Label: MCA Records - MCA2 4086 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation Gatefold • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Bluegrass
The Osborne BrothersSonny Osborne born October 29, and Bobby Osborne born December 7,were an influential Falling Rain Blues - CeDell Davis - Feel Like Doin Something Wrong popular bluegrass act during the s and s.
They are probably best known for their No. They then moved near Dayton, Ohiowhere they grew up and performed as entertainers in southwestern Ohio.
In AprilRed Allen, who was the last musician to Tennessee Hound Dog - The Osborne Brothers - The Best Of The Osborne Brothers billing next to the Osborne Brothers, left the group. Upon their breaking into the bluegrass scene, the Osborne Brothers quickly became known for their virtuoso instrumentation and tight, melodic vocal harmonies. They first made the country chart in with "Once More", performing as a trio with Red Allen.
The The Morning After - My Dad Is Dead - Shine(r) featured a novel inverted stacked harmony.
Bobby sang the lead line highest, with Sonny singing baritone, and the third singer Red Allen singing tenor as the lowest part. This made Bobby's distinctive voice the lead, and the third voice was somewhat interchangeable. As a result, they could hire others guitarist and singers without changing the overall sound. The "high lead" Tennessee Hound Dog - The Osborne Brothers - The Best Of The Osborne Brothers trio became their signature, and they used to great effect in the country market with songs like "Blame Me", "Sweethearts Again", and a remake of the Carter Family's "Fair and Tender Ladies".
During the s, the Osbornes caused minor controversy among Bluegrass music purists by incorporating electronic and percussion instruments in their live acts and studio work. In they became the first bluegrass group to play on a college campus, performing at Antioch College. Released on December 25,it sold 85, copies in only two weeks,  and was named an official Tennessee state song in The induction is considered bluegrass music's highest honor.
The Osborne Brothers' final chart appearance came in late with a new version of "Rocky Top". Sonny retired inbut Bobby continues to perform with his band Rocky Top X-press, which includes two of his three sons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Osborne Brothers. For the s Maryland-based country music group, see Brothers Osborne. Bobby Osborne Sonny Osborne. Tennessee State Government. Members of the Grand Ole Opry. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
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