B. –Charles Ross Taggart. Pineville School Board.
Charles Ross Taggart. Profile: (19 March 1871, Washington, . 4 July 1953, Kents Hill, Maine) American comedian, fiddler, follklorist, and silent movie actor.
Performer: Charles Ross Taggart. Rural Monologue with Violin Specialty. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are . mil truncated conical, . mil truncated conical. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 17794A Catalog number: 17794-A.
Charles Ross Taggart (19 March 1871, Washington, . 4 July 1953, Kents Hill, Maine) was an American comedian and folklorist who appeared all over North America as "The Man From Vermont" and "The Old Country Fiddler" from 1895 to 1938. On the Chautauqua circuit, Taggart would perform folk music on his violin, sing, play the piano, do ventriloquism, and tell outlandish stories that supposedly took place in rural New England.
Charles Ross Taggart (1 Albums, 1 Tracks). TAGGED AS: charles ross taggart. Antique Phonograph Music Program 02/09/10. Charles Ross Taggart - Old Country Fiddler at the Telephone (03:07). This song is part of a compilation album.
He would make over 40 recordings of his "Old Country Fiddler" and "Pineville Folks" monologues with various labels, starting in the 1910s, including Edison, Victor, Columbia, and Brunswick. Lee DeForest filmed Taggart for a short film "The Old Country Fiddler at the Singing School" made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The film was shown to an invited audience on 12 April 1923 at the Engineering Society Auditorium, and premiered 15 April 1923 at the Rialto Theater in New York City with 17 other films made in the Phonofilm process.
Monologue, with violin imitation. Charles Ross Taggart. Old country fiddler in New York. Monologue, with violin imitation. Monologue, with violin. Old country fiddler on the school board. Sister Sorrowful entertains the minister.
|A||–Nat M. Wills||Automobile Parody|
|B||–Charles Ross Taggart||Pineville School Board|
- Record Company – Victor Talking Machine Co.
- Conductor [Uncredited] – Walter B. Rogers (tracks: A)
NotesSide A: "Parodies on 'Holy City' ; 'Toreador Song' ; 'Marching Through Georgia' ; 'Dixie' ; 'Ben Bolt' ; 'Out On The Deep' ; 'Reuben, Reuben ; 'Rosary' ; 'John Brown's Body' ; 'Auld Lang Syne'"
Side A recorded in Camden, NJ, February 10, 1915; side B recorded in Camden, NJ, October 27, 1915.
Credit, release date and recording information from DAHR. See https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/objects/detail/30163/Victor_35601
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): B 35601A 3
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): N 35601B 1 2