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Delta Rhythm Boys: Carl Jones

Jason Gross, Perfect Sound Forever, January 2001

WHILE TROLLING AROUND an MP3 newsgroup one day, I saw the name 'Delta Rhythm Boys.' I had no idea who they were but the name intrigued me. From the name itself, I had to guess that they were some kind of early vocal group — turns out that it was a good guess. Also guessed that they'd provide some amazing harmonies and I definitely wasn't disappointed. (To hear the Deltas for yourself, keep an eye out for Dry Bones on RCA, a great compilation of their material from the '40's.)

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