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Friday, March 30, 2007

Louvin in uniform

posted by on March 30 at 12:08 PM

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I interviewed Country Music Hall of Fame honoree Charlie Louvin (of the Louvin Brothers) earlier this week, about his show at the Tractor on April 10. A full feature will appear in next week’s paper, but this brief reminiscence — about Louvin’s previous visit to our neck of the woods, en route to the Korean War — didn’t make the cut, so I wanted to share it.

“Isn’t Fort Lewis pretty close to Seattle? The last time I was there was in 1952. I shipped out on Christmas Eve, 1952. And the Red Cross really let it all hang out. They gave each of us one of those little packets of cigarettes, with four cigarettes in ‘em, and a cup of coffee.”

Dang! Where’s a USO troupe when you need one?

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