8-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 40-page book, 258 tracks. Playing time approx. 616 mns.
The Browns, Jim Ed and sisters Maxine and Bonnie, rose to the top of the country and pop charts in 1959 with their recording of 'The Three Bells'. One of the finest harmony groups in country music, the Browns were part of the transition from hillbilly music to the Nashville sound, with a little rock 'n' roll on the side. This retrospective covers the Browns from their earliest recordings for Fabor in 1954, including the hit Looking Back To See, and follows their RCA career through such giant hits as I Heard The Bluebirds Sing, I Take The Chance, The Old Lamplighter, Scarlet Ribbons and of course The Three Bells under producer-guitarist Chet Atkins's guiding hand. This is essential listening for those who love close family harmony singing.