1926 in country music

This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1926.

List of years in country music (table)

EventsEdit

Top Hillbilly (Country) RecordingsEdit

The following songs were extracted from records included in Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954,[1] record sales reported on the "Discography of American Historical Recordings" website, and other sources as specified. Numerical rankings are approximate.

Rank Artist Title Label Recorded Released Chart Positions
1 Vernon Dalhart "The Prisoner's Song"[2] Victor 19427 August 13, 1924 (1924-08-13) November 1924 (1924-11) US BB 1926 #2, US #1 for 5 weeks, 20 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1926 #1, 1,320,356 sales thru 1930[3]
2 Poole's North Carolina Ramblers "Whitehouse Blues"[4] Columbia 15099 September 20, 1926 (1926-09-20) October 1926 (1926-10) US Hillbilly 1926 #2
3 Vernon Dalhart "There's A New Star In Heaven Tonight - Rudolph Valentino"[5] Columbia 718 August 27, 1926 (1926-08-27) October 1926 (1926-10) US BB 1926 #37, US #4 for 1 week, 5 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1926 #3
4 Carl T. Sprague "O Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie (The Dying Cowboy)"[6] Victor 20122 June 22, 1926 (1926-06-22) December 1926 (1926-12) US Hillbilly 1926 #4
5 Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett "Turkey in the Straw"[7] Columbia 15084 April 17, 1926 (1926-04-17) June 1926 (1926-06) US BB 1926 #176, US #14 for 1 week, 1 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1926 #5
6 Uncle Dave Macon with Sam McGhee "Way Down the Old Plank Road"[8] Vocalion 15321 April 14, 1926 (1926-04-14) June 1926 (1926-06) US Hillbilly 1926 #6
7 Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett "Ya Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around"[9] Columbia 15084D April 17, 1926 (1926-04-17) June 1926 (1926-06) US Hillbilly 1926 #7
8 Vernon Dalhart "The Governor's Pardon"[10] Victor 19983 March 2, 1926 (1926-03-02) May 1926 (1926-05) US BB 1926 #90, US #8 for 1 week, 2 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1926 #8
9 Kelly Harrell "Butcher's Boy"[11] Victor 20242 June 8, 1926 (1926-06-08) November 1926 (1926-11) US Hillbilly 1926 #9
10 Riley Puckett and Bob Nichols (Clayton McMichen) "My Carolina Home"[12] Columbia 15095D April 22, 1926 (1926-04-22) October 1926 (1926-10) US BB 1927 #205, US #16 for 1 week, 1 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1926 #10
11 Vernon Dalhart "The Miami Storm"[13] Columbia 15100 September 23, 1926 (1926-09-23) October 1926 (1926-10) US BB 1927 #174, US #14 for 1 week, 2 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1926 #11
12 Johnny Marvin (Ukelele Ace) "Breezin' Along with the Breeze"[14] Columbia 699D June 29, 1926 (1926-06-29) September 1926 (1926-09) US BB 1926 #10, US #1 for 2 weeks, 10 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1926 #12
13 Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett "Bully of the Town"[15] Columbia 15074D April 17, 1926 (1926-04-17) June 1926 (1926-06) US Hillbilly 1926 #13
14 Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) "The Freight Wreck At Altoona"[16] Columbia 15065D January 15, 1926 (1926-01-15) March 1926 (1926-03) US Hillbilly 1926 #14
15 Poole's North Carolina Ramblers "Monkey On A String"[17] Columbia 15099 September 17, 1926 (1926-09-17) October 1926 (1926-10) US Hillbilly 1926 #15
16 Blind Lemon Jefferson "Jack O Diamond Blues"[18] Paramount 12373 June 12, 1926 (1926-06-12) August 1926 (1926-08) US Hillbilly 1926 #16
17 Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett "Hand Me Down My Walking Cane"[19] Columbia 15091D April 17, 1926 (1926-04-17) September 1926 (1926-09) US Hillbilly 1926 #17
18 Blind Blake "Early Morning Blues"[18] Paramount 12387 September 11, 1926 (1926-09-11) October 1926 (1926-10) US Hillbilly 1926 #18
19 Blind Lemon Jefferson "Long Lonesome Blues"[18] Paramount 12354 March 18, 1926 (1926-03-18) May 1926 (1926-05) US Hillbilly 1926 #19
20 Uncle Dave Macon "Last Night When My Willie Come Home"[20] Vocalion 15319 April 14, 1926 (1926-04-14) May 1926 (1926-05) US Hillbilly 1926 #20

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Record Research.
  2. ^ "Victor matrix B-30633. The prisoner's song / Vernon Dalhart - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-02.
  3. ^ "The Victor Talking Machine Company". davidsarnoff.org. Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  4. ^ "Columbia matrix W142658. White House blues / North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  5. ^ "Columbia matrix W142578. There's a new star in heaven tonight—Rudolph Valentino / Vernon Dalhart - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  6. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-35541. O bury me not on the lone prairie / Carl T. Sprague - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  7. ^ "Columbia matrix W142041. Turkey in the straw / Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  8. ^ "Brunswick matrix E2753-E2754. Way down the Old Plank Road / Uncle Dave Macon ; Sam McGee - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  9. ^ "Columbia matrix W142040. Ya gotta quit kickin' my dog aroun' / Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  10. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-34666. The governor's pardon / Vernon Dalhart - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  11. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-31587. Butcher's boy / Kelly Harrell - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  12. ^ "Columbia matrix W142085. My Carolina home / Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  13. ^ "Columbia matrix W142683. The Miami storm / Vernon Dalhart - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  14. ^ "Columbia matrix W142355. Breezin' along with the breeze / Johnny Marvin - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  15. ^ "Columbia matrix W142035. Bully of the town / Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  16. ^ "Columbia matrix W141496. The freight wreck at Altoona / Al Craver - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  17. ^ "Columbia matrix W142638. Monkey on a string / North Carolina Ramblers ; Charlie Poole - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  18. ^ a b c "Paramount Race Series (12000 - 12499): 78rpm numerical listing discography". www.78discography.com. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  19. ^ "Columbia matrix W142034. Hand me down my walking cane / Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  20. ^ "Brunswick matrix E2759-E2760. Last night when my Willie came home / Uncle Dave Macon ; Sam McGee - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.

Further readingEdit

  • Kingsbury, Paul, "Vinyl Hayride: Country Music Album Covers 1947–1989," Country Music Foundation, 2003 (ISBN 0-8118-3572-3)
  • Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
  • Whitburn, Joel. "Top Country Songs 1944–2005 – 6th Edition." 2005.