Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - On Radio, Vol. 1

(County CO-780) 1983


On Radio, Vol. 1
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

Along with Vol. 2, this album features radio recordings the Stanley Brothers made for the "Jim Walter Jamboree" show, whilst they were based in Live Oak, Fl. Jim Walter had been running a business building "shell" homes since 1946[1] and sponsored The Stanley Brothers for a few years in the early 1960s, with a TV show and this syndicated radio show.

The programs aren't dated, but as Carter mentions that A Few More Seasons had just been recorded and Bill Napier had left to join Charlie Moore by May 1960, the shows must date from sometime between Jan - May 1960. The liner notes also say that How Far To Little Rock was featured regularly and as that song entered the Billboard C&W chart on 21st March,[2] it again points to perhaps a March/April recording date.

Like the 'Stanley Series' these albums are priceless, capturing the Stanley Brothers in fine form, and featuring the excellent Chubby Anthony and Bill Napier. It's also interesting to hear Carter's ultra smooth emcee work, seemlessly working in plugs for 'Jim Walter's homes'.

In addition to the more familiar Stanley Brothers songs, Vol. 1 also includes versions of Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms, Black Mountain Blues and Mississippi Sawyer which I don't think the Stanley Brothers otherwise recorded in the studio.

Both volumes have liner notes by Gary B. Reid and Penny Parsons. Cover Artwork features a painting by Karen Artis, who also did the cover and some photographs for Bob Artis' 1975 book 'Bluegrass'.

'Vol. 1' and Vol. 2 have been reissued on one CD as On Radio, although there is some minor differences, with the closing theme from Side 1 and opening theme from Side 2 being omitted along with a small amount of dialogue.

 

For more detailed breakdown and background to these radio shows, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 106-107 and 144-146.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
Theme
00:35
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

C. Stanley / R. Stanley ?
A-2
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
02:27
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
A-3
A Few More Seasons
02:27
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

P.D.
A-4
Love Me Darlin' Just Tonight
02:23
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

M.H. 'Red' Malone / Ruby Rakes
A-5
Black Mountain Blues
01:38
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

Leslie Keith
A-6
My Lord's Gonna Set Me Free
01:56
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
A-7
How Mountain Girls Can Love
01:39
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
A-8
Mississippi Sawyer
00:47
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

P.D.
A-9
Theme
00:36
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

C. Stanley / R. Stanley ?
B-1
Theme
00:36
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

C. Stanley / R. Stanley ?
B-2
Orange Blossom Special
02:48
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

P.D.
B-3
Daniel Prayed
02:17
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

G.T. Speer
B-4
Shenandoah Waltz
02:00
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Clyde Moody / Chubby Wise
B-5
How Far To Little Rock
02:24
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
B-6
Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On
02:04
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
B-7
Pig In A Pen
01:49
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D. or Arthur Smith?
B-8
Cripple Creek
00:46
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
B-9
Theme
00:31
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

C. Stanley / R. Stanley ?

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