Person:Alton and Rabon Delmore

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Alton and Rabon Delmore


From official Delmore Brothers
 Musician

Born:Elkmont, AL (Limestone Co.)

Notes:

•  Billed as the Delmore Bothers, Alton and Rabon Delmore were country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. - Wikipedia

•  Alton wrote an autobiography titled "Truth is Stranger than Publicity"

•  Alton and his family settled in Huntsville after Rabon died and the duo days were over.

•  "By virtue of their proficient songwriting abilities, intricate harmonies, and complex guitar runs, the Delmore Brothers influenced their contemporaries and cast a long shadow on future generations of country performers who benefited from the professionalism, the innovations, and the respectability that they brought to the genre." - Encyclopedia of Alabama

•  The Delmore Brothers, God, I really loved them! I think they've influenced every harmony I've ever tried to sing. Bob Dylan, Chicago Tribune, November 10, 1985


Related Links:
•  Alabama Music Hall of Fame - Bio and Photos

•  Birmingham News - Article titled "Year of Alabama Music: The Delmore Brothers" by Mary colurso, February 25, 2011.
•  Celestial Monochord - Blog titled "Adieu False Heart" by Kurt Genenhuber, January 26, 2006.
•  CMT.com - Bio
•  Country Music Hall of Fame - Article by Carles Wolfe
•  Encyclopedia of Alabama - Bio
•  Google Images - Possible photos
•  Nashville Songwriters Foundation
•  Native Ground - Article by John Lilly with excerpts from Alton's autobiography "Truth is Stranger than Publicity"
•  Official Delmore Brothers' Website: Photo - This picture was used in the 1946 Billboard Magazine ad.
•  Official Delmore Brothers' Website: Tribute - A daughters tribute by Debby Delmore
•  Wikipedia - Bio
•  YouTube: Recordings - Possible YouTube Videos of or about the Delmore Brothers
•  YouTube: Stay Away - Recording of Blues Stay Away From Me.
•  YouTube: Troubles - Recording of Troubles Ain't Nothin' but the Blues - Delmore Brothers - 1949




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