Less and Less
is the debut album by American
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Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...
singer Charlie Louvin
Charles Elzer Loudermilk , known professionally as Charlie Louvin, was an American country music singer and songwriter. He is best known as one of the Louvin Brothers, and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1955.-Biography:Born in Henagar, Alabama, Louvin was one of 7 children...
, released in 1964. The album is titled after Louvin's first two solo singles. Both reached the Billboard
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Country Singles top 40 chart; "Less and Less" reached number 27 and "I Don't Love You Anymore" peaked at number 4. "See the Big Man Cry" was released as a single in 1965 and reached number 7. The album reached number 6 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Louvin performed country and Gospel music with his brother Ira
Ira Lonnie Loudermilk , known professionally as Ira Louvin, was an American country music singer, mandolinist and songwriter. He was a cousin of songwriter John D. Loudermilk.-Biography:...
for many years as the successful duo The Louvin Brothers. They recorded twelve Top 40 Country singles and over a dozen albums. After breaking up in 1963, each began a solo career. Ira died on June 20, 1965 when a drunken driver struck his car.
"Just Between the Two of Us" later became a hit for Merle Haggard
Merle Ronald Haggard is an American country music singer, guitarist, fiddler, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster guitars, vocal harmonies,...
and Bonnie Owens
Bonnie Owens , born Bonnie Campbell, was an American country music singer who was married to Buck Owens and later Merle Haggard.-Biography:...
Greg Adams called it a strong album and wrote in his Allmusic review: "Although his solo sides for Capitol are less essential and were less successful on the charts overall [than later releases], they are very good and deserve to be reissued."
All songs by Charlie & Ira Louvin unless otherwise noted.
- "I Don't Love You Anymore
"I Don't Love You Anymore" is a single by American country music artist Charlie Louvin. Released in May 1964, it was the first single from his album Less and Less/I Don't Love You Anymore. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM...
" (Bill Anderson) – 2:30
- "I'll Have Made It to the Bridge" – 2:45
- "Once a Day
"Once a Day" is a song written by Bill Anderson and recorded as the debut single by American country artist Connie Smith. It was produced by Bob Ferguson for her self-titled debut album. The song was released in August 1964, topping the Billboard country music chart for eight weeks between late...
" (Bill Anderson) – 2:20
- "Just Between the Two of Us" (Liz Anderson
Liz Anderson was anAmerican country music singer/songwriter who was one of a wave of a new generation of female vocalists in the genre during the 1960's to write and record her own songs on a regular basis. Writing in The New York Times Bill Friskics-Warren noted, "Like her contemporary Loretta...
) – 2:58
- "I'm No Longer in Your Heart" – 2:30
- "I Don't Want It" (Lonnie Coleman) – 2:18
- "Less and Less" (Roger Miller
Roger Dean Miller was an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky tonk-influenced novelty songs...
) – 2:23
- "See the Big Man Cry" – 3:03
- "I Think I'll Live" – 2:49
- "Plenty of Everything But You" – 2:33
- "What Can Any Man Do" – 2:49
- "Tall Dark Stranger" – 3:14