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Darby & Tarlton’s Country ballads from the twenties: “Birmingham Jail”

In the late twenties Country duo Darby and Tarlton had some succes with their  slide guitar ballads. “Birmingham Jail” is part of their Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton: Atlanta 1927-1929 recordings and tells the story of a man longing for a letter from his love. It approaches the poetic essence of Country ballads perfectly.

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