THE EASTER BROTHERS, “I’d Do It All Over Again,” Pisgah Ridge. 10 tracks.

When Russell, James and Ed Easter began playing bluegrass gospel music around Danville, Va., in the the early 1950s — some sources say 1951, some say 1953 — the high lonesome sound popularized by Bill Monroe hadn’t even been labeled “bluegrass.”

Elvis was still in high school, Americans were fighting in Korea and 45 rpm records were beginning to replace the old 78s on turntables.

More than six decades later, the Easter Brothers, now creeping into their 80s, are still performing the sound that made them legends in bluegrass gospel.

And the title of the latest of their many albums, “I’d Do It All Over Again,” says it all.

Gerald Crabb, a family friend, wrote three of the tracks including the title cut. But all the rest were written by Easters.

There’s a lot of uptempo material like “Let The Hallelujahs Roll,” “I Didn’t Leave The Way I Came” and the title track.

“You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” says we shouldn’t throw stones at others just because they don’t live the way we do. It’s a message that’s too often lacking these days.

Ballads include “The Crossing,” “The Lost Sheep” and “Old-Fashioned Talk With The Lord.”

There’s one sort of secular song on the album — “The Good Old Days,” which is filled with nostalgia for both the old-time religion and life on the farm.

After more than 60 years together, the Easter Brothers’ harmonies are still strong and remind fans why they’ve been so popular for so long.

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