Between 1920 and 1940 there are few available charts (at least that we can find). These results should be treated with some caution since, with few exceptions, they are based on fairly subjective charts and biased towards the USA.
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2 Jul 2022
#2 Vernon Dalhart The Prisoner's Song
Dalhart recorded this song twice and both of them charted. The accousticversion charted on 3/21/25, went to #1 and was on the charts for 20 weeks. The electronic version charted on 12/5/25, went to #1 and was on the charts for 12 weeks. Both were issued as Victor 19427.
24 Apr 2018
i don't care what you used to be
Trying to find a recording of this for my father's funeral service. +It was his and my mother's song. +Can anyone help please. +Thanks. +Allan
3 Jul 2016
# 30 The Golden Gate Orchestra
The Golden Gate Orchestra was an alternate name for the California Ramblerswhen they recorded on Edison, Pathe and several other minor lables.
That sounds OK. We've changed the one Golden Gate Orchestra entry to The California Ramblers, thanks
19 Mar 2016
Number one song on Oct. 7, 1925
What was the Number One song on October 7, 1925? +THANK YOU!
I want to give a copy of it to my beloved husband as a gift! You will gladden both of our hearts!
The charts for 1925 are nowhere near that specific.
14 Feb 2016
#79 - Associated Glee Clubs-Adeste Fideles
This was also selected for Library Of Congress (NRR) in 2003. Correct Song Title is Adeste Fideles (not Fidelis),
Data fixed, thanks
21 Aug 2014
If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie) sung by Eddie Cantor
Sounds convincing, thanks
3 Jun 2014
#13 See See Rider Blues was also a Library of Congress Artifact (NRR). For some reason you have that data on your 1923 list (as #24).
The system was failing to match "Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey" with "Ma Rainey". It has now been fixed, thanks for the suggestion
The reason for the difference in year is beacuse the Library of Congress lists when it was recorded and the Grammy list is when it became a hit
18 Apr 2013
Here's some info to get you started:
Columbia 15046D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) DREAM OF A MINER'S CHILD W141152 - - 1925/10/17 Andrew Jenkins Columbia 15049D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) Letter Edged In Black W141239 - - 1925/11/04 - Columbia 15044D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) LITTLE BIRDIE W141018 - - 1925/09/19 - Columbia 15031D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) LITTLE MARY PHAGAN 140628 - - 1925/05/27 - Columbia 15056D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) MY LITTLE HOME IN TENNESSEE W141312 - - 1925/11/24 - Columbia 15053D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) NAOMI WISE W141313 - - 1925/11/24 - Columbia 15034D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) ROVING GAMBLER W140656 - - 1925/06/06 - Columbia 15060D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) SENTENCED TO LIFE BEHIND THESE GREY WALLS W141311 - - 1925/11/24 - Columbia 15044D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) SINKING OF SUBMARINE S51 W141099 - - 1925/10/09 - Columbia 15046D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE W141151 - - 1925/10/17 Betty Chapin Columbia 15031D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) The Death Of Floyd Collins 140627 - - 1925/05/27 Andrew Jenkins-Irene Spain Columbia 15256D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) THE SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK(east side, west side) W140795 - - 1925/07/30 - Columbia 15034D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) The Wreck of the 1256 W140708 - - 1925/06/22 Carson Robison Columbia 15053D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) THOMAS E WATSON W141314 - - 1925/11/24 - Columbia 15056D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) UNKNOWN SOLDIERS GRAVE W141363 - - 1925/12/08 - Columbia 15049D Al Craver (Vernon Dalhart) ZEB TURNEY'S GAL W141240 - - 1925/11/04 Maggie Andrews;Lamkin Okeh 45090 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) BARBARA ALLEN 80451 - - 1927/02/01 Vernon Dalhart Okeh 40532A Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) BEHIND THESE GREY WALLS 73826=A - S 1925/12/01 Carson Robison Okeh 40328 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) CHAIN GANG SONG (vvd) 73222=A - S73222 1925/03/01 Guy Massey Okeh 40488 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) DREAMS OF THE SOUTHLAND 73668 - S 1925/09/01 Andrew Jenkins Okeh 40568 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) LITTLE MARY PHAGAN 74000=B - S 1926/02/01 - Okeh 40488 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) Little Rosewood Casket 73669 - S 1925/09/01 SLOVER O.E. Okeh 45090 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) PEARL BRYAN 80373 - - 1927/02/01 - Okeh 40479 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) STONE MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL 73610 - S 1925/09/01 Andrew Jenkins Okeh 40459 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) THE FATE OF THE SHENANDOAH 73606=B - S 1925/09/01 - Okeh 40459 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) THE PICTURE THAT IS TURNED TO THE WALL 73609=B - S 1925/09/01 Charles Graham Okeh 40328 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) The Prisoner's Song 73221=B - S73221 1925/03/01 Guy Massey Okeh 40460 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) THE RESCUE OF THE PN-9 73607=B - S 1925/09/01 - Okeh 40479 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) THE ROVIN' GAMBLER 73611 - S 1925/09/01 CLAUDE MOYE Okeh 40532B Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER'S GRAVE 73827=A - S 1925/12/01 Anabelle Lee Okeh 40460 Tobe Little (Vernon Dalhart) The Wreck of the Shenandoah 73608=A - S 1925/09/01 Vernon Dalhart-Carson Robison
3 Oct 2011
Thought your readers might be seeing multiple names for the Prisoner's Song. Vernon Dalhart used over 100 pseudonyms to record over 5,000 78 rpm singles; among the names he adopted were Frank Evans, Vernon Dale, Tobe Little, Bob White, Hugh Lattimer, Sid Turner, and Al Craver - often attributed to the Prisoner's Song.
We have some entries from Frank Evans but since they are from 1981 (and in Belgium) we're quite certain its not the same person.
None of the other aliases occur in any of the charts we have.
4 Aug 2011
Dances from the 30s