1927 in country music

This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1927.

List of years in country music (table)
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EventsEdit

Rodgers makes his first recordings on August 4 for the Victor Talking Machine Company at Bristol, Tennessee, of "The Soldier's Sweetheart" and "Sleep, Baby, Sleep." The latter did well, but "Sleep" drew little interest, until late in 1927, it took off and became his first hit.[1]
The Carter Family's recordings are also made that month; their first release is the double-sided hit "Wandering Boy" and "Poor Orphan Child."
  • November 30 – Jimmie Rodgers participates in his second recording session, recording four sides at Camden, New Jersey: "Ben Dewberry's Final Run," "Mother Was a Lady (If Brother Jack Were Here)," "Blue Yodel ('T' for Texas)," and "Away Out on the Mountain."

Top Hillbilly (Country) RecordingsEdit

The following songs were extracted from records included in Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954,[2] record sales reported on the "Discography of American Historical Recordings" website, and other sources as specified. Numerical rankings are approximate, they are only used as a frame of reference.

Rank Artist Title Label Recorded Released Chart Positions
1 Carter Family "Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow"[3] Victor 21074 August 1, 1927 (1927-08-01) November 1927 (1927-11) US BB 1927 #101, US #10 for 1 week, 4 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1926 #1
2 Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett "John Henry (Steel-Drivin' Man)"[4] Columbia 15142 March 29, 1927 (1927-03-29) June 1927 (1927-06) US BB 1927 #248, US #20 for 1 week, 1 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1927 #2
3 Jimmie Rodgers "Sleep, Baby, Sleep"[5] Victor 20864 August 4, 1927 (1927-08-04) November 5, 1927 (1927-11-05) US Hillbilly 1927 #3
4 Deford Bailey "Pan American Blues"[6][7] Brunswick 146 April 18, 1927 (1927-04-18) November 1927 (1927-11) US Hillbilly 1927 #4
5 Vernon Dalhart "Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A.)"[8] Columbia 1000 May 24, 1927 (1927-05-24) June 1927 (1927-06) US BB 1927 #49, US #4 for 1 week, 5 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1927 #5
6 Vernon Dalhart and Carson Robison "My Carolina Home"[9] Victor 20795 April 17, 1927 (1927-04-17) June 1927 (1927-06) US BB 1927 #79, US #7 for 1 week, 4 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1927 #6
7 Vernon Dalhart and Carson Robison "My Blue Ridge Mountain Home"[10] Victor 20539 August 24, 1927 (1927-08-24) November 1927 (1927-11) US BB 1928 #67, US #7 for 1 week, 8 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1927 #7
8 Jimmie Rodgers "The Soldier's Sweetheart"[11] Victor 20864 August 4, 1927 (1927-08-04) November 5, 1927 (1927-11-05) US BB 1928 #90, US #8 for 1 week, 5 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1927 #8
9 Vernon Dalhart "Lucky Lindy"[12] Columbia 1000 May 1, 1927 (1927-05-01) June 1927 (1927-06) US BB 1927 #137, US #11 for 1 week, 2 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1927 #9
10 Carter Family "The Poor Orphan Child"[13] Victor 20877 August 1, 1927 (1927-08-01) November 18, 1927 (1927-11-18) US Hillbilly 1927 #10
11 Vernon Dalhart "The Mississippi Flood"[14] Victor 20611 April 27, 1927 (1927-04-27) July 1927 (1927-07) US BB 1927 #207, US #17 for 1 week, 2 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1927 #11
12 The Allen Brothers "Salty Dog Blues"[15] Columbia 15175 April 7, 1927 (1927-04-07) August 12, 1927 (1927-08-12) US Hillbilly 1927 #12
13 Carter Family "Single Girl Married Girl"[16] Victor 20937 August 2, 1927 (1927-08-02) October 14, 1927 (1927-10-14) US Hillbilly 1927 #13
14 Uncle Dave Macon and His Fruit-Jar Drinkers "Sail Away Ladies"[17] Vocalion 5155 May 7, 1927 (1927-05-07) June 1927 (1927-06) US Hillbilly 1927 #14
15 Carter Family "The Storms Are on the Ocean"[18] Victor 20937 August 1, 1927 (1927-08-01) October 1927 (1927-10) US Hillbilly 1927 #15
16 Fiddlin' Powers and Family "Cluck Old Hen"[19] Edison 52083 October 6, 1925 (1925-10-06) December 1926 (1926-12) US Hillbilly 1927 #16
17 Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Quartet "Don't Grieve After Me"[20] Victor 20834 July 26, 1927 (1927-07-26) October 10, 1927 (1927-10-10) US Hillbilly 1927 #17
18 Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) "The Wreck Of Number Nine"[21] Columbia 15121 January 14, 1927 (1927-01-14) April 1927 (1927-04) US BB 1927 #198, US #16 for 1 week, 2 total weeks, US Hillbilly 1927 #18
19 Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett "Run Nigger Run"[22] Columbia 15158 March 29, 1927 (1927-03-29) August 1927 (1927-08) US Hillbilly 1927 #19
20 Carter Family "The Wandering Boy"[23] Victor 20877 August 2, 1927 (1927-08-02) November 18, 1927 (1927-11-18) US Hillbilly 1927 #20

Top new album releasesEdit

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DeathsEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Acuff, Roy (1983). Roy Acuff's Nashville : the life and good times of country music. New York: Putnam. p. 109. ISBN 0399508740.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Record Research.
  3. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39750. Bury me under the weeping willow / Carter Family - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-01-08.
  4. ^ "Columbia matrix W143799. John Henry / Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  5. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39768. Sleep, baby, sleep / Jimmie Rodgers - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  6. ^ "BRUNSWICK 78rpm numerical listing discography: 100 series". www.78discography.com. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  7. ^ "Brunswick matrix E22475-E22476. Pan American blues / DeFord Bailey - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  8. ^ "Columbia matrix W144213. Lindbergh / Vernon Dalhart - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  9. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-38743. My Carolina home / Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  10. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-38150. My blue ridge mountain home / Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  11. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39767. The soldier's sweetheart / Jimmie Rodgers - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  12. ^ "Columbia matrix W144212. Lucky Lindy / Vernon Dalhart - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  13. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39752. The poor orphan child / Carter Family - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  14. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-38495. The Mississippi flood / Vernon Dalhart - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  15. ^ "Columbia matrix W143929. Salty dog blues / Allen Brothers - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  16. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39754. Single girl, married girl / Carter Family - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  17. ^ "Brunswick matrix E4935-E4936. Sail away, ladies / Fruit-Jar Drinkers ; Uncle Dave Macon - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  18. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39753. The storms are on the ocean / Carter Family - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  19. ^ "Edison matrix 10620. Cluck old hen / Fiddlin' Powers & Family - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  20. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39715. Don't grieve after me / Holiness Quartet ; Ernest Phipps - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  21. ^ "Columbia matrix W143308. The wreck of Number Nine / Al Craver - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  22. ^ "Columbia matrix W143796. Run, nigger, run / Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  23. ^ "Victor matrix BVE-39755. The wandering boy / Carter Family - Discography of American Historical Recordings". adp.library.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  24. ^ Leon Rausch, The Voice of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys, Has Died