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W147631 10-in. 12/13/1928 Molly put the kettle on Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W148315 10-in. 4/16/1929 Memories Leake County Revelers String band, with yodeling Musical group  
Columbia W148316 10-in. 4/16/1929 Bonnie blue eyes Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W148317 10-in. 4/16/1929 Where the silv'ry Colorado wends its way Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W148318 10-in. 4/16/1929 In the shadow of the pines Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W148319 10-in. 4/16/1929 Georgia camp meeting Leake County Revelers String band, with yodeling Musical group  
Columbia W148320 10-in. 4/16/1929 I'm gwine back to Dixie Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal trio and yodeling Musical group  
Columbia W148321 10-in. 4/16/1929 Dry town blues Leake County Revelers String band, with yodeling Musical group  
Columbia W148322 10-in. 4/16/1929 Saturday night breakdown Leake County Revelers String band, with yodeling Musical group  
Columbia W148323 10-in. 4/16/1929 Good fellow Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal trio, yodeling, and whistling duet Musical group  
Columbia W148324 10-in. 4/16/1929 Uncle Ned Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal trio and yodeling Musical group  
Columbia W149582 10-in. 12/10/1929 Leake County blues Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W149583 10-in. 12/10/1929 Lonesome blues Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W149584 10-in. 12/10/1929 Leake County breakdown Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W149585 10-in. 12/10/1929 Smith's march Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W149586 10-in. 12/10/1929 Sweet rose of heaven Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W149587 10-in. 12/10/1929 Beautiful bells Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W149588 10-in. 12/10/1929 Mississippi moon Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W149589 10-in. 12/10/1929 Courtin' days Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W151119 10-in. 12/18/1930 Thirty-first Street blues Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal duet and yodeling Musical group  
Columbia W151120 10-in. 12/18/1930 Picture no artist can paint Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio Musical group  
Columbia W151121 10-in. 12/18/1930 When it's springtime in the Rockies Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W151122 10-in. 12/18/1930 Texas fair Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W151123 10-in. 12/18/1930 Mississippi breakdown Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
(Results 26-50 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leake County Revelers," accessed October 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110807.

Leake County Revelers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110807.

"Leake County Revelers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 October 2021.

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

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