Hey Doll Baby, a new compilation album of hidden gems and deep cuts from rock pioneers The Everly Brothers, is out now via Warner Records. The project includes the final contribution from the last living brother Don Everly ahead of his passing on August 21, 2021.
The remastered 17-track collection was curated by Adria Petty, daughter of Tom Petty, and brought both Everly families together for the first time in nearly 20 years to pioneer the Everly Brothers legacy. She worked alongside Phil Everly’s widow Patti, and son Jason Everly, who provided insight into each song in the album’s liner notes. Don was also involved, prior to his passing.
Adria’s deep connection to the Everly Brothers started with her father and the profound influence they had on his music. With this project, Adria intends to carry on her dad’s tradition of honoring his heroes by helping to preserve these musical archives.
“The Everly Brothers held a special place in his heart because they were the rock’n’roll trailblazers [my dad] related to the most,” Adria says. “Self-made and determined like him. From the time I was around five years old, he passed on his passion for their music and story to me. This compilation was curated with an eye towards celebrating the deeper rockabilly tracks and some great covers, with a small emphasis on hits. This is sequenced for a great listening experience. Put this record on and get transported to another time and place. It will leave you feeling better.”
In celebration of the release, a star-studded lineup of artists came together for a virtual tribute concert, “’Hey Doll Baby’ Virtual Festival: Celebrating The Lives And Music Of The Everly Brothers.” Sponsored by Gibson, the show featured new and archival performances by Graham Nash and Chris Stills, Chris Isaak and Nicole Atkins, Bob Weir and Chris Robinson, Lukas Nelson, Jakob Dylan, Dave Stewart and Amy Lee, Butch Walker and Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), Paul Simon and Edie Brickell, The Milk Carton Kids, Secret Sisters and more.
Hey Doll Baby Track List:
1. Hey Doll Baby
2. When Will I Be Loved
4. Gone, Gone, Gone
5. Walk Right Back
6. (‘Til) I Kissed You
7. That’s Just Too Much
8. Baby What You Want Me To Do
1. Cathy’s Clown
2. Devoted To You
4. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
5. Made To Love
6. Sigh, Cry, Almost Die
7. I Walk The Line
8. Love Hurts
9. So Fine
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