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

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 9730 10-in. 9/23/1924 Little brown jug Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, Musical group, instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar  
Edison 9732 10-in. 9/23/1924 Arkansas traveler (Breakdown) Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica Musical group, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9735 10-in. 9/24/1924 Life's railway to heaven Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, lyricist, Musical group  
Vocalion 13054 10-in. Apr. 1924 Wreck on the Southern ‘97 George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 13058 10-in. Apr. 1924 Lonesome road blues George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Vocalion 13061 10-in. Apr. 1924 Little brown jug George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 13069 10-in. Apr. 1924 You will never miss your mother till she’s gone George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 13072 10-in. Apr. 1924 Turkey in the straw George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 13076 10-in. Apr. 1924 Life's railway to heaven George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Vocalion 13079 10-in. Apr. 1924 Casey Jones George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Vocalion 13112 10-in. Apr. 1924 Susie Ann George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Vocalion 13114 10-in. May 1924 Blue Ridge blues George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Vocalion 13116 10-in. Apr. 1924 When you and I were young, Maggie George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, composer, author, vocalist  
Vocalion 13120 10-in. Apr. 1924 Here rattler here George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 13122 10-in. Apr. 1924 Arkansas traveler George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 13677-13678 10-in. 9/12/1924 Jesse James George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist  
Vocalion 13679-13680 10-in. 9/12/1924 Birmingham George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist  
Vocalion 13681-13682 10-in. 9/12/1924 New Market wreck George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, composer  
Vocalion 13687-13688 10-in. 9/15/1924 Smoky Mountain blues George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 13689-13691 10-in. 9/15/1924 The baggage coach ahead George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Vocalion 13698-13699 10-in. 9/16/1924 The C & O wreck George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 13700-13701 10-in. 9/16/1924 We’re floating down the stream of time George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist  
Vocalion 13702-13703 10-in. 9/17/1924 The bald-headed end of the broom George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 13704-13705 10-in. 9/17/1924 My Redeemer George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Vocalion 13706-13708 10-in. 9/17/1924 I’ve got the railroad blues George Reneau Male vocal solo vocalist  
Vocalion 13718-13719 10-in. 9/17/1924 Softly and tenderly George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Vocalion 410W-412W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Little rosewood casket Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion 416W-418W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Woman’s suffrage George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and Jew's harp vocalist  
Vocalion 425W-427W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Rock all our babies to sleep Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
Vocalion 430W-431W 10-in. 2/24/1925 The letter edged in black Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica  
Vocalion 1447W-1449W 10-in. 10/14/1925 The sinking of the Titanic George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, composer, vocalist  
Vocalion 1450W-1452W 10-in. 10/14/1925 Rovin' gambler George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, composer, vocalist  
Vocalion 1453W-1455W 10-in. 10/14/1925 Railroad lover George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 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, guitar, harmonica, composer, vocalist  
Vocalion 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 composer, instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 1482W-1484W 10-in. 10/15/1925 On top of Old Smoky George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, vocalist  
Vocalion 1485W-1486W 10-in. 10/15/1925 When the work's all done this fall George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, author, vocalist  
Vocalion 1487W-1488W 10-in. 10/15/1925 The old rugged cross George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Vocalion 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, harmonica, lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Vocalion 1498W-1500W 10-in. 10/16/1925 The fatal wedding George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Vocalion 1501W-1503W 10-in. 10/16/1925 The two orphans George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar, harmonica, lyricist, composer, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reneau, George," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113118.

Reneau, George. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113118.

"Reneau, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

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