Do You Live What You Preach?

Today’s post was written by Paul.

wilson brothers

Today I’m sharing another song from the 1989 VHS filmed by Derwin Chastain.

This is an old Louvin Brothers song The Wilson Brothers did fairly often.

Watch closely and you’ll see a 2-year-old Andrew Chastain dart quickly through the frame at one point.

I thought about cutting off the ending where the song has stopped (where Pap blares his eyes and Ray scratches his nose), but I left it in just to show how informal and unpretentious they were about their singing, whether a camera was rolling or not 🙂

I hope you enjoyed the old video! Andrew, the little boy in the video, grew up to be an amazing musician and singer himself. To see a video compilation Paul made for one of his songs go here. Andrew does a different type music than we do and if you do jump over to watch the video you can read about what prompted Paul to make the compilation.

If you’d like to have some Wilson Brother music of your own, check out the cds below: “Live at the John C. Campbell Folk School” and “Today if You Will Hear His Voice.”


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    Ed Ammons
    August 30, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    My Daddy didn’t like the Louvin Brothers for the very reason the song implies. But I bet he would have loved the Wilson Brothers because they did!

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    Allison B
    August 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm


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    Kenneth Ryan
    August 30, 2020 at 11:59 am

    I enjoyed the video and song very much. I also really liked Andrew’s song and your compilation. Goodness! You folks sure have a lot of talent.

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    Ken Roper
    August 30, 2020 at 10:51 am

    And Paul,
    I have known Derwin Chastain for a long time, I didn’t even know he had a boy. When Derwin introduced his son to me, all he could talk about was his grandpa Ray. I told him that I didn’t know Ray, so he turned his laptop around, he told me about his Aunt Tipper, and how she used to babysit him, when he was young. I could tell Andrew had a lot of Love for his Family and I appreciated that.

    I enjoyed the singing very much. …Ken

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    August 30, 2020 at 9:03 am

    I love to hear The Wilson Brothers sing anything, especially Louvin Brother songs.

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    August 30, 2020 at 8:55 am

    They did a good job on the song, with a very important question as to the title of the song.

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    Miss Cindy
    August 30, 2020 at 8:29 am

    That’s really great, you can tell they are brothers just listening to them. I am so glad you have these cherished memories to look at once in a while…..I miss him too! He not only spoke his truth, he lived it as well!

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    Ron Stephens
    August 30, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Good question in that song. Indirectly asks how much depth there is in one’s character. Words need to be backed up with consistent action or they are just words.

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    aw griff
    August 30, 2020 at 7:26 am

    I enjoyed the video very much and it brought back many memories. I thought of a long gone uncle that sang it in church. I guess many would find our church unusual in that one person would do a song with a guitar and the next would sing from the sweet songster. For the ones who don’t know the sweet songster was mostly used in Baptist churches that didn’t allow any kind of musical instrument.

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      Ed Ammons
      August 30, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      I came from such a church. They had a piano that somebody had donated but didn’t use it in services. I heard it played one time at a funeral. The only other times were before and after services when kids, myself included, would sneak in an bang on it.
      I still think there is no music better than a well tuned quartet. Or a trio, duet, solo, chorus or choir. Musical instruments were made to imitate the human voice and I don’t think there has been one that sounded better.

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    August 30, 2020 at 7:07 am

    OH MY GOODNESS i’ve never heard anyone but my mom (who passed away in 91) sing this song…i never thought about where she learned it or anything….they sung it differently than she did but it certainly triggered memories this morning…thank you

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