Two years after the release of their eponymous debut, Elf recorded Carolina County Ball. After touring with Deep Purple they were influenced by their music and created a complex sound that brought together elements of hard rock, funk, blues and honky-tonk. It’s the most versatile album and their most spectacular achievement. While listening to this album you’ll hear the raspy vocals from the main man himself, Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Rainbow). Deep Purple’s bassist Roger Glover produced the album.
Elf was an American rock band founded by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein (Dio’s cousin). The band was originally called The Electric Elves, but was shortened to The Elves and finally Elf in 1972. Elf disbanded in 1975 after recording three albums and after most of the lineup had been absorbed into Ritchie Blackmore’s new group, Rainbow.
Carolina County Ball is available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on purple vinyl.