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 51-53 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W151124 10-in. 12/18/1930 Lazy Kate Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W151125 10-in. 12/18/1930 Jungle waltz Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
Columbia W151126 10-in. 12/18/1930 Gilmar waltz Leake County Revelers String band Musical group  
(Results 51-53 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leake County Revelers," accessed October 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110807.

Leake County Revelers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110807.

"Leake County Revelers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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