The Callahan Brothers

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Walter Callahan was born in 1910, and Homer in 1912 in Laurel, North Carolina.
Their father Bert, Laurel's grocer and postmaster, was also an organist and voice teacher. Their mother Martha Jane sang and played the organ.
Walter was primarily a guitarist, while Homer played the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, ukulele, tenor banjo, harmonica, and bass. Singing together the brothers often yodeled, a talent that would become one of their signature sounds. They began playing publicly in the early 1920s, becoming well known area musicians. In 1934 they traveled to New York and made their first records, of which "She's My Curly Headed Baby" became the most famous. In the same year they were hired to play regularly for WWNC in Asheville, for four dollars a week. Sometimes they performed with their sister Alma, and called themselves the Callahan Family.
In 1935, Homer and Walter moved to Louisville to play on the radio there, the first in a succession of cities they would call home during their radio and recording career. When they moved to Dallas around 1940, they began to perform as Bill and Joe Callahan, the names by which they are best remembered today. The Callahan Brothers remained active in the music industry for some decades, appearing in movies in the 1940s, and on TV shows in the ‘50s. For one year in the ‘50s, "Bill" (Homer) acted as manager for an up-and-coming Texas singer, Lefty Frizzell.
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Singles & EPs

The Callahan Brothers - New Birmingham Jail No. 3 / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill album art Callahan Brothers* New Birmingham Jail No. 3 / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill Banner US 1934 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - She's My Curly Headed Baby / Once I Had A Darling Mother album art Callahan Brothers* She's My Curly Headed Baby / Once I Had A Darling Mother Conqueror US 1934 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Rattlesnake Daddy / T. B. Blues No. 2 album art Homer Callahan / Callahan Brothers* Homer Callahan / Callahan Brothers* - Rattlesnake Daddy / T. B. Blues No. 2 Perfect (3) US 1934 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Katie Dear (Silver Dagger) / Don't You Remember The Time album art Callahan Brothers* Katie Dear (Silver Dagger) / Don't You Remember The Time Banner US 1934 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - True Lover / North Carolina Moon album art Callahan Brothers* True Lover / North Carolina Moon Melotone US 1934 Sell This Version
12972 The Callahan Brothers - I Don't Want To Hear Your Name / St. Louis Blues album art Callahan Brothers* I Don't Want To Hear Your Name / St. Louis Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 12972 US 1934 Sell This Version
M 12955 The Callahan Brothers - She's Killing Me / Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways album art Callahan Brothers* She's Killing Me / Gonna Quit My Rowdy Ways(Shellac, 10") Melotone M 12955 US 1934 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Corn Licker Rag / Would If I Could (But I Can't) album art Callahan Brothers* Corn Licker Rag / Would If I Could (But I Can't) Melotone US 1935 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - She's My Curly Headed Baby No. 2 / I'll Be Thinking Of The Days Gone By album art Callahan Brothers* She's My Curly Headed Baby No. 2 / I'll Be Thinking Of The Days Gone By Melotone US 1935 Sell This Version
M13453 The Callahan Brothers Just One Little Kiss / When A Man's Lonesome(Shellac, 10") Melotone M13453 US 1935 Sell This Version
8335 The Callahan Brothers - North Carolina Moon / Corn Licker Rag album art Callahan Brothers* North Carolina Moon / Corn Licker Rag(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8335 US 1935 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Freight Train Blues / Cowboy Jack album art Callahan Brothers* Freight Train Blues / Cowboy Jack Melotone US 1936 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Carolina Sweetheart / When It's Lamplighting Time Up In Heaven album art Callahan Brothers* Carolina Sweetheart / When It's Lamplighting Time Up In Heaven Melotone US 1936 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Greenback Dollar / Just One Year album art Callahan Brothers* Greenback Dollar / Just One Year Perfect (3) US 1936 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Take The News To Mother / Maple On The Hill album art Callahan Brothers* Take The News To Mother / Maple On The Hill (Single) Banner US 1936 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Lonesome And Weary Blues / Browns Ferry Blues No. 2 album art Walter Callahan / Callahan Brothers* Walter Callahan / Callahan Brothers* - Lonesome And Weary Blues / Browns Ferry Blues No. 2 Perfect (3) US 1936 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Gonna Quit Drinkin' When I Die / Sweet Violets album art Callahan Brothers* Gonna Quit Drinkin' When I Die / Sweet Violets Perfect (3) US 1936 Sell This Version
8682 The Callahan Brothers - Greenback Dollars / Sweet Violets album art Callahan Brothers* Greenback Dollars / Sweet Violets(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8682 US 1936 Sell This Version
8731 The Callahan Brothers - Freight Train Blues / Gonna Quit Drinkin' When I Die album art The Callahan Brothers Freight Train Blues / Gonna Quit Drinkin' When I Die(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8731 US 1936 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - Mama Don't Be So Mean To Me / She's Just That Kind No. 2 album art Callahan Brothers* Mama Don't Be So Mean To Me / She's Just That Kind No. 2 (Single) Melotone US 1937 Sell This Version
The Callahan Brothers - I Want To Be Where You Are / Away Out There album art Callahan Brothers* I Want To Be Where You Are / Away Out There Melotone US 1937 Sell This Version
8790 The Callahan Brothers - She's Always On My Mind / Somebody's Been Using That Thing album art Callahan Brothers* She's Always On My Mind / Somebody's Been Using That Thing(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8790 US 1937 Sell This Version
7-06-69 The Callahan Brothers - The End Of Memory Lane / Freight Train Whistle Blues No. 2 album art Callahan Brothers* The End Of Memory Lane / Freight Train Whistle Blues No. 2(Shellac, 10") Melotone 7-06-69 US 1937 Sell This Version
8825 The Callahan Brothers - I Don't Want To Hear Your Name No. 2 / Ninety-Nine's My Name album art Callahan Brothers* I Don't Want To Hear Your Name No. 2 / Ninety-Nine's My Name(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8825 US 1937 Sell This Version
04779 The Callahan Brothers - Lonesome Freight Train Blues / My Blue Eyed Jane album art Callahan Brothers* Lonesome Freight Train Blues / My Blue Eyed Jane(Shellac, 10") Okeh 04779 US 1939 Sell This Version