Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Carolina Tar Heels

Here`s a great LP-----period. The Carolina Tar Heels were originally a group in the late 20`s. Here is a "re-discovery" of an artist from the 20`s, Dock Walsh being the core of this group. Originally the other two members of the group were Clarence "Tom" Ashley, who was also a re-discovered artist in the late 50`s or early 60`s, and Gwen Foster, who was a good harmonica player and somewhat of a country guitar virtuoso of the 20`s. The liner notes I`m including tells a short story of the original group and the group on this record also. Likely the most fascinating thing on this LP is Dock`s slide banjo. It`s sort of a haunting sound to me. Dock Walsh is sort of an overlooked artist I think. Although Dock had recorded in the 20`s with this group, he had recorded in 1925 & 1926 solo for Columbia and these are great sides. Listen to them if you get the chance. I may post them someday. Hope you all enjoy this one.




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12 comments:

  1. Thank you immeasurably for this. Dock Walsh is definitely one of my favourite banjo players; I have been looking for this record for quite some time. If you can, please do post some of Walsh's solo sides, they are brilliant. Again, thank you very much.

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  2. This si just great any idea on the year released

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  3. Yes, I would love to hear the solo sides too!

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  4. This was issued in 1964. There`s always something I forget to say that I had intended to include in my "story" of the record featured.

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  5. I`m starting to think maybe I should have done a banjo only blog. The banjo stuff seems to be about the most popular!

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  6. I'm casting my vote for the Dock Walsh sides :) thanks for this!

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  7. It doesn't get any better than this, thanks for a wonderful blog with great music.

    "Doc"

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  8. Hello,thanks for the rare stuff here!
    How can i save the jpegs with the liner notes and stuff? When i try to save with right mouse-click there is nothing in the file to see...
    Can somebody advise me?

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  9. slide banjo?
    colour me there!
    d

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