Trio Rockabilly US composť de Gary Gentry, Larry Gentry, Dale Gentry.
Rockabilly trio included Gary Gentry, Larry Gentry & Dale
Gentry. The brothers where born in Kentucky and Ohio and began playing
music together at an very early age. Dale Gentry was only around 15 years old
when he started playing guitar with Grand Ole Opry star
Little Jimmy Dickens.
In early 1960 the Gentry Brothers did their first recording when they backed The Van Brothers (Arnold Van Winkle) on the now classic rockabilly song "Servant Of Love". This song is a good example of Dale`s incredible guitar playing. The record was recorded on the Muncie, Indiana based Poor Boy label, owned by country singer Wayne Raney.
Their next record was released almost one year later on the Dixie label with the two rockabilly style instrumentals "Swanky" and "Swooney". The pickers on this recording was Dale Gentry (Guitar), Gary Gentry (Bass-Guitar), Zandel Rainey (Piano & Vocalss on Swooney) and Bobby Bailey on Drums.
After that the Gentry Brothers teamed up with Gil Richmond and Earl King and released several county records om the Walton label. One of the songs recorded on Walton in 1964, "Stop, Slow Down" was later also released on the Ohio based Fraternity Label. But the song was stopped before it hit the national public because of legal problems, and only a few records was pressed.
The Gentry Brothers got to play with many stars at the time and meet alot of people. Including Little Jimmy Dickens, George Jones, Chet Atkins & Hank Williams Jr.. Dale Gentry was asked to go on the road with some of the most famous country singers at the time. But he didnt want to go without his Brothers.
The Gentry Brothers are now listed in the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame for their contribution to the musical genre and their songs is being performed by rockabilly bands all around the world.
Talents : Gary Gentry : Bass - Larry Gentry : Drums - Dale Gentry : Guitar
Style musical : Rockabilly
SWANKY (1961) (Gentry Brothers)
My Wildwood Flower (1962) (Gentry Brothers)
DOING THINGS (1964) (Gil Richmond & Earl King with The Gentry Brothers)
Let Me Talk It Over With My Heart (1964) (Gil Richmond & Earl King with The Gentry Brothers)
Stop, Slow Down (1964) (Gil Richmond & Earl King with The Gentry Brothers)
If They're Going To Do My Living (1966) (Gil & Earl)
BABY BLUE (1966) (Gil & Earl)
Years in activity :
|01/1961||SP DIXIE 45-890 (US)|
|1962||SP WALTON 005 (US)||Uncle Sam (Uncle Orrie) / My Wildwood Flower (instr.) (Gentry Bros)|
|1964||SP WALTON 007 (US)||Gil Richmond & Earl King with The Gentry Brothers - Doing Things / Let Me Talk It Over With My Heart|
|1964||SP WALTON 009 (US)||Gil Richmond & Earl King with The Gentry Brothers - Stop, Slow Down / Your Favorite Fool|
|1964||SP FRATERNITY 941 (US)||Gil & Earl - Stop, Slow Down / Winning Smile, Losing Heart|
|1966||SP FRATERNITY 955 (US)||Gil & Earl - If They're Going To Do My Living / Baby Blue|
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