The Browns – I Heard the Bluebirds Sing
Published on Aug 30, 2014
The Browns were an American country and folk music vocal trio best known for their 1959 Grammy-nominated hit, “The Three Bells”. The group, composed of Jim Ed Brown and his sisters Maxine and Bonnie Brown, had a close, smooth harmony characteristic of the Nashville sound, though their music also combined elements of folk and pop. They disbanded in 1967. James Edward, older sister Maxine, and younger sister Bonnie Brown sang individually in Pine Bluff, Arkansas until 1954, when Maxine and Jim Ed signed a record contract as a singing duo. They earned national recognition and a guest spot on Ernest Tubb’s radio show for their self-penned song “Looking Back to See”, which hit the top ten and stayed on the charts through the summer of 1954. The song would be a hit again nearly 20 years later for Buck Owens and Susan Raye in 1972.
awww… times were sure different then.
Don’t remember ever hearing these two at all … guess maybe they didn’t go national? I have no idea.
Bummer! Because… I dig ‘em!