Carolyn and Mary Jane DeZurik were two Minnesota farm girls who used their unique ability to weave bird sounds into their songs to create some of the most beautifully unique country music of the early twentieth century. The duo got their big break in 1937 when they began appearing as The Cackle Sisters on the Checkerboard Time Radio Show, and during the 40′s, their talents would earn them a regular spot at the Grand Ole Opry alongside country legends like Hank Williams and Minnie Pearl. Despite their unique style, the sisters would only record six songs for the the Vocalion label.
If you enjoy them, WFMU’s Beware of the Blog generously hosts 31 more free downloads from the Cackle Sisters’ Checkerboard Time Radio Show Recordings.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy listening to the cackle sisters and I hope you do too. They’re one of those acts that has been lost to history and really shouldn’t have been.