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The Louvin Brothers Collection 1949–62

Charlie Louvin, guitar & vocals. Ira Louvin, mandolin & vocals. Chet Atkins, guitar. Floyd Cramer, piano. Hank Garland, bass, & others
Item #: D79449
Format: CD
Pages/Publication Date: 73 / 2015
Publisher: Acrobat Music
ISBN: 824046315023
No Longer Available

With their close-knit vocal harmonies, Ira and Charlie Louvin had a completely distinct sound—later influencing the Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, and the Byrds—and for two decades they balanced gospel numbers with secular country music. This 56-song retrospective includes the Country Music Hall of Famers' hits "Cash on the Barrelhead," "Don't Laugh," "You're Running Wild," "Knoxville Girl," "When I Stop Dreaming," "Hoping That You're Hoping," and "I Love You Best of All." Here too are "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "The Christian Life," "You'll Be Rewarded Over There," "Kentucky," "I Wish You Knew," "Pitfall," "Searching for a Soldier's Grave," and the Carter Family's "In the Pines" and "Kneeling Drunkard's Plea."

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