Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers

American fiddler and singer, playing old time music.

(Also known as "Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers". James Gideon Tanner (1885 - 1960))


Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers 1973Rounder 1005
Hear These New Southern Fiddle and Guitar Records! 1973Rounder C-1005
A Day At The Country Fair: Early Country Comedy 1985Old Homestead OHCS-145
Early Classic String Bands Vol 3 1990Old Homestead OHCS-193
Kickapoo Medicine Show 1994Rounder 1023
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order (6 CDs) 2000Document 


Title. year. Label. Number
Buckin' mule/ Hen Cackle ?ColumbiaCo 110
Alabama Gal; Give the Fiddler a Dram/ Blackeyed Susan ?Columbia Co 119
Johnson's Old Grey Mule/ Chicken Don't Roost Too High; I Don't Love Nobody? ColumbiaCo 150
Cumberland Gap/ Sourwood Mountain? ColumbiaCo 245
Don't Grieve Your Mother/ Be Kind ?ColumbiaCo 15010
Boll Weevil Blues/ I'm Satisfied ?Columbia Co 15016
Fox Chase/ Arkansas Traveler? ColumbiaCo 15017
John Henry/ Georgia Railroad? ColumbiaCo 15019
Old Time Tunes/ Gimme the Leaving ?Columbia Co 15059
Turkey in the Straw/ Ya Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around ?Columbia Co 15084
Watermelon on the Vine/ Hand Me Down My Walking Cane ?Columbia Co 15091

Anthologies - Various artists including The Skillet Lickers.

Title. year. Label. no.
Good For What Ails You 1926 - 37 2006   
Serenade in the Mountains 2006    
Old Mountain2004 Living Era 

Album tracks.

Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers Recorded 1926 - 1931. Issued 1973. Running time ?? minutes ?? sec. Gid Tanner (vocals, fiddle), Clayton McMichen (fiddle), Lowe Stokes (fiddle), Riley Puckett (guitar), Fate Norris (banjo). 



1. Run Boy Run (Run, Nigger Run)Trad?Mar 28, 1927
2. Sleepin' LuluTradOct 24, 1931
3. This Morning, This Evening, So Soon
(Setting in the Chimney Jamb)
Trad?Apr 11, 1927
4. Uncle Bud (Froggie Went A-courtin)TradNov 31, 1927
5. John Henry the Steel Driving ManTrad?Sept 12, 1924
6. I'm SatisfiedTrad?Mar 29, 1934
7. Pass Around the Bottle and We'll All Take a DrinkTradApr 17, 1925
8. Cumberland GapTrad?Apr 10, 1928
9. Roll 'Em On the GroundTrad?Apr 12, 1929
10. Chicken Reel (Slow Buck)Trad?Apr 10, 1928
11. Keep Your Gal At HomeTrad?Mar 29, 1934
12. Watermelon Hanging On the/a VineTrad?Apr 17, 1925
13. Rye StrawTrad?Oct 29, 1929
14. Tanner's Boarding HouseTrad?Mar 29, 1934
15. FlatwoodsTrad?Apr 8, 1929
16. Sugar in the GroundTrad?Apr 14, 1930


Track 1. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 2. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 3. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 4. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 5. "Gid Tanner and Riley Puckett"
Track 6. "Gid Tanner and Riley Puckett"
Track 7. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 8. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 9. "Fate Norris and his Playboys"
Track 10. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 11. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 12. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 13. "Clayton McMichen and Riley Puckett"
Track 14. "Gid Tanner and Riley Puckett"
Track 15. "The Skillet Lickers"
Track 16. "The Skillet Lickers"

Last updated on 12/03/2010