Carolina County Ball
by Elf

Album: Carolina County Ball (1974)

Songfacts®:

  • The Carolina County Ball is a fictional event (there is no Carolina County), but it sounds like a rocking good time. For young bands, getting these gigs can be a big deal, and in this song, lead singer Ronnie James Dio assumes the role of upstart musician who can't wait to get on stage and play.
  • According to the Roy Davies biography Rainbow Rising: The Story Of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, "Carolina County Ball" was released as a single on Purple Records. Roger Glover produced it, along with the eponymous album; he also sang backing vocals on it.
  • "Carolina County Ball" was actually the B-side of "L.A. 59," which was released in Germany as a test pressing on April 8, 1974. Running to 4 minutes 45 seconds, it was co-written by frontman Ronnie Dio and keyboard player Mickey Lee Soule. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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