Cliff Carlisle

Date: 1974 July 11
Length: 80 min.
Call Number: OH30

Biography

Country music performer and pioneer dobro player. Born March 6, 1904. Died April 2, 1983. Full name: Clifford Raymond Carlisle. Career active from the late 1920s-early 1950s. Radio and stage performer, songwriter, and recording artist. Performed both solo and with his brother Bill as a member of the Carlisle Brothers.

Interview Summary

1974 July 11
(1 hour, 20 minutes)
Performer Cliff Carlisle discusses his country music career. Discussion includes his musical family and upbringing; his interest in Hawaiian music; recording with Jimmie Rodgers; songs he and brother Bill wrote and performed; meeting Art Satherley; and Ralph Peer.