Must Watch: The Rock-n-Roll Farmers: Donnie & Joe Emerson

Donnie & Joe Emerson - Dreamin' Wild

Donnie & Joe Emerson – Dreamin’ Wild

The story of Donnie and Joe Emerson is something vinyl heads tell their children as they tuck them in at night. Their only record, Dreamin’ Wild, was recorded by two brothers who lived in middle of nowhere rural Washington – they worked the farm during the day and played music all night. Their Father was so inspired by their passion that he built a $100,000 state of the art recording studio….in the 70’s… the middle of nowhere. The result is a weird mix of white boy soul, rock, and funk. The original vinyl is a holy grail find, as only something like a 1,000 records were pressed, however, it’s since been repressed by Light in the Attic records – and is an essential album for any record collection. Watch their story below in a brief but touching documentary on the brothers.

Recommended If You Like: 70’s AM pop, White Boy Soul

D. Hixon

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