0761. The Louvin Brothers
Tragic Songs Of Life
The major label debut by gospel singers turned (mostly) worldly, Ira and Charlie's Tragic Songs Of Life tells you how a womans hairdo in church tells if she thinks of you romantically or not. The Louvin Brothers' had gained a following with their Baptist gospel recordings and also a couple of more secular hits.
Here, it's head on killing women cause they might have done something wrong.
For some reason I get to thinking about lynchings and how this probably was the soundtrack to at least one. and reading a bit more about the Louvins, I start to wonder if the violent and cheating drunkard Ira might have attended one or two himself.
Popularizing the close harmony style of country and being an inspiration for The Byrds' worst album might not be a thing to be proud of and I'm not sure it qualifies into the "must listen to" category.