The Christian Life: The Definitive Louvin Brothers Story

The Christian Life: The Definitive Louvin Brothers Story

by The Louvin Brothers


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Alabama brothers Ira and Charlie Louvin's close gospel harmonies and eventual embrace of secular country music made for some of the most brilliant bluegrass-touched Christian records of the early '60s, though their activity throughout the '40s and '50s was fruitful as well. The Christian Life: The Definitive Louvin Brothers Story collects over 100 tracks from the Louvin Brothers' massive discography, sprawled out over four volumes. The traditional country of their early days followed the Carter Family's high-quality Appalachian balladry, while their later material flourished during the dawning of rock & roll, offering a religious message in songs like "The Christian Life" (later covered by the Byrds on their country crossover masterpiece Sweetheart of the Rodeo) and "Satan Is Real."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/12/2013
Label: Proper Box Uk
UPC: 0805520021753
catalogNumber: 2002175
Rank: 61542


Disc 1

  1. My Love Song of You
  2. The Get Acquainted Waltz
  3. The Weapon of Prayer
  4. They've Got the Church Outnumbered
  5. Do You Live What You Preach
  6. You'll Be Rewarded Over There
  7. I'll Live With God (To Die No More)
  8. Robe of White
  9. The Great Atomic Power
  10. Insured Beyond the Grave
  11. The Gospel Way
  12. The Sons and Daughters of God
  13. The Family Who Prays (Shall Never Part)
  14. Last Chance To Pray
  15. Nearer My God To Thee
  16. I Can't Say No
  17. When I Stop Dreaming
  18. Pitfall
  19. Memories and Tears
  20. Don't Laugh
  21. I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby
  22. Hoping That You're Hoping
  23. I'll Be All Smiles Tonight
  24. In the Pines
  25. What is Home Without Love
  26. Mary of the Wild Moor
  27. Knoxville Girl
  28. Kentucky

Disc 2

  1. Katie Dear
  2. My Brother's Will
  3. Take the News To Mother
  4. Let Her Go, God Bless Her
  5. A Tiny Broken Heart
  6. Alabama
  7. Plenty of Everything But You
  8. Cash On the Barrelhead
  9. You're Running Wild
  10. I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone
  11. Praying
  12. Wait a Little Longer Please Jesus
  13. This Little Light of Mine
  14. I Steal Away and Pray
  15. There's No Excuse
  16. Are You Washed In the Blood
  17. Lord, I'm Coming Home
  18. Thankful
  19. Take Me Back Into Your Heart
  20. Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
  21. We Could
  22. Tennessee Waltz
  23. Too Late
  24. Are You Teasing Me
  25. Nobody's Darling But Mine
  26. Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
  27. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  28. Why Not Confess

Disc 3

  1. Making Believe
  2. Have I Stayed Away Too Long
  3. Call Me
  4. Dog Sled
  5. When I Loved You
  6. My Baby's Gone
  7. Are You Wasting My Time
  8. Curly Headed Baby
  9. I Wish It Had Been a Dream
  10. While You're Cheatin' On Me
  11. If I Could Only Win Your Love
  12. You're Learning
  13. Today
  14. My Heart Was Trampled On the Street
  15. Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On
  16. On My Way To the Show
  17. Read What's In My Heart
  18. Red Hen Hop
  19. She Will Get Lonesome
  20. I Wonder If You Know
  21. Blue
  22. The Angels Rejoiced Last Night
  23. Dying From Home, and Lost
  24. Satan's Jeweled Crown
  25. The River of Jordan
  26. I'm Ready To Go Home
  27. The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea
  28. Satan is Real

Disc 4

  1. The Christian Life
  2. Are You Afraid To Die
  3. He Can Be Found
  4. There's a Higher Power
  5. The Drunkard's Power
  6. The Last Old Shovel
  7. Midnight Special
  8. Brown's Ferry Blues
  9. Southern Moon
  10. Sand Mountain Blues
  11. Nashville Blues
  12. Blues Stay Away From Me
  13. When It's Time For the Whippoorwill To Sing
  14. Put Me On the Trail To Carolina
  15. Freight Train Boogie
  16. Weary Lonesome Blues
  17. Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
  18. I Love You Best of All
  19. How's the World Treating You?
  20. I Died For the Red, White and Blue
  21. Searching For a Soldier's Grave
  22. At Mail Call Today
  23. A Soldier's Last Letter
  24. There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving
  25. There's a Grave In the Wave of the Ocean
  26. Mother, I Thank You For the Bible You Gave
  27. A Seaman's Girl
  28. Must You Throw Dirt In My Face

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louvin Brothers   Primary Artist
Chet Atkins   Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Hank Garland   Bass,Guitar
Grandpa Jones   Banjo
Will Ackerman   Drums
Harold Bradley   Bass,Guitar
Owen Bradley   Vibes
Jimmy Capps   Guitar
Lightnin' Chance   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Eddie Hill   Guitar
Tommy Jackson   Flute
Ira Louvin   Mandolin,Vocals
Charlie Louvin   Guitar,Vocals
Paul Yandell   Guitar
Roy Huskey   Bass
Marvin Hughes   Piano
James Rich   Guitar
Odell Martin   Guitar,Electric Guitar
George W. McCormick   Guitar
Smiley Wilson   Guitar
Junior Huskey   Bass
Slater Sisters   Vocals
George McClintock   Guitar

Technical Credits

Hank Locklin   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Russell Beecher   Producer
Manners   Composer
Winters   Composer
Van Ness   Composer
Wakely   Composer
Brumley   Composer
Louvin   Arranger,Composer
Delmore   Composer

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