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Darby

Singer Tom Darby and slide guitarist Jimmie Tarlton were not only legendary bluesmen, but also pioneers of country music. Although they were only together for a brief time during the late '20s and early '30s, they popularized the steel slide guitar in the genre and exerted a heavy influence on the Allen Brothers and the Delmore Brothers.

Tarlton was born in Chesterfield County, SC, the son of sharecroppers. His parents taught him traditional songs and the fretless banjo, and by age 12, he was learning to play the slide guitar from the black musicians he encountered in his family's numerous travels. As a young man he became a traveling street musician living off tips. His travels led him across the country, and everywhere he went, he added local songs to his expanding repertoire. On the West Coast in the early '20s, he met Frank Ferera, who taught him how to use the steel slide to play the more free-flowing Hawaiian guitar.

When Tarlton settled down in Columbus, GA, he met a guitarist and extraordinary blues singer named Tom Darby, a Columbus native who learned his vocal stylings from local black singers. Darby was related to Riley Puckett, star of the Skillet Lickers. A local talent scout convinced the two to team up and landed them an audition with Columbia Records. Their first recorded single made fun of Florida land speculators and was titled "Down in Florida on a Hog." Their next two songs, "Birmingham Jail" -- a song Tarlton claimed sprang from his experience there after being incarcerated for moonshining -- and "Columbus Stockade Blues," were enormously successful and have since become country standards. Audiences were impressed as well -- the record sold close to 200,000 copies. Despite the profits reaped from their records, Darby & Tarlton received only a flat 75 dollar fee.

The duo scored their second major hit in 1928 with "Birmingham Jail, #2" and "Lonesome Railroad"; among their other hits were the straight-ahead blues tunes "Traveling Yodel Blues" and "Heavy Hearted Blues." The two experienced contract difficulties with Columbia in late 1929 and finally recorded their last session the following year. They went their separate ways, occasionally reuniting without much success. By 1935, both men gave up and left the music business. They remained largely forgotten until the folk revival of the 1960s, which allowed Tarlton to record an album, appear at folk clubs, and sit for interviews with a number of folklorists. Darby also did a few performances and even reunited briefly with Tarlton, but at their age, neither particularly enjoyed performing. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
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Track List: On The Banks Of A Lonely River

1. Lonesome Railroad

2. Frankie Dean

3. Down In Florida On A Hog

4. Roy Dixon

5. Little Bessie

6. I Left Her At The River

7. Captain Won't You Let Me Go Home

8. Lowe Bonnie

9. Maple On The Hill

10. The Rainbow Division

11. New Birmingham Jail

12. After The Sinking Of The Titanic

13. Lonesome In The Pines

14. The Black Sheep

15. Little Ola

16. On The Banks Of A Lonely River

17. Lonesome Frisco Linw

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These guys sound like a million other neo-pop-punk bands. I like neo-punk but not that much.

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