Thursday, September 11, 2008


The Righteous Brothers perform their smash hit "You've Lost that Loving Feeling."

Brother acts have been around since Cain and Abel. The Jonas Brothers, the Everly Brothers, the Stanley Brothers*, the Louvin Brothers, the Statler Brothers, the Ames Brothers, the Blues Brothers, the James Gang--not to mention the countless Baldwin brothers, each a dimmer version then the last.

*81-year old legend Ralph Stanley (pictured here) just endorsed Barack Obama for president. Good for him. Stanley and his brother, Carter, formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys way back in 1946, and helped create "bluegrass" music. Story HERE.

My favorite brother act has always been the Karamazov Brothers. The Flying Karamazov Brothers, that is.

Only loosely based on their literary counterparts, these master jugglers have seen worldwide success Fyodor Dostoevsky could only dream of. Here, they perform in Bologna, Italy.

The Flying Karamazov website is HERE.

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