|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1927|
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 1985|
A country music singer and musician, active in Texas and Louisiana, Stonewall Jackson "Stoney" Carlisle, recorded many records from the mid-1940s until his death in 1985. He performed at clubs, dance halls, festivals, and events, beginning his career in towns such as Kilgore, Gladewater, and Longview during the golden period of East Texas dance halls during the oil boom of the 1940s and 1950s. He also performed at the Big D Jamboree in Dallas, a venue that was held every Saturday night at the Sporatorium. Selected parts of the performance were then broadcast on Dallas station KRLD and through the CBS radio network to more than forty states. In 1959 he and his family moved to Gretna in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where he continued performing and creating records. He sang his own original compositions as well as the works of other artists such as Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. Though he may not have been aware of the relationship, he was a fourth cousin to Elvis Presley who also performed in dance halls in East Texas in the early 1950s. Stoney's wife Earlene played drums with his band which had various names during the years such as the Plaquemine Playboys,the Country Boys,the Western Men, or the Texas Playboys.
The record picture is from a 45 rpm issued about 1978 and now in my possession. The song is a remake of "As long as I live," orginally recorded by Roy Acuff. The flip side of the record is a tribute to Burry Miller, longtime police chief of Gretna, Louisiana.
The picture of Stoney as a young man wearing the black hat belonged to his half-sister, Lola Burton Sanders. It was probably taken in the late 1940s.
The other picture of Stoney as a young man was contributed by his grandson, Jeremy Carlisle.
The posted photograph of Stoney Carlisle singing at the opening ceremonies of the Danna Student Union Center at Loyola University in New Orleans in April 1964 is from the Loyola Maroon student newspaper. Information about use or reproduction and copyright restrictions of this image can be found at the Web site of the digital archives collection of the Loyola University Libraries.
Stonewall Jackson Carlisle (1878 - 1964)
Myrtle Maggie Burton Miller Stalter (1886 - 1959)
Earline Dale Carlisle Hadley Bailey (1928 - 2013)
Lola Mae Burton Sanders (1913 - 1988)**
J. B. Burton (1919 - 1934)**
Stonewall Jackson Carlisle (1927 - 1985)
Catahoula Missionary Baptist Cemetery
Pearl River County
Created by: Gary B. Sanders
Record added: Dec 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62412199