Songs Our Daddy Taught Us

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Songs Our Daddy Taught Us
Studio album by The Everly Brothers
Released December 1958
Recorded 1958
Genre Country folk, country, close harmony
Length 40:22
Label Cadence
The Everly Brothers chronology
The Everly Brothers
(1958)[1]The Everly Brothers1958
Songs Our Daddy Taught Us
The Best of the Everly Brothers
(1959)The Best of the Everly Brothers1959

Songs Our Daddy Taught Us is the second album by close harmony country/rock and roll duo The Everly Brothers, released in 1958. The album is a selection of songs that the brothers learned as boys from their father, Ike Everly. Originally released on Cadence Records, the album has been re-released on LP and CD many times, primarily by Rhino and EMI.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

Music journalist Richie Unterberger notes that the album of traditional music, released at the peak of the duo's commercial success as a rock and roll act, was unexpected and "ahead of its time".[2] Rolling Stone, which awarded the album 4 out of 5 stars, noted that not even Elvis Presley "had the nerve to do an album as rootsy" as this one.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Roving Gambler" (Terry Gilkyson) – 3:41
  2. "Down in the Willow Garden" (Charlie Monroe, traditional) – 3:04
  3. "Long Time Gone" (Frank Hartford, Tex Ritter, traditional) – 2:26
  4. "Lightning Express" (Bradley Kincaid) – 4:53
  5. "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine" (Gene Autry, Jimmy Long) – 3:09
  6. "Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?" (traditional) – 2:41
  7. "Barbara Allen" (traditional) – 4:41
  8. "Oh So Many Years" (Frankie Bailes) – 2:37
  9. "I'm Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail" (Karl Davis, Harty Taylor) – 3:38
  10. "Rockin' Alone (In an Old Rockin' Chair)" (Bob Miller) – 3:01
  11. "Kentucky" (Karl Davis, credited to Henry Prichard) – 3:10
  12. "Put My Little Shoes Away" (Samuel N. Mitchell, Charles E. Pratt) – 3:21

Produced by Archie Bleyer



In 2013, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and jazz singer Norah Jones recorded a remake of the album, titled Foreverly. It was released on November 25, 2013.


  1. ^ a b Brackett, Nathan. (2004) The New Rolling Stone Album Guide, 4th ed, Fireside. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. p 287.
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 2, 2015.