Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - The Essential Masters

(Varese Sarabande 203-066-609-2) 2004


The Essential Masters

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Another CD compilation 'Best of' from the King/Starday period, licensed from Gusto...

Nowadays the King/Starday material is probably best obtained on the two 4xCD box sets The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 and The King Years, 1961-1965.

 

For detailed information on the songs/sessions check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book. For page references, see the Original Release entries.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
1
How Mountain Girls Can Love
02:08
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
2
She's More To Be Pitied
02:16
30 Sep 1958
King 5155 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
3
Think Of What You've Done
02:07
01 Oct 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


C. Stanley
4
Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On
02:01
10 Feb 1959
King 5233 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
5
I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:39
15 Sep 1959
King 5269 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

R.D. Burnett
6
Mountain Dew
02:44
14 Sep 1959
King 5347 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Bascom Lamar Lunsford / Scotty Wiseman
7
How Far To Little Rock
02:40
15 Sep 1959
King 5306 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
8
Let Me Love You One More Time
02:05
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
9
Daybreak In Dixie
02:14
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier
10
Lover's Quarrel
02:41
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


Gussie Davis
11
I'd Worship You
02:19
16 Jan 1961
King 5518 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
12
Fast Express
02:55
20 Jul 1961
King 5557 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Alton Delmore
13
(Dear Girl) Can You Forgive
03:02
03 May 1962
Country Folk Music Spotlight Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Roy Hall
14
Little Birdie
01:59
29 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick


P.D.
15
Stone Walls And Steel Bars
02:07
14 Aug 1963
King 5809 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

Ray Pennington / Roy E. Marcum
16
Don't Cheat In Our Home Town
02:34
17 Sep 1963
Country Folk Music Spotlight Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Ray Pennington / Roy E. Marcum
17
Oh Death
02:58
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
18
Rollin' On Rubber Wheels
02:55
16 Jul 1964
The Remarkable Stanley Brothers Play And Sing Bluegrass Songs For You Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

C. Stanley

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