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ALLERTON & ALTON 'Black White And Bluegrass'

Price: $17.00 (excluding tax)
SKU: BCD-16559
Weight: 0.35 LBS


Product Description

An interesting story here in this record that presents some “rescued” recordings by this Maine-based country duo that played over radio in a brother duet style as early as the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Such groups were not common in New England at the time, and even more unusual was the fact that guitarist  Alton Myers was black.  Myers and mandolinist Allerton Hawkes were both record collectors who loved the sounds of the Monroe Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys and other southern duets—they met scouring antique stores for old records.  (Al Hawkes went on to later start the EVENT label, a small but superb company that issued records by the Lilly Brothers, Charlie Bailey and Dick Curless among others in the mid 1950s).  A  34-page booklet with many photos helps tell this unusual story.  There are roughly 25 tracks here, some from radio shows, some from home recordings and practice sessions. (Import)        
TRACK LISTING
  • KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
  • KENTUCKY
  • I'LL GET ALONG SOMEHOW
  • TWELFTH STREET RAG
  • MEMORY LANE
  • DON'T THIS RAOD LOOK ROUGH AND ROCKY
  • DRIFTING TOO FAR FROM THE SHORE
  • THREE WAYS OF KNOWING
  • I'LL SIGN MY HEART AWAY
  • EVERY DAY IS MOTHER'S DAY TO ME
  • STANDING SOMEWHERE IN THE SHADOWS
  • SOMEHOW TONIGHT
  • BRANDED WHEREVER I GO
  • RAINING ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • THAT PRETTY LITTLE FACE
  • WHAT WOULD THE PROFIT BE
  • LET ME BE YOUR SALTY DOG
  • CAN'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
  • CABIN IN CAROLINE
  • RAMBLER'S CALL
  • KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE

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