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Bill Carlisle

William Toliver Carlisle (December 19, 1908 – March 17, 2003), better known as Bill Carlisle and Jumpin' Bill Carlisle, was an American country music singer, songwriter, comedian, and guitarist popular in the late 1940s and 1950s but who influenced the genre for more than 50 years. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 19th, 1908 (Kentucky), Died March 17th, 2003 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, yodeling, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-87738 10-in. 1/29/1935 Rattlesnake daddy Jesse Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer  
Victor BS-99162 10-in. 2/16/1936 Cowboy Johnnie's last ride Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99163 10-in. 2/16/1936 Rambling yodeler Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99164 10-in. 2/16/1936 A wild cat woman and a tom cat man Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99165 10-in. 2/16/1936 Look out, I'm shifting gears Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99166 10-in. 2/16/1936 My loving Cathleen Cliff Carlisle Trio Male vocal trio, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99167 10-in. 2/16/1936 A stretch of 28 years Cliff Carlisle Trio Male vocal trio, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99168 10-in. 2/16/1936 In a box car around the world Cliff Carlisle Male vocal duet and yodeling, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99169 10-in. 2/16/1936 Get her by the tail on a down hill drag Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99170 10-in. 2/16/1936 Handsome blues Cliff Carlisle Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-102650 10-in. 6/16/1936 You'll miss me when I'm gone Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102651 10-in. 6/16/1936 That nasty swing Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102652 10-in. 6/16/1936 It ain't no fault of mine Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102653 10-in. 6/16/1936 My travelling night Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102654 10-in. 6/16/1936 Two little sweethearts Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102655 10-in. 6/16/1936 Waiting for a ride Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102656 10-in. 6/16/1936 A little white rose Cliff Carlisle ; Little Tommy Male vocal duet and yodeling, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102658 10-in. 6/16/1936 Shine on me Cliff Carlisle Quartet Male vocal quartet, with guitar, steel guitar, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102659 10-in. 6/16/1936 The blind child's prayer Cliff Carlisle Male vocal duet, with guitar, steel guitar, and string bass instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102660 10-in. 6/16/1936 Just a song at childhood Cliff Carlisle Male vocal duet, with guitar, steel guitar, and string bass instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102661 10-in. 6/16/1936 They say it's the end of the trail, Old Paint Cliff Carlisle ; Little Tommy Male vocal duet and yodeling, with guitar, steel guitar, and string bass instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102662 10-in. 6/16/1936 When the evening sun goes down Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and string bass instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102663 10-in. 6/16/1936 I'm saving Saturday night for you Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar, steel guitar, and string bass instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102664 10-in. 6/16/1936 Rattlin' daddy Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102665 10-in. 6/16/1936 I'm wearin' the britches now Bill Carlisle Male vocal duet and yodeling, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102676 10-in. 6/18/1936 Still there's a spark of love Bill Carlisle ; Cliff Carlisle Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102677 10-in. 6/18/1936 The heavenly train Bill Carlisle ; Cliff Carlisle Male vocal duet, with guitar and jew's harp vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102678 10-in. 6/18/1936 Cowgirl Jean Bill Carlisle ; Cliff Carlisle Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102679 10-in. 6/18/1936 You're just like a dollar bill Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102680 10-in. 6/18/1936 Seeing my gal Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102681 10-in. 6/18/1936 So long, baby Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102682 10-in. 6/18/1936 I done it wrong Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102683 10-in. 6/18/1936 I want a gal Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102684 10-in. 6/18/1936 Ten or twelve times, maybe more Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102685 10-in. 6/18/1936 He will be your Saviour too Bill Carlisle ; Cliff Carlisle Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102731 10-in. 6/20/1936 When I feel froggie, I'm gonna hop Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102732 10-in. 6/20/1936 It takes the old hen to deliver the goods Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102733 10-in. 6/20/1936 My rockin' mama Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with 2 guitars and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102734 10-in. 6/20/1936 Shufflin' gal Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with 2 guitars and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102735 10-in. 6/20/1936 Wigglin' mama Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with 2 guitars and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102736 10-in. 6/20/1936 When I am dead and gone Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with 2 guitars and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07069 10-in. 2/16/1937 Blue Arizona moon Bill Carlisle ; Louis Carlisle Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07070 10-in. 2/16/1937 Bye, bye, my love Bill Carlisle ; Louis Carlisle Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07071 10-in. 2/16/1937 I'll be all smiles, love Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07072 10-in. 2/16/1937 Dreamy eyes Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07073 10-in. 2/16/1937 Feet, don't fail me Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07074 10-in. 2/16/1937 A shack by the side of the road Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07075 10-in. 2/16/1937 Still there's a spark of love, part 2 Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07076 10-in. 2/16/1937 Why did the blue skies turn grey? Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-013007 10-in. 8/6/1937 My Saviour understands Marion Carlisle ; Milton Carlisle Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-013008 10-in. 8/6/1937 Feed your soul Marion Carlisle ; Milton Carlisle Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-013009 10-in. 8/6/1937 To love and be loved Marion Carlisle ; Milton Carlisle Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-013010 10-in. 8/6/1937 Kentucky sweetheart Marion Carlisle Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-013011 10-in. 8/6/1937 Drifting together Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-013012 10-in. 8/6/1937 I'll always be your little darling Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-013013 10-in. 8/6/1937 I know what it means to be lonesome Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-013014 10-in. 8/6/1937 Bell clappin' mama Bill Carlisle Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-018795 10-in. 1/27/1938 When the old cow went dry Carlisle Brothers Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-071042 10-in. 9/30/1941 I'm sorry now Carlisle Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-071043 10-in. 9/30/1941 You'll never know Carlisle Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-071044 10-in. 9/30/1941 No wedding bells Carlisle Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-071045 10-in. 9/30/1941 Sugar cane mama Carlisle Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-071046 10-in. 9/30/1941 I believe I'm entitled to you Carlisle Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-071047 10-in. 9/30/1941 She waits for me there Carlisle Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64000 10-in. 6/3/1938 Over by the crystal sea Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64001 10-in. 6/3/1938 That great judgment day Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64002 10-in. 6/3/1938 Flower of my dreams Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64003 10-in. 6/3/1938 The wreck of Happy Valley Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64004 10-in. 6/3/1938 The old home place Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64005 10-in. 6/3/1938 Two eyes in Tennessee-1 Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64006 10-in. 6/3/1938 Nevada Johnnie Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64007 10-in. 6/3/1938 Trouble on my mind Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64008 10-in. 6/3/1938 Where are the pals of long ago Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64009 10-in. 6/3/1938 Blue dreams Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64010 10-in. 6/3/1938 Lonely little orphan child-1 Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64011 10-in. 6/3/1938 When the angels carry me home-2 Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64012 10-in. 6/3/1938 Home of the soul-2 Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64013 10-in. 6/3/1938 I'm just a ramblin' man Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64014 10-in. 6/3/1938 Weary traveller Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64015 10-in. 6/3/1938 When we meet again Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64136 10-in. 6/11/1938 Are you goin' to leave me Lil Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64137 10-in. 6/11/1938 The girl I left so blue Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64138 10-in. 6/11/1938 No drunkard can enter that beautiful home Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64139 10-in. 6/11/1938 Moonlight blues Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64140 10-in. 6/11/1938 If Jesus should come Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64141 10-in. 6/11/1938 No letter in the mail today Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64142 10-in. 6/11/1938 I'm on my way to the promised land Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64143 10-in. 6/11/1938 Big at the little, bottom at the top Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64144 10-in. 6/11/1938 You said we'd always drift together Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64145 10-in. 6/11/1938 Will you miss our lover Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64146 10-in. 6/11/1938 Drifting Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 64147 10-in. 6/11/1938 I'm headin' for home sweet Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66001 10-in. 7/25/1939 Wabash cannonball Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66002 10-in. 7/25/1939 Sparkling blue eyes Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66003 10-in. 7/25/1939 Far beyond the starry sky Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66004 10-in. 7/25/1939 Traveling home Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66005 10-in. 7/25/1939 Shine your light for others Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66006 10-in. 7/25/1939 The unclouded day Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66007 10-in. 7/25/1939 Gonna raise a ruckus tonight Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66008 10-in. 7/25/1939 Beneath the old pine tree Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66009 10-in. 7/25/1939 Ditty wah ditty Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66010 10-in. 7/25/1939 Don't be ashamed of mother Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66011 10-in. 7/25/1939 Goin' down the valley Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66012 10-in. 7/25/1939 A mouse been messin' around Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66013 10-in. 7/26/1939 There is no more than I can say Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66014 10-in. 7/26/1939 Makes no difference what life may bring Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66015 10-in. 7/26/1935 Black Jack David Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66016 10-in. 7/26/1939 Footprints in the snow Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66017 10-in. 7/26/1939 Sally let your bangs hang down Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66018 10-in. 7/26/1939 I dreamed I searched heaven for you Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66019 10-in. 7/26/1939 Roll on, old troubles, roll on Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66020 10-in. 7/26/1939 I'm sorry, that's all I can say Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66021 10-in. 7/26/1939 Little pal Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66022 10-in. 7/26/1939 Don't let me worry your little mind Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66023 10-in. 7/26/1939 Life's troubled pathway Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66024 10-in. 7/26/1939 Broken heart Bill Carlisle's Kentucky Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66025 10-in. 7/26/1939 My little Sadie Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66026 10-in. 7/26/1939 Prepare me oh Lord Cliff Carlisle and his Buckle Busters instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68102 10-in. 9/16/1940 There'll come a time Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68103 10-in. 9/16/1940 Juanita Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68104 10-in. 9/16/1940 Somewhere somebody's waiting Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68105 10-in. 9/16/1940 I wonder who's sorry now Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68106 10-in. 9/16/1940 Flag that train Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68107 10-in. 9/16/1940 I'd like to be your shadow in the moonlight Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68108 10-in. 9/17/1940 To love and be loved Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68109 10-in. 9/17/1940 Don't mention me Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68110 10-in. 9/17/1940 Go and leave me if you wish to Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68111 10-in. 9/17/1940 You'll never know Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68112 10-in. 9/17/1940 Will you always love me darling Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68113 10-in. 9/17/1940 Three women to every man Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68114 10-in. 9/17/1940 A dollar's all I crave Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 68115 10-in. 9/17/1940 Nobody cares Carlisle Brothers instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carlisle, Bill," accessed January 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107081.

Carlisle, Bill. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107081.

"Carlisle, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 January 2021.

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