The Everly Brothers set a modern standard for close two-part harmonies, the kind it seems that only true siblings can reach, and they brought elements of Appalachian folk, country, and pure pop to early rock & roll, all of which makes them far more influential than many people realize. This second volume in a two-volume series includes intimate session takes and studio chatter from the brothers' early years with Cadence Records before they signed with Warner Bros. in 1960. With several takes of each song, this is more of an archival release than anything else, a fascinating look at things behind the studio curtain when rock & roll was just beginning to bloom into the '60s dominant pop music.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett