The Everly Brothers (album)

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The Everly Brothers
Studio album by The Everly Brothers
Released 1958
Genre Rock and roll
Length 26:58
Label Cadence
Producer Archie Bleyer
The Everly Brothers chronology
The Everly Brothers
Songs Our Daddy Taught Us
(1958)[1]Songs Our Daddy Taught Us1958
Singles from The Everly Brothers
  1. "Bye Bye Love" / "I Wonder If I Care as Much"
    Released: March 1957
  2. "Wake Up Little Susie" / "Maybe Tomorrow"
    Released: September 2, 1957
  3. "This Little Girl of Mine" / "Should We Tell Him"
    Released: 1958

The Everly Brothers is the 1958 eponymous debut album of close harmony rock and roll duo The Everly Brothers. The album peaked at number 16 on Billboard's "pop albums" chart and launched three very successful singles. Originally on the Cadence label, (CLP-3003), the album was re-released on LP in 1988 by EMI and on CD in 2000 by Emporio Records. It was re-released again in 2009 on 180-gram vinyl by Doxy music.

Hit singles[edit]

"I Wonder If I Care as Much" reached #2 on the Pop Singles chart. "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie" enjoyed crossover success. "Bye Bye Love" peaked at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, #2 on the Pop Singles chart and #5 on the Black Singles chart. "Wake Up Little Susie" reached #1 on all three.

Two of the songs on this album are included in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[2] "Bye Bye Love", #207 on the list, had been rejected by thirty musicians before The Everly Brothers agreed to record and release it, whereupon it remained on the charts for 27 weeks.[3] "Wake Up Little Susie", song #311, was controversial enough as to be banned in Boston with its story of a teen couple who fall asleep during a boring film and wake far past curfew.[4]


In a retrospective review for Allmusic, Richie Unterberger writes of the album "Although the Everlys hadn't quite fully matured as artists, their debut is a fine, consistent effort divided between original material and respectably energetic covers of early rockers by Little Richard, Gene Vincent, and Ray Charles."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Little Girl of Mine" (Ray Charles) – 2:18
  2. "Maybe Tomorrow" (Don Everly) – 2:07
  3. "Bye Bye Love" (Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant) – 2:20
  4. "Brand New Heartache" (F. Bryant, B. Bryant) – 2:17
  5. "Keep a Knockin'" (Little Richard Penniman) – 2:18
  6. "Be-Bop-A-Lula" (Tex Davis, Gene Vincent) – 2:19
  7. "Rip It Up" (Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, John Marascalco) – 2:16
  8. "I Wonder If I Care as Much" (D. Everly) – 2:14
  9. "Wake Up Little Susie" (F. Bryant, B. Bryant) – 2:01
  10. "Leave My Woman Alone" (Charles) – 2:36
  11. "Should We Tell Him" (D. Everly, Phil Everly) – 2:06
  12. "Hey Doll Baby" (Traditional, Titus Turner) – 2:06



  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan. (2004) The New Rolling Stone Album Guide, 4th ed, Fireside. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. p 287.
  2. ^ The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (December 9, 2004). Accessed October 6, 2007.
  3. ^ Bye Bye Love. Rolling Stone (December 9, 2004). Accessed October 6, 2007.
  4. ^ Wake Up Little Susie Rolling Stone (December 9, 2004). Accessed October 6, 2007.
  5. ^ Richie Unterberger. "The Everly Brothers > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 2, 2015.