Atlanta, Georgia: Fiddlin' John Carson Grave

Country music with a vocal was first recorded in 1923, featuring Fiddlin' John Carson (1868-1949). His grave is marked with stone depicting Carson with fiddling, with his foot up on an outline of Georgia.

Address:
Clifton Rd SE, Atlanta, GA
Directions:
Near East Atlanta Village. North side of Braeburn Circle in the old Sylvester Cemetery.
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Fiddlin' John Carson Grave

Fiddlin' John Carson was the first recorded country musician in history. Sylvester Cemetery near East Atlanta Village.

[Marty Ussery, 03/30/2013]

Fiddlin John Carson (1868-1949) was recorded in 1923, the first country vocal recording. The B-side was "The Old Hen Cackled and the Rooster's Going to Crow"... a real toe-tapper.


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