Pelfrey Brothers

The three Pelfrey brothers: Ellis, Chester, and Forest were originally from eastern Kentucky. As early as 1954, Forest was living in Fairborn and had a group called the Pelfrey Quartet. At some point, he got together with his brothers Ellis and Chester and formed the Pelfrey Brothers and the Bluegrass Partners. They recorded two singles on the Ark label in Cincinnati in 1962, three EPs on Jalyn in Dayton in 1964, and an LP entitled Songs That Never Grow Old on Jalyn in 1967. On the LP, Forest sang lead and tenor and played mandolin, Chester sang lead and baritone and played banjo, and Ellis sang bass. The Bluegrass Partners at that time included Paul Provence, Bootie Burgess, Vic Hurst, and Jack Austin.

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