Duo US, Floyd et Lloyd Armstrong (tout deux né le 24 Janvier 1930 à DeWitt (Arkansas)). Les Armstrong Twins ont débuté en 1946 sur la station locale KLRA de Little Rock (Arkansas).

The Armstrong Twins were one of the last duos to master the great harmonies of the traditonal country music that came from '30s and '40s. The twins, guitarist Lloyd and mandolin player Floyd, were born in DeWitt, Arkansas but were raised in Little Rock. They made their radio debut at age five and by the age of nine were hosting their own radio show. Greatly influenced by the Blue Sky Boys and the Bailes Brothers, the Armstrongs were appearing on two daily radio shows and on the Arkansas Jamboree by 1946. Between then and 1951, they cut over a dozen songs, most of which were bluegrass covers. Occasionally, they would also record instrumentals. The twins moved to Odessa, Texas, in 1952 and began appearing on local radio and television programs. They then began touring with Johnny Horton and later worked on Louisiana Hayride.
In the late '50s, they moved to California and began appearing on the Town Hall Party in Compton.They were unique in that they were most popular on the West Coast at a time when local charts were dominated by western swing and honky-tonk tunes. After that, they moved back to Little Rock. Decades later, their old recording were reissued, and the Armstrongs began a new series of festival and club engagements, even releasing a new album in 1980. Due to Floyd's ill health, the brothers had to curtail personal appearances and only played occasionally during the 1980s.

Talents :  Lloyd: Vocalss, Mandolin - Floyd: Vocalss, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Harmony Duo, Old-Timey

MANDOLIN BOOGIE (1948)

ALABAMA BABY (1949)

CABIN HOME IN CAROLINE (19??)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t.

1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1231 (US) Mandolin Boogie / Three Miles South Of Cash In Arkansas
1948 78 t. 4 STAR 1244 (US) Mother's Only Sleeping / Mandolin Rag
1949 78 t. 4 STAR 1248 (US) Alabama Baby / Address From Heaven
1949 78 t. 4 STAR 1273 (US) Sparkling Blue Eyes / Beatle With The Boogie
1949 78 t. 4 STAR 1293 (US) Baby Girl / I Know My Daddy's There
1949 78 t. 4 STAR 1386 (US) Alabama Baby / Address From Heaven
1950 78 t. 4 STAR 1445 (US) Bouquet In Heaven / He Can Save Your Soul
1950 78 t. 4 STAR 1524 (US) It's Never Too Late / Arkansas Special

Albums

1979 LP 12" OLD TIMEY 118 (US)
HILLBILLY MANDOLIN - Mandolin Boogie / Sparkling Blue Eyes / Three Miles South Of Cash In Arkansas / Mother's Only Sleeping / Mandolin Rag / Address From Heaven / Alabama Baby / It's Never Too Late / Arkansas Special / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Will The Angels Have A Sweetheart / Beetle With The Boogie Beat / Little Paper Boy / Cabin Home In Caroline / Baby Girl / Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday
1980 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 5002 (US) JUST COUNTRY BOYS - Eight Thirty Blues / Great Speckled Bird / I Want To Be Loved / Thank You For Setting Me Free / Stuck Up Blues / There's Been A Change / Greenback Dollar / I Reap My Harvest In Heaven / Why Not Confess / Old Three Room Shack / Wall Around My Heart / Silver Haired Daddy / On The Banks Of The Ohio / Beautiful Brown Eyes
07/2004 CD ARHOOLIE 9046 (US) MANDOLIN BOOGIE - Mandolin Boogie / Three Miles South Of Cash / Mother's Only Sleeping / Mandolin Rag / Sparkling Blue Eyes / Beetle With The Boogie Woogie Beat / Address From Heaven / Alabama Baby / It's Never Too Late / Arkansas Special / Eight Thirty Blues / Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine / Just A Country Boy / Greenback Dollar / Old Three Room Shack / Why Not Confess / Beautiful Brown Eyes

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