Personalities | Karl & Harty | Early Years of Hillbilly | Country

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1935–40s)

After the dissolution of The Cumberland Ridge Runners around 1935, Karl Davis (vocal, mandolin, 1905–79) and Hartford Taylor (vocal, guitar, 1905–63) maintained their popularity on the WLS National Barn Dance and other Chicago radio shows until the late 1940s. Echoing an earlier WLS mandolin-guitar duet, Mac & Bob (Lester McFarland and Robert Gardner), they recorded sentimental and humorous songs such as ‘I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail’ and ‘Kentucky’ (later recorded by the Everly Brothers).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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