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    Heard this on the bluegrass channel tonight and it knocked me out. It's from the 1930s but it sounds as good as new. I believe you're hearing guitar and tenor guitar (no mando, but tenor guitar is not too far off for us CBOM fans). Reading up on the Delmore Brothers - major dudes when it came to the early days of country music. Anyway, enjoy their great harmonizing -

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    The Delmore Brothers were great and had a huge influence on country music. Also a big influence on Doc Watson as well.

    It has been a long time since I have read it but anyone interested in the Delmore Brothers should read this autobiography by Alton......

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...Than_Publicity
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    Alton and Raybon Delmore also teamed up with Grandpa Jones and Merle Travis to form Brown’s Ferry Four. They sang gospel tunes.

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    Default Re: Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (The Delmore Brothers)

    There's a live version of Tom Petty doing this song. I haven't been able to find it on Youtube. I love the song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apple View Post
    There's a live version of Tom Petty doing this song. I haven't been able to find it on Youtube...
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    Default Re: Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (The Delmore Brothers)

    Doc does it on Doc Watson & Son album, 1965


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBV1tkkPbwI

    I've got a version by Byron Parker & His Mountaineers, too. But there's really nothing like the Delmore Brothers, those dudes were awesome. Plenty of Delmore Brothers stuff on YT.
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