Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Best Of The Best:

I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow - O Death

(Gusto/Federal FED-CD-6560-2) 2002


Best Of The Best

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This is basically a re-hash of the earlier Best Of The Best Of compilation, except that Oh Death has been subsituted for Rank Stranger, to cash-in on the success of the 'Oh Brother' film.

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
I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:39
15 Sep 1959
King 5269 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

R.D. Burnett
2
Oh Death
02:58
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
3
Stone Walls And Steel Bars
02:07
14 Aug 1963
King 5809 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

Ray Pennington / Roy E. Marcum
4
Think Of What You've Done
02:07
01 Oct 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


C. Stanley
5
Let Me Rest
02:00
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
6
How Mountain Girls Can Love
02:08
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
7
If I Lose
02:10
?? May 1960
Starday 546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
8
Love Me, Darling, Just Tonight
02:15
30 Sep 1958
King 5165 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


M.H. 'Red' Malone / Ruby Rakes
9
Little Maggie
02:47
?? May 1960
Starday 522 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

P.D.
10
Choo Choo Comin'
02:34
Summer 1959
Starday SEP-107 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Corbet 'Cuddles' Newsome

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