"Songs Our Daddy Taught Us," 1958

Here’s the different [not necessarily the “original”] versions included in the bonus Bear Family BCD 17355 BG, arranged in alphabetical order (+ some extras).

BALLAD OF BARBERRY ELLEN, THE / JOHN JACOB NILES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK0JQiN7u9g
BARBARA ALLEN / MERLE TRAVIS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt9grPOJLp8
DOWN IN THE WILLOW GARDEN / CHARLIE MONROE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZGj7m2bcJ4
DOWN IN THE WILLOW GARDEN / G. B. GRAYSON & HENRY WHITTER (ROSE CONLEY):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9HjllAe9oI
I'M JUST HERE TO GET MY BABY OUT OF JAIL / BLUE SKY BOYS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7dX0C03UaE
KENTUCKY / KARL & HARTY:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg7X70Ooog8
LIGHTNING EXPRESS / BLUE SKY BOYS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUxI4waKLSQ
LONG TIME GONE / YORK BROTHERS:
http://www.musicline.de/de/player_flash/0029667019...
OH SO MANY YEARS / BAILES BROTHERS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d54zakYox58
PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY / CHUCK WAGON GANG:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhATdwFUgy8
ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR / EDDIE ARNOLD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc57ft5HHBk
ROVING GAMBLER / KELLY HARRELL:
http://forum.everlyfans.org/topic/3690/33rd-august...
ROVING GAMBLER / EDDIE ARNOLD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVlwDbUFfHo
THAT SILVER HAIRED DADDY OF MINE / GENE AUTRY & JIMMY LONG:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI2uSIQOGp0
WHO'S GONNA SHOE YOUR PRETTY LITTLE FEET? / MONROE BROTHERS (LITTLE RED SHOES):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgRKHg7dy4
WHO'S GONNA SHOE YOUR PRETTY LITTLE FEET? / PATTI PAGE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdrRppr28ow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3qoM8Ua2Yw

Xtras:
BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO / JIMMIE REED:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JveYg57Brxc
OH LONESOME ME / DON GIBSON & JUNE CARTER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7USsK4v6Bw
PLEASE HELP ME I'M FALLING / LORETTA LYNN & CONWAY TWITTY:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1fpM_gsu0k
PLEASE RELEASE ME / LORETTA LYNN & CONWAY TWITTY:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zaf_7a9PsM0
SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES / DOLLY, LORETTA & TAMMY:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVsHXiOhJWg
SWEET DREAMS / DON GIBSON, 3 VERSIONS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWrCp3ybXK0
SWEET MEMORIES / DAWN SEARS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fi-BhsKOMA
T FOR TEXAS (BLUE YODELL # 1) / JIMMY RODGERS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEIBmGZxAhg
TROUBLE IN MIND / ROSCOE HOLCOMB:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a54Nz6aYYY

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Last update on October 8, 6:25 pm by Ricardo Delgado R..
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Great addition to the thread, Ricardo. Thanks. I am making my way through the list and listening to the ones that are new to me. Smile
Ricardo, are you having one of those DJ parties? Throwing in a little of your guitar too? If so, tell me where it is. Smile I hope I am invited to come.
Lenore
Oh So Many Years is one of my favorites [here we go again with favorites Smile] from the Everly Brothers. The harmony is outstanding and the track never seems to last long enough.
Lenore
From Wikipedia:

"That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine" was the first hit song of American cowboy entertainer Gene Autry, a duet with fellow railroad man, Jimmy Long, which Autry and Long co-wrote. Written and recorded in 1931, the single achieved its greatest popularity in 1935, selling five million copies. It was featured in the 1935 Western films "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "The Phantom Empire."

The lyrics are addressed to the elderly father of the narrator; they wish to repay him for the trouble they have caused him.

The song was covered by The Everly Brothers on their 1958 album "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us" and by Simon & Garfunkel on their albums "Old Friends" and "Live 1969."




Starting off the list below of song clips is the very wonderful live TV performance, with Ike, of the song on "The Johnny Cash Christmas Show," 1970.
Last update on October 15, 7:04 pm by Mary.
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"Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet" is a traditional Appalachian folk ballad of unclear origins, most likely brought to the U.S. by Scottish immigrants.
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Billie Joe Armstrong, of Green Day, and jazz/pop singer Norah Jones recorded and released "Foreverly" in 2013, a track-by-track recreation of "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us."


From Paste Magazine:

“For me, honestly, I just got into this Everlys record, and I discovered it a couple of years ago,” Armstrong said. He stumbled across a vinyl copy while flipping through a record store bin, he adds, and he was first taken aback by the photograph of the two fresh-faced, pompadour-haired teens smiling from the cover, then by the listing of songs on the back. The minimally-arranged set opens with the traditional “Roving Gambler,” segues into a funereal “Down in the Willow Garden,” and keeps getting more and more somber as the siblings’ heavenly voices waft across almost Appalachian-murder-ballad territory in “Kentucky,” “Lightning Express,” “Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet,” and “I’m Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail.” Even the more uptempo numbers, like the Gene Autry-popularized “That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine,” have a grim, funereal pall. Their father, Ike Everly—who ran a radio show, where his sons first began singing—must have been one dead-serious fellow, indeed. And Songs was an incredibly bold career turn for two brothers who had already broken through with a definitive rockabilly-edged pop sound. Naturally, Armstrong fell in love with the platter, and then fell into a habit of listening to it, studying it, almost every morning."
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Wikipedia:

"Put My Little Shoes Away" was written by Samuel N. Mitchell (1846–1905), American song lyricist and newspaperman who wrote lyrics for a number of popular songs in the 1870s. It is perhaps Mitchell's most enduring song, which he wrote with Charles E. Pratt in 1873. A mournful ballad where a dying child tells her mother to put her shoes away to save for her infant brother, it reportedly sold over 100,000 sheet music copies. But its popularity long survived in rural America and became a staple among bluegrass performers. It was first recorded by Riley Puckett in 1926, and later by the "Father of Bluegrass" Bill Monroe in 1956, the Everly Brothers in 1958, Girls of the Golden West, Woody Guthrie, Dolly Parton, and others.
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Written in 1932 by Bob Miller, "Rockin' Alone in An Old Rocking Chair" has enjoyed periodic revivals ever since. Miller was known for his creation during the 1920s and '30s of what he called "Main Street Music," which included social commentary and a number of "mother songs" like "My Mother's Tears" and "Story Of A Dear Old Lady."
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This is an interesting piece on Appalachian music, which Don and Phil learned at the feet of their daddy Ike, then later off recordings out of what became the country music capital, Nashville, which were heavily influenced by "mountain" music. This "old-time" folk and country music comprise the whole of "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us." Appalachia as a region in the U.S. surrounds, and take its name from, the Appalachian Mountains.




I had often wondered how much Ike and Margaret missed their home state of Kentucky. Iowa and Illinois (Chicago), in the Midwest, are several states away from Kentucky, and, really, a difference in culture in a lot of ways. I imagined Ike, particularly, may have missed his Kentucky, and his music kept his emotional connection to his home state alive.
Last update on December 4, 8:15 am by Mary.
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This thread is on the whole album of "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us," including a section on "Barbra Allen," plus clips from other artists' renditions.
I am throwing this in for information--after seeing Gene Autry in a photo above and singing That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine--I read recently that Phil's favorite cowboy was actually Roy Rogers! What a surprise! I always thought it was Gene Autry. Supposedly Phil started watching a lot of Gene Autry movies later in his life and he would fall asleep watching them. Not surprising! I fall asleep when the 10 pm News is on. Don't recall where I read that but I was floored when I did.
Lenore
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