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Delmore Brothers OTR Old Time Radio Show MP3 On CD-R 45 Episodes


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Alton Delmore (December 25, 1908 - June 8, 1964) and Rabon Delmore (December 3, 1916 - December 4, 1952), billed as The Delmore Brothers, were country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. The Delmore Brothers, together with other brother duets such as the Louvin Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, the Monroe Brothers (Birch, Charlie and Bill Monroe), the McGee Brothers, and The Stanley Brothers, had a profound impact on the history of country music and American popular music.

The brothers were born into poverty in Elkmont, Alabama, as the sons of tenant farmers amid a rich tradition of gospel music and Appalachian folk. Their mother, Mollie Delmore, wrote and sang gospel songs for their church. The Delmores blended gospel-style harmonies with the quicker guitarwork of traditional folk music and the blues to help create the still-emerging genre of country. In addition to the regular six-string acoustic guitar, the duo was one of the few to use the rare tenor guitar, a four-string instrument that had primarily been used previously in vaudeville shows. In 1925 Alton wrote his first song "Bound For the Shore" at the age of 13, (co-written with his mother).It was published by Athens Music Co. The Brother's did their first recording session for Columbia in 1931, recording "I've Got the Kansas City Blues" and "Alabama Lullaby", which became their theme song. They signed a contract with Victor Record's budget label Bluebird in 1933 and became regulars on the Grand Ole Opry variety program Within three years, they had become the most popular act on the show.

Disagreements with Opry management led to the brothers leaving the show in 1939. While they continued to play and record music throughout the 1940s, they never achieved the same level of success they had with the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1941, their song "When It's Time For The Whippoorwill To Sing" made the Billboard "Hillbilly" top three. Their best-known song, "Blues Stay Away From Me," is regarded by some as the first rock and roll record. It was covered by Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, The Louvin Brothers and The Everly Brothers.

Rabon died of lung cancer in 1952. Following Rabon's death, Alton suffered a heart attack, the loss of his father and his daughter Susan, all within a three-year period. He moved back in Huntsville, Alabama. He taught some guitar, did odd jobs, and devoted his creative energies to writing prose. He wrote a series of short stories and his autobiography, Truth is Stranger than Publicity, published posthumously in the 1970s.

Over the course of their careers, the Delmores wrote more than one thousand songs. Some of the most popular were Brown's Ferry Blues, Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar and Fifteen Miles from Birmingham.

Includes 45 Episodes!

Episodes On This CD:

Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [01] First Song - He Set Me Free.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [02] First Song - The Book of Revelation.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [03] First Song - My Last Moving Day.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [04] First Song - Oh, How I Love Jesus.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [05] First Song - Remember Me.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [06] First Song - The Old Country Church.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [07] First Song - That Old Time Preacher Man.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [08] First Song - Glory is Coming.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [09] First Song - Camping in Caanan's Land.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [19] First Song - Resurrection Morning.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [20] First Song - Hallelujah Morning.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [21] First Song - Give ThemThe Roses Now.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [22] First Song - Did You Ever Go Sailing.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [23] First Song - Driftin' Too Far From Shore.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [24] First Song - A Beautiful Home.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [25] First Song - Turn Your Radio On.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [26] First Song - Old Camp Meeting Time.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [27] First Song - Hallelujah Morning.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [28] First Song - The Book of Revelation.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [29] First Song - He Set Me Free.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [30] First Song - Our Last Moving Day.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [31] First Song - When God Dips His Pen.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [32] First Song - That Old Time Preacher Man.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [35] First Song - Glory Is Coming.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [36] First Song - The Old Country Church.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [37] First Song - I'll Be Somewhere Listening.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [39] First Song - Camping In Canaan's Land.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [40] First Song - I'd Like To Go Back.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [41] First Song - That Wonderful Day.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [42] First Song - Just Over In The Glory Land.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [43] First Song - Work For The Night Is Coming.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [44] First Song - Oh, How I Love Jesus.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [45] First Song - Remember Me.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [46] First Song - In The Sweet Bye and Bye.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [47] First Song - Gathering Flowers for Master's Bouquet.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [48] First Song - I'll Meet You By The River.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [49] First Song - Glory Is Coming.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [50] First Song - That Old Time Preacher Man.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [51] First Song - To That Other Place.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [52] First Song - If We Ever Meet Again.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [54] First Song - A Beautiful Life.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [55] First Song - When God Dips His Pen.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [60] First Song - Take My Hand.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [62] First Song - Gatherin' In The Sky.mp3
Delmore Brothers xxxxxx - [63] First Song - The Wrath of God.mp3