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|
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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