Carson Robinson and his Pioneers appeared on BBC run Radio Luxembourg and Normandy on Sunday mornings in the late 1930s. They are often credited as the first Country & Western group from the United States to tour Europe. Robinson was a well known singer, guitarist, and professional whistler in his native Kansas before he moved to New York City for a contract with Victor records and began collaborating with the legendary singer Vernon Dalhart in 1924. Robinson accompanied Dalhart on the recording of country music’s first million selling record, “The Wreck of the Old 97” b/w “The Prisoner’s Song.”
The postcard above was a holiday card sent to John Edwards for Christmas dated 1957, the year that Carson Robinson died. We found a few other holiday images in the photos from the John Edwards Memorial Foundation Collection (#20001) that we wanted to share with you here. Have a wonderful weekend.