Leake County Revelers Collection

The Leake County Revelers was a prominent Mississippi string band in the 1920s. They recorded 44 tracks that were released as 78 rpm records on the Columbia and Okeh labels. The four members were from the area around Sebastopol, MS, in Scott and Leake Counties.

Unlike the other recordings I have transcribed until now, some of the Leake County Revelers' recordings feature mandolin lead. To that end, some of these transcriptions will be of just the mandolin part, or of both the mandolin and fiddle. Most will be just fiddle, as is common in old time music.

The band's fiddler was William Bryant Gilmer, and the mandolin picker was Robert Oscar Moseley. The fiddling was very advanced, utilizing a lot of chords out of the second position. The mandolin picking was very straight-forward.

More information about the band can be found here and here.

This collection is now complete; I have transcribed every tune of the Leake County Revelers that I can find.  If you are aware of any recordings of the Revelers that I have not transcribed, please contact me.

44 tunes found in this collection.

Click on table headers to sort tunes.

Name Type Key Date Added Date Updated
Beautiful Bells Waltz C 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Been to the East, Been to the West Reel or Breakdown G 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
Birds in the Brook Schottische C and F 2014-01-18 2014-01-18
Bring Me a Bottle (Jenny Lind) Polka G 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
Courtin' Days Waltz Waltz D 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Crow Black Chicken Reel or Breakdown A 2013-11-23 2013-11-23
Dry Town Blues Rag G 2013-01-22 2013-01-22
Georgia Camp Meeting Rag C 2014-01-18 2014-01-18
Good Fellow Song G 2014-01-18 2014-01-18
Goodnight Waltz Waltz C and F 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
I'm Gwine Back to Dixie Song G 2014-01-11 2014-01-11
In the Good Old Summertime Waltz G 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Johnson Gal Reel or Breakdown G 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
Julia Waltz Waltz G 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Jungle Waltz Waltz F 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Lazy Kate Reel or Breakdown D 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
Leake County Blues Rag C 2013-01-22 2013-01-22
Leather Britches Reel or Breakdown G 2013-02-01 2013-02-01
Listen to the Mockingbird Song G 2014-01-11 2014-01-11
Lonesome Blues Rag C 2013-01-22 2013-01-22
Magnolia Waltz Waltz D 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Make Me a Bed on the Floor Rag D 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
Memories Waltz (1928) Waltz F 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Memories Waltz (1929) Waltz G 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Merry Widow Waltz Waltz D 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Mississippi Breakdown Quickstep C 2013-02-21 2013-05-05
Mississippi Moon Waltz Waltz G 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Molly Put the Kettle On Reel or Breakdown D 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
Monkey in the Dog Cart Reel or Breakdown C 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean Waltz G 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
My Wild Irish Rose Waltz G 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Old Hat, The Reel or Breakdown G 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
Picture No Artist Can Paint Waltz G 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Put Me in My Little Bed Song A 2014-01-18 2014-01-18
Rockin' Yodel Waltz G 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Saturday Night Breakdown Reel or Breakdown C 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
Sweet Rose of Heaven Waltz C 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Texas Fair Reel or Breakdown C 2014-01-05 2014-01-05
They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me Song A 2014-01-11 2014-01-11
Thirty-First Street Blues Rag F 2013-01-22 2013-01-22
Uncle Ned Song G 2014-01-11 2014-01-11
Wednesday Night Waltz Waltz D 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
When It's Springtime in the Rockies Waltz F 2013-01-01 2013-01-01
Where the Silv'ry Colorado Wends Its Way Song G 2014-01-11 2014-01-11