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WILBURN BROTHERS The Knoxville Girl

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(2008/BACM) 26 tracks Decca 1956-58 more

WILBURN BROTHERS: The Knoxville Girl

(2008/BACM) 26 tracks Decca 1956-58

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Wilburn Brothers - The Knoxville Girl CD 1
01 Always Alone WILBURN BROTHERS
02 Cry Cry Darling WILBURN BROTHERS
03 Deep Elem Blues WILBURN BROTHERS
04 The Knoxville Girl WILBURN BROTHERS
05 Don't Sweetheart Me WILBURN BROTHERS
06 Go Away With Me WILBURN BROTHERS
07 Great Big Love WILBURN BROTHERS
08 I Close My Eyes WILBURN BROTHERS
09 I Got Over The Blues WILBURN BROTHERS
10 I Knwo You Don't Love Me Anymore WILBURN BROTHERS
11 I'll Sail My Ship Alone WILBURN BROTHERS
12 I'm Settin' You Free WILBURN BROTHERS
13 I'm So In Love With You WILBURN BROTHERS
14 Look Around Take A Look At Me WILBURN BROTHERS
15 Mixed Up Medley WILBURN BROTHERS
16 My Heart Or My Mind WILBURN BROTHERS
17 Nothing At All WILBURN BROTHERS
18 That's When I Miss You WILBURN BROTHERS
19 Time Changes Everything WILBURN BROTHERS
20 You Win Again WILBURN BROTHERS
21 If It's Wrong To Love You WILBURN BROTHERS
22 One Has My Name The Other Has My Heart WILBURN BROTHERS
23 Sugartime WILBURN BROTHERS
24 I Want to Live And Love WILBURN BROTHERS
25 Boys Faithful Friend WILBURN BROTHERS
26 Which One Is To Blame WILBURN BROTHERS
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Wilburn Brothers

Next Stop Vietnam

The War Keeps Draggin' On

Wilburn Brothers

The Wilburn Brothers were Virgil 'Doyle' (born July 7, 1930; died October 16, 1982) and Thurman Theodore ('Teddy') (born November 30, 1931; died November 24, 2003). Both were born in Hardy, Arkansas, into a musical family that also included older brothers Lester and Leslie, and sister Geraldine. Beginning in 1937, they performed together as the Wilburn Family. Singing in venues ranging from school auditoriums to radio stations, they were eventually noticed by Roy Acuff. His recommendation led to a six-month stay on the 'Grand Ole Opry,' a stay cut short by pressure from anti-child labor groups. In 1948 the brothers were invited to join the 'Louisiana Hayride,' where they befriended an as yet unknown Webb Pierce. Both Doyle and Teddy had been drafted into the military when in 1952 Pierce's Wondering became the first of his three consecutive #1 songs.

 Released from the service, the brothers rejoined the 'Grand Ole Opry' in 1953. A year later they began a two-decade recording career with Decca that would give them more than 30 chart entries. Hurt Her Once For Me [#3 in 1966] was their highest placed single, but in 1955 they were credited with 'harmony vocals' on Webb Pierce's In The Jailhouse Now, a song that spent an incredible 21 weeks atop the Country Chart.

With their impeccable country roots and musical credentials the Wilburn Brothers may have surprised some DJs and fans with their 'less than hawkish' Vietnam-related sides. The first, the title track from their 1970 LP 'Little Johnny From Down The Street,' told of a rambunctious boy, always in trouble, who as a young man gets drafted. The song ends with the lines, "Who is it won't be coming home, died in a foreign land all alone? Little Johnny from down the street." The song made it to #37. When they released The War Keeps Draggin' On, the Paris Peace Talks had already been in progress for almost three years. It would be another year before the Peace Accord was signed.

Various - History Next Stop Is Vietnam 1961-2008 (13-CD)
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