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Glen Derksen


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Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 11:49 pm     Reply with quote

Lately, I've been on a Carlisles kick. I think the Carlisles (and Bill Carlisle} are probably one of the most under-rated and under-stated artists in C&W and Hillbilly music. I'm a bit confused as to exactly played guitar on their recordings during their career. Can someone here please clear that up for me? While I'm at it, I'll post some gems:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxZs74KWWRg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flg-1I6VxJ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqvdv-fACV0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TAuaPywUB8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEXR8ORZijw


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Mitch Drumm


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Frostbite Falls, hard by Veronica Lake
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 12:55 am     Reply with quote

Well, the Carlisles go back to the early 30s so they had numerous people on guitar, but it's Chet Atkins on their classic and best known 1950s recordings like "Rattlesnake Daddy", "No Help Wanted", etc.
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Glen Derksen


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Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 1:15 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Mitch Drumm. I thought I could hear Chet Atkins on some of the the 50's stuff. I believe that Bill Carlisle had his son Bill Jr. play on other recordings. The rest would take a bit of research. It's a bit of a puzzle as to who played on what and when.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 7:19 am     Reply with quote

In his youth Bill Carlisle was a high jumper in track.
In his act sometimes he still does a high jump, quite a performer. Very Happy
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robert kramer


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Nashville TN
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 11:47 am     Reply with quote

Stonewall Jackson told me a great story about Bill Carlisle. They got to a date and the back-up band in the contract didn't show. Bill Carlisle went out with just his guitar and totally entertained the audience.
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Glen Derksen


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Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 10:05 pm     Reply with quote

I wish I could have seen Bill Carlisle live. He seemed like an energetic entertainer and a rock star at heart.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 20 Jun 2017 7:03 am     Reply with quote

His moniker was: "Jumpin' Bill Carlisle".
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John Peay


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Cumming, Georgia USA
Post Posted 20 Jun 2017 5:54 pm     Reply with quote

Erv Niehaus wrote:
His moniker was: "Jumpin' Bill Carlisle".



In his later years on the Opry he'd quip "I can still jump as high, I just can't stay up as long."
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 21 Jun 2017 2:37 am     Reply with quote

Odell Martin told me he did some sessions for Bill. Never said which ones. He mentioned using a dollar bill intertwined with the strings for one session.
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Clyde Mattocks


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Post Posted 21 Jun 2017 7:38 pm     Reply with quote

Yes Chet Atkins was on most of the early classics. Robert Lunn, Jr. was with him for a good while on the Opry. Joe Edwards was one of the better thumb style players that Bill had. Odell Martin was a trip. He could play steel breaks like Heartaches By the Number and thump at the same time. He called it "just bein' bad".
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