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From the mid-'40s through the '50s the Bailes Brothers were among the most popular close-harmony duets. There were actually four brothers -- Kyle, Johnnie, Walter, and Homer -- but they seldom worked together as an entire group, instead pairing off for performances. The Bailes were born and raised in West Virginia, near Charleston. Their father, a minister, died when they were young and their impoverished mother had to struggle to keep them together. (Years later, Walter paid tr... Read more

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