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Gene Austin & Carson Robison - Way Down Home - 1925 - Early Country Music

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Published on Mar 24, 2012

Victor 19637 - Recorded 2/4/1925 (New York, New York) - Gene Austin (vocalist: tenor vocal) - Carson Robison (vocalist: tenor vocal) & (instrumentalist: harmonica). Walter Donaldson (composer) & (lyricist). Song Reached US Billboard 9 - Jul 1925 (1 week).
Early Country Music.
Carson Jay Robison (August 4, 1890 - March 24, 1957) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Although his impact is generally forgotten today, he played a major role in promoting country music in its early years through numerous recordings and radio appearances. He was also known as Charles Robison and sometimes composed under the pseudonym Carlos B. McAfee.
Carson Jay Robison was born in Oswego, Kansas. The son of a champion fiddler, he became a professional musician in the American Midwest at the age of 15, primarily as a whistler working with Wendell Hall, "The Red-Headed Music Maker", on the early 1920s music hall circuit. He worked as a singer and whistler at radio station WDAF (Kansas City, Missouri). In 1924 he moved to New York City and was signed to his first recording contract with Victor Records.
Gene Austin (June 24, 1900 -- January 24, 1972) was an American singer and songwriter, one of the first "crooners". His 1920s compositions "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" and "The Lonesome Road" became pop and jazz standards.

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