ARTIST: The Everly Brothers
TITLE: It’s Everly Time
YEAR RELEASED: 1960
CHART ACTION: #9 US, #2 UK
SINGLES: So sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) (#7 US, #4 UK)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Not now, no.
LINEUP: Don Everly, Phil Everly, Chet Atkins, Sugarfoot Garland, James Clayton, Floyd Chance, Floyd Cramer, Buddy Harman
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: First set for Warner Brothers by the Everly Brothers is a bit more polished than their Cadence Records, but still has the same feel as their 50’s work.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: While there was only one hit single on this album (released to fight off some singles from their old company), this 12-song set from the Everly Brothers is every bit as quality as their older material.
The close harmonies, the spare-ish production, and the heartfelt feel of the songs are all there. The brothers show their penchant for love songs, happy and sad, but also faster numbers like “Just In Case”. Warner’s could have presented most of these songs as singles and made bank.
It’s only 27 minutes long, but well worth the effort to stream or buy.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: Their old record company had released a hits package in 1959, and then another record of older material right when this was coming out.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: A: A hidden gem in the Everly Brothers’ catalog.