BROWN'S FERRY FOUR '24 Songs'

BROWN'S FERRY FOUR '24 Songs'

  • $11.00


We don’t know how many times this great old material has been issued, between the original King records and subsequent re-issues on Starday and Gusto, so check your library carefully before ordering this nice compilation. The brief notes are better than the usual Gusto fare, and they point out the fact that the group recorded 45 songs between 1946 and 1952—the group being Alton & Rabon Delmore, Merle Travis and Grandpa Jones. The note writer starts off with this brassy claim: “The Brown’s Ferry Four was Country Music’s first great gospel quartet.” What about the Chuck Wagon Gang, which had many wonderful gospel classics out as early as 1936 ?? To say nothing of now forgotten but powerful gospel groups of the 1920s like the McDonald Quartet. A curiosity here—though not all that surprising from this company—is the fact that the 24 songs are sequenced simply in alphabetical order! That obviously saved someone a few minutes of time and fortunately doesn’t create any real problems, as many of the group’s songs fell into the same keys and tempos. Those little quirks don’t affect the music, which is first rate (those who remember and liked the Hee Haw Quartet will certainly enjoy the many fine songs here), and the CD is a bargain.

Artists:

  • MERLE TRAVIS
  • GRANDPA JONES
  • ALTON DELMORE
  • RABON DELMORE

Track Listing:

  • ARM OF GOD
  • BOUND FOR THE SHORE
  • CAN'T YOU HEAR HIM CALLING
  • ETERNITY WITHOUT HIM
  • EVERYBODY WILL BE HAPPY OVER THERE
  • HALLELUJAH MORNING
  • HEAVE, ETERNAL FOR ME
  • HIS BOUNDLESS LOVE
  • I AMA WAERY PILGRIM
  • JESUS HOLD MY HAND
  • KEEP ON THE FIRING LINE
  • LORD IS WATCHING OVER ME
  • ON THE JERICHO ROAD #1
  • OVER IN THE GLORY LAND
  • PRAISE GOD! HE LOVES EVERYBODY
  • ROCK OF AGES, HIDE THOU ME
  • THERE'S A LIGHT GUIDING ME
  • THERE'S A PAGE IN THE BIBLE
  • THROUGH THE PEARLY GATE
  • WHAT SHALL I DO WITH JESUS
  • WHEN HE BLESSED MY SOUL
  • WHEN THE GOOD LORD CARES
  • WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
  • YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN