John Dilleshaw

John Dilleshaw (1896 near New Hope, Georgia – 1941), nicknamed Seven Foot Dilly, was an American Old-time musician and guitarist. Despite his nickname, he was not 7 feet (2.13 m) tall, but "only" 6 feet 7 inches (2.0 m) tall.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1896, Died 1941

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, speaker, leader, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W402407 10-in. 3/22/1929 Spanish fandango John Dilleshaw ; String Marvel Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W402408 10-in. 3/22/1929 Cotton patch rag John Dilleshaw ; String Marvel Mandolin and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick ATL914 10-in. Mar. 1930 The square dance fight on Bald Top Mountain Bill Kiker ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
Brunswick ATL915 10-in. Mar. 1930 The square dance fight on Bald Top Mountain Bill Kiker ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick ATL916 10-in. Mar. 1930 The square dance fight on Bald Top Mountain Bill Kiker ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick ATL917 10-in. Mar. 1930 The square dance fight on Bald Top Mountain Bill Kiker ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick ATL922 10-in. 3/19/1930 A fiddler’s tryout in Georgia Joe Brown ; A. A. Gray ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with 2 fiddles speaker  
Brunswick ATL925 10-in. 3/19/1930 A fiddler’s tryout in Georgia Joe Brown ; A. A. Gray ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with 2 fiddles speaker  
Brunswick ATL926 10-in. 3/19/1930 The square dance fight on Bald Top Mountain Bill Kiker ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick ATL927 10-in. 3/19/1930 The square dance fight on Bald Top Mountain Bill Kiker ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick ATL928 10-in. 3/19/1930 The square dance fight on Bald Top Mountain Bill Kiker ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick ATL929 10-in. 3/19/1930 The square dance fight on Bald Top Mountain Bill Kiker ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Descriptive scene, with instrumental ensemble speaker, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick ATL951 10-in. 3/20/1930 Tallapoosa bound A. A. Gray ; Seven Foot Dilly Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet, with talk instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
Brunswick ATL952 10-in. 3/20/1930 Streak o’ lean A. A. Gray ; Seven Foot Dilly Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet, with talk instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
Brunswick ATL974 10-in. 3/22/1930 Georgia bust down Dilly and his Dill Pickles Instrumental ensemble, with vocal effects instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick ATL975 10-in. 3/22/1930 Pickin’ off peanuts Dilly and his Dill Pickles Instrumental ensemble, with vocal effects and talk instrumentalist, guitar, leader, speaker  
Brunswick ATL976 10-in. 3/22/1930 Lye soap Dilly and his Dill Pickles Instrumental ensemble, with vocal effects instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick ATL977 10-in. 3/22/1930 Hell among the yearlings Dilly and his Dill Pickles Instrumental ensemble, with vocal effects instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Brunswick ATL983 10-in. 3/22/1930 Nigger baby A. A. Gray ; Seven Foot Dilly Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick ATL984 10-in. 3/22/1930 The old ark's a’moving A. A. Gray ; Seven Foot Dilly Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick ATL985 10-in. 3/22/1930 Sand Mountain drag Dilly and his Dill Pickles Instrumental ensemble, with vocal effects instrumentalist, guitar, leader, speaker  
Brunswick ATL986 10-in. 3/22/1930 Bust down stomp Dilly and his Dill Pickles Instrumental ensemble, with vocal effects instrumentalist, guitar, leader, speaker  
Brunswick ATL989 10-in. 3/22/1930 A Georgia barbecue at Stone Mountain Bill Brown ; A. A. Gray ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and dialogue instrumentalist, guitar, speaker, vocalist  
Brunswick ATL990 10-in. 3/22/1930 A Georgia barbecue at Stone Mountain Bill Brown ; A. A. Gray ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and dialogue instrumentalist, guitar, speaker, vocalist  
Brunswick ATL993 10-in. 3/22/1930 A Georgia barbecue at Stone Mountain Bill Brown ; A. A. Gray ; Pink Lindsey ; Shorty Lindsey ; Seven Foot Dilly Instrumental ensemble, with dialogue instrumentalist, guitar, speaker  
(Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dilleshaw, John," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111001.

Dilleshaw, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111001.

"Dilleshaw, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111001

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