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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ira Louvin

Ira Lonnie Loudermilk, *21-04-1924 Section, AL, +20-06-1965
By Michel Ruppli, Praguefrank,Thieu Van De Vorst, David Epstein

21 February 1964 [no 11233]Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN – Ira Louvin (Producer: Marvin Hughes)
001 51416 WHO THROW DAT ROCK 5190/ST-2413 King KMCD-5120
002 51417 MAKE BELIEVE IT˘S ME 5190/ST-2413 King KMCD-5120
004 51419 THESE TWO EYES  ST 2413 King KMCD-5120
19 February 1965 [no 11883] Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN – Ira Louvin (Producer: Marvin Hughes)
006 51575 YOU˘RE LOOKING FOR AN ANGEL 5428/ ST 2413 King KMCD-5120
007 51576 IT AIN˘T FUNNY ENOUGH ST 2413 King KMCD-5120
008 51577-7 YODEL, SWEET MOLLY 5428/ST 2413 King KMCD-5120
008A 51577-12 YODEL, SWEET MOLLY ST 2413 King KMCD-5120
4 March 1965 [no 13008] Nashville, TN – Ira Louvin [purchased masters, mastered August 30 ]
009 52055 THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD ST 2413 King KMCD-5120
010 52056 LIFE IS TOO SHORT ST 2413 King KMCD-5120
011 52057 THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE ST 2413 King KMCD-5120
012 52058 THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE ST 2413 King KMCD-5120
1965 [no 13030] Nashville, TN – Ira Louvin [purchased masters, mastered November 23]
013 52070 I WISH I COULD SAY I WONDER unissued/King KMCD-5120
014 52071 YOU‘RE AS WELCOME AS THE FLOWERS IN MAY unissued/King KMCD-5120
015 52072 THIS IS THE DOOR unissued/King KMCD-5120

Capitol T/ST-2413 The Unforgettable Ira Louvin
: Empty Wallet And A Broken Heart; Yodel, Sweet Molly; It Ain't Funny Enough; The Bottom Of The Bottle; Make Believe It's Me; Who Throw Dat Rock; Life Is Too Short; These Two Eyes; Something Has Just Got To Give; You're Looking For An Angel; The Right Side Of The Road; The Master Of The Universe – 65 (reissued in 2000 on King KMCD-5120 The Complete Recordings Of Ira Louvin with 3 added songs: This Is The Door; I Wish I Could Say I Wonder; You're As Welcome As The Flowers In May)

Capitol (1964-65)
5190 Make Believe It's Me / Who Threw Dat Rock – 10-05-64
5428 Yodel Sweet Molly / You're Looking For An Angel - 05-65


Thanks to Michel Ruppli, not only for his books which I use daily, but also for a large amount of rare and unpublished data from his giant archive.
Thanks to all my friends - country music fans - in Czech Republic - Vladimir Pikora, Michal Gololobov, Milos Holecek, Tony Foglar, Rene Pavlik and Petr Vitous.
Thanks to Mario Manciotti for sending session details daily
Thanks to Kurt Rokitta for a lot of session info
Thanks to Bill Daniels for sharing a lot of labels info
Thanks to Lillies Ohlsson for many western swing contributions.
Thanks to Dick Grant for many artists files
Thanks to Thieu Van De Vorst for a lot of additions and corrections
Thanks to Goran Adolph for many rare albums info
Thanks to Hans Sandberg for many rare session data
Thanks to Chris Huskey for many sessions info.
Thanks to Kittra Moore for musicians and recording data
Thanks to Dik de Heer for many additions on rockabilly.
Thanks to Luiz Roberto Costa for helping me with the western genre.
Thanks to Wolf Ruediger Sommer, who not only sent me additional data, but is also watch-dog, correcting my typos and other errors.
Thanks to Robert Platt for priceless info on Canadian (but not only) artists.
Thanks to Phil Watson for hard work on Crown Prince of country music discography. Thanks to Walter Gabriel for filling the gaps in track listings of rare albums and various artists compilations.
Thanks to Kent Heineman for many independent recordings info
Thanks to Ken Nelson for bluegrass and more additions.
Thanks to Tony Middleton for RCA session info.
Thanks to Xavier Maire for interesting additions and for info on his website
Thanks to Henk Scholts for long time cooperation.
Thanks to Richard Price for miscellaneous session information
Thanks to Carl G. Cederblad for additions to sessionographies
Thanks to Paul Urbahns, Marc Alesina, Bill Millet, Bengt Wahlström, John Morris, Dominique Anglares, Pierre Monnery, Jeremy Roberts, Ben Collins, Alex Frazer-Harrison, K.F.Raizor, Ed Tabor, Mario Wildner, Ole Skjoldhøj, Eileen Sisk, Per Kammersgaard, David Bussey, Bill Marks for rare info on their favorite artists.
Thanks to Reginald Bartlette for info and additions of Columbia custom numbers.
Thanks to Katarina Fromm for various singles info.
Thanks to many others who sent some info - all are important.
Thanks to Richard Weize for his idea to produce projects, which have small commercial potential, but huge value for collectors - I spend a lot of money buying boxes and CDs, sometimes mainly because of the accompanying discographies.
Thanks also to Patrick Milligan, who created many discographies for Bear Family projects
Thanks to Marek Bozickovic for picture in head
And last but not least I would like to thank all who visit this blog - they come from more than 100 countries.