Clinch Mountain Echo

Top 30 Favourites

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I've now added an 'Album Rating' feature to the individual Discography listings... When visiting a page if you click on the 'stars' shown on the right hand side, the website will record your choice and recalculate the average rating and rating distribution for that album.

In order to add your ratings, they have to be stored on your computer as 'cookies' so that if you later change your mind, you can give the album a different rating... and also to help prevent people skewing the results by clicking on a rating multiple times.

The only data being sent from your computer is your 'Rating' and the 'Album' reference. No personal data is stored either in the cookies or on the website, which only holds the total votes for each of the star rating categories...

NB: I've now re-written the code that controls the scoring and handling of the cookies... It seems to be working... but if you notice any problems please get in touch via the Contact page. The new code will hopefully convert any of the old cookie ratings, which didn't get overwritten in the old system... Apologies for the inconvenience!

Thanks
Ivor (7th Nov 2017)

PS: I've re-jigged the charts so that only those with most vote are shown, i.e. albums with only one rating of 5 stars no longer skew the results...

Votes to date:

Total votes to date: 2188

Many thanks to everybody who's taken time to vote! It's much appreciated!


Stanley Brothers - Top 30 Albums

Below is a table of the top 30 Stanley Brother albums, which have the highest overall average score... and sorted by the number of votes cast.
In order to appear in the results each album must have at least a third of the number of votes as the one with the most votes cast.

No.Title:Label / Cat. No:Year:Avg. ScoreTotal Votes:
1The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1953 - 1958 & 1959(Bear BCD-15681)19935.0014
2The Definitive Collection (1947 - 1966)(Time Life B00007883-02)20075.0011
3The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-52(Bear BCD-15564)19914.9314
4The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961(King/Starday KBSCD-7000)19934.9213
5The King Years, 1961-1965(King KG-0950-2)20034.9213
6The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys(King KLP-615)19594.9225
7On Radio(Rebel REB-CD-1115)19914.9111
8Mountain Song Favorites(Starday SLP-106)19594.9010
9Riding That New River Train(Stanleytone ST-5002)20014.8211
10Folk Festival(Stanleytone ST-5003)20014.8211
11Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s(Rounder 11661-1110-2)20044.6715
12The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol(Rebel REB-855)19884.6712
13Country Pickin And Singin'(Mercury MG-20349)19584.6010
14Shadows Of The Past(Copper Creek CCLP 0101)19814.5014
15The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers(Columbia CK-53798)19964.4511
16In Person(King KLP-719)19604.449
17The Complete Mercury Recordings(Mercury MERC-B0000534-02)20034.2818
18Stanley Series Vol. 3 No. 4(Copper Creek CCCD-5512)19924.1811
19Stanley Series Vol. 2 No. 1(Copper Creek CCSS-V2N1)19844.0015
20Stanley Series Vol. 4 No. 1(Copper Creek CCCD-5513)19963.8211
21Stanley Series Vol. 1 No. 1(Copper Creek CCSS-V1N1)19823.8211
22Earliest Recordings(Revenant REV-203)19973.8010
23An Evening Long Ago(Columbia/DMZ CK-86747)20043.8010
24Old-Time Songs(Stanleytone STCD-5001)20013.7512
25Live At New River Ranch(No label No #)200?3.7311
26Stanley Series Vol. 3 No. 1(Copper Creek CCSS-V3N1)19873.7010
27Stanley Series Vol. 4 No. 2(Copper Creek CCCD-5514)19963.7010
28Stanley Series Vol. 1 No. 3(Copper Creek CCSS-V1N3)19823.679
29Stanley Brothers Of Virginia, Vol. 2: Long Journey Home(County CO-739)19733.6010
30Bluegrass Gospel Favorites(Cabin Creek CC-203)19673.569

 


Ralph Stanley - Top Albums

Below is a table of the top Ralph Stanley albums, which have the highest overall average score... and sorted by the number of votes cast.
In order to appear in the results each album must have at least a third of the number of votes as the one with the most votes cast.

No.Title:Label / Cat. No:Year:Avg. ScoreTotal Votes:
1Cry From The Cross(Rebel SLP 1499)19715.0023
21971 - 1973(Rebel REB-CD-4001-1/2/3/4)19955.0012
3Classic Stanley(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD-9002)19955.0011
4Live At The Smithsonian Institution(Atteiriam API-CD 1662)19925.009
5Live In Japan(Seven Seas SR 690)19714.9123
6Poor Rambler: His Complete King and Gusto Recordings(King K3CD-0951)20034.9111
7The Stanley Sound Around The World(King Bluegrass KB 522)19734.9111
8A Man And His Music(Rebel SLP 1530)19734.899
9Something Old, Something New(Rebel SLP 1503)19714.8211
10Play Requests(Rebel SLP 1514)19724.789
11Clinch Mountain Gospel(Rebel SLP 1571)19774.6712
12Featuring Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs(Jalyn JLP-129)1971/24.6411
13Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers(Jessup MB 129)19714.6010
14Sing Michigan Bluegrass(Jessup MB 108)19714.6010
15Hills Of Home(King KSD 1069)19694.508
16Brand New Country Songs(King 1028)1967/84.3614
17John Henry(Birdree PMC 6004)19714.2711
18Live at Watermelon Park: Berryville, Virginia 1969(Stanleytone STR-1105)20054.008
19I Want To Preach The Gospel(Rebel SLP 1522)19733.888
20Old Time Music(Jalyn JLP 118)19683.258
21Live At The Thomas Point Beach Bluegrasss Festival, Maine 6th Sept 1987(Thomas Point 90120-17516)20173.258