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Charlie and Ira Louvin were possibly one of the most distinctive and important close harmony duos in post-war country music. Based around Ira's trademark mandolin, and with the almost alchemic blend of their voices, on the face of it completely different, but mystically becoming interchangeable as they felt their way through a song. They provided inspiration to artists who themselves became iconic exponents of pop and rock vocal harmony, like The Everly Brothers and The Byrds. Beginning as a country gospel duo during the '40s, their career was interrupted by service in WWII and the Korean War until they joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1955. They were told by the Opry to move away from their gospel roots. As a tobacco sponsor put it "You can't sell tobacco with gospel music" It was this shift towards secular material which brought them their breakthrough successes. This 16-track LP draws from their output over an 8-year period. It includes all their US country chart entries and more, providing an entertaining showcase for the boys' talents. The collection gives a great overview of the most successful phase of their career.
Charlie and Ira Louvin were possibly one of the most distinctive and important close harmony duos in post-war country music. Based around Ira's trademark mandolin, and with the almost alchemic blend of their voices, on the face of it completely different, but mystically becoming interchangeable as they felt their way through a song. They provided inspiration to artists who themselves became iconic exponents of pop and rock vocal harmony, like The Everly Brothers and The Byrds. Beginning as a country gospel duo during the '40s, their career was interrupted by service in WWII and the Korean War until they joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1955. They were told by the Opry to move away from their gospel roots. As a tobacco sponsor put it "You can't sell tobacco with gospel music" It was this shift towards secular material which brought them their breakthrough successes. This 16-track LP draws from their output over an 8-year period. It includes all their US country chart entries and more, providing an entertaining showcase for the boys' talents. The collection gives a great overview of the most successful phase of their career.
824046162023
Louvin Brothers - Blood Harmony The Country Hits 1955-62

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Format: Vinyl
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 12/01/2023
UPC: 824046162023

Blood Harmony The Country Hits 1955-62
Artist: Louvin Brothers
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $26.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. When I Stop Dreaming
2. I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby
3. Hoping That You're Hoping
4. Cash On The Barrelhead
5. You're Running Wild
6. Don't Laugh
7. Plenty Of Everything But You
8. My Baby's Gone
9. If I Could Only Win Your Love
10. Knoxville Girl
11. While You're Cheating On Me
12. The Christian Life
13. I Love You Best Of All
14. How's The World Treating You
15. The Great Atomic Power
16. Must You Throw Dirt In My Face

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Charlie and Ira Louvin were possibly one of the most distinctive and important close harmony duos in post-war country music. Based around Ira's trademark mandolin, and with the almost alchemic blend of their voices, on the face of it completely different, but mystically becoming interchangeable as they felt their way through a song. They provided inspiration to artists who themselves became iconic exponents of pop and rock vocal harmony, like The Everly Brothers and The Byrds. Beginning as a country gospel duo during the '40s, their career was interrupted by service in WWII and the Korean War until they joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1955. They were told by the Opry to move away from their gospel roots. As a tobacco sponsor put it "You can't sell tobacco with gospel music" It was this shift towards secular material which brought them their breakthrough successes. This 16-track LP draws from their output over an 8-year period. It includes all their US country chart entries and more, providing an entertaining showcase for the boys' talents. The collection gives a great overview of the most successful phase of their career.
        
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