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"The Mitchell Brothers" (also known as the "Sunshine Ramblers") were an early country music band who played and recorded in the mid-to-late 1930's in rural North Alabama. My Grandfather, the late Albert Mitchell of Moulton, AL was the fiddle player, and his late brother Eddie was the guitarist and songwriter. They sang duets, with Eddie singing the alto vocals and Albert taking the tenor harmony. The late Buster Bynum completed the trio as the mandolin player.

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Left to right: Dan, Albert, and Eddie Mitchell (Dan was 6 years younger than Albert and did not record with them). The mandolin player on the recordings was Buster Bynum

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Read an article about the Mitchell Brothers written by Joyce Cauthen, an author, musician, and scholar devoted to the study of old-time country music

Also, read her writeup about Albert's unique fiddle.

On March 13, 2003 The Moulton Advertiser published an article about The Mitchell Brothers and how I helped bring some information about the band back into the public eye after many years.

See a copy of the Mitchell Brothers' original American Record Corporation Royalties Contract.

From Country Music Records : A Discography, 1921-1942 by Tony Russell, Bob Pinson

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Birmingham, AL. Thursday, April 8, 1937
B-97-1I'll Think Of YouARC 7-06-62
B-98-2 No One Left To Love MeARC 7-09-53
B-99-1 All For The Sake Of Her ARC 7-06-62
B-100-1 Ragged But Right ARC 7-09-53
Released on Melotone

To the best of my knowledge all Mitchell Brothers music, documents and photographs on this site were the exclusive propery of Albert and Eddie Mitchell, the late " Mitchell Brothers". Prior to Albert's passing, he gave me permission to reproduce their music on this site. If you have any information to the contrary, or can assist me in determining how to go about finding documentation regarding song ownwership or copyrights on ARC recordings, please contact me.