The Everly Brothers

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 430 to 421

By Steve Crawford | April 24, 2021

distressed tale of a teenage couple falling asleep at a drive-in

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 220 – 211

By Steve Crawford | February 12, 2020

a love song for the ages

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s – 280 to 271

By Steve Crawford | June 21, 2018

it’s a higher level of humiliation when the entire world knows you’re the abused puppet

Country Music History – Essential Recordings of 1958, Part I

By Steve Crawford | September 16, 2016

Entries from George Jones, Ray Price, and Johnny Cash

10 Songs: Saturday, May 9th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 9, 2015

Ebony Eyes – The Everly Brothers – On Flight 1203, his fiancee takes a plane but never quite makes it, the spoken word portion is so painful it chokes you back, especially as he watches the ebony eyes of ebony skies until there is nothing left to see but a plane never going to arrive – B+

The Everly Brothers Is A Foreign Country

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2015

The tenderness of the Everly Brothers, a song like the gentle river flowing “Devoted To You” or the birth of romantic love “Till I Kissed You”, the eternal love song “Let It Be Me” is from a foreign country. Our music isn’t this gentle any more, melodies don’t dig so deep. It’s foreign to us.

The A+ List: 1-30-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2014

Walk Right Back – The Everly Brothers – Love them close harmonies, you can hear what Lennon and McCartney were listening to, and the background lick is very good -it moves right along, the lyric is sticky but the chorus, really the last four lines of the verse, is elastoplast.

10 Songs: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-9-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2014

Wow, this has aged well… actually this has improved, The Steve Stills sample is superb and PE’s target, the corrupt and corrupting world of basketball (Biggie connected it to selling crack some 20 years ago) is a dangerous target… great movie as well – A

10 Songs: What rock nyc Is Listening To 1-6-13

By Iman Lababedi | January 6, 2014

Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin – I saw Franklin perform this the day after Whitney Houston died, February 17th, 2012 at Radio City Music Hall and it was superior to this take but not by much. Both are Gospel, but the pain that night is something only real grieving can match – A

An Everly Brother, Phil, Gone At 74

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2014

All their Cadence material is a must but more than that, so many songs: “Cathy’s Clown”, “Till I Kissed You”, “Wake Up Little Suzy”… on and on, they are the lexicon of rock love songs.

The Saddest Songs Ever!!!

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2013

let’s say, you are one of the lucky ones, well, it doesn’t matter because if you have nothing to be sad about, devastated about, your brain won’t let you rest. You’ll make one up. Yes, and if it gets really really bad and it can, it will, it does, it can leave you an emotional and physical wreck, insane with grief, you can die, you can be alone, you can kill yourself. Life doesn’t care.

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases Week of 11-25-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 25, 2013

I have heard good things about their reworkings of the Everly Brothers songs on the epic Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. Me? I don’t see how on earth the Joe and Jones album can’t suck. So I gave it to 1D

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-25-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 25, 2013

Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet – The Everly Brothers – From Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, this is a strange and beautiful close harmony duet about romantic fealty – A

The 159 Greatest Songs of the 1950s

By Steve Crawford | November 17, 2013

Reflecting the diversity of the era, there are entries by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Muddy Waters, and Hank Williams. Elvis Presley deservedly owned the era commercially and artistically, but one Charles Edward Anderson Berry could play a guitar just like a ringing the bell.