Fiddler and guitarist from Madison, Florida. Archive Of Folk Culture recording, reissued on cd Railroad Songs And Ballads (Rounder).
Roy Hall's String Band [as Orange Blossom Special, release prevented at the time by author Ervin Rouse himself; see also: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On]
Rouse Brothers [idem; seven months later with composer Ervin Rouse on Bluebird; much more exciting, but owes a thing or two to the original anyway]
Bill Monroe [idem]
Fiddlin' Arthur Smith [in film Lonesome Trail]
Johnny Cash [vocal version, n°3 C&W]
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [with Vassar Clements]
Hot Club Of Cowtown [all as Orange Blossom Special]
Bluegrass fiddler Russell 'Chubby' Wise, friend of the Rouse Brothers from Jacksonville, Florida, claims coauthorship for the Orange Blossom Special. He was right there when the real O.B.S. first entered the Jacksonville railway station. The Orange Blossom Special was the very first streamline train, running the Miami-New York line. Wise didn't sign for the tune though and even Ervin Rouse had it hard to claim his rights. His manager secured it under his own name. No one ever bothered to ask Russell Wise & Mr. White's opinion.