“He wrote the songs, I held the pen.” -- Harlan Howard

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

** RIP Charlie Louvin, 1/26/11 **

Country Music Hall of Famer, Charlie Louvin (83), passed away early this morning, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Here's one of my favorites, from The Louvin Brothers days, with brother Ira . .

click for "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby" above

and this gem from 1961 . . . "I Can't Keep You In Love With Me" below

Tompkins Square has a wonderful write-up about signing Charlie, working with him on various records and his meeting/tour with Lucinda Williams (he died on her birthday). Take a moment to read it, these are stories to cherish.

And favorite music writer/critic, Bill Friskics-Warren, has a full piece in the New York Times.