Duo Bluegrass US formé en 1938 à Clear Creek (Virginie de l'Ouest) et composé de Mitchell Burt "Bea" Lilly (15 Décembre 1921 - 18 Septembre 2005) et Charles Everett Lilly (1er Juillet 1924).

The Lilly Brothers, Charles Everett and Bea, played old-time/bluegrass music together for over three decades. They may best be remembered in New England, where they were a fixture in the downtown Boston music scene from the early '60s through 1980.
Charles Everett and older sibling Michel Burt "Bea" Lilly were born three years apart in Clear Creek, WV. Everett played the mandolin, banjo, and fiddle while Bea played guitar; both brothers sang; early influences included the Delmore Brothers, the Callahan Bros, and the Monroes. The Lillys debuted in 1938 singing old-time country on a West Virginia radio station. They initially billed themselves as the Lonesome Holler Boys. Later they added a banjo and became a bluegrass group. In 1939, they began performing regularly at the newly established WKLS Beckley, where they performed together and with other musicians. After that they spent a few years at various southern stations playing in such groups as the Smiling Mountain Boys and Red Belcher's Kentucky Ridgerunners.
They made their recording debut in 1948 while working with the latter group at WWVA. They remained at the station through 1950, whereupon they returned home after a heated fight with Belcher over money. From there the Lillys split up for a time; Charles became a mandolin player and tenor with Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys, and remained with them through early 1952 when he left to join his brother, fiddler Tex Logan, and banjo picker Don Stover in Boston. They got their first job playing on WCOP's Hayloft Jamboree and from there hit the local club circuit.
The Lilly Brothers recorded fairly frequently during the '50s. Between 1958 and 1959, Charles spent another year with Flatt & Scruggs while Stover did a bit of touring with other bands. But for that, the Lilly Brothers remained intact through 1970. In addition to playing downtown Boston, they also played the local festival circuit and were instrumental in the development of urban bluegrass. In the early '70s, Charles' son was killed in a car crash, causing him and his wife Joann to leave Beantown and return to West Virginia. Bea Lilly came down a while later to help Everett host a local television show, but eventually returned to the city. After 1971, Charles infrequently joined the band to perform at festivals during the summers and occasionally recorded with them. The Lilly Brothers' career was later chronicled in a 1979 documentary True Facts in a Country Song.

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Talents : Bea : Guitar - Everett : Mandolin

Style musical : Bluegrass

SAINTS GO MARCHING IN (with Don Stover)

SINNER, YOU'D BETTER GET READY (with Don Stover)

THEY SLEEP TOGETHER NOW AT REST

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1948 78 t. PAGE 505 (US) What Are They Doing In Heaven / They Sleep Together Now At Rest
02/1957 SP EVENT 4261 (US) LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - Tragic Romance / Are You Tired Of Me, My Darling
02/1959 SP EVENT 4272 (US) LILLY BROTHERS & Don STOVER - John Henry / Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy To Me

Albums

1961 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FA 2433 (US) FOLK SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - In My Dear Old Southern Home / Midnight On The Stormy Deep / Forgotten Soldier Boy / Banks Of The Ohio / Where Is My Sailor Boy? / Sinner You Better Get Ready / What Would You Give In Exchange? / Oh, Hide You In The Blood / Old Joe Clark / Little Annie / Neath That Cold Grey Tomb Of Stone / Barbara Allen / John Hardy / Cornbread And 'lasses And Sassafras Tea / The Waves On The Sea / Saints Go Marching In
1963 LP 12" ROUNDER SS 01 (US) BLUEGRASS BREAKDOWN - Bluegrass Breakdown / I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Why Did You Wonder? / Miller's Cave / Wildwood Flower / Katy Hill / Have A Feast Here Tonight / Rollin' On / Beneath The Old Southern Sky / Storms Are On The Ocean / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / That Star Belongs To Me / Billy In The Low Ground / We Shall Meet Some Day 
1964 LP 12" PRESTIGE / FOLKLORE FL 14010 (US) BLUEGRASS BREAKDOWN - Bluegrass Breakdown / I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Why Did You Wonder? / Miller's Cave / Wildwood Flower / Katy Hill / Have A Feast Here Tonight / Rollin' On / Beneath The Old Southern Sky / Storms Are On The Ocean / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / That Star Belongs To Me / Billy In The Low Ground / We Shall Meet Some Day 
10/1964 LP 12" PRESTIGE / FOLKLORE FL 14035 (US) THE COUNTRY SONGS OF THE LILLY BROTHERS - Dig A Hole In The Meadow / Goodbye Maggie / Trouble Trouble / Long Black Veil / Butcher Boy / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Weeping Willow Tree / There'll Come A Time / Open Up Them Pearly Gates / Rosewood Casket / Jack And Mae / Knoxville Girl
1964 LP 12" ROUNDER SS 02 (US) THE COUNTRY SONGS OF THE LILLY BROTHERS - Dig A Hole In The Meadow / Goodbye Maggie / Trouble Trouble / Long Black Veil / Butcher Boy / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Weeping Willow Tree / There'll Come A Time / Open Up Them Pearly Gates / Rosewood Casket / Jack And Mae / Knoxville Girl
196? LP 12" PRESTIGE SJET 7558 (US) BLUEGRASS BREAKDOWN
196? LP 12" GLOBE JET 7200 (US) FOLK SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER
05/1971 LP 12" COUNTY 725 (US) EARLY RECORDINGS - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy / Tragic Romance / Southern Skies / Long Journey Home / Wheel Hoss / When The Saints Go Marching In / John Henry / Are You Tired Of Me My Darling / Little Annie / Weeping Willow / Riding On My Saviour's Train
1971 LP 12" GLOBE SJET 8325 (US) AT HILLBILLY RANCH - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Row Us Over The Tide  / Katie Hill / Old Kentucky Shore / All The Good Times Are Past And Gone / Nine Pound Hammer / Bury Me 'neath The Weepin' Willow / Ramshackle Shack In Caroline  / Red Wing / Yum, Yum / Picture On The Wall / Philadelphia Lawyer / Forgotten Soldier Boy / Mountain Dew / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Cripple Creek
1971 LP 12" ? (US) LIVE IN TOKYO, JAPAN PART 1 - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Introduction: Why Did You Wander - New River Train / Roll Us Over The Tide / Bluegrass Breakdown / We Shall Meet / I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When / Ol' Liza Jane / Blue Moon Of Kentucky - I Live On / Orange Blossom Special
12/1973 LP 12" COUNTY 742 (US) WHAT WILL I LEAVE BEHIND - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - I Would Not Be Denied / In A Little Village Churchyard / On My Way To Glory / What Will I Leave Behind / What Would The Profit Be / Will You Meet Me Over Yonder / I'll Live On / I Need The Prayers Of Those I Love / Sunny Side Of Life / The Dying Boy's Prayer / The Great Reaping Day / I Have Found The Way
05/1974 LP 12" TOWA TWA 101 S (JAP) HOLIDAY IN JAPAN, PART 1 - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Why Did You Wander / Introduction / Valley Of Peace / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Unknown / Weeping Willow / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / The Rosewood Casket / Billy In The Low Ground / Little Annie / Fire In The Mountain / Red Wing
12/1974 LP 12" TOWA TWA 102 S (JAP) HOLIDAY IN JAPAN, PART 2 - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Long Journey Home / Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy To Me / June Apple / Unknown / Nine Pound Hammer / Wildwood Flower / Sunbonnet Mother / Orange Blossom Special / All The Good Times Are Past And Gone
12/1974 LP 12" TOWA TWA 103 S (JAP) HOLIDAY IN JAPAN, PART 3 - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Campin' In Canaan's Land / White Oak Mountain Breakdown / I Would Not Be Denied / I Am A Pilgrim / Darlin' Nellie Grey / Yum, Yum / Mountain Dew / Waves On The Sea / Red Wing
1991 CD REBEL 1688 (US) EARLY RECORDINGS - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy / Tragic Romance / Southern Skies / Long Journey Home / Wheel Hoss / When The Saints Go Marching In / John Henry / Are You Tired Of Me, My Darling? / Little Annie / Weeping Willow / Riding On My Saviour's Train
1996 CD ? (US) SAVANNAH'S NOT IN GEORGIA - EVERETT LILLY AND CLEAR CREEK CROSSING - Big Daddy's Alabama Bound / Savannah's Not In Georgia / Jesse James / Golden Slippers / She Said Goodbye To Me "When She Said Hello To Him" / I'll Be Somewhere Listening For My Name / Gone, Gone, Gone / Faded Love / Orange Blossom Special / Long Tall Texan / Everything Looks Better When I Pray / Hatfields And McCoys / Paper Rosie / Country Roads (Almost Heaven West Virginia)
10/1996 CD HAY HOLLER HH-CD 1333 (US) LIVE AT HILLBILLY RANCH - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Flint Hill / Forsaken Love / Billboard Song / Walking With You In My Dreams / Katy Cline / Picture On The Wall / Knoxville Girl / Down In Caroline / Shuckin' The Corn / Lonely Moon / Hide Ye In The Blood / Watermelon Hanging On The Vine / The Old Man's Story / Randy Lynn Rag / Joy Bells / Foggy Mountain Top / Shenandoah Breakdown / I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home / Distant Drums / When Our Lord Shall Come Again / False Hearted Lover / Lightning Express / Birdie
1997 CD ? (US) ROSES SHED NO TEARS - THE LILLY MOUNTAINEERS - Ava Maria / Prisoners Last Letter / Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down / Bar Of Christmas Lights / Charlie's Angels / Hobo Bill's Last Ride / Little Ole Wine Drinker Me / Roses Shed No Tears / Heartaches By The Number / All I Have To Offer You Is Me / 50,000 Names Carved In A Wall
01/1999 CD FANTASY PRCD 9919-2 (US) THE PRESTIGE / FOLKLORE YEARS - VOLUME FIVE - HAVE A FEAST HERE TONIGHT - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Bluegrass Breakdown  / I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Why Did You Wonder? / Miller's Cave / Wildwood Flower / Katy Hill / Have A Feast Here Tonight / Rollin' On / Beneath The Old Southern Sky / Storms Are On The Ocean / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / That Star Belongs To Me / Billy In The Low Ground / We Shall Meet Some Day / Goodbye Maggie / Trouble Trouble / Long Black Veil / Butcher Boy / Dig A Hole In The Meadow / Weeping Willow Tree / There'll Come A Time / Open Up Them Pearly Gates / Rosewood Casket / Jack And Mae
199? CD ? (US) THE CHURCH IN THE WILDWOOD - EVERETT LILLY & THE LILLY MONTAINEERS - I Have Found The Way / The Great Speckled Bird / Coat Of Many Colors / The Church In The Wildwood / One Day At A Time / Build My Mansion / I Shall Not Be Moved / A Song For Mother / A Heart That Will Never Break Again / Hallelujah Square / The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / Seven Sundays / I'll Fly Away / Everything Looks Brighter Than I Pray / Unclouded Day / Get In Line Brother
2001 CD NO LABEL 5704 (US) LIVE AT TAMARACK 2001 - THE LILLY BROTHERS AND THE LILLY MONTAINEERS - Old Joe Clark / Your Love Is Like A Flower / Catfish Joe / My Baby's Gone / If I Needed You / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Things In Life / Unclouded Day / God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign / Cotton-Eyed Joe / Orange Blossom Special
08/2002 CD ROUNDER 1109 (US) ON THE RADIO 1952-1953 - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - Why Don't You Tell Me / That Star Belongs To Me / Here Rattler Here / Rawhide / Girl With The Blue Velvet Band / Why Did You Wander / Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good / The Old Man's Story / I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / No Mother Or Dad / Cumberland Gap / The Old Home Town / Good Old Mountain Dew / What Is A Home Without Love / We're Going To Have A Big Time Here Tonight / When The Saints Go Marching In / Sinner You Better Get Ready / The Prisoner's Song / Cumberland Gap
08/2003 CD REBEL REB-CD 1788 (US) WHAT WILL I LEAVE BEHIND - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - I Would Not Be Denied / In A Little Village Churchyard / On My Way To Glory / What Will I Leave Behind / What Would The Profit Be / Will You Meet Me Over Yonder / I'll Live On / I Need The Prayers Of Those I Love / On The Sunny Side Of Life / The Dying Boy's Prayer / The Great Reaping Day / I Have Found The Way
03/2003 CD ? (US) WEST VIRGINIA, OH HOW I MISS YOU - THE LILLY BROTHERS AND THE LILLY MONTAINEERS - Goodbye Mary / Little Billy / You Are On My Mind Darling / Who Will Sing For Me / Savannah's Not In Georgia / John Dillinger / Pike County Breakdown / Get In Line Brother / Wreck Of #9 / They Tell Me Your Love's Like A Flower / West Virginia, Oh How I Miss You / What In The World's Come Over You / I Did Not Mean To Mislead You
04/2005 CD FOLKWAYS CD 40158 (US) BLUEGRASS AT THE ROOTS - LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER - In My Dear Old Southern Home / Midnight On The Stormy Sea / Forgotten Soldier Boy / Down On The Banks Of The Ohio / Where Is My Sailor Boy? / Sinner, You Better Get Ready / What Would You Give In Exchange? / Oh, Hide You In The Blood / Little Annie / 'Neath That Cold Grey Tomb Of Stone / Barbara Allen / The Fox And Hounds / John Hardy / Old Joe Clark / Salt River / Cornbread And 'lasses And Sassafras Tea / The Waves On The Sea / Saints Go Marching In
2005 CD ? (US) THE EIGHTH OF JANUARY - THE LILLY MOUNTAINEERS FEATURING EVERETT LILLY - Good Ole Mountain Dew / Wine & Roses / When The Bees Are In The Hive / Kiss Me Mother / Seven Sundays / The Eighth Of January / Good Time Charlie / Trailer Trash / I'll Fly Away / Slewfoot (Bear Tracks) / Black Sheep / The Girl In The Blue Velvet Dress / Fire On The Mountain / On The Banks Of The Ole Poncho Train / Cyclone Of Rico
05/2008 CD SWIFT RIVER MUSIC SRM-CD 114 (US) EVERETT LILLY & EVERYBODY AND THEIR BROTHER - Intro to "Get In Line Brother" / Get In Line Brother / Soldier's Joy / I'll Break Out Again Tonight / Waves On The Sea / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Over Yonder's Hill / Will You Find Me Worthy? / No More The Moon Shines On Lorena / Savannah's Not In Georgia / New River Train / Long Journey Home / Cyclone Of Ryecove / He Knew Me When He Was Hanging On The Cross

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