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Delmore Brothers

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 pioneer singer-songwriters and musicians who were stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. The Delmore Brothers, together with other brother duos such as the Louvin Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, the Monroe Brothers (Birch Monroe, Charlie Monroe 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 duo performed extensively with Arthur Smith as the Arthur Smith Trio throughout the 1930s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1926, Died 1952

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group, composer, lyricist, arranger

Notes: Alton and Rabon Delmore.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 141 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77218 10-in. 12/6/1933 I ain't got nowehere to travel Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77219 10-in. 12/6/1933 Ramblin' minded blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-77220 10-in. 12/6/1933 Smoky Mountain Bill and his song Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77221 10-in. 12/6/1933 Gonna lay down my old guitar Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer  
Victor BS-77222 10-in. 12/6/1933 Lonesome yodel blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer  
Victor BS-77223 10-in. 12/6/1933 I ain't gonna stay here long Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77224 10-in. 12/6/1933 Brown's Ferry blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group  
Victor BS-77225 10-in. 12/6/1933 I'm Mississippi bound Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77226 10-in. 12/6/1933 I'm going back to Alabama Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77227 10-in. 12/6/1933 I'm leaving you Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77228 10-in. 12/6/1933 I've got the big river blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77229 10-in. 12/6/1933 The girls don't worry my mind Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77252 10-in. 12/7/1933 Bury me out on the prairie Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group  
Victor BS-77253 10-in. 12/7/1933 The frozen girl Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, arranger  
Victor BS-77254 10-in. 12/7/1933 Lonesome jailhouse blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77255 10-in. 12/7/1933 Blue railroad train Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77256 10-in. 12/7/1933 By the banks of the Rio Grande Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-87660 10-in. 1/22/1935 Don't let me be in the way Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87661 10-in. 1/22/1935 When it's summertime in a southern clime Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87662 10-in. 1/22/1935 Hey! Hey! I'm Memphis bound Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and yodeling Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87663 10-in. 1/22/1935 I guess I've got to be goin' Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and yodeling Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87664 10-in. 1/22/1935 Blow yo' whistle, freight train Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and yodeling Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87665 10-in. 1/22/1935 Down South Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and yodeling Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87666 10-in. 1/22/1935 Brown's Ferry blues, part 2 Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87667 10-in. 1/22/1935 I've got the Kansas City blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
(Results 1-25 of 141 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Delmore Brothers," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106046.

Delmore Brothers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106046.

"Delmore Brothers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.

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