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Vernon Dalhart - Wreck Of The Old '97 (1926).

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Published on Dec 9, 2012

Mail Train # 97 Crashed into a 75 foot Ravine Outside of Danville,VA on 27 September 1903 Killing Engineer Joseph Broady and 8 Others.

( According to the Estate of Carson Robison he Sold The Rights for $50 to Vernon Dalhart).
1st. Recorded 1923 by Henry Whitter

Issued on Victor 19427 A. (Take 4)
NOTE : Victor 19427 Take 1 and 3 Recorded 13 August 1924 (Acoustic Recording)
Re Recorded Electrically using same Victor Number V 19427
On 13 December 1939 A Technical Remake of Take 4 was Recorded on Bluebird 10578
Recorded 13 Times on 53 Labels

Recorded 18 March 1926, (Take 6) NYC - Vernon Dalhart (harmonica/vcl), Carson Robison (gt/whistling), Unknown (train whistle effects).

Born Marion Try Slaughter in Jefferson TEXAS (1883 - 1948)..."The First Star of Country Music"...Famous for selling SEVEN MILLION copies of this Recording (A HUGE Number for the 1920's)....Recorded Over 1000 Sides under at least 100 names...Many Of The Masters were released under a dozen or more Labels.

Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame 1970......Country Music Hall of Fame 1981 (The Country Music Foundation Called Dalhart a One Man Recording Industry).....Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1997

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Vernon Dalhart
  • Album

    • Black Diamond Express To Hell
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    • [Merlin] Cargo Records UK (on behalf of Ozit); ASCAP, LatinAutor, Shapiro Bernstein

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