Album #3 – Tragic Songs Of Life

Album #3

I have decided to listen to and blog about two albums in one day because Hurricane/Tropical Storm Earl is expected to hit tomorrow and we will probably lose power. I might as well do this just to be on the safe side. Anyways, Yayy!! Another concept album from the 50’s!! This album consists mostly of traditional songs originally sung by bluegrass legends such as Bill Monroe and The Carter Family. There are also 2 original songs co-written by the brothers. It was another good album. It reminded me so much of the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers 2001 film O Brother Where Art Thou? The music has a country/bluegrass vibe but it also is very raw and rootsy. I can definately see modern day roots/bluegrass groups such as The Felice Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show being influenced by The Louvin Brothers. Another album of their’s that is worth checking out is their 1960 album Satan Is Real! for the cover art alone. This album represents the things I love about music: stripped-down recording and accompanyment as well as real themes. I give this album 4.5 out of 5 stars because most of the songs were very good but a couple were kind of boring.

Next: Wildest by Louis Prima

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