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: 2016

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 half 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)19935.0013
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)19934.9212
5The King Years, 1961-1965(King KG-0950-2)20034.9212
6On Radio(Rebel REB-CD-1115)19914.9111
7The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys(King KLP-615)19594.9020
8Folk Festival(Stanleytone ST-5003)20014.8211
9Riding That New River Train(Stanleytone ST-5002)20014.8211
10Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s(Rounder 11661-1110-2)20044.6414
11The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol(Rebel REB-855)19884.6411
12Shadows Of The Past(Copper Creek CCLP 0101)19814.4212
13The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers(Columbia CK-53798)19964.4010
14The Complete Mercury Recordings(Mercury MERC-B0000534-02)20034.2417
15Stanley Series Vol. 3 No. 4(Copper Creek CCCD-5512)19924.1010
16Stanley Series Vol. 4 No. 1(Copper Creek CCCD-5513)19963.8211
17Old-Time Songs(Stanleytone STCD-5001)20013.7512
18Live At New River Ranch(No label No #)200?3.7311
19Stanley Series Vol. 4 No. 2(Copper Creek CCCD-5514)19963.7010
20Stanley Series Vol. 3 No. 1(Copper Creek CCSS-V3N1)19873.7010
21Stanley Series Vol. 1 No. 1(Copper Creek CCSS-V1N1)19823.7010
22Stanley Series Vol. 2 No. 1(Copper Creek CCSS-V2N1)19843.6411
23Stanley Brothers Of Virginia, Vol. 2: Long Journey Home(County CO-739)19733.6010
24The Legendary Stanley Brothers Recorded Live Vol. 2(Rebel SLP-1495)19703.5010
25The Legendary Stanley Brothers Recorded Live Vol. 1(Rebel SLP-1487)19703.5010
26Valley View Park 1957(Stanley Family Records SFR-002)20173.2711
27In Memory Of Carter Stanley: An Empty Mansion(Rimrock RLP-153)19673.2516
28A Beautiful Life (2nd issue)(Rimrock RLP-200)19673.2512
29The Stanley Brothers Of Virginia, Vol. 4(County CO-754)19763.0010
30Stanley Brothers Of Virginia, Vol. 1: That Little Old Country Church House(County CO-738)19733.0010

 


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 half 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)19715.0019
21971 - 1973(Rebel REB-CD-4001-1/2/3/4)19955.0011
3Classic Stanley(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD-9002)19955.0010
4Poor Rambler: His Complete King and Gusto Recordings(King K3CD-0951)20034.9111
5The Stanley Sound Around The World(King Bluegrass KB 522)19734.9010
6Live In Japan(Seven Seas SR 690)19714.8816
7Something Old, Something New(Rebel SLP 1503)19714.8010
8Clinch Mountain Gospel(Rebel SLP 1571)19774.6411
9Featuring Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs(Jalyn JLP-129)1971/24.6411
10Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers(Jessup MB 129)19714.6010
11Sing Michigan Bluegrass(Jessup MB 108)19714.6010
12Brand New Country Songs(King 1028)1967/84.3113
13John Henry(Birdree PMC 6004)19714.2010