Country Love Ballads

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Country Love Ballads
Studio album by The Louvin Brothers
Released 1958
Recorded August 1958
Genre Country
Length 28:19
Label Capitol
Producer Ken Nelson
The Louvin Brothers chronology
The Family Who Prays
(1958)
Country Love Ballads
(1958)
Satan Is Real
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Country Love Ballads is an album by American country music duo The Louvin Brothers, released in 1958.[2][3]

Producer Ken Nelson set up recording sessions in August 1958 to record enough tracks for two albums. The first was to become Country Love Ballads, the second the gospel music for Satan Is Real. Over 20 songs were recorded in a seven day span.[3]

"If I Could Only Win Your Love" was covered by Emmylou Harris and became her first solo hit in 1975.[4]

Reissues[edit]

  • In 1992, all of the tracks from Country Love Ballads were included in the Close Harmony 8-CD box set issued by Bear Family Records.
  • Country Love Ballads was reissued on CD by Capitol in 1999 with A Tribute to the Delmore Brothers.
  • In 2008, Country Love Ballads was reissued by Raven records along with Ira and Charlie. Six bonus tracks were included.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Are You Wasting My Time" (Charlie Louvin, Ira Louvin) – 2:19
  2. "If I Could Only Win Your Love" (Louvin, Louvin) – 2:19
  3. "Today" (Hank Thompson) – 2:22
  4. "Read What's in My Heart " (Dell Shirley) – 2:09
  5. "I Wonder If You Know" (Ella Barrett) – 3:14
  6. "Memories and Tears" (Jimmy Rule) – 2:19
  7. "On My Way to the Show" (Louvin, Louvin) – 2:05
  8. "My Heart Was Trampled on the Street" (Louvin, Louvin) – 2:28
  9. "She'll Get Lonesome" – 2:20
  10. "Red Hen Hop" (Louvin, Louvin) – 2:11
  11. "Blue" (Freddie Hart) – 2:15
  12. "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" (Hank Locklin) – 2:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Charlie Louvin – vocals, guitar
  • Ira Louvin – vocals, mandolin
  • George McCormick – guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Capps – guitar
  • Paul Yandell – guitar
  • Ray Edenton – guitar
  • Marvin Huges – piano, organ
  • Lightning Chance – bass
  • Buddy Harman – drums

Production notes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Allmusic entry for Country Love Ballads Retrieved January 2010.
  3. ^ a b Wolfe, Charles K. (1996). In Close Harmony: The Story of the Louvin Brothers. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 91. ISBN 0-87805-892-3. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Jon (October 2003). "Livin', Lovin', Losin', the Louvin's Way". Country Standard Time. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 
  5. ^ Reissue of Country Love Ballads/Ira and Charliel Retrieved January 22, 2010.