Do you like authentic American music?
Do you like artists who sing on record like for their friends?
Do you like music without artifice?
Do you like the talent at the highest level?
In this case... this site is made for you!
First of all, I am French: therefore English-speaking friends please forgive my English mistakes!
Text and images on this site can be copied (the culture belongs to everyone).
But please, be correct to indicate the source. Thank you.
If you have rare documents, thank you on behalf of all the Delmore Brothers
fans to help me enrich this site. Of course, your name will be mentioned.
This site was created by gratitude to the Delmores. They had little publicity
during their lives. So no advertising on this site, except for friendly sites.
Records or items seen on this site are not for sale.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021
Modified publication dates on the Discography 2nd part. Thanks to Dave Epstein.
FIFTY new newspaper ads of the time! plus some photos and texts
GREAT NEWS: Nine Delmores transcriptions including four in public at the Grand Ole Opry to listen on the site of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. All with excellent sound except one.
See the "Radio and TV" page.
IMPORTANT : I no longer have any news from Debby Delmore and her email is no longer valid! Has anyone heard from her?
Added a new pic of Alton and Rabon on stage at the Grand Ole Opry, circa 1935.
In the French film "Le Roi Pandore" (1949), after Bourvil sang "La Tactique du gendarme", one can hear the mooing of the beginning of "Barnyard Boogie". Thanks to Pat Djian and his fine ear.
GREAT NEWS on the "Radio and Television" page: you can listen "You Are My Sunshine" and "The Memphis Blues" recorded at Radio WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio on December 9, 1941.
Two tracks never published, and for the second, the only one known instrumental of the Delmores (and what an instrumental!) ENJOY!
Added the photo of the rare ep King 313 (finally!). Note: always the same picture but reversed!
Added a new pic of Alton in 1955. Thanks to Debby Delmore. Does someone know the two musicians with Alton?
Added new release dates in the King section of the "Discography Part 1". Thanks again to Dick Grant.
Added 4 pics of ads in the "Biography" page.
Added 10 pics of ads from the Billboard in the "Discography Part 1" page.
Added 1 pic of ad and 1 photo in the "Wayne Raney" page.
Added "Displays" heading in the "Awards" page with 7 pics of the Delmores display now at the International Bluegrass Music Museum and 2 pics at the Calhoun Community College. Thanks to Debby Delmore.
Added 2 nominations on the same page.
Added 4 pics of ads from the Billboard in the King section ("Discography 1" page).
Added new sheet music "I now have a bugle to play" in the "Song Folios" page.
Added release dates, recording dates, records references and made few corrections. Thanks to expert discographer Dick Grant.
Added the pic cover and the titles of the Matthew Brothers on Sims. Thanks to Svein Martin Pedersen and Thieu Van De Vorst.
Added tribute LP of the Matthew Brothers on Sims in 1967. Thanks to Svein Martin Pedersen.
Added three labels on "Label Gallery" page.
Added a different version of "Take It on Out the Door" and correct "Hummingbird Special" singer on "Sessionography" page. Added radio air shot of "You Are My Sunshine" on "Radio & TV" page. Added the Mercer Brothers on "Sessionography" page (Alton on guitar). Thanks to Don Martin.
Two new sheet music on "Song Folios" page.
Corrections about Uncle Dave Macon and additions in the "Radio and TV" page. Thanks to Old-Time Banjo Champion Robert Montgomery.
Got a very nice message from Wanda Raney Sutherland, daughter of Wayne Raney, displayed in the "Guest Book". See it
Got a very nice message from Debby Delmore, daughter of Alton Delmore, displayed in the "Guest Book". Do not miss it
New colorized pic on "Reception" page
New colorized pic on "Biography" page
New pics, references and enlarged photos on "Wayne Raney" page
New Web host (OVH) for a better functioning and a better SEO.
The name "Delmore" seems to be of French origin. He would come from "de la mare", which means in old French "of the sea"!
Creation of the site
At reasonable price: 78 rpm Columbia 15724; Make offer...
SING FOR YOU:
Compilation Alain NICOLAS
with the great help of his collector friend, the late Gérard RODA
plus expert discographers Dave SAX, Al TURNER and Dick GRANT.
Based on researches of the late Mike LEADBITTER and late music historian Charles K. WOLFE.
Great thanks to country specialist & English translator friend Jack DUMERY,
English translators friends Julie & Fred RODA and computer engineer son Gary NICOLAS.
Thanks also to (in alphabetical order) Jerry and Lucie BONICOLI, Dave EPSTEIN, David FREEMAN,
the late Henry LAFFONT, Alain LEROY, Don MARTIN, Robert MONTGOMERY, Hideo NAGAI,
Svein Martin PEDERSEN, Tony ROUNCE, Henk SCHOLTS, Tim WOODBRIDGE and Jean ZALIPSKI.
Special thanks to Debby DELMORE, daughter of Alton DELMORE and Wanda RANEY, daughter of Wayne RANEY.
This picture is a mounting. The background is the place where stood the Delmores’ house, since long demolished.
& photo restoration