Lonnie Glosson

Lonnie Elonzo Glosson (born Lonnie Marvin Glosson February 14, 1908 – March 2, 2001) was an American country musician, songwriter, and radio personality who was responsible for popularizing the harmonica on a national level. Glosson is known for his versatility as a live performer, both as a soloist and a group member, and for a radio career spanning nearly seven decades.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 14, 1908 (Judsonia), Died March 2, 2001 (Searcy)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, harmonica, songwriter, composer, lyricist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-0445 10-in. 1/29/1947 Rockin' chair money Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D9AB-2142 10-in. 8/11/1949 Why don't you haul off and love me '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia CCO5065 10-in. 7/22/1949 Why don't you haul off and love me Bob Atcher Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia CO38759 10-in. 12/28/1947 Matthew twenty-four Cumberland Mountain Folks ; Molly O'Day String band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO38769 10-in. 12/28/1947 Don't forget the family prayer Cumberland Mountain Folks ; Molly O'Day String band, with mixed vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Decca NA 2020 8/24/1949 Down at the burying ground Lonnie Glosson vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca NA 2021 8/24/1949 I've got the jitters over you Lonnie Glosson vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca NA 2022 8/24/1949 I want you to know that I love you Lonnie Glosson vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca NA 2023 8/24/1949 (I'll love you) Till the cows come home Lonnie Glosson vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca CIN 5007 1/5/1950 Trouble ain't nothin' but the .. Lonnie Glosson vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca CIN 5008 1/5/1950 Pan American boogie Lonnie Glosson vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca CIN 5009 1/5/1950 Steel guitar rag Lonnie Glosson vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca CIN 5010 1/5/1950 Del Rio blues Lonnie Glosson vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Glosson, Lonnie," accessed May 27, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203747.

Glosson, Lonnie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203747.

"Glosson, Lonnie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 27 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203747

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