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Norman Woodlieff (1901 near Rural Hall , North Carolina , † 1985) was an

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American old-time musician. Woodlieff worked as a guitarist for Charlie Poole and can be heard on Poole's first hit Do not Let Your Deal Go Down.


Norman Woodlieff was born in 1901 near Rural Hall, North Carolina. In 1910 his family moved to Spray, where he worked in the local textile mills. At age 12, he learned the guitar with the help of his older brother. At 19 he joined the U.S. Navy in and when he returned two years later, he met who worked in the same factories and with the banjo player Charlie Poole, Posey Rorer played together. Woodlieffs recording with the group was at the North Carolina Ramblers and 1925 she tried her luck in New York City and immediately got a contract with Columbia Records . While Poole's first session on 27 July Woodlieff played alongside Rorer (fiddle), guitar and is featured on the hit Do not Let Your Deal Go Down / Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight, Mister?. On a tour through Virginia Poole met the guitarist Roy Harvey know the Woodlieff replaced soon. Woodlieff Poole continued to play with, but was not on his sessions there. It took until 1929 before he made ​​his next shots - this time with Walter "Kid" Smith and Posey Rorer, who had also left Poole. There were twelve pieces for Gennett Records recorded, but under pseudonyms came out. Woodlieff recalls. "They'd give us different names and put 'em out under different labels, But They did not seem to sell much" In 1931, Woodlieff again with the Carolina Buddies (a group of Walter Smith) and the Virginia Dandies to the studio, where 18 more songs were recorded. But the global economic crisis had record sales drop dramatically, so Woodlieff got a chance to take more pictures. Until 1939 he was a member of the Four Pickled Peppers , with whom he played together since 1929, his last recordings. Woodlieff then led his own sign painting business that he gave up until the mid-1970s. Woodlieff Norman died in 1985 at the age of 84. In his final years he suffered from depression sometimes.

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