The Everly Brothers released Roots in 1968, a pioneering country-rock album that found them covering material from their influences both past and present – including the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Jimmie Rodgers and Randy Newman. Bookended by clips from Everly Family’s 1952 radio show, the album transcends time, bridging the past, present and […]
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If the death of Phil Everly has reminded us of anything, it’s that there’s nothing quite like an Everly Brothers recording. Noble attempts at capturing the magic, such as Bonnie Prince Billy and Dawn McCarthy’s recent Everly LP (or even the Norah Jones/Billy Joe album), are fine and good, but they usually just send me […]
1984 hour and 44 minute BBC documentary chronicling the path of The Everly Brothers, from their Kentucky roots onward. RIP Phil Everly.
Start 2014 on this note. Another side of The Everly Brothers: “Lord of The Manor”, the b-side to their 1968 single, “Milk Train”. And then go ahead and pick up the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Dawn McCarthy tribute to the Everlys that made our best of 2013 list. The Everly Brothers :: Lord Of The […]
No stranger to collaboration, Will Oldham (the Bonnie ‘Prince’) once again finds himself working with Dawn McCarthy on the pair’s new LP, What The Brothers Sang — a 13 track tribute to the Everly Brothers, out today via Drag City Records. An eclectic selection spanning the width and breadth of brothers discography, the pair navigate […]
Don and Phil Everly were, respectively, 19 and 21 years old when “Kentucky” appeared on the Everly Brothers LP, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, in the summer of 1958. Just kids who were making a name for themselves with hits like “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up , Little Susie,” pure shots of Eisenhower America […]