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Delmore Brothers

An early Country Music duo who strummed their tenor guitars and harmonized with the best of them.

45 old time radio show recordings
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Delmore Brothers

Delmore BrothersRadio programs dating back to the roots of Country and Western Music.

The Delmore Brothers, Alton, born on Christmas day, 1908, and Rabon, Dec 3, 1916, were the sons of tenant farmers in Elkmont, Alabama. Music was an essential part of their poverty stricken childhood; their mother, Mollie Demore, was active singing and writing songs for her church.

Mollie's boys took the sweet sounds of their mother's gospel music and blended it with the faster guitar work of folk music, which would influence the emerging genre of Country Music. At the age of 13, Alton published his first song in 1925, "Bound For The Shore", cowritten by his mother.

Blending their vocal harmonies with six-string and the relatively rare "tenor guitar" (a four stringed instrument mostly used in Vaudeville), the brothers began recording in 1931. They had a contract with Victor Record's Bluebird label in 1933. The brothers became regulars on the ' Opry in 1933, when the show was still broadcast from the studio in the offices of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville.

As the Opry grew in popularity over the next few years, the Delmores became the most popular act on the show. The Brothers left the Opry in 1939 after a disagreement with management. The Delmore Brothers continued write, play, and record, but they never returned to the high water mark of the Opry days.

Delmore BrothersAfter the Second World War, the Delmore Brothers joined harmonica player and singer Wayne Raney, and the shows in our collection appear to be from that period. Produced for the syndication market, the shows were recorded on a disk.

The recordings are also a lesson in the economics of the early music industry. Several times in each episode the Delmores and Raney make passionate pitches for the song book they are selling. Like Border Blaster Cowboy Slim Rinehart, the Delmores felt people would pay more for their songs than they would to hear them sung.

Although fame and success surely mattered to the Delmore Brothers, there were certainly other things that were more important. Apparently they drifted away from the noise and confusion of the music industry. Rabon succumbed to lung cancer in 1952, and Alton lost interest in performing. Although he did keep tabs on the music industry. He raised a family in Alabama, making a living with music lessons and odd jobs.

The Delmore Brothers were a large, if little known influence on Country Music, and helped to shape many artists. Bob Dylan says that when called to harmonize, he tries to embody what he learned by listening to the Delmores. Alton's youngest daughter recalls her father's first reaction to the Beatles in the 1960s. At first he was less than enthusiastic about the Mop Top's music, but then he learned that the Beatles were influenced by the Everly Brothers, much like the Everly Brothers were influenced by the Delmores; therefore, it stood to reason that the Beatles could not be all that bad!

Please note: recordings in this collection are inferior sound quality.

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    45 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 35 min
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      45 shows - total playtime 10 hours 35 minutes
      1. Delmore Brothers 01 He Set Me Free.mp3
      2. Delmore Brothers 02 Book Of Revelation.mp3
      3. Delmore Brothers 03 My Last Moving Day.mp3
      4. Delmore Brothers 04 Oh How I Love Jesus.mp3
      5. Delmore Brothers 05 Remember Me.mp3
      6. Delmore Brothers 06 Old Country Church.mp3
      7. Delmore Brothers 07 That Old Time Preacher Man.mp3
      8. Delmore Brothers 08 Glory Is Coming.mp3
      9. Delmore Brothers 09 Camping In Caanans Land.mp3
      10. Delmore Brothers 19 Resurrection Morning.mp3
      11. Delmore Brothers 20 Hallelujah Morning.mp3
      12. Delmore Brothers 21 Give Themthe Roses Now.mp3
      13. Delmore Brothers 22 Did You Ever Go Sailing.mp3
      14. Delmore Brothers 23 Driftin Too Far From Shore.mp3
      15. Delmore Brothers 24 A Beautiful Home.mp3
      16. Delmore Brothers 25 Turn Your Radio On.mp3
      17. Delmore Brothers 26 Old Camp Meeting Time.mp3
      18. Delmore Brothers 27 Hallelujah Morning.mp3
      19. Delmore Brothers 28 Book Of Revelation.mp3
      20. Delmore Brothers 29 He Set Me Free.mp3
      21. Delmore Brothers 30 Our Last Moving Day.mp3
      22. Delmore Brothers 31 When God Dips His Pen.mp3
      23. Delmore Brothers 32 That Old Time Preacher Man.mp3
      24. Delmore Brothers 35 Glory Is Coming.mp3
      25. Delmore Brothers 36 Old Country Church.mp3
      26. Delmore Brothers 37 Ill Be Somewhere Listening.mp3
      27. Delmore Brothers 39 Camping In Canaans Land.mp3
      28. Delmore Brothers 40 Id Like To Go Back.mp3
      29. Delmore Brothers 41 That Wonderful Day.mp3
      30. Delmore Brothers 42 Just Over In Glory Land.mp3
      31. Delmore Brothers 43 Work For Night Is Coming.mp3
      32. Delmore Brothers 44 Oh How I Love Jesus.mp3
      33. Delmore Brothers 45 Remember Me.mp3
      34. Delmore Brothers 46 In Sweet Bye And Bye.mp3
      35. Delmore Brothers 47 Gathering Flowers For Masters Bouquet.mp3
      36. Delmore Brothers 48 Ill Meet You By River.mp3
      37. Delmore Brothers 49 Glory Is Coming.mp3
      38. Delmore Brothers 50 That Old Time Preacher Man.mp3
      39. Delmore Brothers 51 To That Other Place.mp3
      40. Delmore Brothers 52 If We Ever Meet Again.mp3
      41. Delmore Brothers 54 A Beautiful Life.mp3
      42. Delmore Brothers 55 When God Dips His Pen.mp3
      43. Delmore Brothers 60 Take My Hand.mp3
      44. Delmore Brothers 62 Gatherin In Sky.mp3
      45. Delmore Brothers 63 Wrath Of God.mp3
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    45 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 35 min
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      45 shows - total playtime 10 hours 35 minutes
      1. Delmore Brothers 01 He Set Me Free.mp3
      2. Delmore Brothers 02 Book Of Revelation.mp3
      3. Delmore Brothers 03 My Last Moving Day.mp3
      4. Delmore Brothers 04 Oh How I Love Jesus.mp3
      5. Delmore Brothers 05 Remember Me.mp3
      6. Delmore Brothers 06 Old Country Church.mp3
      7. Delmore Brothers 07 That Old Time Preacher Man.mp3
      8. Delmore Brothers 08 Glory Is Coming.mp3
      9. Delmore Brothers 09 Camping In Caanans Land.mp3
      10. Delmore Brothers 19 Resurrection Morning.mp3
      11. Delmore Brothers 20 Hallelujah Morning.mp3
      12. Delmore Brothers 21 Give Themthe Roses Now.mp3
      13. Delmore Brothers 22 Did You Ever Go Sailing.mp3
      14. Delmore Brothers 23 Driftin Too Far From Shore.mp3
      15. Delmore Brothers 24 A Beautiful Home.mp3
      16. Delmore Brothers 25 Turn Your Radio On.mp3
      17. Delmore Brothers 26 Old Camp Meeting Time.mp3
      18. Delmore Brothers 27 Hallelujah Morning.mp3
      19. Delmore Brothers 28 Book Of Revelation.mp3
      20. Delmore Brothers 29 He Set Me Free.mp3
      21. Delmore Brothers 30 Our Last Moving Day.mp3
      22. Delmore Brothers 31 When God Dips His Pen.mp3
      23. Delmore Brothers 32 That Old Time Preacher Man.mp3
      24. Delmore Brothers 35 Glory Is Coming.mp3
      25. Delmore Brothers 36 Old Country Church.mp3
      26. Delmore Brothers 37 Ill Be Somewhere Listening.mp3
      27. Delmore Brothers 39 Camping In Canaans Land.mp3
      28. Delmore Brothers 40 Id Like To Go Back.mp3
      29. Delmore Brothers 41 That Wonderful Day.mp3
      30. Delmore Brothers 42 Just Over In Glory Land.mp3
      31. Delmore Brothers 43 Work For Night Is Coming.mp3
      32. Delmore Brothers 44 Oh How I Love Jesus.mp3
      33. Delmore Brothers 45 Remember Me.mp3
      34. Delmore Brothers 46 In Sweet Bye And Bye.mp3
      35. Delmore Brothers 47 Gathering Flowers For Masters Bouquet.mp3
      36. Delmore Brothers 48 Ill Meet You By River.mp3
      37. Delmore Brothers 49 Glory Is Coming.mp3
      38. Delmore Brothers 50 That Old Time Preacher Man.mp3
      39. Delmore Brothers 51 To That Other Place.mp3
      40. Delmore Brothers 52 If We Ever Meet Again.mp3
      41. Delmore Brothers 54 A Beautiful Life.mp3
      42. Delmore Brothers 55 When God Dips His Pen.mp3
      43. Delmore Brothers 60 Take My Hand.mp3
      44. Delmore Brothers 62 Gatherin In Sky.mp3
      45. Delmore Brothers 63 Wrath Of God.mp3
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    45 recordings on 11 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 35 min

    Disc A001

    1. Delmore Brothers 01 He Set Me Free
    2. Delmore Brothers 02 Book Of Revelation
    3. Delmore Brothers 03 My Last Moving Day
    4. Delmore Brothers 04 Oh How I Love Jesus

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    Disc A002

    1. Delmore Brothers 05 Remember Me
    2. Delmore Brothers 06 Old Country Church
    3. Delmore Brothers 07 That Old Time Preacher Man
    4. Delmore Brothers 08 Glory Is Coming

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    Disc A003

    1. Delmore Brothers 09 Camping In Caanans Land
    2. Delmore Brothers 19 Resurrection Morning
    3. Delmore Brothers 20 Hallelujah Morning
    4. Delmore Brothers 21 Give Themthe Roses Now
    5. Delmore Brothers 22 Did You Ever Go Sailing

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    Disc A004

    1. Delmore Brothers 23 Driftin Too Far From Shore
    2. Delmore Brothers 24 A Beautiful Home
    3. Delmore Brothers 25 Turn Your Radio On
    4. Delmore Brothers 26 Old Camp Meeting Time

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    Disc A005

    1. Delmore Brothers 27 Hallelujah Morning
    2. Delmore Brothers 28 Book Of Revelation
    3. Delmore Brothers 29 He Set Me Free
    4. Delmore Brothers 30 Our Last Moving Day

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    Disc A006

    1. Delmore Brothers 31 When God Dips His Pen
    2. Delmore Brothers 32 That Old Time Preacher Man
    3. Delmore Brothers 35 Glory Is Coming
    4. Delmore Brothers 36 Old Country Church

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    Disc A007

    1. Delmore Brothers 37 Ill Be Somewhere Listening
    2. Delmore Brothers 39 Camping In Canaans Land
    3. Delmore Brothers 40 Id Like To Go Back
    4. Delmore Brothers 41 That Wonderful Day
    5. Delmore Brothers 42 Just Over In Glory Land

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    Disc A008

    1. Delmore Brothers 43 Work For Night Is Coming
    2. Delmore Brothers 44 Oh How I Love Jesus
    3. Delmore Brothers 45 Remember Me
    4. Delmore Brothers 46 In Sweet Bye And Bye

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    Disc A009

    1. Delmore Brothers 47 Gathering Flowers For Masters Bouquet
    2. Delmore Brothers 48 Ill Meet You By River
    3. Delmore Brothers 49 Glory Is Coming
    4. Delmore Brothers 50 That Old Time Preacher Man
    5. Delmore Brothers 51 To That Other Place

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    Disc A010

    1. Delmore Brothers 52 If We Ever Meet Again
    2. Delmore Brothers 54 A Beautiful Life
    3. Delmore Brothers 55 When God Dips His Pen
    4. Delmore Brothers 60 Take My Hand

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    Disc A011

    1. Delmore Brothers 62 Gatherin In Sky
    2. Delmore Brothers 63 Wrath Of God

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