Clinch Mountain Echo

VW Boys - Greatest Hits

Music - Comedy - Magic

(Fat Dog FD-0110) 2010


Greatest Hits
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This bluegrass comedy trio is pretty funny in places... That is, if you like humour that isn't too PC or doesn't take itself too seriously...

Ralph is featured in a short 2:40 min. interview and he sings lead on Tim White's Gospel song March You Down Ole Sinner. Also featured is a hilarious spoof of The Ballad Of Jed Clampett with lyrics something along the lines of:-

"Come and listen to my story about a man named Ralph
Man a lot of money with his banjo and his mouth
And then one day after pickin' at his show
Up walked a Movie man and offered him some dough
Greenbacks that is... big money... Jaguars...[1]

Well the first thing you know ol' Ralph's a millionaire
Kin-folks said Ralph 'you got some change to spare?
Ralph knew the Opry was the place he ought to be
So he loaded up his bus and he drove to Tennessee
Nashville that is... Music Pools... football stars

And now it's time to say hello to the man of constant sorrow
He might be coming through your town to do a show tomorrow
You're all invited to buy a ticket and a new CD
Better bring some bucks, he won't work for chicken feed
Money in the bank... No bologna sandwiches
Security guards... Oh Brother...
Visit the website now you hear?"

The March You Down Ole Sinner track I guess would have been recorded c1998 as in the preceding interview Nathan is mentioned as being 5 years old. Personnnel on the song is listed as follows:

Track:
Title:
CD:
(69:12)
1
Snappy Lunch

McPeak / Vaught / White
2
Orphan Chicken

Larry J. McPeak
3
Road Kill Wipeout

The Ventures
4
Big Fat Earl

McPeak / Vaught / White
5
Gary Wedemeyer talks!

N/A
6
Low And Lonely

Floyd / Jenkins
7
Ballad Of Ralph

McPeak / Vaught / White
8
Ralph Stanley Interview

N/A
9
March You Down Ole Sinner

Tim White
10
Jesus Loves Me

Bradbury / Warner
11
Barefoot Nellie

Don Reno / Jim Davis
12
Ols Billy Ray's Chickens

Tom T. Hall / Dixie Hall
13
I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore

Sheb Wooley / Dick Feller
14
What A Wonderful Time

Larry McPeak
15
Can I Pick One?

McPeak / Vaught / White
16
Sally Ann

P.D.
17
Whatever Happened To Mayberry

McPeak / Vaught / White
18
Intro Bluegrass Trumpets

N/A
19
Bonaparte's Retreat

Redd Stewart
20
Roy Mullins interview

N/A
21
Sixteen Chickens And A Tambourine

Johnnie Masters
22
Beulah Land

Squire Parsons
23
Saturday Night

McPeak / White / Vaught
24
James T. James (comedy routine)

N/A
25
Two Tennessee Pigs

Tim White / Larry McPeak

Go To Top Of Page [1] T. Bone Burnett:- "You know, were gonna have a 75-year-old rock star. Ive taken great pleasure in Ralph beginning to see some justice. I know hes enjoying it like crazy. Hes driving around in his shades and black leather jacket in a new black Jaguar."
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7416551/ralph-stanley-o-brother-where-art-thou-soundtrack