Paul and Pap's repertoire includes many songs written by the The Delmore Brothers. The Brothers are among Pap's all time favorite groups. He enjoys their playing and singing-but as a songwriter himself-he is totally blown away by their song writing skills.
The Delmore Brothers were farm boys from Alabama. Their heyday was in the 1930s and 40s but their songs are still popular today-especially in bluegrass/old time circles.
The Brothers played radio shows, were members of the Grand Ole Opry, and were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Even though I've been familiar with The Delmore Brothers my entire life-as I began to research their songs-I was amazed at how many famous standards they wrote.
A few I have on the radio player on my site Blind Pig & The Acorn
; Blow Your Whistle, Freight Train Boogie, Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar. Others include Browns Ferry Blues, Midnight Special, Southern Moon Shine Down Again, When It's Time For The Whipporwill, I Won't Be Worried Long, Sandmountain Blues, She Left Me Standing On The Mountain, Happy On The Mississippi Shore, Put Me On The Trail To Carolina, I've Got The Big River Blues, and tons more!
I've uploaded a video of Pap and Paul doing the Weary Lonesome Blues by the Delmore Brothers-check it out-click on videos at the top of the page and look under Tipper.
Are you familiar with any of the songs I mentioned? Or have you had the "Weary Lonesome Blues" lately? I've been blue about the gas prices in my area jumping up over a dollar a gallon due to IKE-that is if you can find any gas to buy!
To read more about my Appalachian Heritage check out my site at Blind Pig & The Acorn