Cliff Carlisle

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass
Tags: folk blues roots yodel country traditional all bluegrass classic country 40s kentucky what shall we do without us spotify audible conquest Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1940s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clifford Raymond Carlisle, 6 May 1904, near Mount Eden, Spencer County, Kentucky, USA, d. 2 April 1983, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Born in a log cabin on a tobacco farm, Carlisle 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. In 1920, he first performed locally as a duo with his guitar-playing cousin Lillian Truax. 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 Carlisle’s yodelling abilities, they first recorded for Gennett Records in 1930 and, in June 1931, with Carlisle playing steel guitar, they accompanied Jimmy Rodgers on two recordings in Louisville. During the 30s, Carlisle most likely made more...

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