The Compton Brothers

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The Compton Brothers
Origin St. Louis, Missouri
Genres Country
Years active 1966-1975
Labels Dot
Associated acts The Coasters
Past members Bill Compton
Harry Compton

The Compton Brothers was a duo consisting of brothers Bill and Harry Compton. The group won a talent contest in 1965 sponsored by Columbia Records.[1] Between 1966 and 1975, they recorded for Dot Records, charting in the top 20 of the Hot Country Songs charts with covers of Jumpin' Gene Simmons' "Haunted House" and The Coasters' "Charlie Brown". The band released three albums for Dot.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Off The Top Of The Compton Brothers
Haunted House/Charlie Brown
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: Dot Records
  • Format: LP
28
Yellow River
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: Dot Records
  • Format: LP

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country CAN Country[3]
1966 "Pickin' Up the Mail" 61
1968 "Honey" 64
"Two Little Hearts" 75
"Everybody Needs Somebody" 62
1969 "Step Up Walk With Me" 23
"Haunted House" 11 3
1970 "Charlie Brown" 16 10
"That Ain't No Stuff" 61
1971 "Pine Grove" 65
"May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot (Before I Lose My Mind)" 62
1972 "Yellow River" 49
"Claudette" 41
1973 "California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4)" 65
1975 "Cat's in the Cradle" 97
"My Music" 98

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 101. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2000). The encyclopedia of popular music. p. 507. 
  3. ^ "Search results for Compton Brothers". RPM. Retrieved 12 December 2011.