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The Dixon Brothers Vol 3 1937 - 1938

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Rambling Duet
Dorsey and Beatrice Dixon
Beatrice Dixon
Dixon Brothers


Dorsey and Beatrice Dixon
01 - Satisfied at last Listen
02 - Shining city over the river Listen

Rambling Duet
03 - Honey it`s just because Listen
04 - Back to my Wyoming home Listen
05 - I can`t tell why I love you Listen
06 - Under the old cherry tree Listen

Dorsey and Beatrice Dixon
07 - Anywhere is home Listen
08 - Where shall I be? Listen

Rambling Duet
09 - Woman`s answer to what is home without love Listen
10 - Hobo Jack the rambler Listen
11 - More pretty girls than one - part 3 Listen
12 - There`s a place in my home for mother Listen
13 - Bootlegger`s story Listen
14 - Wonder who`s kissing her - part 2 Listen
15 - Prisoner`s plea Listen
16 - Faithless husband Listen

Dixon Brothers
17 - Down with the old canoe Listen
18 - I didn`t hear nobody pray Listen
19 - Glorious light is dawning Listen
20 - Have courage to only say no Listen
21 - A mother, a father, a baby Listen
22 - A church at the foot of the hill Listen

The third of four volumes, chronicling the recording career of one of country music´┐Żs most individualistic of the so-called ´┐Żbrother acts´┐Ż which flourished in during the thirties. Dorsey and Howard Dixon hailed from South Carolina. Among their influences was Darby and Tarlton. Howard was awed by Jimmie´┐Żs skill in playing lap style slide on his National steel guitar. In turn the Dixon brother´┐Żs recordings influenced many others including Darby and Tarlton who recorded a cover of Weave Room Blues as The Weaver´┐Żs Blues. Their repertoire encompassed a mixture of blues, ballads, a handful of religious songs and even a few cowboy songs. This collection kicks off with Just Because a song which had been a hit for the Shelton Brothers and would later be recorded by Elvis Presley. Bootleggers Story sung to the tune made famous two years earlier by Roy Acuff is the first of two references to the singing cowboy star. I Didn´┐Żt Hear Anybody Pray is a moralising tale of drunken driving. Dorsey based it upon an incident that he witnessed himself when there was a wreck at the Trianlge Filling Station in Rockingham in 1936. It seems that Acuff heard the Dixon Brothers recording and, assuming the song was ´┐Żtraditional´┐Ż, recorded it under the title Wreck On The Highway. Litigation followed and resulted in Dorsey´┐Żs favour. Though their recording career was short, spanning only two years, their records sold well. As these four volumes demonstrate, the Dixon brothers were one of the finest country vocal / guitar duets to record. Informative booklet notes by Keith Briggs and detailed discography.

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