Tip Top Album of Carson Robison Songs, Together with Hill Country Ballads and Old Time Songs. 50 Complete Songs with Words and Music. Compiled by Joe Davis. 1936. Songs made famous by Carson J. Robison, his one time partner Vernon Dalhart, and others. Including everyone’s favorite, Hallelujah, I’m a Bum.
Fame is fickle. Carson Robison was once one of the top Country Western stars, even into the 1950s, yet very few people know who he is today. In the song Hillbilly Heaven by Tex Ritter, Robison is one of the first three mentioned and in the same breath as Jimmie Rogers. He could wistle two tunes at once. No one else has figured out how he did it.
Posting may be light this week, I’m doing the other bathroom now.
Sorry folks, as of December 1, 2012, the photohost I've used for 15 years closed down, so most of my posts will not have pictures. I will be replacing them eventually. If there is a particular picture or post that you'd like to see, leave a comment or email me at mrpontiac at yahoo dot com and I'll get right on that post. Or you can go to my Flickr page and root around. Thanks.
A Retro Hound’s Life Slogan
"Life marches on, while collectors trail behind, carrying a shovel and a sack."
William Davies King
Collections of Nothing
About Retro Hound
Retro Hound is a place for collectors (especially me) to share vintage memorabilia that they have collected. I collect soda pop bottles; record albums (LPs and 45s, not really 78s); trading cards; magazines (especially hot rod magazines); interesting lithographic art from postcards or game boxes; that sort of thing.
I'll do some reviews of classic movies as well.
And remember, (mostly) Everything's for sale! Contact me at mrpontiac at yahoo dot com and have a clear subject line.
"What's *blank* worth?" is a question I get frequently. For the most part, I don't know. I've had this stuff for 20-30 years so I usually have to go to eBay or Craigslist to make a guess.