Thursday, 1/27/11

two takes

Charlie Louvin, July 7, 1927-January 26, 2011

“If I Could Only Win Your Love” (Ira & Charlie Louvin)

Emmylou Harris & Charlie Louvin, live (TV broadcast), mid-80s

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Louvin Brothers, 1958

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lagniappe

He really changed the world of music, Charlie did. I know that, for me, hearing the Louvin Brothers brought me that fierce love of harmony.

—Emmylou Harris

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Louvin Brothers, “I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby,” live (TV broadcast),
c. 1955

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I can remember my brother and I singing together when I was 5 and he was 8 years old. He already knew how, and he was teaching me.

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I’m the biggest harmony lover in the world. If a song’s worth singing you ought to put harmony on it.

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Show business is all I really know how to do. I would like for that to be the last thing I do.

Charlie Louvin