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Ashley, Clarence, 1895-1967


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    • Ashley, Tom, 1895-1967
    • Ashley, Thomas Clarence, 1895-1967
    • McCurry, Clarence Earl, 1895-1967
    • Brown, Oscar, 1895-1967
    • Hutchinson, Tom, 1895-1967
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1895-09-29
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1967-06-02
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bristol (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Winston-Salem (N.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Mountain City (Tenn.)
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  • Sources

    • found: Watson, D. The original Folkways recordings of Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1960-1962, p1994:label (Clarence Ashley) insert (Clarence "Tom" Ashley; b. Sept. 29, 1895, Bristol, Tenn., d. July 2, 1967; banjo and vocals)
    • found: Ashley, C. Clarence Ashley and Tex Isley [SR] 1966:label (Clarence Ashley) insert (Thomas Clarence Ashley, vocals, banjo & guitar; b. Sept. 29, 1895, Bristol, TN)
    • found: Oxford music online, August 1, 2017:Grove dictionary of American music, 2nd edition (Ashley, Thomas C. (Ashley, Clarence Tom; Ashley, Clarence; McCurry, Clarence Earl; Tom); born September 29, 1895, Bristol, VA; died June 2, 1967, Winston-Salem, NC; American banjoist, guitarist, and singer; raised primarily by his maternal grandparents and adopted their surname, Ashley, as his own; member of the Carolina Tar Heels) Encyclopedia of popular music (Ashley, Clarence Tom; born Clarence Earl McCurry, September 29, 1895, Bristol, Tennessee; died June 2, 1967, USA; after the family relocated to Mountain City, in eastern Tennessee, he was raised by his grandfather, Enoch Ashley, and legally assumed his grandfather's surname; singer, guitarist, and banjo player)
    • found: Tom Ashley, Sam McGee, Bukka White, Tennessee traditional singers, c1981:page 22-24 (Thomas Clarence Ashley; born Clarence Earl McCurry, September 29, 1895, Bristol, Virginia; died June 1967, North Carolina; raised primarily by his maternal grandparents in Shouns, Tennessee; used the name Thomas Clarence Ashley, signing as Thomas C. Ashley or Tom C. Ashley, and known locally as Tom Ashley; record labels show various combinations of his given names, as well as the use of pseudonyms Oscar Brown and Tom Hutchinson; recorded "The coo coo bird" in 1929) page 216 (recordings on the Challenge label as by Tom Hutchinson, on the Champion label as by Oscar Brown)
    • found: Wikipedia, August 1, 2017(Clarence Ashley; Clarence "Tom" Ashley; born Clarence Earl McCurry, September 29, 1895, Bristol, Tennessee; died June 2, 1967, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; American musician and singer, who played the clawhammer banjo and the guitar)
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    • 1996-02-20: new
    • 2017-08-02: revised
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