George Reneau

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1901 (Jefferson County), Died January 1st, 1933 (Knoxville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, harmonica

Notes: Often sub-credited as "The Blind Musician of the Smoky Mountains."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 410W-412W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Little rosewood casket Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 413W-415W 10-in. 2/24/1925 The prisoner’s song George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and jew's harp vocalist  
Brunswick 416W-418W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Woman’s suffrage George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and Jew's harp vocalist  
Brunswick 419W-421W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Wild and reckless hobo George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and Jew's harp vocalist  
Brunswick 422W-424W 10-in. 2/24/1925 The lightning express Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 425W-427W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Rock all our babies to sleep Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 428W-429W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Wild Bill Jones Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 430W-431W 10-in. 2/24/1925 The letter edged in black Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 1447W-1449W 10-in. 10/14/1925 The sinking of the Titanic George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1450W-1452W 10-in. 10/14/1925 Rovin' gambler George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1453W-1455W 10-in. 10/14/1925 Railroad lover George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1456W-1458W 10-in. 10/14/1925 Gambling on the Sabbath Day George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1459W-1461W 10-in. 10/14/1925 The old man on the hill George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 1462W-1464W 10-in. 10/14/1925 Bad companions George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 1465W-1467W 10-in. 10/15/1925 The weeping willow tree George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 1468W-1470W 10-in. 10/15/1925 May I sleep in your barn tonight, Mister? George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1471W-1473W 10-in. 10/15/1925 Love always has its way George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 1479W-1481W 10-in. 10/15/1925 When I shall cross over the dark rolling tide George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1482W-1484W 10-in. 10/15/1925 On top of Old Smoky George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1485W-1486W 10-in. 10/15/1925 When the work's all done this fall George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1487W-1488W 10-in. 10/15/1925 The old rugged cross George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 1489W-1491W 10-in. 10/16/1925 The hand of fate George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1492W-1494W 10-in. 10/16/1925 Jack and Joe George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick 1495W-1497W 10-in. 10/16/1925 I'm glad my wife's in Europe George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmonica  
Brunswick 1498W-1500W 10-in. 10/16/1925 The fatal wedding George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reneau, George," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113118.

Reneau, George. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113118.

"Reneau, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113118

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