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The Cadence Recordings

The Everly Brothers

The Cadence Recordings

The Everly Brothers

The Cadence Recordings

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 28/02/2020 Cat#: EDSL0056 • Barcode: 740155725631 • Genre: Country, Rock

Track Listing

  1. This Little Girl Of Mine
  2. Maybe Tomorrow
  3. Bye Bye Love
  4. Brand New Heartache
  5. Keep A Knockin'
  6. Be-Bop-A-Lula
  7. Rip It Up
  8. I Wonder If I Care As Much
  9. Wake Up Little Susie
  10. Leave My Woman Alone
  11. Should We Tell Him
  12. Hey Doll Baby
  1. Roving Gambler
  2. Down In The Willow Garden
  3. Long Time Gone
  4. Lightning Express
  5. That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
  6. Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
  7. Barbara Allen
  8. Oh So Many Years
  9. I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
  10. Rockin' Alone (In An Old Rockin' Chair)
  11. Kentucky
  12. Put My Little Shoes Away
  1. All I Have To Do Is Dream
  2. Claudette
  3. Bird Dog
  4. Devoted To You
  5. Problems
  6. Love Of My Life
  7. Take A Message To Mary
  8. Poor Jenny (Ten O'Clock version)
  9. ('Til) I Kissed You
  10. Oh, What A Feeling
  11. Let It Be Me
  12. Since You Broke My Heart
  13. When Will I Be Loved
  14. Like Strangers
  15. Give Me A Future
  16. Life Ain't Worth Living
  17. Should We Tell Him [different version]
  18. Sally Sunshine
  19. You Can Bet
  20. I Can't Recall
  21. Wishing Won't Make It So
  22. Poor Jenny (One O'Clock version)
  23. Oh, True Love
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About this release

The blending of Don and Phil Everly’s voices is truly one of the great sounds of post-war American popular music. Derived from Folk and traditional styles brought to the USA via immigrant communities, their seamless vocal harmonies had its precursors in mid-twentieth century duo / family Country music acts such as the Louvin Brothers, Delmore Brothers and many others. The Everlys, however, were able to bring the fraternal harmony approach into the mainstream pop market of the late 1950s by dint of their youth, good looks, and that other, far more elusive quality – timing.

Alongside the other breakthrough acts of rock and roll’s first wave, they were true musical frontiersmen that helped set the template for all that was to succeed them. The likes of The Beatles, The Hollies, Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, through to Billy Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) and Norah Jones are but a few of the notables whose music bears the Everlys influential thumbprint.

This 3 CD box set contains everything they recorded for the Cadence label in Nashville, from 1957 until they signed to the Warner Bros in 1960, including eleven huge hit singles. In a facsimile of the original LP sleeve (including the liner note),

CD 1 contains their first album: “The Everly Brothers” features the singles “Bye Bye Love” (US # 2, UK # 6) and “Wake Up Little Susie” (US # 1. UK # 2).

CD 2 is a reproduction of their second album, “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us”, a daring release at the time, containing what the title describes – an intriguing set of American songs from the first half of the 20th century.

CD 3 collects the A- and B-sides of the rest of their singles for Cadence, including “All I Have To Do Is Dream”, “Claudette”, “Bird Dog”, “Devoted To You”, “Take A Message To Mary”, “(‘Til) I Kissed You”, “Let It Be Me” and “When Will I Be Loved”. These are followed by nine rarities, including several demos.

The booklet is comprehensively annotated by Alan Robinson.