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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 76-100 of 141 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-018716 10-in. 1/25/1938 Alcatraz Island clues Delmore Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-018717 10-in. 1/25/1938 Goodbye booze Delmore Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-018718 10-in. 1/25/1938 There's a lonesome road Delmore Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-018754 10-in. 1/26/1938 'Cause I don't mean to cry when you're gone Delmore Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-018755 10-in. 1/26/1938 Careless love (Bring my baby back) Delmore Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-018756 10-in. 1/26/1938 In that vine covered chapel in the valley Delmore Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-018757 10-in. 1/26/1938 Big ball in Texas Delmore Brothers Male vocal solo, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-027642 10-in. 9/29/1938 Leavin' on that train Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027643 10-in. 9/29/1938 The cannon ball Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, 3 guitars, and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027644 10-in. 9/29/1938 My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027645 10-in. 9/29/1938 Fifteen miles from Birmingham Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, 3 guitars, and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027646 10-in. 9/29/1938 I'm Alabama bound Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), 3 guitars, and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027647 10-in. 9/29/1938 Nothing but the blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), 3 guitars, and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027648 10-in. 9/29/1938 Some of these days you're gonna be sad Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, 3 guitars, and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027649 10-in. 9/29/1938 Where is my sailor boy? Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027671 10-in. 9/29/1938 Heart of sorrow Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027672 10-in. 9/29/1938 Quit treatin' me mean Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, 3 guitars, and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027673 10-in. 9/29/1938 Just the same sweet thing to me Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027674 10-in. 9/29/1938 The only star Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027675 10-in. 9/29/1938 A better range is home Delmore Brothers Male vocal trio, with 3 guitars and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-027676 10-in. 9/29/1938 Git along Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, 3 guitars, and string bass Vocal group  
Victor BS-032669 10-in. 2/5/1939 Don't let my ramblin' bother your mind Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-032670 10-in. 2/5/1939 Baby you're throwing me down Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-032671 10-in. 2/5/1939 Gonna lay down my old guitar, part 2 Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-032672 10-in. 2/5/1939 Brown's ferry blues, part 3 Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
(Results 76-100 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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