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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 101-125 of 141 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-032673 10-in. 2/5/1939 I loved you better than you knew Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-032674 10-in. 2/5/1939 Goin' back to Georgia Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-032675 10-in. 2/5/1939 Home on the river Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-032676 10-in. 2/5/1939 Gambler's yodel Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-032677 10-in. 2/5/1939 Wabash blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-032678 10-in. 2/5/1939 Go easy, Mabel Delmore Brothers ; Smiley O'Brien Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-047551 10-in. 2/6/1940 The Wabash Cannon-Ball blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and electric steel guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047552 10-in. 2/6/1940 Over the hills Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and electric steel guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047553 10-in. 2/6/1940 The dying truckdriver Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and electric steel guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047554 10-in. 2/6/1940 Scatterbrain mama Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar, tenor guitar, and electric steel guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047555 10-in. 2/6/1940 Happy on the Mississippi shore Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047556 10-in. 2/6/1940 That's how I feel, so goodbye Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047557 10-in. 2/6/1940 Rainin' on the mountain Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047558 10-in. 2/6/1940 See that coon in a hickory tree Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047559 10-in. 2/6/1940 The storms are on the ocean Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047560 10-in. 2/6/1940 Back to Birmingham Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047561 10-in. 2/6/1940 The Eastern Gate Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Victor BS-047562 10-in. 2/6/1940 God put a rainbow in the clouds Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar Vocal group  
Columbia W151976 10-in. 10/28/1931 Got the Kansas City blues Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group  
Columbia W151977 10-in. 10/28/1931 Alabama lullaby Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars Vocal group  
Decca 68069 10-in. 9/11/1940 There's trouble on my mind today Delmore Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 68070 10-in. 9/11/1940 Silver dollar Delmore Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 68071 10-in. 9/11/1940 Old mountain dew Delmore Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 68072 10-in. 9/11/1940 In the blue hills of Virginia Delmore Brothers Vocal group  
Decca 68073 10-in. 9/11/1940 Make room in the lifeboat for me Delmore Brothers Vocal group  
(Results 101-125 of 141 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Delmore Brothers," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106046.

Delmore Brothers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106046.

"Delmore Brothers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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