back in stock as of
april 3rd, 2009
first in stock on
august 22nd, 2008
|tompkins square (usa) #tsq 1042 cd|
charlie louvin “charlie louvin” compact disc
- must you throw dirt in my face
- great atomic power
- blues stay away from me
- the christian life
- when i stop dreaming
- waiting for a train
- kneeling drunkard's plea
- worried man blues
- grave on the green hillside
- knoxville girl
- my long journey home
|... mainly as i came across an o.g. copy of “satan is real” (w/ arguably one of the all-time best album covers ::|
... ) by the louvin brothers a few years back & simply couldn’t get it off my stereo for a few months ...
this is charlie’s 80th birthday celebration / comeback album, tons of celebrity guests, etc ...
|tompkins square press release...|
on february 20th, 2007, country music giant charlie louvin will release his first new studio album in over ten years on the tompkins square label.
the self-titled disc, produced by mark nevers (lambchop, calexico, candi staton) and charlie louvin, was recorded in spring/summer 2006 in nashville. it features guest performances by elvis costello, jeff tweedy, will oldham, tom t. hall, george jones, bobby bare sr., tift merritt, marty stuart, david kilgour, and members of bright eyes, lambchop, superchunk, blanche and clem snide, among others.
the album features several louvin brothers classics as well as country favorites first popularized by jimmie rodgers, the delmore brothers, the carter family, and the monroe brothers. charlie also has included a moving tribute to his late brother ira, with whom he formed the louvin brothers in 1940. (ira louvin died in a car accident in 1965, at age 41.)
charlie louvin's influence on country, alt-country, and their many sub-genres, is incalculable. the unique harmonies and lyrical folk poetry of the louvin brothers ("among the top duos in country music history") have inspired countless covers of their songs by such artists as johnny cash, gram parsons, the byrds, emmylou harris, uncle tupelo and the raconteurs (with jack white).
"must you throw dirt in my face," a new version of the louvin brothers' 1962 hit featuring charlie with george jones, is the first track to be released from charlie louvin. in support of his new album, charlie louvin and his band will tour the us extensively in 2007, including special summer appearances celebrating the artist's 80th birthday (july 7, 2007).