CLA Radio 04/21/17: Louvin Brothers

What: ConservativeLA Radio pays tribute to the Louvin Brothers, with an emphasis on covers by other artists of songs they wrote, or songs written by others that the Louvins themselves covered.

The purpose is to convey the incredible influence the Louvins had on all roots country that came after them.

The show relies heavily on the awesome tribute album, Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs of the Louvin Brothers, released in 2003, which won the 2004 Grammy for Best Country Album.

Attentive listeners will hear Chet Atkins’ lead guitar on many of the Louvins’ records.

When: Friday, April 21, 2017 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern, which just happens to be the anniversary of Ira Louvin’s birth (he was the taller, older, drunk brother who played mandolin).

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: Here (omits additional material).

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set list:

LLL = Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’, Songs of the Louvin Brothers
(CL, IL) = written by Charlie Louvin and Ira Louvin
LB = The Louvin Brothers

Intro to Charlie and Ira – LLL
Joe Nichols, Rhonda Vincent – Cash on the Barrelhead (CL, IL) – LLL
BBC Four – The History Of Country Music, The Louvin Brothers
LB – The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea (Carter Family) – Satan Is Real
Still Rattlin’ The Devil’s Cage (2011) – Charlie Louvin on their music’s longevity
Bob Paisley and The Southern Grass – Let Us Travel On (CL, IL) – Mountain Laurel Bluegrass Melodies
The Delmore Brothers – Blues Stay Away From Me (Delmore Brothers et al, covered by LB)
Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen – My Baby’s Gone (Hazel Houser) – Bakersfield Bound
Emmylou Harris – Making Believe (Jimmy Work, covered by Louvins) – Luxury Liner
James Taylor, Alison Krauss – How’s the World Treating You (Chet Atkins, Boudleaux Bryant) – LLL
The Blue Sky Boys – Alabama (CL, IL) – The Collection 1936-1951
Louvins’ mutual admiration society with awkward three-fifths reference – LLL
LB – Put Me On The Trail To Carolina (Delmore Brothers) – A Tribute To The Delmore Brothers
Emmylou Harris, Don Everly – Everytime You Leave (CL, IL) – Blue Kentucky Girl
Vince Gill, Terri Clark – I Can’t Keep You in Love With Me (CL, IL) – LLL
Jim and Jesse – Are You Missing Me (CL, IL) – The Jim & Jesse Story
Merle Haggard, Carl Jackson – Must You Throw Dirt in My Face (Bill Anderson) – LLL
LB – The Wreck On The Highway (Dorsey Dixon) – Sing The Great Roy Acuff Songs
Herb Pedersen, Chris Hillman – You’re Learning (CL, IL) – Way Out West
Dock Walsh – In The Pines (trad., covered by Louvins) – Early Country Songs Vol 7
Emmylou Harris, Herb Pedersen – If I Could Only Win Your Love (CL, IL) – Pieces Of The Sky
Glen Campbell, Leslie Satcher – When I Stop Dreaming (CL, IL) – LLL
LB – I Wish It Had Been A Dream (CL, IL) – My Baby’s Gone
Kathy Louvin, Pamela Brown Hayes – I Wish You Knew (CL, IL) – LLL
Linda Ronstadt, Carl Jackson – The New Partner Waltz (CL, IL) – LLL
The Osborne Brothers – I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (Hank Snow, covered by LB)
Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen – Time Goes So Slow (Marie Wilson, Skeeter Davis, covered by LB)
Carl Smith – Are You Teasing Me (CL, IL) – The Essential Carl Smith
Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas – I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby (Autry Inman)
David Grisman, Herb Pedersen – Seven Year Blues (CL, IL) – Life Of Sorrow
Buddy Miller – You’re Running Wild (Don Winters, Ray Edenton) – Your Love And Other Lies
The Delmore Brothers – The Weary Lonesome Blues (Delmore Brothers, covered by LB)
Dolly Parton, Sonya Isaacs – The Angels Rejoiced (CL, IL) – LLL
Buddy Miller – There’s A Higher Power (CL, IL) – Universal United House of Prayer
Johnny Cash, Pam Tillis, and The Jordanaires – Keep Your Eyes on Jesus (CL, IL) – LLL
LB – Are You Afraid to Die (CL, IL) – Satan Is Real
Still Rattlin’ The Devil’s Cage (2011) – Emmylou Harris on Louvin’s gospel music
Emmylou Harris – Satan’s Jewel Crown (Edgar Eden, covered by LB) – Elite Hotel
Dan Tyminski – Tiny Broken Heart (CL, IL) – Carry Me Across the Mountain
LB – The River Of Jordan (Hazel Houser) – Satan Is Real
Uncle Tupelo – Atomic Power (CL, IL) – March 16-20, 1992
The Byrds – The Christian Life (CL, IL) – Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
Louvin Brothers audience demands encore – LLL
Marty Stuart, Del McCoury – Let Us Travel, Travel On (CL, IL) – LLL


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