Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys

(Mercury FDX9059-60) 1974


The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys
Rear Cover
Side One Side Two Side Three Side Four

This is a Japanese double LP compilation from 1974 of Mercury era material, which only duplicates a couple of tracks from the earlier 1971 The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 2xLP set.

The gatefold cover is probably the strangest and most unsuited 'Stanley Brothers' cover I've ever seen... a psychedelic nightmare, with Carter and Ralph's eyes & teeth looking pretty sinister... probably best not to stare at it too long!

The inner gatefold includes lyrics to the songs in English and some Japanese text.

Nowadays probably the best way to get all the Mercury material is on the 2xCD The Complete Mercury Recordings set.

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to these sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 41-51, 56, 57-58, 60-61, 62-64, 66-68, 71-73, 74, 78, 81, 82-83, 108-111 and 149.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
A-1
Orange Blossom Special
02:29
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70663 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Ervin T. Rouse
A-2
Who Will Call You Sweetheart
02:56
16 Jul 1956
Country Pickin' & Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony / Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


C. Stanley / Bill Monroe
A-3
A Voice From On High
02:35
25 Nov 1953
Mercury 70340 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Jim Williams
John Shuffler


Bill Monroe / Bessie Maudlin
A-4
Big Tilda
02:03
19 Dec 1955
Mercury 70789 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe


R. Stanley
A-5
Angel Band
02:18
19 Dec 1955
Country Pickin' & Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe


Jefferson Hascall / William B. Bradbury
A-6
Clinch Mountain Blues
02:04
19 Dec 1955
Country Pickin And Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe


Leslie Keith
B-1
The Flood
03:10
1 Feb 1957
Mercury 71064 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
George Shuffler
Red Malone


C. Stanley / R. Stanley
B-2
Poison Lies
02:42
25 Nov 1953
Mercury 70437 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Jim Williams
John Shuffler


C. Stanley
B-3
You're Still On My Mind
02:02
28 Nov 1954
Country Pickin' & Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance


R. Stanley
B-4
The Cry From The Cross
02:53
16 Jul 1956
Mercury 71135 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony / Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


Johnnie Masters
B-5
Tragic Love
02:29
05 Apr 1955
Country Pickin' & Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Buddy Dee
B-6
Fling Ding
02:09
27 Feb 1957
Mercury-Starday 71207 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Pee Wee Lambert
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
C-1
Daybreak In Dixie
02:00
15 Nov 1957
Hard Times Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Benny Martin / Howard Forrester
Bill Napier
Curley Lambert


Bill Napier
C-2
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
02:15
29 Aug 1954
Mercury 70453 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance
Charlie Cline

Bill Monroe
C-3
I Long To See The Old Folks
03:06
25 Nov 1953
Mercury 70340 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Jim Williams
John Shuffler


C. Stanley
C-4
Our Last Goodbye
02:39
09 Aug 1953
Mercury 70270 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Jim Williams
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
C-5
Nobody's Love Is Like Mine
02:29
30 May 1954
Mercury 70789 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Lightning Chance


C. Stanley
C-6
So Blue
02:21
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70612 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


R. Stanley / Peggy Stanley
D-1
Baby Girl
02:20
28 Nov 1954
Mercury 70886 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance


C. Stanley
D-2
Memories Of Mother
02:23
30 May 1954
Mercury 70400 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Lightning Chance


C. Stanley
D-3
Dickenson County Breakdown
02:16
25 Nov 1953
Mercury 70437 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Jim Williams
John Shuffler


R. Stanley
D-4
Harbor Of Love
02:20
29 Aug 1954
Mercury 70483 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance
Charlie Cline

C. Stanley
D-5
Little Maggie
02:44
?? Jun 1960
Country Oldies But Goodies (Smash LP 27016) Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

James Austin 'Audie' Webster
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
D-6
Hard Times
02:47
29 Aug 1954
Mercury 70546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance
Charlie Cline

R. Stanley

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