Duo Country US composé de Dorsey Murdock Dixon (14 Octobre 1897, Darlington, Caroline du Sud - 18 Avril 1968, Plant City, Floride) et de son frère Howard (19 Juin 1903, Darlington, Caroline du Sud – 24 Mars 1951).

As tough as the life of a professional musician must have been in the '30s, the plight of a typical Carolina millworker was a whole lot worse. This was the background that Dorsey and Howard Dixon were born into, as they and their family all worked in the mills of Darlington, Lancaster, and Greenville, SC, as well as East Rockingham, NC. Dorsey was born October 5, 1897, and his brother on June 9, 1903. Music was an outlet from the long hours, lousy pay, and miserable factory conditions, with the workers often picked on by their bosses for being so-called hillbillies, and persecuted by local police for being so-called communists. Perhaps a career in country music was inevitable for hillbilly communists and it surely must have seemed like it would be more rewarding. At any rate, Dorsey picked up guitar at 14 and switched to fiddle later. When his little brother also figured out chords on the guitar, the two put together a fiddle-guitar duo, although the older brother continued practicing guitar. The most important musical influence on the Dixons was a local guitarist named Jimmy Tarleton, who had been a member of a successful duo, Darby and Carleton. The Depression had sandbagged this duo's career, so Tarleton had returned to the Little Hanna Pickett Mill in East Rockingham and his old job as a textile worker. He made friends with the brothers and the talk frequently turned to music, with lots of song trading going on. The brothers flipped over Tarleton's slide-guitar sound, which was much more heavily influenced by black blues styles. A strength of the Dixon Brothers' sound inevitably was the blues influence they filtered down through their friend, the result being a bit less of an overt blues influence, but plenty of stylistic shading. Howard also switched instruments because of his new friend, so enamored was he with the sound of the National steel. This in turn had an effect on Dorsey's guitar style. He ditched the flatpick and began working out his own approach to the instrument. Tarleton later repaid the debt by recording "Weaver's Blues," his own version of a Dixon Brothers song entitled "Weaver's Life." The Dixon Brothers began performing in 1932 at local shindigs, but really began their professional career two years later on the WBT Saturday Night Jamboree. This was a popular show and led to work outside the area and eventual recording opportunities with Victor. The company taped more than 60 numbers between 1936 and the close of the decade. Legend has it that at one Dixon Brothers recording session, the brothers Bill and Earl Bolick walked by the studio for an audition and were so frightened by the intense Dixon Brothers sound that they fled, later regaining their composure to do rather well as the Blue Sky Boys. The recordings were certainly not flops by any means, but when the contract with Victor ran out and the second World War began, the brothers basically retired from music. Dorsey was a loom-fixer the rest of his life, retiring in 1951. In 1960 Howard died on the job, but a year later Dorsey felt fit enough to make some new recordings and eventually to perform at the Newport Folk Festival, where he was introduced to the crowd by folksinger Pete Seeger. The elderly statesman did so well he was invited back to the festival the next year. He did a new record for Piedmont as well as the archives of the Library of Congress, but neither was released commercially. Keeping up a schedule of concerts was more than he could handle at his age. He retired to Florida and died in 1968 at the age of 71.

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Talents : Dorsey : Guitar - Howard : Guitar, Fiddle

Style musical : Old Time, Traditional Country

Sales Tax On The Women (1936)

Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 1 (1936)

Ramblin' Gambler (1937)

BEAUTIFUL STARS (1937)

How Can A Broke Man Be Happy (1938)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Single

04/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6327 (US)

Sales Tax On The Women / Intoxicated Rat

1936 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-4823 (US) Sales Tax On The Women / Intoxicated Rat
1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6441 (US)

Two Little Rosebuds / Weave Room Blues

07/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6462 (US)

Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 1 / Greenback Dollar - Part 2

1936 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-5025 (US) Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 1 / Greenback Dollar - Part 2
1936 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7014 (US)

Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 2 / White Flower For You

1936 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7015 (US)

Two Little Rosebuds / My Girl In Sunny Tennessee

1936 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7024 (US)

Weave Room Blues / Spinning Room Blues

1936 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7025 (US)

A Wonderful Day / Are You Sure

10/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6582 (US)

Dixon Brothers & Mutt Evans – My Girl In Sunny Tennessee / That Old Vacant Chair

11/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6630 (US)

Maple On The Hill - Part 3 / White Flower For You

12/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6691 (US)

I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Hush Little Bonnie Blue Eyes Pt.2

02/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6809 (US)

Ramblin' Gambler / Dark Eyes

03/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6867 (US)

Maple On The Hill - Part 4 / The Old True Love

1937 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7089 (US)

I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Hush Little Bonnie Blue Eyes Pt.2

1937 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7090 (US)

Easter Day / The Old True Love

1937 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7170 (US)

Maple On The Hill - Part 4 / Weaver's Life

1937 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7171 (US)

Darling, Do You Miss Me? / Little Bessie

1937 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7173 (US)

Never Be Sweethearts Again / Dark Eyes

04/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6901 (US)

An Old Account Was Settled (Blue Sky Boys (Bill & Earl Bolick) / Not Turning Back (Dixon Brothers)

05/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6979 (US)

Beautiful Stars / I Will Meet My Precious Mother

06/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7020 (US) The School House Fire / Darling, Do You Miss Me?
1937 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7335 (US)

What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul? Part 5 / I Won't Accept Anything For My Soul

1937 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7337 (US)

The Girl I Left In Danville / The Lonely Prisoner

1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7263 (US)

What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul - Part 5 (DIXON BROTHERS) / Are You Sure? (DIXON BROTHERS & Mutt EVANS)

1938 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7578 (US)

Beyond Black Smoke / Jimmie And Sallie

1938 78 t. Montgomery Ward M-7579 (US)

When Gabriel's Trumpet Blows For Me / Speak Evil Of No Man

05/1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7599 (US) Dorsey & Beatrice Dixon - Anywhere Is Home / Where I Shall Be
06/1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7640 (US)

Dorsey & Beatrice Dixon - When Jesus Appears / Shining City Over The River

1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7674 (US)

How Can A Broke Man Be Happy / The Girl I Left In Danville

1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7767 (US) Glorious Light Is Dawning / Have Courage To Only Say No
1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7802 (US)

Weaver’s Life / The Old Home Brew

1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7895 (US)

Frank Gerald - Howard Dixon - Mutt Evans - Honey Baby Mine / New Trouble

1984 ? SP PALLADIUM P-656 (US) Circle / Walking In My Jesus Name



Albums

1964 LP 12" Testament T-3301 (US)

Babies In The Mill - Carolina Traditional, Industrial, Sacred Songs - Dorsey Dixon , Nancy Dixon, Howard Dixon - Dorsey DIXON : Babies In The Mill / DIXON BROTHERS : Weave Room Blues / Dorsey DIXON : I Saw The Wood / Across The Shining River / Nancy DIXON : Hard Times In Here / Dorsey DIXON : Hard Times In Here / Christmas Cake / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Be At Home Soon Tonight / Pin Ball Machine / Wreck Of The Old '97 / Nancy DIXON : Factory Girl / Dorsey DIXON : Factory Girl / DIXON BROTHERS : Weaver's Life / Dorsey DIXON : Burglar Man / Wreck On The Highway / Somebody Touched Me / Our Johnny / DIXON BROTHERS : Girl I Left In Danville

1973 ? LP 12" Country Turtle 6000 (US)

Beyond Black Smoke - Original Recordings - DIXON BROTHERS - Dark Eyes / Beautiful Stars / The Bootlegger's Story / Weave Room Blues / Girl I Left In Danville / Always Be Waiting For You / Easter Day / Beyond Black Smoke / A Wonderful Day / I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray / How Can A Broke Man Be Happy / More Pretty Girls Than One - Part 3 / I Can't Tell Why I Love You / Jimmie And Sallie

1983 LP 12" OLD HOMESTEAD OHCS-151 (US)

The Dixon Brothers - Volume I - Intoxicated Rat / Down With The Old Canoe / Weaver Room Blues / Weavers Life / I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray / A Wonderful Day / Easter Day / Beautiful Stars / Darling Do You Miss Me / My Girl In Sunny Tennessee / Hush Little Bonnie Blue Eyes / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail No.2 / The School House Fire / Sales Tax On The Women / Blessed Promise / The Well Of Jacob - Jesus Said / Always Waiting For You

1984 LP 12" OLD HOMESTEAD OHCS-164 (US)

The Dixon Brothers (Dorsey And Howard) - Volume II - Spinning Room Blues / The Old True Love / The Story Of George Collins / The Light Of Homer Rogers / I'm Not Turning Backward / Are You Sure / Glorious Light Is Dawning / The Old Vacant Chair / White Flower For You / I Will See My Precious Mother / By The Old Oaken Bucket Louise / Faithless Husband / Honey, It's Just Because / Back To My Wyoming Home / Anywhere Is Home

1984 ? LP 12" Country Turtle 6002 (US)

Ramblin' & Gamblin' - DIXON BROS. - Rambling Gambler / The Old Home Brew / Where I Shall Be / Prisoner's Plea / Satisfied At Last / Two Little Boys / She Tickled Me / Fisherman's Luck / Hobo Jack The Rambler / Wonder Who's Kissing Her Pt. 2 / Have Courage To Only Say No / Two Little Rosebud's / Shining City Over The River / There's A Place In My Home For Mother

1986 LP 12" OLD HOMESTEAD OHCS-178 (US)

Volume III - Early Sacred Songs - I Won't Accept Anything For My Soul / When Jesus Appears / Where Shall I Be / There's A Place In My Home For Mother / Have Courage To Only Say No / Maple On The Hill (part three) / When Gabriels Trumpet Blows / Speak Evil Of No Man / Satisfied At Last / Answer To Maple On The Hill (part one) / What Can I Give In Exchange? / Two Little Rosebuds / Maple On The Hill (part four) / Shining City Over The River / What Would You Give In Exchange (part five) / Ocean Of Life

1987 LP 12" OLD HOMESTEAD OHCS-179 (US)

The Dixon Brothers (Howard and Dorsey) - Volume IV - Fisherman's Luck / She Tickles Me / Time For Me To Go / After The Ball / At Twilight Old Pal Of Yesterday / Call Me Back Pal Of Mine / Little Bessie / Dark Eyes / Ramblin' Gambler - Part 5 / Two Little Boys / Greenback Dollar / Never Be Sweethearts Again / The Girl I Left In Danville / How Can A Broke Man Be Happy / The Old Home Brew / T'was Only A Dream

1997 CD HMG 2502 (US) Babies In The Mill - Carolina Traditional, Industrial, Sacred Songs - Dorsey Dixon , Nancy Dixon, Howard Dixon - Dorsey DIXON : Babies In The Mill / DIXON BROTHERS : Weave Room Blues / Dorsey DIXON : I Saw The Wood / Across The Shining River / Nancy DIXON : Hard Times In Here / Dorsey DIXON : Hard Times In Here / Christmas Cake / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Be At Home Soon Tonight / Pin Ball Machine / Wreck Of The Old '97 / Nancy DIXON : Factory Girl / Dorsey DIXON : Factory Girl / DIXON BROTHERS : Weaver's Life / Dorsey DIXON : Burglar Man / Wreck On The Highway / Somebody Touched Me / Our Johnny / DIXON BROTHERS : Girl I Left In Danville
2000 CD Document DOCD-8046 (UK)

Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order - Volume 1 - (1936) - Weave Room Blues / Two Little Rosebuds / Sales Tax On The Women / Intoxicated Rat / Not Turning Back / White Flower For You / Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 1 / Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 2 / Greenback Dollar - Part 1 / Spinning Room Blues / My Girl In Sunny Tennessee / A Wonderful Day / Are You Sure? / The Old Vacant Chair / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail - Part 2 / Never To Be Sweethearts Again / Bonnie Blue Eyes - Part 2 / Ocean Of Life / Rambling Gambler / Dark Eyes / Easter Day / The Old True Love

2000 CD Document DOCD-8047 (UK) Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order - Volume 2 - (1937) - DIXON BROTHERS : Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 4 / Beautiful Stars / I Will Meet My Precious Mother / Weaver's Life / Darling Do You Miss Me / Little Bessie / How Can A Broke Man Be Happy / The School House Fire / She Tickles Me / Fisherman's Luck / At Twilight Old Pal Of Yesterday / Call Me Pal Of Mine / Bless His Promise / The Well Of Jacob - Jesus Said / I Won't Accept Anything For My Soul / What Can I Give In Exchange / What Would You Give In Exchange - Part 5 / The Girl I Left In Danville / Two Little Boys / The Lonely Prisoner / The Old Home Brew / Dorsey & Beatrice DIXON : Always Waiting For You / When Jesus Appears
2001 CD Document DOCD-8048 (UK)

Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order - Volume 3 - (1937-1938) - Dorsey & Beatrice DIXON : Satisfied At Last / Shining City Over The River / RAMBLING DUET : Honey It's Just Because / Back To My Wyoming Home / I Can't Tell Why I Love You / Under The Old Cherry Tree / Dorsey & Beatrice DIXON : Anywhere Is Home / Where Shall I Be / RAMBLING DUET : Woman's Answer To "What Is Home Without Love" / Hobo Jack The Rambler / More Pretty Girls Than One - Part 3 / There's A Place In My Home For Mother / Bootlegger's Story / Wonder Who's Kissing Her - Part 2 / Prisoner's Plea / Faithless Husband / DIXON BROTHERS : Down With The Old Canoe / I Didn't Hear Nobody Pray / Glorious Light Is Dawning / Have Courage To Only Say No / A Mother, A Father, A Baby / A Church At The Foot Of The Hill

2001 CD Document DOCD-8049 (UK)

Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 4 - (1938)  - Bonus Tracks : Dixie Reelers (1936) - DIXON BROTHERS : Time For Me To Go / Beyond Black Smoke / When Gabriel Blows His Trumpet For Me / Speak Evil Of No Man / Jimmie And Sallie / The Story Of George Collins / The Light Of Homer Rogers / After The Ball / Frank GERALD - Howard DIXON : 'Twas Only A Dream / Answer To Broken Engagement / By The Old Oaken Bucket, Louise / Frank GERALD - Howard DIXON - Mutt EVANS : Honey Baby Mine / My Trundle Bed / New Trouble / DIXIE REELERS : What A Friend We Have In Mother / My Heart Is Broken For You / Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 2 / Lonesome Valley - Part 2 / Walkin' In My Sleep / Father, Dear Father / I Shall Not Be Moved / Do You Want To See Mother Again?

12/2003 CD Acrobat ACMCD 4022 (UK)

How Can A Broke Man Be Happy? - Weave Room Blues / Sales Tax On The Women / Intoxicated Rat / Greenback Dollar / Spinning Room Blues / My Girl In Sunny Tennessee / Are You Sure? / Bonnie Blue Eyes / Dark Eyes / Easter Day / Beautiful Stars / Weaver's Life / Darling Do You Miss Me? / Little Bessie / How Can A Broke Man Be Happy? / Fisherman's Luck / Call Me Pal Of Mine / What Can I Give In Exchange / The Girl I Left In Danville / Always Waiting For You / Down With The Old Canoe / Beyond Black Smoke / After The Ball

04/2011 4 CD JSP JSP77113 (UK) The Dixon Brothers With The Callahan Brothers :
CD A : THE DIXON BROTHERS 1936, 1937 : Weave Room Blues / Two Little Rosebuds / Sales Tax On The Women / Intoxicated Rat / Not Turning Back / White Flower For You / Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 1 / Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 2 / Greenback Dollar - Part 1 / Spinning Room Blues / My Girl In Sunny Tennessee / A Wonderful Day / Are You Sure? / That Old Vacant Chair / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail - Part 2 / Never To Be Sweethearts Again / Bonny Blue Eyes - Part 2 / Ocean Of Life / Rambling Gambler / Dark Eyes / Easter Day / That Old True Love / Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 4 / Beautiful Stars / I Will Meet My Precious Mother
CD B : THE DIXON BROTHERS 1937 : Weaver's Life / Darling Do You Miss Me / Little Bessie / How Can A Broke Man Be Happy / The School House Fire / She Tickles Me / Fisherman's Luck / Frank GERALD & Howard DIXON : At Twilight Old Pal Of Yesterday / Call Me Back Pal Of Mine / DIXON BROTHERS : I Won't Accept Anything For My Soul / What Can I Give In Exchange / What Would You Give In Exchange - Part 5 / The Girl I Left In Danville / Two Little Boys / The Lonely Prisoner / The Old Home Brew / Bless His Promise / The Well Of Jacob: Jesus Said / Dorsey & Beatrice DIXON : Always Waiting For You / When Jesus Appears / Satisfied At Last / Shining City Over The River / The RAMBLING DUET (Frank GERALD & Howard DIXON) - Honey It's Just Because / Back To My Wyoming Home / I Can't Tell You Why I Love You
CD C : THE DIXON BROTHERS 1938 : The RAMBLING DUET : Under The Old Cherry Tree / Dorsey & Beatrice DIXON : Anywhere Is Home / Where Shall I Be / The RAMBLING DUET : Woman's Answer To 'What Is Home Without Love' / Hobo Jack The Rambler / More Pretty Girls Than One - Part 3 / There's A Place In My Home For Mother / Bootlegger's Story / Wonder Who's Kissing Her - Part 2 / Prisoner's Plea / Faithless Husband / DIXON BROTHERS : Down With The Old Canoe / I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray / Glorious Light Is Dawning / Have Courage To Only Say No / A Mother, A Father, A Baby / A Church At The Foot Of The Hill / Time For Me To Go / Beyond Black Smoke / When Gabriel Blows His Trumpet For Me / Speak Evil Of No Man / Jimmie And Sallie / The Story Of George Collins / The Light Of Homer Rogers / After The Ball
CD D : THE DIXON BROTHERS 1934-1939 : Frank GERALD - Howard DIXON : 'Twas Only A Dream / Answer To Broken Engagement / By The Old Oaken Bucket Louise / Frank GERALD - Howard DIXON - Mutt EVANS : Honey Baby Mine / My Trundle Bed / New Trouble / The CALLAHAN BROTHERS : Once I Had A Darling Mother / Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways / She's My Curly Headed Baby / Katie Dear (Silver Dagger) / Don't You Remember The Time / She's Killing Me / On The Banks Of The Ohio / Going To Heaven On My Own Expense / I've Just Been A Brakeman / Take The News To Mother / Drive My Blues Away / I've Rode The Southern And The L&N / Rounder's Luck / The Price I Had To Pay / Carolina Sweetheart / Maple On The Hill / When It's Lamplighting Time Up In Heaven / The Dying Girl's Farewell / The Best Pal I Had Is Gone / I Want To Ask The Stars
06/2012 4 CD Bear Family BCD 16817 DK (GER) A Blessing To People :
CD 1 : DIXON BROTHERS : Weave Room Blues / Two Little Rosebuds / Sales Tax On The Women / Intoxicated Rat / Not Turning Back / White Flower For You / Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 1 / Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 3 / Greenback Dollar - Part 2 / Spinning Room Blues / My Girl In Sunny Tennessee / A Wonderful Day / Are You Sure? / That Old Vacant Chair / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail - Part 2 / Never To Be Sweethearts Again / Bonnie Blue Eyes - Part 2 (Hush Little Bonnie) / Ocean Of Life / Rambling Gambler / Dark Eyes / Easter Day / That Old True Love / Answer To Maple On The Hill - Part 4 / Beautiful Stars / I Will Meet My Precious Mother / Weaver's Life / Darling Do You Miss Me / Little Bessie / How Can A Broke Man Be Happy
CD 2 : DIXON BROTHERS : How Can A Broke Man Be Happy / The School House Fire / She Tickles Me / Fisherman's Luck / At Twilight Old Pal Of Yesterday / Call Me Pal Of Mine / I Won't Accept Anything For My Soul / What Can I Give In Exchange / What Would You Give In Exchange - Part 5 / The Girl I Left In Danville / Two Little Boys / The Lonely Prisoner / The Old Home Brew / Always Waiting For You / When Jesus Appears / Satisfied At Last / Shining City Over The River / Honey It's Just Because / Back To My Wyoming Home / I Can't Tell Why I Love You / Under The Old Cherry Tree / Blessed Promise In Store / Anywhere Is Home / Beneath An Old Maple / Fields On Fire / The Blood Of Jesus Saved Me / Where Shall I Be / Promise In The Book Of Life / Broken Hearted Girl / Woman's Answer To 'What Is Home Without Love'
CD 3 : DIXON BROTHERS : Hobo Jack The Rambler / More Pretty Girls Than One - Part 3 / There's A Place In My Home For Mother / Bootlegger's Story / Wonder Who's Kissing Her - Part 2 / Prisoner's Plea / Faithless Husband / Down With The Old Canoe / I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray / Glorious Light Is Dawning / Have Courage To Only Say No / A Mother, A Father, A Baby / A Church At The Foot Of The Hill / By Himself / Tempted And Tried / Time For Me To Go / Beyond Black Smoke / When Gabriel Blows His Trumpet For Me / Speak Evil Of No Man / Jimmie And Sallie / The Story Of George Collins / The Light Of Homer Rogers / After The Ball / 'Twas Only A Dream / Answer To Broken Engagement / By The Old Oaken Bucket, Louise / Honey Baby Mine / My Trundle Bed / New Trouble
CD 4 : Dorsey DIXON : Babies In The Mill / The Factory Girl / Hard Times In Here / Weave Room Blues / Twister Room Blues / When Weaving Time Is Over / The Wreck Of The Old 97 / The Cleveland School House Fire / Wreck On The Highway / Naomi Wise / Our Johnny / Mommy, Will My Doggie Understand? / Bill Dodson's Last Run / The Great Convoy / Jesse James / Give Me My Flowers While I'm Living / Be At Home Soon Tonight, My Dear Boy / Tomorrow / The Worried Bum / She Tickled Me / Timothy Kelly / The Burglar Man / The Christmas Cake / The Hungry Hash House / I'm Not Turning Backward / Somebody Touched Me / Across The Shining River / My Name In The Book / When That Beautiful City Comes Down / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / I Shall Not Be Moved / I Didn't Have A Friend / The Church At The Foot Of The Hill

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