Dock Walsh

Doctor Coble Walsh (July 23, 1901 in Lewis Fork, Wilkes County, North Carolina – May 28, 1967), better known as Doc/Dock Walsh, was an American banjoist, and bandleader of The Carolina Tar Heels. He formed that group with Clarence Ashley in 1925, followed by the addition of Gwen Foster. Walsh is known as the "Banjo King of the Carolinas".

He played in a clawhammer style, but was one of the first to record the three-finger style. He also invented a method of playing with pennies under the bridge and the strings played with a knife, similar to bottle neck guitar style.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 23rd, 1901, Died May 28th, 1967

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, banjo, composer, songwriter, arranger, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37927 10-in. 2/19/1927 There ain't no use working so hard Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-37928 10-in. 2/19/1927 Her name was Hula Lou Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-37929 10-in. 2/19/1927 Bring me a leaf from the sea Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-37930 10-in. 2/19/1927 I'm going to Georgia Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist, arranger  
Victor BVE-39793 10-in. 8/11/1927 Good-bye, my Bonnie, good-bye Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet songwriter, instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-39794 10-in. 8/11/1927 The bulldog down in sunny Tennessee Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet composer, instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-39795 10-in. 8/11/1927 Shanghai in China Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo, composer  
Victor BVE-39809 10-in. 8/15/1927 My mamma scolds me for flirting Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet composer, instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-39810 10-in. 8/15/1927 I love my mountain home Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet composer, instrumentalist, banjo, lyricist  
Victor BVE-39811 10-in. 8/15/1927 When the good Lord sets you free Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo, composer  
Victor BVE-47159 10-in. 10/11/1928 There's a man goin' around takin' names Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-47160 10-in. 10/11/1928 I don't like the blues no how Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-47161 10-in. 10/11/1928 Lay down baby, take your rest Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-47162 10-in. 10/11/1928 Can't you remember when your heart was mine? Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-47163 10-in. 10/14/1928 Roll on, boys Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-47164 10-in. 10/14/1928 You are a little too small Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-47165 10-in. 10/14/1928 Peg and awl Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-47166 10-in. 10/14/1928 I'll be washed Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-51067 10-in. 4/3/1929 My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-51068 10-in. 4/3/1929 Hand in hand we have walked along together Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-51069 10-in. 4/3/1929 The train's done left me Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-51070 10-in. 4/3/1929 Who's gonna kiss your lips, dear darling? Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Victor BVE-51071 10-in. 4/3/1929 Oh, how I hate it Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-51072 10-in. 4/3/1929 Rude and rambling man Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-51073 10-in. 4/3/1929 Somebody's tall and handsome Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Walsh, Dock," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108561.

Walsh, Dock. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108561.

"Walsh, Dock." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

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