Person:Alton and Rabon Delmore
Alton and Rabon Delmore
From official Delmore Brothers
|Born:||Elkmont, AL (Limestone Co.)|
• 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
• 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