Satan Is Real / Handpicked Songs 1955 - 1962
Satan is real / handpicked songs 1955-1962 is a double shot of Louvin Brothers magic, pairing the duo's heralded 1959 studio album and a star studded curatorial compilation featuring 14 tracks performed by the Louvin Brothers and personally selected by the likes of Beck, Emmylou Harris, Will Oldham, Kris kristofferson, and more, all housed in a 40-page booklet with period archival photos, and extensive liner notes along with meticulously re-mastered audio from the original tapes. Morning, noon or night, let the Louvin Brothers take you to a simpler time, when good old country music ruled the airwaves. Simply put, Alabama natives Ira and Charlie Louvin are country music pioneers, baptist blood brothers known for their trademark close harmony vocal style, mandolin magic, and emotive material ranging from spiritual standards, well-crafted covers to influential originals. The Louvin Brothers' holy, honest, and soul affirming sound - recorded on a series of formative releases on the decca label in the early 1940's - tapped deep into the pair's rural religious upbringing in a strictly gospel fashion. by the time they signed with capitol records in 1952, they were tried and tested road warriors and found themselves branching out into more secular content and delivery.