LOUVIN BROTHERS 'Close Harmony' (8CDs)

LOUVIN BROTHERS 'Close Harmony' (8CDs)

  • $150.00


  Accompanied by a lovely 52-page booklet, this is another of the marvelous and important boxed sets that the German BEAR FAMILY label does so well.  One of the very best country groups of all time, the Louvin Brothers were in their prime in the 1950s and early 1960s-- they split up in 1963, and  a tragic auto accident claimed the life of Ira Louvin in June of 1965.   This monster of a set (8 CDs) contains all of the 219 songs that the duo recorded, from their very first 78rpm single of ALABAMA on the Apollo label, to their one Decca record, and their classic dozen songs for the MGM label in 1951-52.  The bulk of their recording was done for the Capitol label under the supervision of Ken Nelson, and included such great songs as WHEN I STOP DREAMING,  PITFALL,  THE FAMILY WHO PRAYS, CHILDISH LOVE, DON’T LAUGH, CASH ON THE BARRELHEAD, MY BABY’S GONE, and IF I COULD ONLY WIN YOUR LOVE.  A great deal of their songs were gospel, and they did a superior job in tribute LPs to the Delmore Brothers and Roy Acuff, along with a nice Christmas album, and one of the all-time great albums, Tragic Songs Of Life.  The booklet contains a great set of notes by Charles Wolfe, the extensive discography, and many nice photos—some in full color.   Emmylou Harris was one of several artists who championed the Louvins and borrowed from their repertoire, showing the highest respect for the genius of Ira Louvin—on of the great tenor singers of all time, and one of the great country songwriters as well.

Track Listing:

    Disc 1:
  • ALABAMA, ALABAMASEVEN YEAR BLUES
  • (I´M CHANGING THE WORDS TO) MY LOVE SONG...
  • THE `GET ACQUAINTED´ WALTZ
  • WEAPON OF PRAYER
  • THEY´VE GOT THE CHURCH OUTNUMBERED
  • DO YOU LIVE WHAT YOU PREACH
  • YOU´LL BE REWARDED OVER THERE
  • I´LL LIVE WITH GOD (TO DIE NO MORE)
  • ROBE OF WHITE
  • THE GREAT ATOMIC POWER
  • INSURED BEYOND THE GRAVE
  • THE GOSPEL WAY
  • THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD
  • BROAD MINDED
  • THE FAMILY WHO PRAYS (NEVER SHALL PART)
  • I KNOW WHAT YOU´RE TALKING ABOUT
  • LET US TRAVEL, TRAVEL ON
  • I LOVE GOD´S WAY OF LIVING
  • BORN AGAIN
  • PREACH THE GOSPEL
  • FROM MOTHER´S ARMS TO KOREA
  • IF WE FORGET GOD
  • SATAN AND THE SAINT
  • SATAN LIED TO ME
  • GOD BLESS HER (´CAUSE SHE´S MY MOTHER)
  • LAST CHANCE TO PRAY

  • Disc 2:
  • NO ONE TO SING FOR MESWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT
  • NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
  • MAKE HIM A SOLDIER
  • I CAN´T SAY NO
  • JUST REHEARSING
  • LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THY SELF
  • WHERE WILL YOU BUILD
  • PRAY FOR ME
  • WHEN I STOP DREAMING
  • PITFALL
  • ALABAMA
  • MEMORIES AND TEARS
  • DON´T LAUGH
  • I DON´T BELIEVE YOU´VE MET MY BABY
  • CHILDISH LOVE
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
  • HOPING THAT YOU´RE HOPING
  • THE FIRST ONE TO LOVE YOU
  • I CRIED AFTER YOU LEFT
  • THAT´S ALL HE´S ASKING OF ME
  • I´LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT
  • IN THE PINES
  • WHAT IS HOME WITHOUT LOVE
  • MARY OF THE WILD MOOR
  • KNOXVILLE GIRL
  • KENTUCKY
  • KATIE DEAR

  • Disc 3:
  • MY BROTHER´S WILLTAKE THE NEWS TO MOTHER
  • LET HER GO, GOD BLESS HER
  • A TINY BROKEN HEART
  • PLENTY OF EVERYTHING BUT YOU
  • CASH ON THE BARRELHEAD
  • YOU´RE RUNNING WILD
  • THE NEW PARTNER WALTZ
  • I WON´T HAVE TO CROSS JORDAN ALONE
  • PRAYING
  • WAIT A LITTLE LONGER PLEASE JESUS
  • THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
  • I STEAL AWAY AND PRAY
  • THERE´S NO EXCUSE
  • ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD
  • LORD, I´M COMING HOME
  • THANKFUL
  • TAKE ME BACK INTO YOUR HEART
  • HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW
  • WE COULD
  • TENNESSEE WALTZ
  • TOO LATE
  • ARE YOU TEASING ME
  • NOBODY´S DARLING BUT MINE
  • DON´T LET YOUR SWEET LOVE DIE
  • I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT
  • WHY NOT CONFESS
  • MAKING BELIEVE

  • Disc 4:
  • HAVE I STAYED AWAY TOO LONGCALL ME
  • I WISH YOU KNEW
  • DOG SLED
  • WHEN I LOVED YOU
  • MY BABY´S GONE
  • SHE DIDN´T EVEN KNOW I WAS GONE
  • MY BABY CAME BACK
  • ARE YOU WASTING MY TIME
  • MY CURLY HEADED BABY
  • LORENE
  • I WISH IT HAD BEEN A DREAM
  • WHILE YOU´RE CHEATING ON ME
  • IF I COULD ONLY WIN YOUR LOVE
  • YOU´RE LEARNING
  • BLUE FROM NOW ON
  • TODAY
  • MY HEART WAS TRAMPLED ON THE STREET
  • SEND ME THE PILLOW THAT YOU DREAM ON
  • ON MY WAY TO THE SHOW
  • READ WHAT´S IN MY HEART/RED HEN HOP
  • SHE WILL GET LONESOME
  • I WONDER IF YOU KNOW
  • BLUE
  • THE ANGELS REJOICED LAST NIGHT
  • DYING FROM HOME AND LOST
  • SATAN´S JEWELED CROWN
  • THE RIVER OF JORDAN

  • Disc 5:
  • I´M READY TO GO HOMETHE KNEELING DRUNKARD´S PLEA
  • SATAN IS REAL
  • THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
  • ARE YOU AFRAID TO DIE
  • HE CAN BE FOUND
  • THERE´S A HIGHER POWER
  • THE DRUNKARD´S DOOM
  • I SEE A BRIDGE
  • JUST SUPPOSE
  • THE STAGGER
  • NELLIE MOVED TO TOWN
  • WHAT A CHANGE ONE DAY CAN MAKE
  • RUBY´S SONG
  • THE LAST OLD SHOVEL
  • MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
  • BROWN´S FERRY BLUES
  • SOUTHERN MOON
  • SAND MOUNTAIN BLUES
  • NASHVILLE BLUES
  • BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME
  • WHEN IT´S TIME FOR THE WHIPPOORWILL TO SING
  • PUT ME ON THE TRAIN TO CAROLINA
  • FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES
  • WEARY LONESOME BLUES
  • GONNA LAY DOWN MY OLD GUITAR
  • IT´S CHRISTMAS TIME
  • SANTA´S BIG PARADE

  • Disc 6:
  • LOVE IS A LONELY STREETIF YOU LOVE ME STAY AWAY
  • I AIN´T GONNA WORK TOMORROW
  • I LOVE YOU BEST OF ALL
  • I CAN´T KEEP YOU IN LOVE WITH ME
  • SCARED OF THE BLUES
  • I HAVE FOUND THE WAY
  • HE SET ME FREE
  • KNEEL AT THE CROSS
  • LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
  • O WHY NOT TONIGHT
  • YOU CAN´T FIND THE LORD TOO SOON
  • KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS
  • ALMOST PERSUADED
  • I FEEL BETTER NOW
  • O WHO SHALL BE ABLE TO STAND
  • IF TODAY WAS THE DAY
  • YOU´LL MEET HIM IN THE CLOUDS
  • YOU´LL MEET HIM IN THE CLOUDS
  • AWAY IN A MANGER
  • THE FRIENDLY BEASTS
  • HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
  • GOOD CHRISTIAN MEN REJOICE
  • WHILE THE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS
  • THE FIRST NOEL
  • IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR

  • Disc 7:
  • O COME ALL YE FAITHFULO LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
  • SILENT NIGHT
  • DECK THE HALLS
  • JOY TO THE WORLD
  • IT HURTS ME MORE (THE SECOND TIME AROUND)
  • HOW´S THE WORLD TREATING YOU
  • EVERY TIME YOU LEAVE
  • TIME GOES SO SLOW
  • I DIED FOR THE RED WHITE AND BLUE
  • FROM MOTHER´S ARMS TO KOREA
  • SEARCHING FOR A SOLDIER´S GRAVE
  • AT MAIL CALL TODAY
  • A SOLDIER´S LAST LETTER
  • THERE´S A STAR SPANGLED BANNER WAVING SOMEWHE
  • THERE´S A GRAVE IN THE WAVE OF THE OCEAN
  • MOTHER I THANK FOR THE BIBLE YOU GAVE
  • THE GREAT ATOMIC POWER
  • A SEAMAN´S GIRL
  • ROBE OF WHITE
  • THE WEAPON OF PRAYER
  • BROKEN ENGAGEMENT
  • THE FIRST TIME IN LIFE
  • THERE IS NO EASY WAY
  • LOVE TURNED TO HATE
  • MUST YOU THROW DIRT IN MY FACE

  • Disc 8:
  • THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRDWABASH CANNONBALL
  • LONELY MOUND OF CLAY
  • WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY
  • WAIT FOR THE LIGHT TO SHINE
  • LOW AND LONELY
  • WE LIVE IN TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS
  • THE PRECIOUS JEWEL
  • THE GREAT JUDGEMENT MORNING
  • BRANDED WHEREVER I GO
  • NOT A WORD FROM HOME
  • STUCK UP BLUES
  • DON´T LET THEM TAKE THE BIBLE OUT OF OUR...
  • I´M GLAD THAT I´M NOT HIM
  • A MESSAGE TO YOUR HEART
  • THANK GOD FOR MY CHRISTIAN HOME
  • I´LL NEVER DIE
  • THE PRICE ON THE BOTTLE
  • I´VE KNOWN A LADY
  • HE INCLUDED ME
  • KEEP WATCHING THE SKY
  • NOW LORD, WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU
  • WAY UPON A MOUNTAIN
  • GONNA SHAKE HANDS WITH MOTHER OVER THERE
  • HE WAS WAITING AT THE ALTAR
  • OH LORD, MY GOD
  • WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR MY SOUL