Friday, December 30, 2011

The Goins Brothers on Jalyn

Goins Brothers

26341 ~ Fly Little Bluebird
26342 ~ Pistol Packin' Mama

Jalyn 353

After the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers disbanded in 1963, Ray and Melvin performed together as The Goins Brothers until Ray’s heart attack in 1994 slowed him down. Ray retired in 1997, while Melvin continued as Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain. Ray would share the stage with his brother on occasion, mostly close to home in eastern Kentucky Melvin Goins and Ray Goins, The Goins Brothers, have been playing mountain string music for 50 years. The music became known as "bluegrass" about the time they started playing professionally. Ray passed away in 2007.

Goins Brothers discography

Goins Brothers bio by Frank Overstreet

Jalyn Records discography (45 RPM)

Written and recorded first by Al Dexter in 1943, "Pistol Packin' Mama" was covered the same year by Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters. And Republic Pictures made a movie picture based on this song, starring Ruth Terry :

Ruth Terry’s most famous picture, and her signature song, was Republic’s “Pistol Packin’ Mama”. “People still remember me from that film. It was a good little picture. I like it a lot. A lot of hit songs came from those little pictures—‘I’ve Heard That Song Before’ by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne from ‘Youth on Parade,’ for instance.”[Ruth Terry interview]


1 comment:

  1. Happy new year. Thanks for this 1970 hillbilly bopper. Prefer Gene Vincent Capitol R'N'R version. But still a nice find