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“Sunday Morning”: Charlie Louvin’s Week-at-a-Glance

Sunday towers mightily over the other days of the week in Charlie Louvin‘s life, as indicated by his choice of song titles over the years:  “Month of Sundays”; “As Long as There Is a Sunday”; “Will You Visit Me on Sundays” – and “Sunday Morning,” the album closer from 1967’s I Forgot to Cry LP on Capitol:

Sunday Morning – Charlie Louvin

[Pssst:  Click on the triangle above to hear “Sunday Morning” by Charlie Louvin.]

This musical code of conduct, recorded July 22, 1966 at CBS’s Nashville studio, was written by Glenn Tubb, who also co-wrote the groundbreaking piece of honky tonk social commentary, “Skip a Rope” – a #1 country hit (and top-40 pop) for Henson Cargill that dared to take on such sensitive topics as spousal abuse, tax evasion and racism.

Charlie Louvin LP

Loudermilk Begat Louvin

Charlie, of course, is one half of the famous Louvin Brothers musical duo, who were born Charlie and Ira Loudermilk – and cousins to country and pop songwriter J.D. Loudermilk, whose body of work includes, interestingly, “Indian Reservation” (Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian).”

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