Clinch Mountain Echo

Lester Pate & Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys - Daddy's Rose

(No label C-3840) 1990


Daddy's Rose
BU Feb 1991 review

This cassette was mentioned in the October 1990 edition of Bluegrass Unlimited, and reviewed the following February.

I've not been able to find a copy, so if anyone is able to provide more details, or a scan of the cover please get in touch via the Contact page.

Lester Davis Pate was from Boones Mill, in Franklin County, Va. He was born 12th Sept 1944 and died 1st June 2003 aged 58.[1] He was given a Congressional Commendation by Virginia in 2002, which tells us that he was a member of Boones Mill Town Council and an active member of the Masonic Lode and Ruritan Club. He had played banjo for 44 years, and had played with "Bill Monroe, Roni Stoneman, Lewis Family Done Reno & Red Smiley, Jim Eanes, John Conlee and Dr. Ralph Stanley, with whom he has made two recordings." The Commendation also tells us that he was made an Honorary Clinch Mountain Boy on 12th May 2001.[2]

Chris Wing tells me that the cassette was sold by County Sales, and their catalogue mentions that the cassette had a manufacturing fault.

Although not mentioned in the Bluegrass Unlimited review Dady's Rose was presumably the Earl Sykes song Ralph had recently recorded on I'll Answer The Call LP/CD.

I presume the Lovely Tomb title on the cover should be Hank Williams' Lonely Tombs... Curly Ray's The Old Kentucky Fox Hunter Plays Gospel has the same typo.

Track:
Title:
Cass:
1
Daddy's Rose

Earl Sykes
2
Will You Miss Me

A.P. Carter
3
Traveling The High Way Home

Frankie Bailes / Walter Bailes
4
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem

Robert F. Boyce
5
Rank Stranger

Albert E. Brumley
6
Amazing Grace

John Newton
7
Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures

Avril Gearheart / R. Stanley
8
Lonely Tombs

P.D.
9
Memories Of Mother

C. Stanley
10
I'll Fly Away

Albert E. Brumley
11
Old Country Church

J.W. Vaughan

Go To Top Of Page [1] various web searches inc. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45777129
[2] https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?021+ful+HJ21ER+pdf