The Delmore Brothers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music
Descriptive "tags": country bluegrass old-timey hillbilly boogie 30s hillbilly western Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Alton (25 December 1908, Elkmont, Limestone County, Alabama, USA, d. 8 June 1964, Huntsville, USA; guitar) and Rabon (b. 3 December 1916, Elkmont, Limestone County, Alabama, USA, d. 4 December 1952, Athens, Alabama, USA; fiddle, four-string tenor guitar) were two of the many children born to Charles and Mary Delmore, who, like many others of their day, struggled to make a living from a little dirt farm. The boys developed an interest in gospel music, and by 1926 they were singing harmonies and playing instruments. In 1931, they recorded for US Columbia Records. Two years later they secured a regular 15-minute slot on the Grand Ole Opry and played ragtime guitar in a style similar to Blind Boy Fuller’s. Between 1933 and 1940, they recorded over 100 tracks for RCA - Victor Records and also accompanied Arthur Smith and Uncle Dave Macon. ‘Brown’s Ferry Blues’ from the first session was so popular that they recorded ‘Brown’s Ferry Blues,...

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