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Brown's Ferry Blues
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
Alton and Rabon Delmore have the purest and most disarming sound in all of country music. Listening to these 18 tracks, you can't help but open up your soul. The Delmores possess a remarkable ability to combine happiness a... more »
Alton and Rabon Delmore have the purest and most disarming sound in all of country music. Listening to these 18 tracks, you can't help but open up your soul. The Delmores possess a remarkable ability to combine happiness and misery, hope and despair. These 1930s recordings display the restlessness and uncertainty of the Depression-era South. One moment, they extol the virtues of trains, traveling, and the unknown future. The next moment they yearn for the old days, the home place, and the family. In between, they express the loneliness and depression brought on by this wanderlust. Rabon's crisp flat-picking was way ahead of its time, and the pair's expressive harmonies strike a nerve. Their compelling country boogie has influenced everyone from Doc Watson and Tony Rice to the Louvin Brothers and Hazel & Alice. --Marc Greilsamer
The Simple Magic of the Delmore Brothers
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Without a doubt, Alton and Raybon Delmore were among the most talented acts on the Grand Ole Opry during the 1930s. This wonderful CD provides a good cross-section of many of their original songs as well as fine renditions of old standards. I have listened to their music for years, and I am still amazed at their articulate musicianship and the ease with which they produce the closest of harmonies, more one voice than two. Little wonder they are credited with influencing so many artists who followed. And if I may, I still wonder at the oversight at the Country Music Hall of Fame for failing to induct these two--the most popular Opry act in the 1930s--into their honored number."