The Leake County Revelers

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The Leake County Revelers were a country music string band popular in the U.S. South in the 1920s and 1930s. The members were from in and around Sebastopol, Mississippi, led by fiddler Will Gilmer, with R. O. Mosley on mandolin and banjo-mandolin, Jim Wolverton on 5-string banjo, and Dallas Jones on guitar. The band was formed in 1926.

They made a series of 40 recordings for Okeh Records and Columbia Records from 1927 through 1930, most recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi. Their biggest hit was "Wednesday Night Waltz" backed by "Goodnight Waltz", recorded in 1927; over 195,000 copies of this records were sold by 1931 and the 78 rpm disc remained in print continuously into the 1950s.

The demand for their appearances increased in 1930, when they began a regular 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday night radio show on the 1000-watt, widely broadcast WJDX out of Jackson. Unfortunately, R. O. Moseley’s death the following year marked the group’s end, although Dallas Jones was still making appearances in the 1980s, and descendants, appearing as the Leake County String Band, provided music for the 1976 movie Ode to Billie Joe.
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Singles & EPs

15189-D The Leake County Revelers - Wednesday Night Waltz / Good Night Waltz album art Leake County Revelers* Wednesday Night Waltz / Good Night Waltz Columbia 15189-D US 1927 Sell This Version
15264-D The Leake County Revelers - Make Me A Bed On The Floor / Merry Widow Waltz album art Leake County Revelers* Make Me A Bed On The Floor / Merry Widow Waltz(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15264-D US 1928 Sell This Version
15441-D The Leake County Revelers - Dry Town Blues / Good Fellow album art Leake County Revelers* Dry Town Blues / Good Fellow Columbia 15441-D US 1929 Sell This Version
15648-D The Leake County Revelers - When It's Springtime In The Rockies / Jungle Waltz album art Leake County Revelers* When It's Springtime In The Rockies / Jungle Waltz Columbia 15648-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15625-D The Leake County Revelers - Birds In The Brook / Magnolia Waltz album art Leake County Revelers* Birds In The Brook / Magnolia Waltz(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15625-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15569-D The Leake County Revelers - Mississippi Moon Waltz / Courtin' Days Waltz album art Leake County Revelers* Mississippi Moon Waltz / Courtin' Days Waltz Columbia 15569-D US Unknown Sell This Version
02959 The Leake County Revelers - Johnson Gal / Leather Breeches album art Leake County Revelers* Johnson Gal / Leather Breeches Columbia 02959 US Unknown Sell This Version
15227-D The Leake County Revelers - My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean / In The Good Old Summertime album art Leake County Revelers* My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean / In The Good Old Summertime(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15227-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15409-D The Leake County Revelers - Georgia Camp Meeting / I'm Gwine Back To Dixie album art Leake County Revelers* Georgia Camp Meeting / I'm Gwine Back To Dixie(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15409-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15292-D The Leake County Revelers - They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me / Put Me In My Little Bed album art Leake County Revelers* They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me / Put Me In My Little Bed(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15292-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15380-D The Leake County Revelers - Bring Me A Bottle / Molly Put The Kettle On album art Leake County Revelers* Bring Me A Bottle / Molly Put The Kettle On(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15380-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15205-D The Leake County Revelers - The Old Hat / Monkey In The Dog Cart album art Leake County Revelers* The Old Hat / Monkey In The Dog Cart(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15205-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15668-D The Leake County Revelers - Thirty-First Street Blues / Mississippi Breakdown album art Leake County Revelers* Thirty-First Street Blues / Mississippi Breakdown(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15668-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15520-D The Leake County Revelers - Leake County Blues / Lonesome Blues album art Leake County Revelers* Leake County Blues / Lonesome Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15520-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15470-D The Leake County Revelers - Saturday Night Breakdown / Uncle Ned album art Leake County Revelers* Saturday Night Breakdown / Uncle Ned(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15470-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15427-D The Leake County Revelers - Memories Waltz / Where The Silv'ry Colorado Wends Its Way album art Leake County Revelers* Memories Waltz / Where The Silv'ry Colorado Wends Its Way(Shellac, 10", blu) Columbia 15427-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15318-D The Leake County Revelers - Been To The East Been To The West / Crow Black Chicken album art Leake County Revelers* Been To The East Been To The West / Crow Black Chicken(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15318-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15691-D The Leake County Revelers - Picture No Artist Can Paint / Texas Fair album art Leake County Revelers* Picture No Artist Can Paint / Texas Fair(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15691-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15353-D The Leake County Revelers - Rockin' Yodel / Julia Waltz  album art Leake County Revelers* Rockin' Yodel / Julia Waltz (Shellac, 10") Columbia 15353-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15767-D The Leake County Revelers - Memories / Lazy Kate album art Leake County Revelers* Memories / Lazy Kate(Shellac, 10", RP, blu) Columbia 15767-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15501-D The Leake County Revelers - Sweet Rose Of Heaven / Beautiful Bells album art Leake County Revelers* Sweet Rose Of Heaven / Beautiful Bells(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15501-D US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

532 The Leake County Revelers - Saturday Night Breakdown 1927-1930 Recordings album art The Leake County Revelers Saturday Night Breakdown 1927-1930 Recordings(LP, Album, Comp) County Records 532 US 1975 Sell This Version
DOCD-8030 The Leake County Revelers - Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order: Volume 2 (1929-1930) album art Leake County Revelers* Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order: Volume 2 (1929-1930)(CD, Comp, RM) Document Records (2) DOCD-8030 Austria 1998 Sell This Version
DOCD-8029 The Leake County Revelers - Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order: Volume 1 (1927-1928) album art Leake County Revelers* Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order: Volume 1 (1927-1928)(CD, Comp, RM) Document Records (2) DOCD-8029 Austria 1998 Sell This Version