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Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - High Lonesome:

The Story Of Bluegrass Music

(CMH CMHD-8007) 1994


High Lonesome
Rear Cover CD Tray

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This soundtrack CD to Rachel Liebling's excellent "High Lonesome: The Story Of Bluegrass Music" film/DVD includes two Ralph Stanley tracks, and one live Stanley Brothers cut.

Ralph's version of Gloryland is from his Something Old, Something New LP, but prefixed by a short 12-13 second bit of dialog from the film; and The Fields Have Turned Brown is from the I Want To Preach The Gospel album, with John Duffey on mandolin and high baritone.

The Stanley Brothers track, Meet Me By The Moonlight (aka Meet Me Tonight) is from the 3rd June 1956 show at Shenandoah Valley Bowl, Edinburg, Va. It has also been issued on the Together For The Last Time LP and Stanley Series, Vol. 2 No. 1 LP/CD.

The film is a fabulous introduction to bluegrass, but if you've got the DVD, the CD is largely superfluous.

The CD also comes with a 12-page booklet, but in my copy the images haven't been cropped correctly and have been overprinted onto part of the text, making the liner notes impossible to read in places.

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Stanley's show, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 59-60 and 76-77.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(42:35)
1
With Body And Soul
- Bill Monroe

Virginia Stauffer
2
Jerusalem Ridge
- Kenny Baker & Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe
3
The Fields Have Turned Brown
- Ralph Stanley

C. Stanley
4
Going Across The Sea
- Bill Monroe

P.D.
5
I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
- Mac Wiseman

A.P. Carter
6
Rocky Top
- Osborne Brothers

Felice Bryant / Boudleaux Bryant
7
Sunny Side Of The Mountain
- Jimmy Martin

Harry McAulife / Bobby Gregory
8
Paradise
- Jim & Jesse

John Prine
9
Meet Me By The Moonlight
- Stanley Brothers

Joseph Augustine Wade
10
A Voice From On High
- Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe / Bessie Maudlin
11
Gloryland
- Ralph Stanley

P.D.
12
Muddy Waters
- Seldom Scene

Phil Rosenthal
13
Ruby
- Osborne Brothers

Jo May Creasy
14
Little Georgia Rose
- Seldom Scene

Bill Monroe
15
I'm OnMy Way To The Old Home
- Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe

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