Guitariste et chanteur Bluegrass nť Delano Floyd McCoury, le 1er Fťvrier 1939 ŗ Bakersville (Caroline du Nord).

Among the most distinguished practitioners of traditional bluegrass, Del McCoury was the epitome of the "high lonesome sound" for over three decades. Born Delano Floyd McCoury, he was raised in Bakersville, NC. In 1941, he and his family moved to Glen Rock, PA, where he got his start as a five-string banjo picker with Keith Daniels & the Blue Ridge Ramblers. Later he played with Jack Cooke's Virginia Mountain Boys in Baltimore. McCoury got his first big break in 1963 when Bill Monroe hired the Virginia Mountain Boys to play a few New York gigs. Monroe was impressed by the young banjo player and invited him to join his Blue Grass Boys. Shortly after accepting Monroe's offer, McCoury became the group's lead vocalist and took up rhythm guitar. In early 1964, he recorded one single with Monroe, but a month later returned home to marry.
Following his marriage, he and fiddler Billy Baker spent three months in California playing with the Golden State Boys. Upon his return back east, McCoury began playing and recording with the Shady Valley Boys. McCoury left the group in 1967 and founded the Dixie Pals with Bill Emerson, Wayne Yates, and Billy Baker. McCoury & His Dixie Pals, which underwent several membership changes, played together for over 20 years and recorded on such labels as Rounder, Revonah, Leather, and Rebel. In 1987, the unit was renamed the Del McCoury Band following the additions of his sons Ronnie on mandolin and Robbie on banjo along with fiddler Tad Marks and bass player Mike Brantley.
The period following the formation of the Del McCoury Band proved to be very productive, with several terrific releases for Rounder. The band carefully bridged the gap between the interesting song choices and instrumentation of the best progressive bluegrass groups, while still retaining the high lonesome style of traditional bluegrass. In early 1999, the band reached a whole new group of listeners when they backed singer/songwriter Steve Earle on his successful traditionally themed album The Mountain. Around that time, McCoury and sons amicably ended their relationship with Rounder, moving to Ricky Skaggs' Ceili label for the Family and Del and the Boys records. The band released It's Just the Night in 2003, followed by The Company We Keep in 2005 and the gospel-influenced Promised Land in 2006, and Family Circle in 2009.

http://www.delmccouryband.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Bluegrass

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums

07/1968 LP 12" ARHOOLIE F-5006 (US) DEL McCOURY SINGS BLUEGRASS FEATURING BILLY BAKER (FIDDE) BILL EMERSON (BANJO) - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Willie Roy / Prisoner's Song / You're A Flower In The Wildwood / Hey, hey Bartender / Fire In The Mountain / Used To Be / Dreams / Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Blue Yodel / A Beautiful Life
02/1973 LP 12" ROUNDER 0019 (US)

High On A Mountain - Del McCOURY & The DIXIE PALS - High On A Mountain / Don't You Call My Name / When I Stop Dreaming / Big Rock In The Road / She's Gone / Rambler's Blues / I'm Lonely Tonight / In My Mind To Ramble / Please Come Back Little Darling / Take Me In Chains / How Could I Explain? / Big Ball In Boston / Highway Of Sorrow / Fear Not

1975 LP 12" Revonah R-916 (US)

Del McCoury And The Dixie Pals - We Live A Long Time / Kentucky Moon / Round Pickin' / I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind / Walkin' The Dog / Love So Far Away / Cabin On A Mountain / Are You Teasing Me / Cheater's In The Soup / First Time She Left / I'm Gonna Settle Down / If You Got The Money

1975 LP 12" REBEL SLP-1542 (US) DEL McCOURY - Rain And Snow / Andy's Honey / Loggin' Man / Springtime Of Life / Corina / Blackmail Your Heart / Rain Please Go Away / Hang Your Head In Shame / I Told You That / If I Had To Live Without You / I've Endured / I've Been Away Just A Little Too Long
1976 LP 12" Grassound GSD-102 (US)

Del McCoury And The Dixie Pals -  - Lonesome Hobo / Don't Stop The Music / Farmer John / How Long Blues / Bluest Man In Town / Cluck Old Hen / Rain And Snow / Livin' On The Mountain / I Hope You Have Learned / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Golden Slippers / Mother's Prayer

1978 LP 12" REBEL SLP-1569 (US) OUR KIND OF GRASS - Whitehouse Blues / Birmingham Jail / Caracas / Evil Hearted Woman / Pain In My Heart / You Win Again / Standing On The Mountain / Foggy River / Drifting With The Tide / Sweet Potato Rag / Two More Years / Bustin' Out The Seams
1981 LP 12" LEATHER LBG-8107 (US) TAKE ME TO THE MOUNTAIN - Del McCOURY & The DIXIE PALS - Take Me To The Mountains / Undone In Sorrow / Dreams / Night Riding / Cindy / Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / This Kind Of Love / No One But My Darling / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / J.D. Jones / A Good Man Like Me / Me And Jesus
09/1981 LP 12" TRIO AW-2054 (JAP)

Strictly Bluegrass Live - Katy Hill / High On A Mountain / Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day / Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Ground Speed / Hang Your Head In Shame / Bluest Man In Town / Roll On Buddy, Roll On / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Durham's Bull / Are You Teasing Me / Don't You Call My Name / I've Endured / Train 45

1983 LP 12" REBEL REB-1610 (US)

The Best Of Del McCoury And The Dixie Pals - Drifting With The Tide / Evil Hearted Woman / Springtime Of Life / Two More Years / Standing On The Mountain / Rain, Please Go Away / Rain And Snow / The White House Blues / Hang Your Head In Shame / Corina / Birmingham Jail / Foggy River

1983 LP 12" REBEL REB-1622 (US) TAKE ME TO THE MOUNTAIN - Del McCOURY & The DIXIE PALS - Take Me To The Mountains / Undone In Sorrow / Dreams / Night Riding / Cindy / Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / This Kind Of Love / No One But My Darling / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / J.D. Jones / A Good Man Like Me / Me And Jesus
1985 LP 12" REBEL REB-1636 (US) SAWMILL - Del McCOURY AND THE DIXIE PALS - Loneliness And Depression / With You In My Dreams / My Dixie Home / Are You Coming Back To Me? / Rock Hearts / Who Showed Who / Eli Renfro / Don't Let My Love Get In TheWay / Blackjack / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / Sawmill / I've Been Crying
1987 LP 12" ROUNDER 0230 (US)

McCoury Brothers - I'll Pretend It's Raining / I'll Never Make You Blue / Another Day / Cheap Love Affair / Lonesome Wind / Road Of Love / You've Got The Look Of A Perfect Diamond / My Sweet Love Ain't Around / Some Of These Days / A Heart Never Knows / I Was Left On The Street / The Joy Of Revelation

19?? LP 12" ARHOOLIE F-5006 (US) DEL McCOURY SINGS BLUEGRASS FEATURING BILLY BAKER (FIDDE) BILL EMERSON (BANJO) - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Willie Roy / Prisoner's Song / You're A Flower In The Wildwood / Hey, hey Bartender / Fire In The Mountain / Used To Be / Dreams / Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Blue Yodel / A Beautiful Life
08/1990 CD ROUNDER CD-0245 (US) DON'T STOP THE MUSIC - Trainwreck Of Emotion / Lights On The Hill / You'll Find Her Name Written There / Highway Of Pain / I'll Put Someone In Your Place / Blue Is The Way That I Feel / Knee Deep In The Blues / Sea Of Sorrow / Blues On My Mind / I Feel The Blues Moving In / Don't Our Love Look Natural? / How Lonely Can You Get? / Crazy Heart / Don't Stop The Music
04/1991 CD REBEL REB-CD-1111 (US) CLASSIC BLUEGRASS - Del McCOURY & The DIXIE PALS - Lonelyness And Desperation / With You In My Dreams / Over Yonder In The Graveyard / Springtime Of Life / Dreams / Two More Years / Who Showed Who / Take Me To The Mountains / Eli Renfro / Don't Let My Love Get In The Way / Rain And Snow / Standing On The Mountain / Foggy River / Blackjack / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / Rain Please Go Away / No One But My Darlin' / Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus
1991 CD BGC BGC-CD-1003 (US)

Parmley & McCoury - FAMILIES OF TRADITION - David Parmley & Del McCOURY - Smoke Along The Track / Evil Hearted Woman / Home Run Man / I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling / Right Before My Eyes / I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky / Down The Road / Roll On Buddy / I'll Drink No More Wine / We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Travelin' Down This Lonesome Road / Me And The Juke Box / Swing Low Sweet Chariot

02/1992 CD ROUNDER CD-0292 (US) BLUE SIDE OF TOWN - Del McCOURY BAND - Beauty Of My Dreams / Queen Anne's Lace / If You Need A Fool / Old Memories Mean Nothing To Me / Try Me One More Time / Before The Fire Comes Down / The Blue Side Of Town / Seasons Of My Heart / That's Alright Mama / Make Room For The Blues / High On A Mountain / I Believe
1992 CD ARHOOLIE CD 5006 (US) I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT - Hey, Hey Bartender / Willie Roy / Prisoner's Song / I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Fire On The Mountain / You're A Flower In The Wildwood / Used To Be / Dreams / Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Blue Yodel / A Beautiful Life
11/1993 CD ROUNDER CD-0303 (US) A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE - Cheek To Cheek With The Blues / How Long Blues / True Love Never Dies / What Made Milwaukee Famous / Quicksburg Rondezvous / More Often Than Once In A While / Man With The Blues / If You've Got The Money Honey / The Bluest Man In Town / A Deeper Shade Of Blue / I Know His Voice / I'm Lonely For My Only / Cold Cheater's Heart / Lonely Side Of Love
1994 CD REBEL 1709 (US) LIVIN' ON THE MOUNTAIN - Lonesome Hobo / Don't Stop The Music / Farmer John / How Long Blues / Bluest Man In Town / Cluck Old Hen / Rain And Snow / Livin' On The Mountain / I Hope You Have Learned / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Golden Slippers / Mother's Prayer
07/1995 CD ROUNDER 610019 (US) HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN - Del McCOURY & The DIXIE PALS - High On A Mountain / Don't You Call My Name / When I Stop Dreaming / Big Rock In The Road / Now She's Gone / Rambler's Blues / I'm Lonely Tonight / In My Mind To Ramble / Please Come Back Little Darling / Take Me In Chains / How Could I Explain / Big Ball In Boston / Highway Of Sorrow / Fear Not
01/1996 CD COPPER CREEK 0118 (US) LIVE IN JAPAN - Del McCOURY & The DIXIE PALS - Katy Hill / High On A Mountain / Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day / Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Ground Speed / Hang Your Head In Shame / Bluest Man In Town / Roll On Buddy, Roll On / Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms / Durham's Bull / Are You Teasing Me / Don't You Call My Name / I've Endured / Train 45
09/1996 CD ROUNDER CD-0363 (US) THE COLD HARD FACTS - Del McCOURY BAND - The Cold Hard Facts / Blue Darlin' / Smoking Gun / Love Is A Long Road / Henry Walker / Baltimore Jonny / Blackjack County Chains / Hard On My Heart / Snake In The House / The First Time She Left / Loggin' Man / Member Of The Blues / I'll Be There
10/1998 CD SUGAR HILL SHCD-3888 (US) DEL, DOC & MAC - Del McCOURY, Mac WISEMAN & Doc WATSON - Little Green Valley / Old Account / Speak To Me Little Darlin' / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Beauty Of My Dreams / I'll Sail My Ship Alone / When A Soldier Knocks / Live And Let Live / I've Endured / Talk Of The Town / Black Mountain Rag / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / More Pretty Girls Than One
02/1999 CD E-Squared ‎1064-2 (US) THE MOUNTAIN - Steve EARLE & The Del McCOURY BAND - Texas Eagle / Yours Forever Blue / Carrie Brown / I'm Still In Love With You / The Graveyard Shift / Harlan Man / The Mountain / Outlaw's Honeymoon / Connemara Breakdown / Leroy's Dustbowl Blues / Dixieland / Paddy On The Beat / Long, Lonesome Highway Blues / Pilgrim
02/1999 CD CEILI MUSIC 2001 (US) THE FAMILY - Del McCOURY BAND - A Far Cry / Don't You Think It's Time To Go / The Look Of A Perfect Diamond / Backslidin' Blues / Nashville Cats / Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Red Eyes On A Mad Dog / 50/50 Chance / City Of Stone / On The Lonesome Wind / She's Left Me Again / Cryin' Heart Blues
07/2001 CD CEILI MUSIC 2006 (US) THE DEL AND THE BOYS - Del McCOURY BAND - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning / Learnin' The Blues / Count Me Out / All Aboard / The Bluegrass Country / Recovering Pharisee / Goldbrickin' / Gone But Not Forgotten / The King's Shilling / Unequal Love / A Good Man Like Me / Travelin' Teardrop Blues
07/2001 CD REBEL REB-CD-7503 (US) MY DIXIE HOME - White House Blues / Eli Renfro / Are You Coming Back To Me? / I've Endured / Call Collect On Christmas / A Good Man Like Me / Rock Hearts / J.D. Jones / My Dixie Home / Hang Your Head In Shame / Drifting With The Tide / I've Been Crying
03/2002 CD ARHOOLIE CD 9030 (US) I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT - Hey Hey, Bartender / Willie Roy / Prisoner's Song / I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Fire On The Mountain / You're A Flower In The Wildwood / Used To Be / Dreams / Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Blue Yodel / A Beautiful Life
08/2003 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0001 (US) IT'S JUST THE NIGHT - Del McCOURY BAND - Dry My Tears / Asheville Turnaround / Let An Ole Racehorse Run / Hillcrest Drive / It's Just The Night / My Love Will Not Change / Fire And The Flame / Zero To Love / Afraid I Forgot The Feeling / Man Can't Live On Bread Alone / I Can Hear The Angels Singing / Same Kind Of Crazy / Mill Towns / Two Faced Love
08/2003 CD ... And More Bears ‎ACD 25001 AA (DE) Bill Monroe with Del McCoury and Bill Keith - JULY 63 - TWO DAYS AT NEWPORT - July 26, 1963 - Intro / Mule Skinner Blues / Uncle Pen / Devil's Dream / Molly And Tenbrooks / I Am A Pilgrim / Rawhide (instr.) / July 27, 1963 - Intro / Paddy On The Turnpike (instr.) / Pike Country Breakdown / Rawhide (instr.) / Get Up John (instr.) / Will You Be Loving Another Man / Conversation With Ralph Rinzler / Pretty Fair Maiden In The Garden / Salt Creek (instr.) / Lonesome Road Blues
04/2004 CD ROUNDER 11661-11613 (US) HIGH LONESOME AND BLUE - Road Of Love / Lonesome Wind / I Feel The Blues Moving In / Youíll Find Her Name Written There / High On A Mountain / Iíll Pretend Itís Raining / Donít Our Love Look Natural? / Cheek To Cheek With The Blues / Old Memories Mean Nothing To Me / If Youíve Got The Money Honey / Queen Anneís Lace / If You Need A Fool / The Bluest Man In Town / The Cold Hard Facts / Blackjack County Chains / Donít Stop the Music
07/2005 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0002 (US) THE COMPANY WE KEEP - Del McCOURY BAND - Nothin' Special / Never Grow Up Boy / If Here Is Where You Are / She Can't Burn Me Now / Mountain Song / Untamed / Seventh Heaven / Fathers And Sons / When It Stops Hurtin' / Keep Her While She's There / When Fall's Coming Down / I Never Knew Life / Eyes That Won't Meet Mine / Blown Away And Gone
06/2006 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0003 (US) THE PROMISED LAND - Del McCOURY BAND - I'm Bound For The Land Of Canaan  / I'm Poor As A Beggar / It's Surprising What The Lord Can Do / Jesus Carried Me A Cross / Five Flat Rocks / I'll Put On A Crown And Walk Around / Don't Put Off Until Tomorrow / Led By The Master's Hand / It's An Unfriendly World / Gold Under My Feet / Ain't Nothin' Going To Come Up Today (Me And The Good Lord Can't Handle / We Know Where He Is / Sit Down With Jesus / The Lord Is Writing Down Names
07/2008 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0005 (US) MONEYLAND - Fireside Chat, Pt. 1 / Breadline Blues 1932 (Bernard "Slim" SMITH) / Moneyland / Farmer's Blues (Marty STUART & Merle HAGGARD) / What Happened? (Merle HAGGARD) / Medley: I Wonder How The Old Folks Are at Home - I'd Rather Live By The Side Of The Road /(Mac WISEMAN) / When I'm 64 / 40 Acres And A Fool / A Train Not Running (Chris KNIGHT) / You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (Patty LOVELESS) / Mama's Hungry Eyes (Emmylou HARRIS & Rodney CROWELL) / Carry Me Across The Mountain (Dan TYMINSKI) / If We Make It Through December (Merle HAGGARD) / The Way It Is (Bruce HORNSBY & The FAIRFIELD FOUR) / Breadline Blues 2008 (Mac WISEMAN & Tim O'BRIEN) / Fireside Chat, Pt. 2 (Franklin D. ROOSEVELT)
10/2008 CD CONDON 720015 (US) THE BEST OF DEL McCOURY - THE GROOVEGRASS YEARS - Del McCOURY BAND -  Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / I Feel The Blues Movin' In / I've Endured / Speak To Me Little Darlin' / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (with Doc WATSON & Mac WISEMAN) / Beauty Of My Dreams / I'll Sail My Ship Alone (with Doc WATSON & Mac WISEMAN) / White House Blues / Can't You Hear Me Calling? (with GROOVEGRASS BOYZ & Bootsy COLLINS) / More Pretty Girls Than One (with Doc WATSON & Mac WISEMAN)
05/2009 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0012 (US) BY REQUEST - I Feel The Blues Moving In / The Bluest Man In Town / High On The Mountain / Nashville Cats / A Good Man Like Me / The White House Blues / Dreams / The Cold Hard Facts / Black Jack County Chains / Loggin' Man / Queen Anne's Lace / 1952 Vincent Black Lightning / Rain And Snow / All Aboard
05/2009 5 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0050 (US) CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF DE McCOURY :
CD 1 : I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Remembering / Rain & Snow / Are You Teasin' Me / Dreams / White House Blues / Dark Hollow / You're The Girl Of My Dreams / Don't Stop The Music / The Prisoner Song
CD 2 : Big Rock In The Road / High On The Mountain / Rain Please Go Away / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / Good Man Like Me / I've Endured / Bluest Man In Town / Don't You Call My Name / Evil Hearted Woman / Loggin' Man
CD 3 : Loneliness & Desperation / I Feel The Blues Movin' In / Don't Let My Love Get In The Way / Who Showed Who? / Undone In Sorrow / Take Me To The Mountains / Eli Renfro / Queen Anne's Lace / Nashville Cats / Beauty Of My Dreams
CD 4 : Cold Hard Facts / Black Jack County Chains / A Far Cry / Backslidin' Blues / 50/50 Chance / City Of Stone / Never Grow Up Boy / Asheville Turnaround / Learnin' The Blues / Cheek To Cheek With The Blues
CD 5 : 1952 Vincent Black Lightning / Let an Old Racehorse Run / Same Kind Of Crazy As Me / I'm Afraid I Forgot The Feeling / All Aboard / It's Just The Night / Nothin' Special / Unequal Love / Mill Towns / My Love Will Not Change
07/2009 CD MUNCK MIX 47447 (US) LIVE JAZZ FEST 2008 - Lonliness & Desperation / Count Me Out / Hillcrest Drive / Walk Out In The Rain / Nashville Cats / John Henry / Rocky Road Blues / Cotton Eyed Joe / 1952 Vincent Black Lightning / Beauty Of My Dreams / She's Left Me Again / Evangelina / Queen Anne's Lace / Back Up & Push / Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Eli Renfro / My Love Will Not Change / Gone But Not Forgotte
10/2009 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0014 (US) FAMILY CIRCLE - Del McCOURY BAND - Sweet Appalachia / Barbaric Splendor / Revenuer's Blues / Hello Lonely / Delma Blue / I'm Justified / Bad Day For Love / I Remember You / Does My Ring Burn Your Finger? / White Pass Railroad / Prairie Wedding / Honey Hurry Home / Mexico's Daughter / Break Up
04/2011 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0015 (US) AMERICAN LEGACIES - PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND & THE DEL McCOURY BAND - The Band's In Town / One Has My Name / Shoeshine Blues / Banjo Frisco / A Good Gal / Jambalaya / I'll Fly Away / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / The Sugar Blues / Milenberg Joys / 50/50 Chance / One More 'fore I Die
10/2011 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0016 (US)

Old Memories - The Songs Of Bill Monroe - Del McCOURY BAND - Watermelon On The Vine / Live And Let Live / Lonesome Truck Driverís Blues / Brakemanís Blues / Close By / In Despair / Girl In The Blue Velvet Band / John Henry / Iím Blue Iím Lonesome / Used To Be / Alabama Waltz / Lonesome Road Blues / Heavy Traffic Ahead / Train 45 (Heading South) / My Rose Of Old Kentucky / Yaíll Come

2013 CD MCCOURY MUSIC MCM-0017 (US) The Streets Of Baltimore - Del McCOURY BAND - Blues Rollin' In / Big Blue Raindrops / Amnesia / Butler Brothers / Misty / I Need More Time / Free Salvation / I Wanna Go Where You Go / I'd Love To Do Some Living / Streets Of Baltimore / Once More With Feeling / Too Many Rivers / Only You

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