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Both Sides of an Evening

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Released  1961
Both Sides of an Evening (1961)  Instant Party! (1962)
Release date  1961
Label  Warner Bros. Records
Length  32:39
Artist  The Everly Brothers
Producer  Andrew Sandoval
Genres  Rock music, Rock and roll
Similar  The Everly Brothers albums, Rock and roll albums

Both Sides Of An Evening was an album first released in 1961 by The Everly Brothers. Though it was released at the peak of their career, it failed to make any of the record charts.


Fourteen songs were laid down for the album, in two halves (the first seven, for side A, were marked "For dancing", and the second seven, for side B, marked "For dreaming"). The completed album was recorded in only three days worth of sessions. It was produced by Bill Porter.

Prior to the album's release, half-minute excerpts of the songs were released on a Souvenir sampler, purchasable for a single dollar.


Writing for Allmusic, music critic Bruce Eder wrote of the album "...the duo's most ambitious and mature record to date, but it just wasn't terribly exciting or of much interest (especially the second side) to the teenagers that made up the vast bulk of their audience."

Track listing

Side one (For Dancing)
  1. "My Mammy" (Walter Donaldson, Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis) – 2:15
  2. "Muskrat" (Merle Travis, Tex Ann, Harold Hensley) – 2:18
  3. "My Gal Sal" (Paul Dressor) – 2:50
  4. "Grandfather's Clock" (Henry Clay Work) – 2:22
  5. "Bully of the Town" (Adapted by Ike Everly) – 2:01
  6. "Chlo-e" (Neil Moret, Gus Kahn) – 2:05
  7. "Mention My Name in Sheboygan" (Bob Hilliard, Dick Sanford, Samuel Mysels) – 1:51
Side two (For Dreaming)
  1. "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" (Tim Kapper, Helen Deutsch) – 1:44
  2. "The Wayward Wind" (Herb Newman, Stanley Lebowsky) – 2:26
  3. "Don't Blame Me" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) – 3:26
  4. "Now Is the Hour" (Traditional) – 2:39
  5. "Little Old Lady" (Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams) – 2:24
  6. "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 2:30
  7. "Love Is Where You Find It" (Nacio Herb Brown, Earl Brent) – 1:48


  • Don Everly – guitar, vocals
  • Phil Everly – guitar, vocals
  • Chet Atkins – guitar
  • Harold Bradley – guitar
  • Lou Busch – percussion, tambourine, cowbell
  • Hank Garland – guitar
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • Walter Haynes – steel guitar
  • Lightnin' Chance - bass
  • Marvin Hughes – piano
  • Production notes

  • Andrew Sandoval – producer
  • Bill Inglot – mastering
  • Dan Hersch – mastering
  • Bill Porter – engineer
  • Andrew Sandoval – mastering
  • Richie Unterberger – liner notes
  • Songs

    1My Mammy2:15
    3My Gal Sal2:50


    Both Sides of an Evening Wikipedia

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