Brothers were not the only ones recording duets. Several notable duos recorded from the 1920s to the 1940s and are listed below.
Mac and Bob
Other names: Kentucky Mountain Boys, Miller Brothers, Bob & Mac, Bob Lester & Bud Green, Perry Brothers, McFarland & Gardner, Parsons & Kent, The Radio Duo, The Desmond Duo
Lester McFarland (b. 2/2/1902, Gray KY; d. 7/24/1984)
Robert A. Gardner (b. 12/16/1897, Oliver Springs, TN; d. 9/30/1978)
First recording: 10/13/1926, Vocalion
Karl and Harty
Other names: Renfro Valley Boys
Karl Victor Davis (b. 12/17/1905, Mount Vernon, KY; d. 5/20/1979)
Hartford Connecticut Taylor (b. 4/11/1905, Mount Vernon, KY; d. 10/18/1963)
First recording: 12/1931, Paramount
Noteworthy songs: “I’m Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail,” “Prisoner’s Dream,” “Kentucky”
Johnny and Jack
Johnny Robert Wright (b. 5/13/1914, Mount Juliet, TN)
Jack Anglin (b. 1916, Franklin, TN; d. 3/7/1963)
Noteworthy songs: “Down South in New Orleans,” “Poison Love”
Instruments: both on guitar?
Vocal Style: Jack sang tenor (had a high voice like Ira Louvin and Bill Monroe)
Johnny was married to Kitty Wells.
Wiley and Gene
Wiley Walker (b. 11/17/1911, Laurel Hills, FL; d. 5/17/1966)
Gene Sullivan (b. 11/6/1914, Carbon Hill, AL; d. 10/24/1984)
Noteworthy songs: “Live and Let Live,” “When My Blue Moon Turns Cold Again”