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Farm & Fun Time Favorites, Vol. 1
The Blue Sky Boys, Bill Bolick, Earl Bolick
Farm & Fun Time Favorites, Vol. 1
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
 
Between 1936 and 1950, North Carolina brothers Bill and Earl Bolick recorded more than 100 sides for RCA Victor, and they rank among the finest close-harmony duets in country history. Until those landmark studio recordings...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Blue Sky Boys, Bill Bolick, Earl Bolick
Title: Farm & Fun Time Favorites, Vol. 1
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Copper Creek
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 1/30/1996
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 722321012523, 722321012547

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Between 1936 and 1950, North Carolina brothers Bill and Earl Bolick recorded more than 100 sides for RCA Victor, and they rank among the finest close-harmony duets in country history. Until those landmark studio recordings resurface on CD, fans must look to a series of radio transcriptions (or later reunion albums such as In Concert, 1964 or Rounder's 1976 Blue Sky Boys) to get a taste of their affecting sound. Not to fear, however: these transcriptions offer wonderful readings of some of their best-loved secular and spiritual favorites. This collection was recorded in the summer of 1949 for WCYB in Bristol, Virginia, and with the support of fiddler Curly Parker, the Blue Sky Boys show off the style and repertoire of old-time favorites that had been charming country fans for more than a decade. Although there are a number of rousing fiddle tunes, it was the gentle, understated, tender, mellifluous, yet incredibly powerful harmonies that set the pair apart. As the two had sung together since the cradle, Bill's high tenor and Earl's solid baritone meshed magically. It's no wonder that they quit the business in 1951, unwilling to change their pristine sound one iota. --Marc Greilsamer
 

CD Reviews

Bill and Earl Bolick (The Blue Sky Boys)
Diane E. Hoeksta | Howell MI | 06/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Truely awesome Cd. It shows these guys at their best. It well covers all their different talents from their great Gospel works to their Texas Swing to their light and airy fun songs. I would truely say get this for your collection if you are a fan of The Bolick Brothers. Perfect."