Blues Yodeler and Steel Guitar Wizard

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This excellent compilation of 24 sides from the 1930s presents Carlisle in a variety of settings, including tracks on which his steel guitar is the only accompaniment, and slightly fuller arrangements with Wilbur Ball on backup guitar and harmony. As a yodeler, Carlisle did not shy away from risqué lyrics, but that was only one facet of his repertoire, which also included hobo songs and standards. It's like hearing Jimmie Rodgers with first-rate steel guitar, and indeed this will probably appeal mightily to Rodgers fans, as well as some listeners who don't even have any Rodgers discs.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This excellent compilation of 24 sides from the 1930s presents Carlisle in a variety of settings, including tracks on which his steel guitar is the only accompaniment, and slightly fuller arrangements with Wilbur Ball on backup guitar and harmony. As a yodeler, Carlisle did not shy away from risqué lyrics, but that was only one facet of his repertoire, which also included hobo songs and standards. It's like hearing Jimmie Rodgers with first-rate steel guitar, and indeed this will probably appeal mightily to Rodgers fans, as well as some listeners who don't even have any Rodgers discs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1996
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297703922
  • Catalog Number: 7039
  • Sales rank: 275,723

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cliff Carlisle Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Cliff Carlisle Composer
Chris Strachwitz Producer, Reissue Producer
Mark A. Humphrey Liner Notes
Wayne Pope Cover Design, Coloration
Traditional Composer
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