Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

The Louvin Brothers - Love & Wealth: The Lost Recordings

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

Love & Wealth: The Lost Recordings

The Louvin Brothers

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Language available : english

The Louvin Brothers were arguably the greatest close harmony duo in the history of country music. Ira and Charlie Louvin both possessed clear tenor voices that could dance around one another with ease and skill, and the passion and conviction of their best recordings is little short of revelatory. Charlie and Ira were also songwriters, and before their careers as performers took off, they were contract tunesmiths for Acuff-Rose, among the biggest and most prestigious publishing houses in the country field. Their job wasn't just to write songs, but to follow trends while also attempting to anticipate them. Like most songwriters, the Louvin Brothers made rough demo recordings of their compositions so they could be heard by prospective artists, though they were never intended for release to the general public. Between 1951 and 1961, the Louvins recorded dozens of publishing demos, and 29 of these rare recordings have been restored on the collection Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings. As songwriting, this set is hit and miss. "It's All Off," "Television Set," and "Unpucker" suggest novelty songs written on assignment were not the duo's strong suit, "Discontented Cowboy" is a distinctly odd attempt at a Western number, and "Red Hen Boogie" aims to be hep without quite hitting the target. But broken hearts and spiritual matters were always where the Louvin Brothers felt most at home, and songs like "Take My Ring from Your Finger," "Kiss Me Like You Did Yesterday," and "You'll Forget" are eloquent meditations on love gone wrong, while "Preach the Gospel," "I'll Never Go Back (To the Ways of Sin)," and "You'll Meet Him in the Clouds" are achingly sincere expressions of faith in the country-gospel tradition. While these performances were cut on the fly as demos, which is sometimes reflected in the rough fidelity, the Louvin Brothers sang and played them with the same force and commitment they documented on their classic Capitol Records sides of the '50s and '60s. The harmonies are little short of magical as Charlie and Ira play loop de loop with the lead and harmony lines, and Ira's fiery mandolin work is very much in evidence, along with Charlie's firm and dependable guitar work. While Love and Wealth is a good place to evaluate the Louvin Brothers' sideline as songwriters, the greatest pleasure of this set is the emphatic, no-frills sound of two of country's greatest voices joining together in a way that can scarcely be duplicated. Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings is a worthy addition to the catalog of the Louvin Brothers, and even when they're sounding silly here, they sing in a way that touches the heart. This isn't where to start exploring their music (Proper's four-disc The Christian Life: The Definitive Louvin Brothers Story just about lives up to its title), but anyone who has fallen in love with their music will be happy to hear this.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

More info

Love & Wealth: The Lost Recordings

The Louvin Brothers

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Spoken Message From Ira Louvin
00:00:28

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Ira Louvin, Composer - The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Copyright Control

2
It's All Off
00:02:19

Charlie Louvin, Composer - The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

3
Take My Ring From Your Finger
00:02:38

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

4
I'll Never Go Back (To the Ways of Sin)
00:02:38

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

5
Are You Missing Me?
00:02:37

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

6
Coo, Coo, Coo
00:01:23

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

7
Streamline Heartbreaker
00:02:20

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

8
(I'm Changing the Words To) My Love Song
00:02:37

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

9
Red Hen Boogie
00:02:34

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

10
Unpucker
00:02:22

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music, Words & Music OBO Movin Louvin Publishing (BMI), MusicPublisher - Louvin-Louvin-Carlisle, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music, Words & Music OBO Movin Louvin Publishing (BMI)

11
Television Set
00:01:50

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

12
Discontented Cowboy
00:02:40

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

13
Two-Faced Heart
00:02:17

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

14
Don't Compare the Future With the Past
00:02:25

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

15
That's My Heart Talking
00:02:26

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

16
I'm Gonna Love You One More Time
00:02:12

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

DISC 2

1
Preach the Gospel
00:02:24

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

2
Born Again
00:02:25

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

3
They've Got the Church Outnumbered
00:02:13

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

4
The Sons and Daughters of God
00:02:41

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

5
Insured Beyond the Grave
00:02:57

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

6
You'll Meet Him in the Clouds
00:02:20

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

7
I Love God's Way of Living
00:02:48

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

8
Love and Wealth
00:02:48

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

9
Bald Knob, Arkansas
00:02:39

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

10
Measured Love
00:02:46

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

11
Kiss Me Like You Did Yesterday
00:01:53

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

12
Would You Tear Down Your Castle
00:02:00

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

13
You'll Forget
00:02:16

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

14
Never Say Goodbye
00:02:54

The Louvin Brothers, MainArtist - Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Charlie Louvin-Ira Louvin, Composer

2018 Sundazed Music, Inc. 2018 Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)

Album Description

The Louvin Brothers were arguably the greatest close harmony duo in the history of country music. Ira and Charlie Louvin both possessed clear tenor voices that could dance around one another with ease and skill, and the passion and conviction of their best recordings is little short of revelatory. Charlie and Ira were also songwriters, and before their careers as performers took off, they were contract tunesmiths for Acuff-Rose, among the biggest and most prestigious publishing houses in the country field. Their job wasn't just to write songs, but to follow trends while also attempting to anticipate them. Like most songwriters, the Louvin Brothers made rough demo recordings of their compositions so they could be heard by prospective artists, though they were never intended for release to the general public. Between 1951 and 1961, the Louvins recorded dozens of publishing demos, and 29 of these rare recordings have been restored on the collection Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings. As songwriting, this set is hit and miss. "It's All Off," "Television Set," and "Unpucker" suggest novelty songs written on assignment were not the duo's strong suit, "Discontented Cowboy" is a distinctly odd attempt at a Western number, and "Red Hen Boogie" aims to be hep without quite hitting the target. But broken hearts and spiritual matters were always where the Louvin Brothers felt most at home, and songs like "Take My Ring from Your Finger," "Kiss Me Like You Did Yesterday," and "You'll Forget" are eloquent meditations on love gone wrong, while "Preach the Gospel," "I'll Never Go Back (To the Ways of Sin)," and "You'll Meet Him in the Clouds" are achingly sincere expressions of faith in the country-gospel tradition. While these performances were cut on the fly as demos, which is sometimes reflected in the rough fidelity, the Louvin Brothers sang and played them with the same force and commitment they documented on their classic Capitol Records sides of the '50s and '60s. The harmonies are little short of magical as Charlie and Ira play loop de loop with the lead and harmony lines, and Ira's fiery mandolin work is very much in evidence, along with Charlie's firm and dependable guitar work. While Love and Wealth is a good place to evaluate the Louvin Brothers' sideline as songwriters, the greatest pleasure of this set is the emphatic, no-frills sound of two of country's greatest voices joining together in a way that can scarcely be duplicated. Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings is a worthy addition to the catalog of the Louvin Brothers, and even when they're sounding silly here, they sing in a way that touches the heart. This isn't where to start exploring their music (Proper's four-disc The Christian Life: The Definitive Louvin Brothers Story just about lives up to its title), but anyone who has fallen in love with their music will be happy to hear this.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Storm Windows

John Prine

Storm Windows John Prine

Fragile

Yes

Fragile Yes

Greatest Hits

Tracy Chapman

Greatest Hits Tracy Chapman

Dreamland

Glass Animals

Dreamland Glass Animals
More on Qobuz
By The Louvin Brothers

The Balloon

The Louvin Brothers

The Balloon The Louvin Brothers

Satan Is Real

The Louvin Brothers

Satan Is Real The Louvin Brothers

Handpicked Songs 1955-1962

The Louvin Brothers

Handpicked Songs 1955-1962 The Louvin Brothers

Encore

The Louvin Brothers

Encore The Louvin Brothers

Tragic Songs Of Life 1956

The Louvin Brothers

Tragic Songs Of Life 1956 The Louvin Brothers

Playlists

You may also like...

That's Life

Willie Nelson

That's Life Willie Nelson

Good Souls Better Angels

Lucinda Williams

Good Souls Better Angels Lucinda Williams

Starting Over

Chris Stapleton

Starting Over Chris Stapleton

First Rose of Spring

Willie Nelson

First Rose of Spring Willie Nelson

American IV: The Man Comes Around

Johnny Cash

In your panoramas...
Norah Jones in 10 Songs

Even though her albums are released on jazz label Blue Note, Norah Jones’s music has never simply been jazz, just as it has never solely been pop, nor folk, country or soul… Since the early noughties, the American singer and pianist has embraced many styles, often breaking norms in pursuit of her own unique sound, a sound she loves to share through collaborations with different musicians of diverse origin and style. Discover the world of Norah Jones in 10 songs.

The Pioneers of Rock’n’Roll

Rock’n’roll isn’t dead. But you can count the pioneers of the genre who are still alive on two fingers: Jerry Lee Lewis and Wanda Jackson. They’re 84 and 82. Lewis was a wild rocker signed with Sun Records who made history by igniting his instrument and transforming church music, country and boogie-woogie into wicked rock'n'roll. Jackson was a country singer who had a brilliant career alongside Elvis. Going from Little Richard to Chuck Berry, not forgetting Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and Hank Williams, Qobuz pays tribute to the precursors of rock.

Johnny Cash Behind Bars

Two legendary live albums released at the end of the sixties gave Johnny Cash’s career a huge boost and turned him into an international star. They were two records were unlike any others: they were recorded in prison. But how did the Man in Black find himself in such an unusual concert hall?

In the news...