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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 26-50 of 141 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-87668 10-in. 1/22/1935 I know I'll be happy in heaven Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87669 10-in. 1/22/1935 Keep the camp fires burning Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87670 10-in. 1/22/1935 Alabama lullaby Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87671 10-in. 1/22/1935 The fugitive's lament Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87672 10-in. 1/22/1935 I believe it for my mother told me so Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87673 10-in. 1/22/1935 I'm going away Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87674 10-in. 1/22/1935 I long to see my mother Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BVE-87675 10-in. 1/22/1935 Lorena, the slave Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99171 10-in. 2/17/1936 The Nashville blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99172 10-in. 2/17/1936 The lover's warning Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99173 10-in. 2/17/1936 I'm worried now Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99174 10-in. 2/17/1936 Take away this lonesome day Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99175 10-in. 2/17/1936 Promise me you'll always be faithful Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99176 10-in. 2/17/1936 Don't you see that train Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99177 10-in. 2/17/1936 It's taking me down Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99178 10-in. 2/17/1936 That yodelin' gal, Miss Julie Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and yodeling Vocal group  
Victor BS-99179 10-in. 2/17/1936 I'm gonna change my way Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99180 10-in. 2/17/1936 Gambler's yodel Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and yodeling Vocal group  
Victor BS-99181 10-in. 2/17/1936 Happy Hickey—the hobo Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and yodeling Vocal group  
Victor BS-99182 10-in. 2/17/1936 Lonesome yodel blues no. 2 Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and yodeling Vocal group  
Victor BS-99183 10-in. 2/17/1936 Put me on the trail to Carolina Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99184 10-in. 2/17/1936 Carry me back to Alabama Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99185 10-in. 2/17/1936 My Smokey Mountain gal Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-99186 10-in. 2/17/1936 Take me back to the range Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-07087 10-in. 2/17/1937 No drunkard can enter there Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitars Vocal group  
(Results 26-50 of 141 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Delmore Brothers," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106046.

Delmore Brothers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106046.

"Delmore Brothers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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