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Friday, May 20, 2022

Together Again! - The Blue Sky Boys


Don't Trade

From Nashville, Tennessee
The Musical Heart Of America
Together Again!
The Blue Sky Boys
Bill and Earl Bolick
Starday SLP 257

From the back cover: After an absence of 12 years from the Country Music scene, Bill and Earl Bolick, internationally famous as the Blue Sky Boys are "Together Again" as they made this great new album of country songs.

The Blue Sky Boys have a vast following resulting from their many hit recordings on the Bluebird and RCA Victor labels. They have a unique style of country harmony singing as they pick the mandolin and guitar together.

It was due to the consistent demand for Blue Sky Boys records that Starday issued an album from some old recordings during 1962, The response from Country Music fans was very enthusiastic and Bill and Earl were prevailed upon to spend part of their vacations in Nashville so that these new recordings could be made, in high fidelity sounds, at the Starday Studios, under the direction of Tommy Hill with "Hoss" Linneman assisting with the engineering.

Many of the most popular old songs that the Blue Sky Boys made famous several years ago are included in this album along with some newer songs that are suited for the Blue Sky Boys type of Country harmony. No effort was made to add any gimmicks to the original and authentic sound of the Blue Sky Boys.

The high fidelity sound equipment brings out the pure country sound in all its glory. Accompanying musicians were Tommy Vaden on fiddle, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Vic Williams on piano and Billy Linneman on Bass. Jerry Shook played electric lead and Harold Weekly played Drums.

Bill and Earl Bolick, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Garland H. Bolick, were reared in and around Hickory, North Carolina. They started their entertainment careers on radio station WWNC, at Asheville, North Carolina, back in 1935. Later they moved on to radio stations in Atlanta, Georgia; Raleigh, North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina. When World War II came along Bill Bolick saw action in the Philippines and Okinawa. Earl Bolick participated in the invasion of Normandy, the jump across the Rhine, and The Battle of The Bulge, as a paratrooper.

After the war, the Blue Sky Boys continued their entertainment career in Atlanta, Georgia, Raleigh, N.C., Bristol, Virginia, and on the Louisiana Hayride at Shriveport, Louisiana.

In 1951 the boys left the field of entertainment. Earl now lives with his wife and two children in Tucker, Georgia, while Bill and his wife live in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Are You From Dixie
In The Pines
Don't Trade
The Little Paper Boy
Why Not Confess
The Wednesday Night Waltz
Just Because
Your Brand Will Remain On My Heart
Mommie, Will My Doggie Understand?
Sweetheart Mountain Rose
A Satisfied Mind

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