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Posted By: Stewie
12-Feb-04 - 01:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Barbara Allen (different versions)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Barbara Allen' different versions
Q, according to Meade, Al Craver was another pseudonym for Dalhart whose real name was Marion T. Slaughter. He recorded 'Barbara Allen' 3 times in 1927, issued as by Al Craver (Col 15126), Tobe Little (OK 45090) and Vernon Dalhart (Br 117). Apart from numerous recordings by Dalhart and Kincaid, other artists who recorded it in the 20s and 30s were: Frank Luther and His Pards [1928], Newton Gaines [1929], Doc Hopkins [1931] and The Vagabonds [1933]. Later recordings, in 40s and 50s, included those by Howard Dixon, Merle Travis, The Everly Brothers, and The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover.

--Stewie.