Singers channel Everly Brothers' strange 1958 classic 'Songs Our Daddy Taught Us'
In 1958, the Everly Brothers interrupted a two-year run of hit singles, including "Bye-Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie," to record a homage to their Tennessee roots, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us – a dozen folk tunes and vintage country laments done with just acoustic guitars and the siblings' precise, keening harmonies.
Two years ago, Green Day singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong "stumbled upon" that album, as he puts it. "I thought, 'Man, what made them want to make this record?'" he says.