Allen Brothers

Allen Brothers, Vol. 2: 1930-1932

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The second of three CDs that reissue all of the recordings by the Allen Brothers features the duo (Austin Allen on vocals and banjo, Lee Allen on kazoo, guitar, and occasional singing) performing 23 selections during seven sessions cut in Memphis, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Camden, New Jersey. The pioneering country group performs such numbers as "A New Salty Dog," "Preacher Blues," "Slide Daddy, Slide," "Shake It, Ida, Shake It," "Mother-in-Law Blues," "Crossfiring Blues," and "Fruit Jar Blues." Of their three Document discs, this is the most rewarding one.

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