Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Together For The Last Time

(Joy 10329) 1971. Reissued (Rebel SLP-1512) 1972.


Together For The Last Time (Joy)
Rear Cover (Joy) Side 1 (Joy) Side 2 (Joy) Signature
L-R: William Edmond Stanley, Mr. Peppers and Carter Stanley.
Front Cover (Rebel) Rear Cover (Later Rebel) Side 1 (Later Rebel) Side 2 (Later Rebel)

This live collection was initially released by Ralph on his 'Joy' label, which included a picture of a baby[1] on the labels and front sleeve. The Joy version has eight tracks from the Brown County 1966 show on side one, which at about 24:24 mins, is mastered at low volume to squeeze all the music onto the disc. The Rebel reissue, shifts the last two cuts (Take Me Home and Stone Walls And Steel Bars) onto the end of Side Two, and consequently is much better sound quality.

The set from the Brown County, Bean Blossom was later reissued in a more complete form by Ralph on CD as Brown County Jamboree in 2004. This is again much better quality, but omits Boat Of Love which was performed by The Stanleys with Birch Monroe (Bill's Brother). On both LP versions, there is a quiet but annoying delayed 'echo' of a few seconds, which is most noticeable in the in between song banter.

The Bean Blossom performance on 16th October 1966 was one of Carter's last appearances on stage, and is from afternoon sets which differ to the evening performance found on Stanley Series Vol. 1 No. 4.

The other two sources of material, have also been reissued in much more extended form. The 1956 Shenandoah Valley Bowl, Edinburg, Va set is featured on Stanley Series Vol. 2 No. 1 and Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va on Stanley Series Vol. 2 No. 3.

The version of Meet Me By The Moonlight (aka Meet Me Tonight) was also featured on Rachael Liebling's excellent 'High Lonesome - The Story Of Bluegrass' film and soundtrack CD.

 

For more information on these live recordings, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 59-60, 76-78, 197-200 and 222-223.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
Nobody's Business
01:46
16 Oct 1966
Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, In. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Melvin Goins
George Shuffler

Porter Grainger / Everett Robbins ?
A-2
Somebody Loves You Darling
04:05
16 Oct 1966
Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, In. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Melvin Goins
George Shuffler

Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris
A-3
Boat Of Love
02:40
16 Oct 1966
Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, In. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Melvin Goins
George Shuffler

Bill Monroe
A-4
Little Birdie
02:31
16 Oct 1966
Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, In. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Melvin Goins
George Shuffler

P.D.
A-5
Single Girl
03:35
16 Oct 1966
Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, In. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Melvin Goins
George Shuffler

A.P. Carter
A-6
Takes A Worried Man
05:16
16 Oct 1966
Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, In. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Melvin Goins
George Shuffler

A.P. Carter
A-7
Take Me Home Savior
02:29
16 Oct 1966
Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, In. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Melvin Goins
George Shuffler

P.D.
A-8
Stone Walls And Steel Bars
01:58
16 Oct 1966
Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, In. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Melvin Goins
George Shuffler

Ray Pennington / Roy E. Marcum
B-1
I Believed In You Darling
02:38
03 Jun 1956
Shenandoah Valley Bowl, Edinburg, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


Bill Monroe
B-2
Meet Me By The Moonlight
02:45
03 Jun 1956
Shenandoah Valley Bowl, Edinburg, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


Joseph Augustine Wade
B-3
Rovin' Gambler
03:09
08 Jul 1956
Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
B-4
I Just Got Wise
02:29
08 Jul 1956
Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


C. Stanley
B-5
Who'll Call You Sweetheart
03:05
08 Jul 1956
Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


C. Stanley / Bill Monroe
B-6
Wait A Little Longer
02:04
08 Jul 1956
Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


Hazel Houser / Chester Smith

Go To Top Of Page [1] presumably Ralph and Jimmie's firstborn daughter Lisa, who also had Ralph's instrumental Lisa's Joy named after her (on his Play Requests LP).