Liner Note Author: Mark Humphrey.
The Everly Brothers were arguably rock & roll's greatest harmony duo, taking the close harmonies of classic country acts like the Louvin Brothers and the Delmore Brothers and marrying them to upbeat pop numbers that still held on to the heart-tugging, soulful quality of vintage country and gospel music. The skill with which Don and Phil Everly wrote, sang, and played guitar was rewarded with a long string of hit records that made them one of the most successful rock acts of the '50s and '60s. Rock & Roll is a collection of some of the Everly Brothers' best and most memorable rock & roll hits, focusing primarily on their early years recording for Cadence Records, but also covering a few of their later sides for Warner Bros., and including their final hit, "On the Wings of a Nightingale." Selections include "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up, Little Susie," "Poor Jenny," "Claudette," "When Will I Be Loved," and many more. ~ Mark Deming