PIC Shows L-R Bonnie, Maxine and Jim Ed.
(Written by Hall Horton - Eddy Arnold - Tommy Dilbeck.)
1st. Recorded by Eddy Arnold in 1947 #1 for 21 Weeks ...Equal 2nd Longest Run at the Top for Country Music.
Issued on EP 1438 and LP "Jim Edward,Maxine and Bonnie Brown" (1957).
Recorded 19 December 1956 - [19:00- 22:30] RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio & Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN -- Jim Ed Brown (vcl/gt/leader), Maxine Brown (vcl), Bonnie Brown (vcl) + Chet Atkins [el gt], Jimmy Selph (rh gt), Bob Foster (steel gt),Junior Huskey (bass),Tommy Jackson jr. [fiddle], Buddy Harman [drums].
Producer: Chet Atkins.
Jim Ed started playing guitar for Square Dances whilst still at school and singing on local Radio with Maxine...The first break came when he entered a talent contest in Little Rock...He didn't win but he got invited to became a regular on Radio Station KLRA's Barnyard Frolic Programme...Maxine joined Jim on the show and in 1954 they were signed to the Louisiana Hayride in the Studios of which they made their First Recording "Looking Back To See"...Bonnie Joined in 1955 after Graduating from High School (1st. Recording Session 1st. August 1955)...Jim Ed, Maxine & Bonnie were active from 1955 to 1967 and occasionally in the 80's...... In 2006 they performed "The Old Lamplighter" & "The Three Bells" for the PBS Special "Country Pop Legends"...Jim Ed Recorded Solo from 1965 to 1976 and Duets w/Helen Cornelius from 1976 to 1981... Jim Ed Performed until 2015...Maxine Recorded 1968 and 1969
JIM ED BROWN (Born James Edward Brown in Sparkman, ARKANSAS (1934 - 2015).
MAXINE BROWN (Born Ella Maxine Brown in Campti, LOUISIANA 1931 - 2019)
BONNIE BROWN (Born Bonnie Jean Brown in Sparkman, ARKANSAS (1938 - 2016).
The Browns were Inducted into the "Country Music Hall of Fame" in 2015