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Ralph Stanley - The Bottom Line Archive

(Bottom Line Archive BLRCD-017) 2017


The Bottom Line Archive
Rear Cover Inner Page

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This is a live recording made at the Bottom Line in New York on 12th June 2002. The gig was sponsored by Columbia records, and promoted the Ralph Stanley album on Columbia/DMZ, with nine of the songs from that album performed on stage, and the remainder being more familiar Stanley fayre.

Backing is provided by Mike Compton, Dennis Ceouch and Stuart Duncan, with James Alan Shelton 'filling in' for Norman Blake.

The sound quality is pretty good, and unlike some show-tapes has a nice 'warm' quality to it.

One highlight of the show is the closing song, Amazing Grace, where Ralph gets the audience to stand up, join hands, and sing along, whilst Ralph lines out the hymn.

I'm guessing that this must have been a one-off performance, as Ralph was billed as appearing in Hazard, Ky the following day and the CMB's are listed as performing at a festival the previous weekend.[1]

A couple of things to note - the artwork lists the first track as O Death, but the CD has an a capella Twelve Gates To The City instead... and Ralph is also credited as playing banjo, when it's Stuart Duncan on both fiddle and banjo...

Track:
Title:
CD:
(55:48)
1
Twelve Gates To The City

P.D.
2
Band Introductions

N/A
3
Girl From The Greenbriar Shore

P.D.
4
False Hearted Lover's Blues

W.E. Myers
5
Henry Lee

P.D.
6
I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers

P.D.
7
Lift Him Up, That's All

P.D.
8
Wild Bill Jones

P.D.
9
Hemlocks And Primroses

Landon Messer
10
Look On And Cry

n/a
11
Calling You

Hank Williams
12
Pretty Polly

P.D.
13
Great High Mountain

R. Stanley
14
Man Of Constant Sorrow

R.D. Burnett
15
Amazing Grace

John Newton

Go To Top Of Page [1] 13th June 2002 Hazard Kentucky - Memorial Gym. 'Bluegrass Unlimited' June 2002 (p. 86)