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GUEST,SueB 29 Oct 04 - 01:25 PM
GLoux 29 Oct 04 - 01:44 PM
pdq 29 Oct 04 - 02:04 PM
GLoux 29 Oct 04 - 02:47 PM
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Stewie 29 Oct 04 - 09:58 PM
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Subject: Review: The Delmore Bros Freight Train Boogie
From: GUEST,SueB
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 01:25 PM

One quick listen-through and I'm in heaven. Favorite tracks, on first listening, Blues Stay Away From Me, Used Car Blues, Blues You Never Lose, You Can't Do Wrong and Get By.

I just don't know enough about this kind of music, or how to write about it, to do this CD justice, so I'll leave that to someone else, just wanted to say it's available, and money well-spent.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Delmore Bros Freight Train Boogie
From: GLoux
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 01:44 PM

It's classic brother duet old-time country music. If they sound like they've been singing together all of their lives, it's because they HAVE been!!! The Delmore Brothers are among the best, if they're not the best. If you want to learn more about their music, try reading Alton Delmore's "Truth is Stranger Than Publicity", published by the Country Music Foundation Press.

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Review: The Delmore Bros Freight Train Boogie
From: pdq
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 02:04 PM

Their post-war material is based around Boogie music which was popular with white listeners at that time. The hot electric guitar work is wonderful, with the late "Jethro" Burns, mandolin and comedy genius, contributing on a few songs. Post-war Delmore brothers should be mandatiory listening for anyone who thinks he/she understands the roots of Rock n' Roll.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Delmore Bros Freight Train Boogie
From: GLoux
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 02:47 PM

Agreed. During the same period, they were also working with Merle Travis and Grandpa Jones as the Brown's Ferry Four, doing gospel music. In order to stay relevant, they had to adapt to what people wanted to hear. That was enough to drive Rabon to drink...

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Review: The Delmore Bros Freight Train Boogie
From: RangerSteve
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 07:31 PM

Vol 2 of "When I Was a Cowboy" on Shanachie has mostly rough-around-the-edges cowboy tunes, then all of a sudden there's the Delmores doing "Fugitives Lament". They are so polished and professional that they're almost an unwelcome intrusion on the album. But then, they set out to be professionals when just about everyone else in Country music did it as a sideline.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Delmore Bros Freight Train Boogie
From: Stewie
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 09:58 PM

There are also the 2 County CDs if you can find them [I think they have been deleted from the County catalogue]: 'Sand Mountain Blues' CCS-110 [1940s sides] and 'Brown's Ferry Blues' CCS-116 [mostly 1930s sides]. However, for the early stuff, you cannot go past the wonderful JSP box set with 4 CDs and 87 sides: The Delmore Brothers 'Classic Cuts 1933-41' JSP 7727. I have heard - but don't know if it is true - that JSP have plans for a further box set of later recordings.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Delmore Bros Freight Train Boogie
From: red_clay
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 10:43 PM

try looking in >>>>www.musicshed.com   or>>>   www.countysales.com   these website/record st GOOD LUCK!!!ores have it all(most of the time or can tell you where else to look!)


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