Banjoïste, Guitariste et chanteuse Country US née Rosa Lee Carson le 10 Octobre 1909 à Atlanta (Georgie). Moonshine Kate est la fille de Fiddlin' John Carson. Elle est décédée en 1992 à Bainbridge (Georgie).

Moonshine Kate (b. Rosa Lee Carson, Oct. 10, 1909 - d. 1992, Bainbridge, Georgia) was an American country banjoist, guitarist and singer. She was one of the earliest women to record country music, first appearing on record in the 1920s with her father Fiddlin' John Carson.
Kate was the ninth and last child born to Jenny Nora Scroggins and John Carson. She began appearing with her father at dances and political gatherings at the age of five, and could play guitar and banjo by fourteen. She toured with her father's band, the Virginia Reelers, in the Southeast United States, and performed on Atlanta radio station WSB.
Her first record was cut in 1925 at age fifteen, accompanying her father on two Okeh Records releases. She also recorded two solo songs, "The Lone Child" and "Little Mary Phagan", the last written by her father about Leo Frank. She played and recorded with the Virginia Reelers until 1934, adopting the stage name Moonshine Kate in 1928 at the suggestion of Okeh Records man Polk Brockman. Many of Kate's recordings for Okeh play up her name, consisting of short musical passages interspersed with quick-witted dialogues revolving around the moonshine trade.
The Great Depression ended the Carsons' recording days, and she continued to perform intermittently, also working with Eugene Talmadge on his 1932 bid for Governor of Georgia and for the Atlanta Department of Recreation. She married in 1944 and retired in Georgia. In 1983, both she and her father were inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Talents : Banjo, Guitar, Vocals

Style musical :  Old Time, Hillbilly

TEXAS BLUES (1930)

POOR GIRL'S STORY (1931)

MY MAN'S A JOLLY RAILROAD MAN (1931)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

78 t.

06/1929 78 t. OKEH 45338 (US) Down South Where The Sugar Cane Grows (Fiddlin' John CARSON) / Hawk And Buzzard (Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE)
08/1929 78 t. OKEH 45353 (US) My Ford Sedan (Fiddlin' John CARSON) / I'll Meet Her When The Sun Goes Down (Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE)
09/1929 78 t. OKEH 45369 (US) John Makes Good Likker #3 (Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE) / John Makes Good Likker #4 (Fiddlin' John CARSON)
1930 78 t. OKEH 45440 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Kate's Snuff Box / Pa's Birthday Party
06/1930 78 t. OKEH 45444 (US) Moonshine KATE - Texas Blues / Raggedy Riley
07/1930 78 t. OKEH 45448 (US) Who Bit The Wart Off Grandma's Nose (Fiddlin' John CARSON) / Who's The Best Fiddler (Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE)
10/1930 78 t. OKEH 45471 (US) Last Of The Old Dollar Is Gone (Fiddlin' John CARSON) / Old Grey Horse Ain't What He Used To Be (Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE)
02/1931 78 t. OKEH 45515 (US) Moonshine KATE - Texas Bound / The Brave Soldier
1931 78 t. OKEH 45547 (US) Moonshine KATE - Are You Going To Leave The Old Home / Poor Girl's Story
11/1931 78 t. OKEH 45555 (US) I Intend To Make Heaven My Home (Fiddlin' John CARSON) / My Man's A Jolly Railroad Man (Moonshine KATE)
05/1934 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-5447 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Do You Ever Think Of Me / Stockade Blues
05/1934 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M4848 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Do You Ever Think Of Me / Stockade Blues
08/1934 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-5560 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - When The Saints Go Marching In / Bear Me Away On Snowy White Wings
01/1935 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-5742 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Them All / The Honest Farmer
01/1935 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M4849 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Them All / The Honest Farmer
06/1935 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-5959 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Old And In The Way / I'm Old And Feeble
06/1935 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M4850 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Old And In The Way / I'm Old And Feeble
08/1935 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6022 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Be Kind To A Man When He's Down / You'll Never Miss Your Mother Till She's Gone
02/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6047 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - I'm Glad My Wife's In Europe / Since She Took My Likker From Me
02/1936 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD 4851 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Bear Me Away On Snowy White Wings / Be Kind To A Man When He's Down
02/1936 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD 4852 (US) Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - I'm Glad My Wife's In Europe / Since She Took My Likker From Me

Albums

1973 LP 12" ROUNDER RR 1003 (US) THE OLD HEN CACKLED AND THE ROOSTER'S GONNA CROW - Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane / There's A Hard Time Coming / It's A Shame To Whip Your Wife On Sunday / The Old Hen Cackled And The Rooster's Gonna Crow / The Bachelor's Hall / The Smoke Goes out The Chimney Just The Same / Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Licker Gives Out? / Georgia's Three-Dollar Tag / Do Round My Lindy / The Honest Farmer / Gonna Swing On The Golden Gate / Corn Licker And Barbecue - Part Two / I'm Nine Hundred Miles From Home / I'm Glad My Wife's In Europe / Sugar In The Gourd / Engineer On The Mogull
03/1998 CD DOCUMENT 8019 (UK) COMPLETE RECORDER WORKS IN CHROLOGICAL ORDER - VOLUME VI - 17 DECEMBER 1929 TO 9 DECEMBER 1930 - Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Who Bit The Wart Off Grandma's Nose / Kate's Snuff Box / Sunny Tennessee / Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Licker Gives Out? / The Last Old Dollar Is Gone / Texas Blues / Raggedy Riley / The Raccoon And The Possum / Hen And The Rooster / Goin' Where The Climatre Suits My Clothes / The Dominicker Duck / Silver Threads Among The Gold / On The Banks Of Old Tennessee / You Gotta Let My Dog Alone / John In The Army / The Old Grey Horse Ain't What He Used To Be / After The Ball / My Home In Dixie-Land / The Old Ship Is Sailing For The Promised Land / At The Cross / Take The Train To Charlotte / Little More Sugar In The Coffee / Didn't He Ramble
03/1998 CD DOCUMENT 8020 (UK) COMPLETE RECORDER WORKS IN CHROLOGICAL ORDER - VOLUME VII - 9 DECEMBER 1930 TO 28 FEBRUARY 1934 - Fiddlin' John CARSON & Moonshine KATE - Are You Going To Leave The Old Home / The Poor Girl Story / My Man's A Jolly Railroad Man / I Intend To Make Heaven My Home / Papa's Billy Goat / Mama's Nanny Goat / I'm Glad My Wife's In Europe / Be Kind To A Man When He's Down / You'll Never Miss Your Mother Until She's Gone / Since She Took My Licker From Me / The New Comin' 'round The Mountain / When The Saints Go Marching In / The Honest Farmer / Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Them All / Bear Me Away On Your Snowy White Wings / I Want To Make Heaven My Home / Going Where The Sugar Cane Grows / The Storm That Struck Miami / Georgia's Three-Dollar Tag / I'm Old And Feeble / Old And In The Way / Stockade Blues / Do You Ever Think Of Me? / Ain't No Bugs On Me

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