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|
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.
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