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Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / Big Tilda

(Mercury 70789) Feb 1956


Nobody's Love Is Like Mine (45)
Big Tilda (45) Nobody's Love Is Like Mine (78) Big Tilda (78)

This release couples another of Carter's classic songs, Nobody's Love Is Like Mine, together with Big Tilda, one of Ralph's lesser known but superb banjo instrumentals.

The single was reviewed in 'Billboard' magazine 11th Feb 1956, with both sides scoring 73 points. With typical brevity, Nobody's Love Is Like Mine was described thus: "The brothers have an authentic country sound on this ditty. Disk is aided by bright string instrumentation." and Big Tilda as "A lively, sparkling country instrumental."[1]

Both side of the release can now be found on The Complete Mercury Recordings 2xCD set.

PS: There's a really good banjo tab for Big Tilda and both the breaks from Nobody's Love Is Like Mine in Gary Bates's (aka Stanleytone) page on the banjohangout.

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Stanley's sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 45-46, 57-58, 71-72 and 74.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
A-1
Nobody's Love Is Like Mine
02:29
30 May 1954
Mercury 70789 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Lightning Chance

C. Stanley
B-1
Big Tilda
02:03
19 Dec 1955
Mercury 70789 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe

R. Stanley

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