The Carlisles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rockabilly bluegrass hillbilly boppin hillbilly usa under 2000 listeners Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1980s 2000s


Cliff Carlisle (Clifford Raymond Carlisle, 6 May 1904, near Mount Eden, Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, d. 2 April 1983, Lexington, Kentucky, USA) and Bill Carlisle (b. William Carlisle, 19 December 1908, Wakefield, Kentucky, USA, d. 17 March 2003, USA). Born in a log cabin on a tobacco farm, Cliff developed an early affinity for yodelling blues music and the Hawaiian guitar, which led to him becoming one of the best steel guitarists to play in country music. He is also considered a pioneer of the dobro and a fine yodeller and singer of most types of country songs, comedy and blues. During the 20s, he and singer/guitarist Wilbur Ball toured with vaudeville shows and in 1930 appeared on WHAS Louisville as the Lullaby Larkers. Mainly because of Cliff’s yodelling abilities, they first recorded for Gennett Records in 1930, and, in June 1931, with Cliff playing steel guitar, they accompanied Jimmie Rodgers on two recordings in Louisville. Between 1933 and 1936 Cliff...

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