Monday, December 24, 2007

Brother teams

You´ll probably agree that it´s the time of year for some heavenly harmonies. So I dug out my copy of Are You From Dixie? - Great Country Brother Teams Of The 1930´s and indulged. What a wonderful collection: you get a couple of songs each by the Allen Brothers, Lone Star Cowboys, Delmore Brothers, Dixon Brothers, Monroe Brothers (pictured above) and the Blue Sky Boys.

Listening to all these great songs you get the impression that nothing beats two brothers singing harmony together. All these groups were inspirations for what I think is the greatest country brother team of all time, the mighty Louvin Brothers. More on them in a later post I guess. Are You From Dixie? has unfortunately been out of print for a long time, but every once in a while a copy surfaces on Ebay. Good hunting.

Monroe Brothers - Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy MP3
Blue Sky Boys - Are You From Dixie? MP3

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