Joe Carroll (4)

Joe Carroll (4)

Real Name:
Joseph Marcus Fischer
Born Joseph Marcus Fischer in Los Angeles to professional musicians, Joe took childhood lessons on piano and violin, but it was not until the early 1950s that he discovered the bass and became Joe Carroll. He played San Francisco clubs with small jazz ensembles and became friends with George Rhodes and Charlie Mingus. Later, in Las Vegas, Joe played electric bass and keyboards, learned sitar to perform with the cast of Hair, made his own instruments and organized groups with experimental instrumentation. Back in the Bay Area, he produced the Rowan Brothers recordings, organized an all-bass ensemble, toured with Red Norvo, and was the first bass player in the David Grisman Quintet. Joe died at the age of 47 in San Francisco, December 18, 1983.


Joe Carroll (4) Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Lab Series 7 Various Various - Woofers Tweeters And All That Jazz(LP, Album, Ltd, Dir) Sonic Arts Lab Series 7 US 1977 Sell This Version
XXXVI Various Crooked Stove Pipe and 1 more… Various - Women Of Old Time Music(LP, Album) Heritage Records (7) XXXVI US 1981 Sell This Version
CMH-9026 Grandpa Jones Grandpa Jones - Family Gathering(2xLP, Album) CMH Records CMH-9026 US 1981 Sell This Version
CMH-9032 Merle Travis And Grandpa Jones Merle Travis And Grandpa Jones - Farm & Home Hour(2xLP, Album, Gat) CMH Records CMH-9032 US 1985 Sell This Version
ACD-20 David Grisman Quintet Cedar Hill and 1 more… David Grisman Quintet - DGQ 20(3xCD, Album) Acoustic Disc ACD-20 US 1996 Sell This Version
ACD-22 Rudy Cipolla Potpourri: Excerpts From and 2 more… Rudy Cipolla - Portrait Of An American Original(HDCD, Album) Acoustic Disc ACD-22 US 1997 Sell This Version


The Rowans (2) The Rowans (2) - Jubilation (Album) Asylum Records US 1977 Sell This Version