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Fiddlin' John Carson

Fiddlin' John Carson was already 55 when in 1923 the OKeh label released "Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane"/"The Old Hen Cackled" -- the first recording by a strictly country artist and arguably the beginning of the country music recording industry. Carson was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia in 1868, and worked in cotton mills for over 20 years until his fiddling talents won several contests. He began performing in minstrel shows, and came to be quite popular around the Georgia area -- so much so that Atlanta furniture salesman Polk Brockman recommended Carson's name to OKeh field recorder Ralph Peer. Though Peer agreed to record the fiddler, he was disgusted with the results and sent only a few copies to the furniture store -- then the only outlet for records. Brockman sold out of several pressings, convincing Peer that there was a market for hillbilly recordings.

Carson was brought to New York late in 1923 to begin recording the first of his over 150 sides for the label. The following year, Carson updated his old-timey sound by recording with a string band called the Virginia Reelers. He also recorded as a comedy duo with his daughter, Rosa Lee (known as Moonshine Kate). Carson's fortunes declined during the Depression, however; his final recordings were for Victor Bluebird in 1934. He later worked as an elevator operator at the Georgia State Capitol, a job he received from governor Eugene Talmadge in return for the popular musician's campaign help. Rounder has released a compilation of the fiddler's recordings with the Virginia Reelers and Moonshine Kate. ~ John Bush
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Complete Recorded Works Volume IV 1926-1927

1. Everybody Works But Father

2. Fire In The Mountain

3. Peter Went Fishing

4. When We Meet On That Beautiful Shore

5. Long Way To Tipperary

6. Be Kind To A Man When He's Down

7. In My Old Cabin Home

8. Old And In The Way

9. It's A Shame To Whip Your Wife On Sunday

10. Cotton Eyed Joe

11. Jesse James

12. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

13. Swanee River

14. Old Joe Clark

15. Gonna Swing On The Golden Gate

16. Did He Ever Return?

17. If You Can't Get The Stopper Out Break Off The Neck

18. Engineer On The Mogull

19. Hell Bound For Alabama

20. Turkey In The Hay

21. The Smoke Goes Out The Chimney Just The Same

22. Going Down To Cripple Creek

23. Quit That Ticklin' Me

24. It Won't Happen Again For A Hundred Years Or More

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Track List: Complete Recorded Works Volume I 1923-1924

1. The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane

2. The Old Hen Cackled And The Rooster's Going To Crow

3. When You And I Were Young, Maggie

4. You Will Never Miss Your Mother Until She Is Gone

5. Be Kind To A Man When He's Down

6. Billy In The Low Ground

7. Casey Jones

8. Old Sallie Goodman

9. Fare You Well Old Joe Clark

10. The Farmer Is The Man That Feeds Them All

11. Papa's Billy Goat

12. The Kickin' Mule

13. Nancy Rowland

14. Tom Watson Special

15. Old And In The Way

16. Dixie Boll Weevil

17. When Abraham And Isaac Rushed The Can

18. The Cat Came Back

19. I Got Mine

20. Dixie Cowboy

21. John Henry Blues

22. Arkansas Traveler

23. Old Aunt Peggy, Won't You Set 'em Up Again?

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