Tom Paley

Tom Paley

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Tom Paley (born March 19, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA, died September 30, 2017 in London, England) was an American musician (guitar, banjo, fiddle).
Paley graduated in 1950 from City College of New York and received a master’s degree in mathematics from Yale in 1953. He taught the subject for many years.
In 1952, at the age of 24, he made his first solo recording with the subsequent release of Folk Songs From the Southern Appalachian Mountains on the newly-started Elektra label. By that time, he had already introduced urban audiences to Depression-era rural music, sharing what have become staples of the genre, such as "Little Maggie" and "Shady Grove."
Paley played with the New Lost City Ramblers from 1958 to 1962, a prolific period during which the group released 11 albums and made more than 150 public appearances. During those years he helped spearhead an old-time music revival.
As well as being a member of the New Lost City Ramblers, Paley enjoyed a solo career during which he collaborated with others on various recording sessions.
Paley moved to England, from Sweden in 1965 and shortly thereafter formed the New Deal String Band. In later years Paley performed and recorded with his son Ben, a fiddle player.
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Tom Paley Discography Tracks

Albums

EKL-12 Tom Paley Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachian Mountains(10", Mono) Elektra EKL-12 US 1953 Sell This Version
ES-538 Jean Ritchie, Oscar Brand, Tom Paley, Harry & Jeanie West* Jean Ritchie, Oscar Brand, Tom Paley, Harry & Jeanie West* - Shivaree!(LP, Mono) Esoteric (2) ES-538 US 1955 Sell This Version
Mike Seeger, Tom Paley, John Cohen (2) Mike Seeger, Tom Paley, John Cohen (2) - Sing Songs Of The New Lost City Ramblers (Album) Aravel Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Peggy Seeger And Tom Paley With Claudia Paley Peggy Seeger And Tom Paley With Claudia Paley - Who's Going To Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot? Who's Going To Glove Your Hand? (Album) Topic Records UK 1964 Sell This Version
Tom Paley Sue Cow (Album) Argo (2) UK 1969 Sell This Version
Tom Paley Hard Luck Papa Kicking Mule Records US 1975 Sell This Version
C-9050 Tom Paley And Ben Paley Tom Paley And Ben Paley - On A Cold Winter Night(Cass) Marimac Recordings C-9050 US 1993 Sell This Version
Tom* and Ben Paley Tom* and Ben Paley - Paley & Son (Album) Hornbeam Recordings 2015 Sell This Version
EKS-7217, EKL-7217 Various, Marshall Brickman, Tom Paley, Art Rosenbaum, Eric Weissberg Various, Marshall Brickman, Tom Paley, Art Rosenbaum, Eric Weissberg - Folk Banjo Styles(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra EKS-7217, EKL-7217 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

122, EKL-122 Jean Ritchie, Oscar Brand And Tom Paley Jean Ritchie, Oscar Brand And Tom Paley - Courtin's A Pleasure(LP, Comp) Elektra, Elektra 122, EKL-122 US 1957 Sell This Version
Eric Weissberg, Marshall Brickman, The Dillards, Tom Paley & Art Rosenbaum Eric Weissberg, Marshall Brickman, The Dillards, Tom Paley & Art Rosenbaum - Dueling Banjos - Deliverance II (Album, Comp) Elektra Brazil 1979 Sell This Version