They were very popular everywhere in the late 1950s and early 1960s. But by the middle of the 1960s, their popularity dropped a lot in the US. However, while the only had one Top 40 hit in the US from 1963 to 1968, they had ten such hits in Britain. Most dramatically, "The Price of Love" was a number two hit in Britain in 1965, but it didn't even make the top 100 in the US. So perhaps it's not that surprising that the Everly Brothers capitalized on this by promoting themselves more in Britain.
For this album, I've limited the source material to just actual BBC sessions. The Everly Brothers were on TV and radio a lot, especially in the US, so if I started including that stuff, this would turn into a very different thing. Perhaps I'll explore more of that at a different time. Most of these are BBC radio sessions, but the last two songs are from a BBC TV show.
In terms of sound quality, this is all pretty good, even though everything here is officially unreleased. There was another session I didn't use at all due to poor sound quality. (And there's at least one additional lost session.) Furthermore, there was a fair amount of repetition of some of their big hits. I've only included one version of each. If there was more than one, I chose the version with the better sound quality.
Happily, only two songs have "[Edit]" in their titles due to BBC DJs talking over the music. I used the usual X-Minus technique to wipe out the talking while keeping the underlying music.
In case you're not an Everly Brothers fan, this is a good place to get started. By chance, this has virtually all of their classics, including some of the ones from the 1950s.
This album is 40 minutes long.
01 Wake Up Little Susie (Everly Brothers)
02 Walk Right Back (Everly Brothers)
03 Baby What Do You Want Me to Do (Everly Brothers)
04 All I Have to Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers)
05 So Sad [To Watch Good Love Go Bad] [Edit] (Everly Brothers)
06 I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town [Edit] (Everly Brothers)
07 Till I Kissed You (Everly Brothers)
08 Cathy's Clown (Everly Brothers)
09 The Price of Love (Everly Brothers)
10 Gone, Gone, Gone (Everly Brothers)
11 Let It Be Me (Everly Brothers)
12 Lucille (Everly Brothers)
13 Bowling Green (Everly Brothers)
14 Susie Q (Everly Brothers)
15 Bye Bye Love (Everly Brothers)
16 Stories We Could Tell (Everly Brothers)
17 The Brand New Tennessee Waltz (Everly Brothers)
The cover photo shows the brothers on the TV show "Thank Your Lucky Stars" in Britain in 1965.