Album of the Day
The Very Best of The Everly Brothers
Phil and Don Everly had earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before the ink had even dried on their Warner Bros. contract; later Top 10 singles like “Cathy's Clown,” “Walk Right Back” and “Crying In The Rain” only added to their legacy. That fact was reflected on 1964's THE VERY BEST OF THE EVERLY BROTHERS collection, whose dozen tracks were split evenly between songs from their earlier Cadence period and their WB hits. While these versions of the Cadence classics (including “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream”) are re-recordings, before you purists start marching on the capital, give them a listen. Faithful to the original arrangements and featuring some of the original session men, these remakes capture the siblings' matchless harmonies with much greater fidelity in true stereo versions only available here. Today we wish Don Everly a very happy birthday with THE VERY BEST OF THE EVERLY BROTHERS.