Thursday, July 24, 2008

Recommended brother duets

Had quite a few emails from people asking for recommended brother duets style CDs. As a starter, I'd suggest the brilliant Prayers from Hell - White Gospel & Sinners Blues 1927-1940, which is available in some specialist record shops and also here from Here's a review. It includes the wonderful track What Would The Profit Be? by the Monroe Brothers, who were Bill and Charlie Monroe. They recorded as a brother duet in the 1920s and 1930s, before Bill created the high-speed picking style that became known as bluegrass.