Trio Country US formé en 1971 et composé de Buck White (né le 13 Décembre 1930 en Oklahoma) et ses filles Sharon (née le 17 Décembre 1953 à Abilene (Texas)) et Cheryl. (née le 27 Janvier1955 à Abilene (Texas))

One of the longer-lived family harmony groups in country music, the Whites started out as a bluegrass group, enjoyed a period as country hitmakers in the '80s, and later concentrated on gospel music. Buck White (vocals, piano, mandolin) and his daughters Sharon (vocals, guitar) and Cheryl (vocals, bass) officially comprised the group, but their roots dated back to Buck's first band in 1947. He went on to play bluegrass, honky tonk, and Western swing with a variety of bands in the '50s, most notably the Blue Sage Boys, and moved his family to Arkansas in 1961. Not long after, he and his wife Pat formed the Down Home Folks with another musical couple, Arnold and Peggy Johnston. Later on, Sharon and Cheryl started performing with the Johnstons' two sons as the Down Home Kids, and when the family moved to Nashville in 1971, they were integrated into the regular Down Home Folks lineup.
The Down Home Folks recorded five bluegrass albums during the '70s, with Pat retiring from the group in 1973. They caught a break when Emmylou Harris featured them on her 1979 album Blue Kentucky Girl and brought them out on tour with her as an opening act. Changing their name to the Whites to emphasize their family ties, Buck, Sharon, and Cheryl turned their attention to the country mainstream and had their first charting single in 1981 with a version of "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On." They scored a Top Ten country hit in 1982 with "You Put the Blue in Me," the same year Sharon married Ricky Skaggs. The next year, they issued their first album as the Whites, Old Familiar Feeling, on Warner Brothers and welcomed dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas into their backing band. "Hangin' Around" and "I Wonder Who's Holding My Baby Tonight" both went Top Ten in 1983, as did "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling" and "Pins" the following year. The Whites moved over to MCA and issued three albums from 1984-1987, just missing the Top Ten with the single "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)." In 1988, they made the switch to gospel music with Doing It by the Book, which appeared on the Word label. They spent much of the '90s without a record deal but returned in 1996 with Give a Little Back on the small Step One label. Another Whites album, A Lifetime in the Making, appeared on Skaggs' Ceili imprint in 2000.

Talents : Buck : Vocals, Piano, Mandolin - Sharon : Vocals, Guitar - Cheryl : Vocals, Bass

Style musical : Bluegrass, Contemporary Country, Country Gospel (Buck White & The Down Home Folks)  (Whites)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20



1978 SP SUGAR HILL 45-3705 (US)

Buck WHITE & The DOWN HOME FOLKS - Poor Folks Pleasure / Home

197? SP INSCO 103 (US)

Buck WHITE & The DOWN HOME FOLKS - The Battle For Daddy's Soul / The Battle For Daddy's Soul

06/1981 SP CAPITOL 5004 (US)

Send Me The Pillow You Dream On / West Virginia Memories

08/1982 SP ELEKTRA 7-69980 (US) You Put The Blue In Me / Old River
12/1982 SP ELEKTRA 7-69855 (US) Hangin' Around / West Virginia Memories
03/1983 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29659 (US) Follow The Leader / I Wonder Who's Holding My Baby Tonight
07/1983 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29513 (US) Blue Letters / When The New Wears Off Of Our Love
11//1983 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29411 (US) Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling / Pipeliner Blues
04/1984 SP MCA / CURB MCA-52381 (US) Forever You / Our Own Jole Blon
08/1984 SP MCA / CURB MCA-52432 (US) Move It On Over / Pins And Needles
02/1985 SP MCA / CURB MCA-52535 (US) If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone) / I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)
05/1985 SP MCA / CURB MCA-52615 (US) Hometown Gossip / No On Has To Tell Me (What Love Is)
1985 SP MCA / CURB MCA-52697 (US)

I Don't Want To Get Over You / Down In Louisiana

04/1986 SP MCA / CURB MCA-52825 (US) Love Don't Wait / Daddy's Hands
10/1986 SP MCA / CURB MCA-52953 (US) It Should Have Been Easy / Love Won't Wait
02/1987 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53038 (US) There Ain't No Binds / Mama's Rockin' Chair
1988 SP NEW CANAAN 689315 (US)

It's Not What You Know (It's Who You Know) / ?

02/1989 SP NEW CANAAN 689357 (US)

Doing It By The Book / ?


1972 LP 12" COUNTY 735 (US)

Buck WHITE & The DOWN HOME FOLKS - Sandyland / Making Believe / Blow Wind Blow / Indian Blood / Come Walk With Me / Dixieland For Me / Lonesome Wind Blues / Broken Dreams / Each Season Changes You / Kentucky / Down Home Gospel Medley

1977 LP 12" COUNTY 760 (US) IN PERSON - Buck WHITE & The DOWNHOME FOLKS - Good Morning Country Rain / Sassyfrass / Just For What I Am / Salty Dog Blues / Used To Be / Wherefore And Why / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / If I Could Only Win Your Love / Nashville Skyline Rag / Close The Door Lightly / Catfish John / Keep On The Sunny Side / If It Ain't Love
1977 LP 12" RIDGE RUNNER RRR-0006 (US) THAT DOWN HOME FEELING - Buck WHITE & The DOWN HOME FOLKS - I Believe In Music / Lonesome Wind Blues / Swing Down Sweet Chariot / Rain / Southern Select / Sugarfoot Rag / It Sure Rains Hard In Tennessee / Down Home Waltz / Don't You Believe / Fancy Dan / Try A Little Kindness / Thank You Lord
1978 LP 12" SUGAR HILL SH 3705 (US) POOR FOLKS PLEASURE - Cowboy Lives Forever / Home / Jealous Heart / Virginia's Real / Southland / Poor Folks Pleasure / Another Lonesome Day / By The Fireside With Baby / House Of Gold / Mexican Holiday
1979 LP 12" SUGAR HILL 3710 (US) MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE - Buck WHITE - More Pretty Girls Than One / Sassyfrass / San Antonio Rose / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Abilene Gal / Marie / Winter Winds / Alabama Jubilee / Kentucky Waltz
1979 LP 12" TRIO PA-6349 (JAP)

Buck And Family Live - Buck White & The Down Home Folks - Fancy Dan / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Sandyland / Fluxology / Gold Watch And Chain / San Antonio Rose / Put It Off Until Tomorrow / Up This Hill And Down / Catfish John / Bill Cheatham / Poison Love / The Cowboy Lives Forever / Sweet Georgia Brown / I Believe In Magic

05/1983 LP 12" WARNER BROS. B1-23872 (US) OLD FAMILIAR FEELING - You Put The Blue In Me / I Wonder Who's Holdin' My Baby Tonight / Blue Letters / Hangin' Around / Follow The Leader / When The New Wears Off Of Your Love / I'll Be Lovin' You / Pipeliner Blues / Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling / Old River
06/1984 LP 12" MCA MCA-5490 (US) FOREVER YOU - Forever You / Pins And Needles / Mama Don't You Know Your Little Girl / Our Own Jole Blon / Ring Of Clower / Move It On Over / Blue Baby Now / I Didn't Come Here To Cry / I Just Started Living Today / Living In The Name Of Love
03/1985 LP 12" MCA MCA-5562 (US) WHOLE NEW WORLD - If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone) / I Don't Have The Heart / I Don't Care / Whole New World / Angel Band / Hometown Gossip / I Don't Want To Get Over You / No One Has To Tell Me (What Love Is) / Daddy's Hands / Down In Louisiana
05/1986 LP 12" MCA MCA-5717 (US) GREATEST HITS - You Put The Blue In Me / Hangin' Around / Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling / If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone) / I Wonder Who's Holdin' My Baby Tonight / Love Won't Wait / Pins And Needles / Forever You / When The New Wears Off Of Your Love / Hometown Gossip
02/1987 LP 12" MCA MCA-5820 (US) AIN'T NO BINDS - Run River Run / It Should Have Been Easy / There's Ain't No Binds / Sunshine's Just A Smile Away / She's Written All Over Your Face / You Wouldn't Be My First Mistake / We Did Everything But Love / Mama's Rockin' Chair / Jesus Rock My Baby / Give Me The Key To Your Heart / Love Can't Ever Get Better Than This
1986 LP 12" Skyline SR 014 (US)

The Clog Dancer's Answer - Marc PruettBo's Bluegrass BandRicky SKAGGS, The Whites - Bo's Bluegrass Band : Are You From Dixie / Nelie Bly / Marc PruettRicky SKAGGS, The Whites : Down Yonder / Shortenin' Bread / Streamline Cannonball

07/1988 LP 12" NEW CANAAN 635 (US) DOING IT BY THE BOOK - Doing It By The Book / Fall Down Children / He Took Your Place / Home Away From Home / Blood Bought Church / Brand New Breed / It's Not What You Know (It's Who You Know) / Help Me / He Hasn't Lost His Touch / Another Soldier Down
02/1996 CD STEP ONE SOR-0091 (US) GIVE A LITTLE BACK - Give A Little Back / Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight / Give Love An Inch / Slow Dancin' / Walk That Line / I've Changed The Lock On My Heart's Door / I'd Jump The Mississippi / That's What We're Made Of / Till This Ring Turn Green / Try A Little Kindness / Steal Away And Pray
08/2000 CD CEILI MUSIC 2004 (US) A LIFETIME IN THE MAKING - Always Comin' Home / How Many Moons / Before The Prairie Met The Plow / Apron Strings / Old Man Baker / I Miss What I Was (With You) / Key To The Kingdom / Fair And Tender Ladies / Jesus Is The Missing Peace / Old Hardy / Cowboy Lives Forever
09/2007 CD SKAGGS FAMILY 905002 (US) SALT OF THE EARTH - Ricky SKAGGS & The WHITES - Love Will Be Enough / Homesick For Heaven / Big Wheel / Salt Of The Earth / Wreck On The Highway / Farther Along / Let It Shine / Near The Cross / One Seed Of Love / This Old House / Wings Of A Dove / Blessed Assurance / The Solid Rock

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