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Cliff Carlisle

Cliff Carlisle (May 6, 1903 – April 5, 1983) was an American country and blues musician, singer and songwriter. Carlisle was a yodeler and was a pioneer in the use of the Hawaiian steel guitar in country music. He was a brother of country music star Bill Carlisle.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 6th, 1903 (Taylorsville), Died April 5th, 1983 (Lexington)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, steel guitar, yodeling, composer, lyricist, guitar, leader, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 137 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-69432 10-in. 6/13/1931 When the cactus is in bloom Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with steel guitar, guitar, and yodeling instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BVE-69443 10-in. 6/15/1931 Looking for a new mama Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and ukulele instrumentalist, steel guitar  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-99163 10-in. 2/16/1936 Rambling yodeler Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling  
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 vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-99165 10-in. 2/16/1936 Look out, I'm shifting gears Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling  
Victor BS-99166 10-in. 2/16/1936 My loving Cathleen Cliff Carlisle Trio Male vocal trio, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
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, leader, instrumentalist, steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
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, steel guitar, yodeling, composer, lyricist  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-99170 10-in. 2/16/1936 Handsome blues Cliff Carlisle Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-102650 10-in. 6/16/1936 You'll miss me when I'm gone Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BS-102651 10-in. 6/16/1936 That nasty swing Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, steel 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102653 10-in. 6/16/1936 My travelling night Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102654 10-in. 6/16/1936 Two little sweethearts Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102655 10-in. 6/16/1936 Waiting for a ride Cliff Carlisle Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, steel 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BS-102657 10-in. 6/16/1936 The flower of the valley Cliff Carlisle ; Little Tommy Male vocal duet and yodeling, with guitar, steel guitar, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling  
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, steel 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, steel 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, steel 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, steel 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, steel guitar, yodeling  
(Results 1-25 of 137 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carlisle, Cliff," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108399.

Carlisle, Cliff. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108399.

"Carlisle, Cliff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108399

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