Rose Maddox

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: country rockabilly rose maddox hillbilly female vocalists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roselea Arbana Brogdon, 15 August 1925, near Boaz, Alabama, USA, d. 15 April 1998, Ashland, Oregon, USA. Maddox began performing in the late 30 in a family group with her brothers Cal, Fred, Don and Cliff. Their career was interrupted by WWII following which they re-formed as the Maddox Brothers And Rose. Cliff died in 1949 and his place was taken by another brother, Henry. By the mid-50s, with an act that included comedy as well as songs, they were regulars on The Louisiana Hayride and had recorded extensively for Columbia Records in 1951. Their successes included ‘The Philadelphia Lawyer’ and ‘The Tramp On The Street’. Rose also recorded with her sister-in-law, Loretta, as Rosie And Rita.

By the mid-50s, Rose was beginning to look towards a solo career. In 1957, she signed with Capitol Records and about that time the Maddox Brothers nominally disbanded. Rose soon established herself as a solo singer and, during the late...

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