“Gonna wade right in.”

The Louvin Brothers – “Let Her Go, God Bless Her” from Tragic Songs of Life (1956) and “The River of Jordan” from Satan is Real (1960)

In my journey into country music, I have not heard two voices mingle as perfectly and with such conviction as those of Ira and Charlie Louvin. I dare say that these are the best vocal harmonies in popular music.

“Let Her Go, God Bless Her” showcases Ira’s superb mandolin work while “The River of Jordan” is a rousing testament to the boys’ ability to translate their religious fervor into gorgeous songwriting.

Check out two great tunes from Satan is Real over at The Rising Storm.

Some video of the Louvin Brothers

Buy the Louvins here

Posted by Jordy

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2 Comments

Filed under 1950s, 1960s, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel

2 responses to ““Gonna wade right in.”

  1. beth

    I’ll see your Louvin brothers and raise you the Everlys.

    Fantastic site – found you by way of Setting The Woods on Fire. I’ll be dropping by often!

  2. Jordy

    Thanks, Beth.
    Come back anytime.

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