“The Everly Brothers” by The Everly Brothers - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1958Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

Debut album from the 21 year old Don and his 19 year old brother, Phil. It’s all about the vocal harmonies with these two – Don’s baritone and Phil’s tenor makes for a highly infectious combination – and some of that rhythmic guitar strumming ain’t too shabby either. The album is split between 6 originals and 6 covers – by tipping the hat to Little Richard, Gene Vincent and Ray Charles they’re clearly gunning for some Rock n Roll dollar. In terms of the original creations, in a way they were kinda blessed to have the husband and wife song-writing partnership of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant to provide for them. “Bye Bye Love” and “Brand New Heartache” are the two stand outs for me. It works the other way too, of course – the Bryant’s were lucky to have this glorious duo to showcase their songs to the world. Don and Phil’s own “Maybe Tomorrow” revels brilliantly in the country heartbreak genre – as a creative whole, team Everly had plenty in their arsenal…

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A1 [02:19] 6.3.png The Everly Brothers - This Little Girl Of Mine (Ray Charles Robinson) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:07] 7.6.png The Everly Brothers - Maybe Tomorrow (Don Everly, Phil Everly) Pop Ballad
A3 [02:28] 9.1.png The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A4 [02:17] 8.1.png The Everly Brothers - Brand New Heartache (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) Country
A5 [02:19] 6.7.png The Everly Brothers - Keep A Knockin’ (Richard Penniman) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A6 [02:20] 7.7.png The Everly Brothers - Be-Bop-A-Lula (Vincent Craddock, William Douchette) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:17] 6.2.png The Everly Brothers - Rip It Up (Robert Alexander Blackwell, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:16] 6.0.png The Everly Brothers - I Wonder If I Care As Much (Don Everly, Phil Everly) Country
B3 [02:02] 7.3.png The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B4 [02:37] 5.7.png The Everly Brothers - Leave My Woman Alone (Ray Charles Robinson) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B5 [02:07] 5.5.png The Everly Brothers - Should We Tell Him (Don Everly, Phil Everly) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B6 [02:06] 6.3.png The Everly Brothers - Hey Doll Baby (Traditional, Titus Turner) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

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