Duo Country US comprenant Joe Callahan né Walter Tommie Callahan, le 27 Janvier 1910 à Madison County (Caroline du Nord) et Bill Callahan né Homer C. Callahan, le 27 Mars 1912 à Madison County (Caroline du Nord). Joe est décédé le 10 Septembre 1971 et Bill est décédé le 12 Septembre 2002.

The Callahan Brothers were most popular during the 1930s and were known for their yodeling. They were born Walter and Homer Callahan (they later changed their names to Joe and Bill because they were shorter) in mountainous Madison County in western North Carolina. Their childhood was filled with the traditional music of the mountains and the recorded music of such singers as Ernest Stoneman, Riley Puckett and Jimmie Rodgers. After the Callahans began performing, they integrated yodeling into their act and it was this talent that called attention to them during a festival in 1933.
Joe and Bill made their recording debut the following year in New York for ARC; they became the label's most popular duo during this era. That year, they also began appearing on WWNC Asheville, North Carolina. During their recording career, the Callahans moved to several different radio stations, including WHAS Louisville, Kentucky and WWVA Wheeling, West Virginia. Some of the Callahans' most popular tunes include "Little Poplar Log House" and country standard "She's My Curly Headed Baby." In addition to performing their own songs, the two also covered the songs of other performers.
In 1940 the Callahans moved to Oklahoma to briefly work at a radio station in Tulsa. The following year they moved to KRLD Texas and spent the rest of the decade there and at KWFT Wichita Falls, Texas. The duo signed to Decca but didn't release many singles, instead recording transcriptions for the Dallas-based Sellers Company which were usually played on the radio. In 1945, the brothers went to Hollywood to make a movie, Springtime in Texas with Jimmy Wakely. Afterward they did a nationwide promotional tour with the cowboy crooner. Later Bill went on an Eastern tour with Ray Whitely and in 1947 recorded a solo for Cowboy Records in Philadelphia. Four years later, the Callahans became Lefty Frizzell's opening act and recorded eight singles for Columbia.
Later, Joe went back to Asheville and became a grocer while Bill stayed in Dallas to become a photographer; he occasionally returned to music as a bass player or a comic. The brothers briefly reunited in Dallas during the mid-'60s to do a few shows, but by this time Joe's health was failing and he soon returned to North Carolina. He died in 1971. Bill retired and remained in Dallas.

Talents : Joe : Singer, Yodeler, Guitar, String Bass, Comedy - Bill : Singer, Yodeler, Guitar, Bass Fiddle, Mandolin

Style musical : Harmony Duos, Cowboy

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ST. LOUIS BLUES (1934)

GONNA QUIT MY ROWDY WAYS (1934)

LITTLE POPLAR LOG HOUSE ON THE HILL (1934)

JOHN HENRY (1941)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

01/1934 78 t. MELOTONE M12897 (US) St. Louis Blues / I Don't Want To Hear Your Name
01/1934 78 t. BANNER 32954 (US) St. Louis Blues / I Don't Want To Hear Your Name
01/1934 78 t. ROMEO 5299 (US) St. Louis Blues / I Don't Want To Hear Your Name
01/1934 78 t. ORIOLE 8299 (US) St. Louis Blues / I Don't Want To Hear Your Name
01/1934 78 t. PERFECT 12972 (US) St. Louis Blues / I Don't Want To Hear Your Name
01/1934 78 t. MELOTONE M12898 (US) Once I Had A Darling Mother / She's My Curly Headed Baby
01/1934 78 t. BANNER 32955 (US) Once I Had A Darling Mother / She's My Curly Headed Baby
01/1934 78 t. ROMEO 5300 (US) Once I Had A Darling Mother / She's My Curly Headed Baby
01/1934 78 t. ORIOLE 8300 (US) Once I Had A Darling Mother / She's My Curly Headed Baby
01/1934 78 t. PERFECT 12973 (US) Once I Had A Darling Mother / She's My Curly Headed Baby
01/1934 78 t. CONQUEROR 8275 (US) She's My Curly Headed Baby / Once I Had A Darling Mother
04/1934 78 t. MELOTONE M12955 (US) Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways / She's Killing Me
04/1934 78 t. BANNER 33004 (US) Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways / She's Killing Me
04/1934 78 t. ROMEO 5316 (US) Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways / She's Killing Me
04/1934 78 t. ORIOLE 8316 (US) Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways / She's Killing Me
04/1934 78 t. PERFECT 12987 (US) Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways / She's Killing Me
06/1934 78 t. MELOTONE M13018 (US) North Carolina Moon / True Lover
06/1934 78 t. BANNER 33056 (US) North Carolina Moon / True Lover
06/1934 78 t. ROMEO 5335 (US) North Carolina Moon / True Lover
06/1934 78 t. ORIOLE 8335 (US) North Carolina Moon / True Lover
06/1934 78 t. PERFECT 13004 (US) North Carolina Moon / True Lover
1934 78 t. CONQUEROR 8299 (US) St. Louis Blues   / I Don't Want To Hear Your Name
07/1934 78 t. MELOTONE M13057 (US) Ashville Blues / Mean Mama
07/1934 78 t. BANNER 33093 (US) Ashville Blues / Mean Mama
07/1934 78 t. ROMEO 5348 (US) Ashville Blues / Mean Mama
07/1934 78 t. ORIOLE 8348 (US) Ashville Blues / Mean Mama
07/1934 78 t. PERFECT 13013 (US) Ashville Blues / Mean Mama
07/1934 78 t. MELOTONE M13071 (US) Don't You Remember The Time? / Katie Dear
07/1934 78 t. BANNER 33103 (US) Don't You Remember The Time? / Katie Dear
07/1934 78 t. ROMEO 5353 (US) Don't You Remember The Time? / Katie Dear
07/1934 78 t. ORIOLE 8353 (US) Don't You Remember The Time? / Katie Dear
07/1934 78 t. PERFECT 13017 (US) Don't You Remember The Time? / Katie Dear
10/1934 78 t. MELOTONE M13071 (US) New Birmingham Jail No.3 / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill
10/1934 78 t. BANNER 33180 (US) New Birmingham Jail No.3 / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill
10/1934 78 t. ROMEO 5376 (US) New Birmingham Jail No.3 / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill
10/1934 78 t. ORIOLE 8376 (US) New Birmingham Jail No.3 / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill
10/1934 78 t. PERFECT 13045 (US) New Birmingham Jail No.3 / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill
12/1934 78 t. MELOTONE M13207 (US) Mother, Pal And Sweetheart / I'm Alone Because I Love You
12/1934 78 t. BANNER 33240 (US) Mother, Pal And Sweetheart / I'm Alone Because I Love You
12/1934 78 t. ROMEO 5390 (US) Mother, Pal And Sweetheart / I'm Alone Because I Love You
12/1934 78 t. ORIOLE 8390 (US) Mother, Pal And Sweetheart / I'm Alone Because I Love You
12/1934 78 t. PERFECT 13071 (US) Mother, Pal And Sweetheart / I'm Alone Because I Love You
12/1934 78 t. MELOTONE M13210 (US) If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray Again / Lord I'm Coming Home
12/1934 78 t. BANNER 33243 (US) If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray Again / Lord I'm Coming Home
12/1934 78 t. ROMEO 5393 (US) If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray Again / Lord I'm Coming Home
12/1934 78 t. ORIOLE 8393 (US) If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray Again / Lord I'm Coming Home
12/1934 78 t. PERFECT 13074 (US) If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray Again / Lord I'm Coming Home
02/1935 78 t. MELOTONE M13275 (US) My Good Gal Has Thrown Me Down / Mama, Why You Treat Me That Way?
02/1935 78 t. BANNER 33308 (US) My Good Gal Has Thrown Me Down / Mama, Why You Treat Me That Way?
02/1935 78 t. ROMEO 5414 (US) My Good Gal Has Thrown Me Down / Mama, Why You Treat Me That Way?
02/1935 78 t. ORIOLE 8414 (US) My Good Gal Has Thrown Me Down / Mama, Why You Treat Me That Way?
02/1935 78 t. PERFECT 13098 (US)  My Good Gal Has Thrown Me Down / Mama, Why You Treat Me That Way?
03/1935 78 t. MELOTONE M13340 (US) Would If I Could (But I Can't) / Corn Likker Rag
03/1935 78 t. BANNER 33373 (US) Would If I Could (But I Can't) / Corn Likker Rag
03/1935 78 t. ROMEO 5443 (US) Would If I Could (But I Can't) / Corn Likker Rag
03/1935 78 t. ORIOLE 8443 (US) Would If I Could (But I Can't) / Corn Likker Rag
03/1935 78 t. PERFECT 13121 (US)  Would If I Could (But I Can't) / Corn Likker Rag
04/1935 78 t. MELOTONE M13381 (US) T.B. Blues No.2 / Rattle Snake Daddy
04/1935 78 t. BANNER 33414 (US) T.B. Blues No.2 / Rattle Snake Daddy
04/1935 78 t. ROMEO 5458 (US) T.B. Blues No.2 / Rattle Snake Daddy
04/1935 78 t. ORIOLE 8458 (US) T.B. Blues No.2 / Rattle Snake Daddy
04/1935 78 t. PERFECT 13135 (US)  T.B. Blues No.2 / Rattle Snake Daddy
1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8334 (US) Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways / She's Killing Me
1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8335 (US) Corn Likker Rag / North Carolina Moon
1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8336 (US) Don't You Remember The Time / True Lover
05/1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8384 (US) New Birmingham Jail No. 3 / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill
06/1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8404 (US) If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray Again / Lord I'm Coming Home
07/1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8429 (US) My Good Gal Has Thrown Me Down / Mama, Why You Treat Me That Way?
08/1935 78 t. MELOTONE M13453 (US) When A Man's Lonesome / Just One Little Kiss
08/1935 78 t. BANNER 33486 (US) When A Man's Lonesome / Just One Little Kiss
08/1935 78 t. ROMEO 5490 (US) When A Man's Lonesome / Just One Little Kiss
08/1935 78 t. ORIOLE 8490 (US) When A Man's Lonesome / Just One Little Kiss
08/1935 78 t. PERFECT 13160 (US)  When A Man's Lonesome / Just One Little Kiss
09/1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8501 (US) Rattlsnake Daddy / T.B. Blues No. 2
10/1935 78 t. MELOTONE M351011 (US) I Rode The Southern And The L & N / Drove My Blues Away
10/1935 78 t. MELOTONE M3551028 (US) I'll Be Thinking Of The Days Gone By / She's My Curly Headed Baby
11/1935 78 t. MELOTONE M5-11-62 (US) Seventeen Years Ago / Days Are Blue
12/1935 78 t. MELOTONE M5-12-60 (US) On The Banks Of The Ohio / Going To Heaven On My Own Expense
12/1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8584 (US) I'll Be Thinking Of The Days Gone By / She's My Curly Headed Baby
12/1935 78 t. CONQUEROR 8588 (US) On The Banks Of The Ohio / Going To Heaven On My Own Expense
02/1936 78 t. MELOTONE M6-02-59 (US) Homer CALLAHAN - Rounder's Luck / I've Just Been A Brakeman
04/1936 78 t. MELOTONE M6-04-59 (US) Brown's Ferry Blues / Lonesome And Weary Blues (Walter CALLAHAN)
04/1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8627 (US) Browns' Ferry Blues No. 2 / Lonesome And Weary Blues
06/1936 78 t. MELOTONE M6-06-57 (US) Maple On The Hill / Take The News To Mother
06/1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8682 (US) Sweet Violets / Green Back Dollar
06/1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8689 (US) Take The News To Mother / Maple On The Hill
06/1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8690 (US)

Carolina Sweethart (Jack SHILKRET) / When It's Lamp Lighting Time Up In Heaven

07/1936 78 t. MELOTONE M6-07-51 (US) Gonna Quit Drinkin' When I Die / Sweet Violets
07/1936 78 t. MELOTONE M6-07-52 (US) Just One Year / Greenback Dollar
09/1936 78 t. MELOTONE M6-09-53 (US) Freight Train Blues / Cowboy Jack
11/1936 78 t. MELOTONE M6-11-51 (US) When It's Lamplightning Time Up In Heaven / Carolina Sweetheart
12/1936 78 t. CONQUEROR 8731 (US) Freight Train Blues / Gonna Quit Drinking When I Die
03/1937 78 t. MELOTONE M7-03-64 (US) She's Always On My Mind / Somebody's Been Using That Thing
04/1937 78 t. MELOTONE M7-04-63 (US) I Don't Want To Hear Your Name No.2 / Ninety-Nine's My Name
05/1937 78 t. MELOTONE M7-05-59 (US) I Want To Be Where You Are / Always Away Out There
05/1937 78 t. CONQUEROR 8790 (US) Somebody's Been Using That Thing / She's Always On My Mind
06/1937 78 t. MELOTONE M7-06-69 (US) Freight Train Whistle Blues No.2 / End Of Memory Lane
07/1937 78 t. CONQUEROR 8825 (US) Ninety-Nine's My Name / I Don't Want To Hear Your Name No.2
08/1937 78 t. MELOTONE M7-08-61 (US) She's Just That Kind No.2 / Mama Don't Be So Mean To Me
09/1937 78 t. MELOTONE M7-09-59 (US) Goodbye, Sweetheart, Goodbye / She's My Curly Headed Baby No. 3
10/1937 78 t. CONQUEROR 8854 (US) I Want To Be Where You Are / Away Out There
11/1937 78 t. CONQUEROR 8881 (US) She's Just That Kind No. 2 / Mama Don't Be So Mean To Me
02/1938 78 t. CONQUEROR 8948 (US) She's My Curly Headed Baby No. 3 / Goodbye, Sweetheart, Goodbye
09/1938 78 t. VOCALION 4358 (US)

St Louis Blues / I Don't Want To Hear Your Name

09/1938 78 t. VOCALION 4359 (US)

Once I Had A Darling Mother / She's My Curly Headed Baby

09/1938 78 t. VOCALION 4360 (US)

Little Poplar Log House On The Hill / New Birmingham Jail No.3

09/1938 78 t. VOCALION 4361 (US)

If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray / Lord I'm Coming Home

09/1938 78 t. VOCALION 4362 (US) T.B. Blues No.2 / Rattle Snake Daddy
09/1938 78 t. VOCALION 4363 (US)

Sweet Violets / Gonna Quit Drinking When I Die

12/1938 78 t. CONQUEROR 9144 (US) The Price I Had To Pay / The Dying Girl's Farewell
12/1938 78 t. CONQUEROR 9145 (US) Asheville Blues / Katie Dear (Silver Dagger)
12/1938 78 t. VOCALION 4483 (US)

The Dying Girl's Farewell / The Price I Had To Pay

02/1939 78 t. VOCALION 4716 (US)

I Want To Ask The Stars / The Best Pal I Had Is Gone

05/1939 78 t. CONQUEROR 9222 (US) Best Pal I Had Is Gone / I Want To Ask The Stars
05/1939 78 t. CONQUEROR 9223 (US) Lonesome Freight Train Blues / My Blue Eyed Jane
05/1939 78 t. VOCALION 4779 (US)

My Blue Eyed Jane / Lonesome Freight Train Blues

07/1939 78 t. VOCALION 4883 (US)

Dovie Darling / Oh Lord Show Me The Light

05/1941 78 t. DECCA 5952 (US) Sweet Thing  / They're At Rest Together
11/1941 78 t. DECCA 5998 (US)

A Jealous Woman Wont Do / John Henry

05/1942 78 t. DECCA 6045 (US)

Sad Memories / My Darling Little Girl

07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37601 (US) Maple On The Hill / Take The News To Mother
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37608 (US) Just One Year / Greenback Dollar
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37613 (US) Cowboy Jack / Freight Train Blues
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37617 (US) Goodbye, Sweetheart, Goodbye / She's My Curly Headed Baby No. 3
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37633 (US) Once I Had A Darling Mother / She's My Curly Headed Baby
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37634 (US) T.B. Blues No.2 / Rattlesnake Daddy
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37638 (US) My Blue Eyed Jane / Lonesome Freight Train Blues
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37673 (US) If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray / Lord I'm Coming Home
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20200 (US) Maple On The Hill / Take News To Mother
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20207 (US) Greenback Dollar / Just One Year
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20212 (US) Cowboy Jack / Freight Train Blues
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20216 (US) Goodbye Sweetheart Goodbye / She's My Curly Headed Baby
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20232 (US) Once I Had A Darling Mother / She's My Curly Headed Baby
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20233 (US) Homer CALLAHAN - Rattle Snake Daddy / T.B. Blues #2
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20237 (US) Lonesome Freight Train Blues / My Blue Eyed Jane
04/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20272 (US) Lord I'm Coming Home / If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray
11/1951 78 t. COLUMBIA 20881 (US) Blue Letters / This Crazy Feeling
11/1951 SP COLUMBIA 4-20881 (US) Blue Letters / This Crazy Feeling
05/1952 78 t. COLUMBIA 20946 (US) I've Had My Share Of Sorrow / All Over You
05/1952 SP COLUMBIA 4-20946 (US) I've Had My Share Of Sorrow / All Over You
08/1952 78 t. COLUMBIA 21001 (US) Bluest Blues On My Mind / I Have Shifted Gears
08/1952 SP COLUMBIA 4-21001 (US) Bluest Blues On My Mind / I Have Shifted Gears
11/1952 78 t. COLUMBIA 21047 (US) You Have Used My Heart / Lips That Tell A Lie
11/1952 SP COLUMBIA 4-21047 (US) You Have Used My Heart / Lips That Tell A Lie


Albums

1974 LP 12" OLD HOMESTEAD OHM-90031 (US) THE CALLAHAN BROTHERS EARLY RECORDINGS - Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways / St.Louis Blues / Corn Licker Rag / She's Killing Me / On The Banks Of The Ohio / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill / Take The News To Mother / Rounders Luck / Maple On The Hill / Way Out There / The Dying Girl's Farewell / I Want To Be Where You Are / She's My Curly Headed Baby / She Came Rollin' Down The Mountain / I Got Her Boozy / John Henry / Brown's Ferry Blues #2 / A Jealous Woman Won't Do / Just One Year / Goodbye,Sweetheart,Goodbye
2000 CD OLD HOMESTEAD OHCD-4031 (US) THE CALLAHAN BROTHERS - T.B. Blues / Rattlesnake Daddy / Sweet Thing / They're At Rest Together / Jealous Woman Won't Do / My Darling Little Girl / Freight Train Blues / I'm Alone Because I Love You / If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again / Lord, I'm Coming Home / Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways / St. Louis Blues /. Corn Licker Rag / She's Killing Me /. On The Banks Of The Ohio / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill / Take The News To Mother / Maple On The Hill / Rounder's Luck /. Away Out There / Dying Girl's Farewell /. I Want To Be Where You Are / She's My Curly Headed Baby No. 3 /. She Came Rolling Down The Mountain / John Henry
12/2005 CD CATTLE CCD 267 (GER) IN MEMORIES OF THE CALLAHAN BROTHERS - HOMER & WALTER - Somebody's Been Using That Thing / Sweet Thing / This Crazy Crazy Feeling / Blue Letters / They're At Rest Together / My Good Gal Has Thrown Me Down / Cowboy Jack / When It's Lamp Lightning Time Up In Heaven / Carolina Sweetheart / She's Always On My Mind / St. Louis Blues / Limb From The Old Apple Tree / Lonesome Freight Train Blues / Sweet Violets / Gonna Quit Drinkin' When I Die / Freight Train Blues / Brown's Ferry Blues No. 2 / Lord I'm Coming Home / I'm Alone Because I Love You / New Birmingham Jail No. 3 / I'll Be Thinking Of The Days Gone By / If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill / Lonesome And Weary Blues / Mother, Pal And Sweetheart
2006 CD CATTLE CCD 277 (GER) MORE MEMORIES OF THE CALLAHAN BROTHERS - (BILL (HOMER) AND JOE (WALTER) - Once I Had A Darling Mother / She's My Curly Headed Baby / Ashville Blues / Mean Mama / I Don't Want To Hear Your Name / Katie Dear / Don't You Remember The Time / Seventeen Years Ago / Would If I Could (But I Can't) / She's My Curly Headed Baby No. 2 / I've Just Been A Brakeman / Drive My Blues Away / True Lover / When A Man's Lonesome / Just One Little Kiss / The Price I Had To Pay / The Best Pal I Had Is Gone / I Want To Ask The Stars / My Blue-Eyed Jane / North Carolina Moon

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