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Thread #14318   Message #2259742
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
11-Feb-08 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Harmony Hall of Fame
Subject: RE: Harmony Hall of Fame
Livin, Lovin, Losin is an album any lovers of sweet country harmonies should pick up. The album is a Louvin Bros tribute, and includes folks like Emmy Lou, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, Carl Jackson, Merle, Alison Krauss, Linda Ronstadt and others. Every song on here is a demonstration of the pure pleasure of close harmony, but several stand out. Among the best are James Taylor and Alison Krauss doing How's the World Treating You, Ronnie Dunn and Rebecca Lynn Howard on If I Could Only Win Your Love, and Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley on You're Running Wild. There are also those magic moments when the harmonies digress from the predictable and create something altogether unanticipated and beautiful, like Carl Jackson's amazing harmony line at the very end of New Partner Waltz.

It was great to re-read this old thread and hear voices of so many old friends, some who are now gone, but all, in some way, who will always be on this forum in spirit.