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The Brothers Four


Download links and information about The Brothers Four by The Brothers Four. This album was released in 1960 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 31:14 minutes.

Artist: The Brothers Four
Release date: 1960
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 31:14
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No. Title Length
1. The Zulu Warrior 1:38
2. Sama Kama Wacky Brown 1:55
3. The Damsel's Lament (I Never Will Marry) 3:22
4. Yellow Bird 2:28
5. Chicka Mucka Hi Di 3:12
6. Superman 3:10
7. East Virginia 2:18
8. Greenfields 3:05
9. Darlin', Won't You Wait 2:37
10. Eddystone Light 2:06
11. Banua 2:24
12. Hard Travelin' 2:59



As folk revival albums go, this one is tame but very upbeat and well sung, treading a fine line midway between the Kingston Trio and Mitch Miller & the Gang. Side one shows a strong calypso and Carribean influence, and also offers a pair of novelty-style tunes, while side two is weighted more toward traditional American folk material. That material is more beguiling and playful, and serves as a beautiful showcase for the quartet's harmony singing — rousing, straightforward vocalizing on "Hard Travelin'" (which seems like the template for the New Christy Minstrels' sound) and the melodic sea shanty "Eddystone Light," the gorgeous multi-layered arrangement of "Darlin', Won't You Wait," and the moody chart hit "Greenfields." It's all nicely sung and produced in a restrained style that makes inventive but unobtrusive use of stereo separation. The album seems tame and predictable today but, in 1960, this was what folk music was in the minds of most listeners, and this isn't a bad example of the form.