Tracklist

CD 1: The Louvin Brothers / Tragic Songs of Life
# Title Rating Length
1 The Get Acquainted Waltz
2:38
2 Weapon of Prayer
2:56
3 They’ve Got the Church Outnumbered
2:42
4 Do You Live What You Preach
2:54
5 You’ll Be Rewarded Over There
2:27
6 I’ll Live With God (To Die No More)
3:04
7 Robe of White
2:39
8 The Great Atomic Power
2:48
9 Insured Beyond the Grave
2:42
10 The Gospel Way
2:45
11 The Sons and Daughters of God
2:36
12 Kentucky
2:38
13 I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight
3:13
14 Let Her Go, God Bless Her
2:54
15 What Is Home Without Love
2:59
16 A Tiny Broken Heart
2:32
17 In the Pines
3:13
18 Alabama
2:42
19 Katie Dear
2:32
20 My Brother’s Will
3:15
21 Knoxville Girl
3:47
22 Take the News to Mother
2:47
23 Mary of the Wild Moor
3:13
CD 2: Nearer My God to Thee / Ira & Charlie
# Title Rating Length
1 Are You Washed in the Blood
2:24
2 Nearer, My God, to Thee
2:46
3 Wait a Little Longer, Please Jesus
2:46
4 I Can’t Say No
2:35
5 I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone
2:23
6 There’s No Excuse
3:00
7 This Little Light of Mine
2:29
8 Praying
2:39
9 Thankful
2:55
10 Lord, I’m Coming Home
3:13
11 Last Chance to Pray
2:40
12 I Steal Away and Pray
2:30
13 Don’t Let Your Sweet Love Die
2:35
14 We Could
2:11
15 Tennessee Waltz
2:25
16 Are You Teasing Me
2:53
17 Too Late
3:05
18 Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
2:18
19 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
2:40
20 Have I Stayed Away Too Long
2:29
21 Nobody’s Darling but Mine
2:42
22 Why Not Confess
2:32
23 Making Believe
2:22
24 Take Me Back Into Your Heart
2:45
CD 3: The Family Who Prays / Country Love Ballads
# Title Rating Length
1 The Family Who Prays (Never Shall Part)
2:54
2 Born Again
2:23
3 If We Forget God
2:35
4 Satan Lied to Me
2:20
5 God Bless Her (Cause She’s My Mother)
2:30
6 Love Thy Neighbor as Thy Self
2:38
7 Preach the Gospel
2:26
8 Just Rehearsing
2:35
9 Pray for Me
2:52
10 Satan and the Saint
2:22
11 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
2:48
12 Make Him a Soldier
2:36
13 Are You Wasting My Time
2:01
14 If I Could Only Win Your Love
2:21
15 Today
2:24
16 Read What’s in My Heart
2:11
17 I Wonder If You Know
3:17
18 Memories and Tears
2:21
19 On My Way to the Show
2:07
20 My Heart Was Trampled on the Street
2:30
21 She’ll Get Lonesome
2:22
22 Red Hen Hop
2:39
23 Blue
2:17
24 Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On
2:21
CD 4: Satan Is Real / My Baby’s Gone
# Title Rating Length
1 Satan Is Real
3:01
2 There’s a Higher Power
2:22
3 The Christian Life
2:18
4 The River of Jordan
2:17
5 The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea
2:51
6 Are You Afraid to Die
2:34
7 He Can Be Found
2:14
8 Dying From Home, and Lost
2:47
9 The Drunkard’s Doom
3:16
10 Satan’s Jeweled Crown
2:57
11 The Angels Rejoiced Last Night
2:19
12 I’m Ready to Go Home
3:09
13 My Baby’s Gone
2:44
14 Blue From Now On
2:13
15 When I Loved You
2:37
16 She Didn’t Even Know I Was Gone
2:21
17 You’re Running Wild
2:15
18 Plenty of Everything but You
2:27
19 I Wish You Knew
2:25
20 While You’re Cheating on Me
2:03
21 Lorene
2:01
22 I Wish It Had Been a Dream
2:30
23 The First One to Love You
2:37
24 My Baby Came Back
2:14
CD 5: Tribute to The Delmore Brothers / Encore
# Title Rating Length
1 Weary Lonesome Blues
2:44
2 Midnight Special
2:41
3 Blues Stay Away From Me
3:21
4 Sand Mountain Blues
2:32
5 Southern Moon
2:39
6 Nashville Blues
2:34
7 Brown’s Ferry Blues
2:52
8 When It’s Time for the Whippoorwill
2:15
9 Freight Train Boogie
2:56
10 Put Me on the Train to Carolina
3:09
11 Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
2:48
12 The Last Old Shovel
2:22
13 Childish Love
2:35
14 Love Is a Lonely Street
2:45
15 If You Love Me Stay Away
2:15
16 Cash on the Barrelhead
2:44
17 The New Partner Waltz
2:24
18 The Stagger
2:15
19 Ruby’s Song
2:27
20 Nellie Moved to Town
2:48
21 What a Change One Day Can Make
2:28
22 Call Me
2:20
23 You’re Learning
2:24
24 My Curly Headed Baby
2:32
CD 6: Christmas with The Louvin Brothers / Weapon of Prayer
# Title Rating Length
1 O Come All Ye Faithful
2:47
2 Silent Night
2:56
3 Away in a Manger
2:22
4 Good Christian Men Rejoice
3:00
5 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
2:26
6 Deck the Halls
1:54
7 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
3:08
8 The First Noel
3:28
9 O Little Town of Bethlehem
2:30
10 The Friendly Beasts
3:04
11 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2:21
12 Joy to the World
1:48
13 The Weapon of Prayer
3:31
14 There’s a Grave in the Wave of the Ocean
2:54
15 At Mail Call Today
3:01
16 I Died for the Red White and Blue
3:08
17 A Soldier’s Last Letter
3:33
18 There’s a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
3:08
19 The Great Atomic Power
2:49
20 A Seaman’s Girl
3:16
21 From Mother’s Arms to Korea
2:13
22 Robe of White
2:37
23 Searching for a Soldier’s Grave
3:09
24 Mother I Thank You for the Bible You Gave
2:40

Credits

CD 1: The Louvin Brothers / Tragic Songs of Life

drums (drum set):
Buddy Harman (1956-05-02) (track 17)
Buddy Harman (1956-05-03) (track 21)
mandolin:
Ira Louvin (1956-05-02) (track 17)
Ira Louvin (1956-05-03) (track 21)
guitar:
Charlie Louvin (1956-05-02) (track 17)
Charlie Louvin (1956-05-03) (track 21)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Paul Yandell (1956-05-02) (track 17)
Paul Yandell (1956-05-03) (track 21)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
George McCormick (1956-05-02) (track 17)
George McCormick (1956-05-03) (track 21)
double bass [bass]:
Floyd D. 'Lightnin'' Chance (1956-05-02) (track 17)
Floyd D. 'Lightnin'' Chance (1956-05-03) (track 21)
composer:
A.P. Carter (track 13)
Karl Davis (Karl Victor Davis of Karl & Harty) (track 12)
Ken Nelson (US record producer ('48-'76) Capitol Records, country music) (track 20)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 17)
lyricist:
A.P. Carter (track 13)
Karl Davis (Karl Victor Davis of Karl & Harty) (track 12)
Ken Nelson (US record producer ('48-'76) Capitol Records, country music) (track 20)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 17)
vocals:
Charlie Louvin (1956-05-02) (track 17)
Ira Louvin (1956-05-02) (track 17)
Charlie Louvin (1956-05-03) (track 21)
Ira Louvin (1956-05-03) (track 21)
writer:
Buddy Bain (track 8)
Eddie Hill (Musician, Songwriter, Country Music DJ) (track 16)
Charlie Louvin (tracks 1–6, 8–11, 14, 16, 18)
Ira Louvin (tracks 1–6, 8–11, 14, 16, 18)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 19, 21, 23)
publisher:
APRS (track 13)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3421) (track 17)
cover recording of:
Katie Dear (track 19)
Kentucky (track 12)
In the Pines (1956-05-02) (track 17)
is the basis for:
In the Pines (track 17)
Knoxville Girl (track 21)
later versions:
Black Girl (track 17)
In the Pines (additional lyrics about police violence) (track 17)
In the Pines (track 17)
In the Pines (track 17)
recording of:
A Tiny Broken Heart (track 16)
Alabama (track 18)
My Brother’s Will (track 20)
The Gospel Way (track 10)
Weapon of Prayer (track 2)
The Knoxville Girl (1956-05-03) (track 21)

CD 2: Nearer My God to Thee / Ira & Charlie

composer:
Jimmie Davis (Singer and songwriter) (track 21)
Hazel Houser (track 8)
Jimmy Wakely (Country and western singer and songwriter. Wakely also appeared in several B-Westerns.) (track 17)
Johnny Bond (track 19)
Wally Fowler (track 18)
Frank Loesser (track 20)
Jimmy Work (Country music singer and songwriter) (track 23)
Pee Wee King (1946) (track 15)
lyricist:
Jimmie Davis (Singer and songwriter) (track 21)
Hazel Houser (track 8)
Jimmy Wakely (Country and western singer and songwriter. Wakely also appeared in several B-Westerns.) (track 17)
Johnny Bond (track 19)
Wally Fowler (track 18)
Frank Loesser (track 20)
Jimmy Work (Country music singer and songwriter) (track 23)
Redd Stewart (1946) (track 15)
writer:
Gene Autry (track 24)
Felice Bryant (track 14)
Jimmie Davis (Singer and songwriter) (track 21)
Hazel Houser (track 3)
Charlie Louvin (tracks 4, 6, 9, 11–12, 16)
Ira Louvin (tracks 4, 6, 9, 11–12, 16)
Zeke Manners (track 13)
Fred Rose (songwriter) (track 24)
Clarke Van Ness (track 13)
publisher:
Acuff-Rose Publ. (track 15)
cover recording of:
Making Believe (track 23)
Praying (track 8)
Tennessee Waltz (track 15)
We Could (track 14)
later translated versions:
Tennessee Waltz (german version) (track 15)
Tennessee Walzer (track 15)
recording of:
Are You Teasing Me (track 16)
I Can’t Say No (track 4)
Last Chance to Pray (track 11)
Thankful (track 9)
Too Late (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
Sentimental Journey (track 15)

CD 3: The Family Who Prays / Country Love Ballads

composer:
Charlie Louvin (track 14)
Ira Louvin (track 14)
James S. Rule (track 18)
Hank Thompson (track 15)
Hank Locklin (track 24)
lyricist:
Charlie Louvin (track 14)
Ira Louvin (track 14)
James S. Rule (track 18)
Hank Thompson (track 15)
Hank Locklin (track 24)
writer:
Charlie Louvin (tracks 1–4, 6–10, 12–13, 19, 21–22)
Ira Louvin (tracks 1–4, 6–10, 12–13, 19, 21–22)
cover recording of:
Today (track 15)
recording of:
Born Again (track 2)
If We Forget God (track 3)
Just Rehearsing (track 8)
Make Him a Soldier (track 12)
Memories and Tears (track 18)
Pray for Me (track 9)
Preach the Gospel (track 7)
Red Hen Hop (track 22)
Satan Lied to Me (track 4)
Satan and the Saint (track 10)

CD 4: Satan Is Real / My Baby’s Gone

composer:
Jim Leisy (country music songwriter) (track 14)
Charlie Louvin (track 11)
Ira Louvin (track 11)
Helen Carter (country singer) (tracks 23, 23)
Hazel Houser (tracks 4, 12, 12–13)
lyricist:
Jim Leisy (country music songwriter) (track 14)
Helen Carter (country singer) (tracks 23, 23)
Hazel Houser (tracks 4, 12, 12–13)
writer:
Ella Barrett (tracks 7, 7)
Anita Carter (track 5)
June Carter Cash (track 5)
Faye Cunningham (tracks 7, 7)
Edgar L. Eden (tracks 10, 10)
Ray Edenton (track 17)
Eddie Hill (Musician, Songwriter, Country Music DJ) (track 6)
Charlie Louvin (tracks 1–3, 6, 8–9, 15–16, 18–22, 24)
Ira Louvin (tracks 1–3, 6, 8–9, 15–16, 18–22, 24)
Don Winters (track 17)
Helen Carter (country singer) (track 5)
cover recording of:
He Can Be Found (track 7)
My Baby's Gone (track 13)
River of Jordan ("To the river of Jordan, our savior went one day...") (track 4)
recording of:
Blue From Now On (track 14)
He Can Be Found (track 7)
I Wish You Knew (track 19)
Lorene (track 21)
My Baby Came Back (track 24)
Satan Is Real (track 1)
The Christian Life (track 3)
When I Loved You (track 15)

CD 5: Tribute to The Delmore Brothers / Encore

composer:
Grady Cole (track 21)
Henry Glover (track 3)
Jim Scott (track 12)
lyricist:
Grady Cole (track 21)
Rabon Delmore (track 3)
Jim Scott (tracks 3, 12)
Wayne Raney (track 3)
writer:
Ella Barrett (tracks 14, 14)
Faye Cunningham (tracks 14, 14)
Rabon Delmore (tracks 1, 1, 4, 4–5, 5–6, 6, 9, 9–11, 11)
Charlie Louvin (tracks 13, 15–16, 16, 18–20, 22–24)
Ira Louvin (tracks 13, 15–16, 16, 18–20, 22–24)
Jim Scott (tracks 1, 1, 4, 4–5, 5–6, 6–7, 7–8, 8–9, 9–11, 11)
publisher:
Fort Knox Music Co (track 3)
Lois Publishing (track 3)
Unichappell Music, Inc. (tracks 9, 9)
Vidor Publications Inc. (tracks 9, 9–10)
cover recording of:
Last Old Shovel (track 12)
Nashville Blues ("I got the blues, the Nashville blues...") (track 6)
Southern Moon (track 5)
recording of:
Call Me (track 22)
Childish Love (track 13)
Nashville Blues ("I got the blues, the Nashville blues...") (track 6)
Ruby’s Song (track 19)
Southern Moon (track 5)
The Stagger (track 18)
You’re Learning (track 23)

CD 6: Christmas with The Louvin Brothers / Weapon of Prayer

composer:
Grandpa Jones (track 14)
Roy Acuff (tracks 16, 23)
lyricist:
Grandpa Jones (track 14)
Roy Acuff (tracks 16, 23)
writer:
Gene Autry (track 15)
Buddy Bain (track 19)
Ella Barrett (track 20)
Faye Cunningham (track 20)
Charlie Louvin (tracks 13, 19, 21, 24)
Ira Louvin (tracks 13, 19, 21, 24)
Fred Rose (songwriter) (track 15)
Redd Stewart (track 17)
Ernest Tubb (track 17)
cover recording of:
recording of:
A Seaman’s Girl (track 20)
At Mail Call Today (track 15)
Weapon of Prayer (track 13)