Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Best Of The Best:

All Bluegrass All Gospel

(Gusto/Federal FED-CD-6522) 1998


Best Of The Best

Another cheapo Gusto gospel compilation, with ten tracks...

Nowadays the King/Starday material is probably best obtained on the two 4xCD box sets The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 and The King Years, 1961-1965.

 

For detailed information on the songs/sessions check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book. For page references, see the Original Release entries.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
1
Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
02:29
?? May 1960
Starday 506 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Marvin E. Baumgardner
2
John Three-Sixteen
01:57
02 Apr 1964
King 5902 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Alton Delmore / Ulysses Turner
3
The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
02:56
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
4
Jordan
02:02
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
5
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem
03:50
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Robert F. Boyce
6
Shoutin' On The Hills Of Glory
02:53
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

E.M. Bartlett
7
Old Daniel Prayed
02:26
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


G.T. Speer
8
White Dove
03:02
10 Feb 1959
King 5233 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
9
Jacob's Vision
02:17
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
10
That Home Far Away
02:08
11 Feb 1959
King 5197 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes

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