Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - Sunday Morning

(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD640) 1992


Sunday Morning

Recorded at sessions in May and October 1992 at Music Row Audio, Nashville, Tn. This is the Gospel/sacred half of the Saturday Night / Sunday Morning 2xCD set.

As might be expected given the different guest vocalists, the album is a bit uneven, but no doubt was commercially successful.

The Clinch Mountain Boys open the disc with an a cappella hymn I'll Pass Over Thee.

The Albert E. Brumley classic Rank Stranger had been recorded several times including The Stanley Brothers for Starday. Ralph has also cut versions on I Want To Preach The Gospel, Live In Japan, Live At The Smithsonian Vol. 1, Volume 1 (Live 1971) / Classic Stanley, Sings His Favorites Now and Then, Clinch Mountain Sweethearts, 'Man Of Constant Sorrow', Live At McCabe's Guitar Shop, and 'Gospel Favorites'.

Let Me Walk Lord By Your Side had been cut by The Stanley Brothers for both Mercury and King, and by Ralph for his Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers and with Jimmy Martin at the 1980 'First Time Together' sessions.

Bill Monroe's I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning had been recorded by The Stanley Brothers for King and in 1965 for Rimrock (appearing on the posthumous 'Empty Mansion, In Memory Of Carter Stanley' LP).

Dwight Yoakam's Miner's Prayer was also featured with Ralph on 'The Ralph Stanley Story' DVD.

The Fields Have Turned Brown had been recorded by The Stanley Brothers at Columbia and also by Ralph on his I Want To Preach The Gospel LP.

Great High Mountain had been featured on Ralph's I Want To Preach The Gospel.

On Heaven's Bright Shore had been recorded by Ralph on his Snow Covered Mound LP and by The Marshall Family on Ralph's Live At The Old Homeplace LP.

Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures had been cut on Ralph's Over The Sunset Hill, I Want To Preach The Gospel, Live At The Smithsonian Vol. 2, Classic Stanley, Live At Watermelon Park and 'Man Of Constant Sorrow' albums.

First Step To Heaven by Jim Rushing and Emory Gordy, and Sailing Home by Ralph don't appear to have been recorded before...

Angel Band had been cut by The Stanley Brothers for Mercury and Wango and by Ralph on I Want To Preach The Gospel. Ralph also re-recorded it for Clinch Mountain Sweethearts. A live version by The Stanley Brothers appears on the 'Folk Festival' (Stanleytone ST-CD-5003) 2001 (recorded at the University Of Chicago 1961/65).

Vision Of Mother had been cut by The Stanley Brothers during their tenure at Columbia.

Bill Monroe's The Old Cross Road had also been recorded by Ralph and Jimmy Martin in 1980 for their 'First Time Together' album and by The Stanley Brothers for Wango.

Little Bessie had been cut by The Stanley Brothers for King, and a live-in-studio version on 'Old-Time Songs' (Stanleytone ST-CD-5001)/ 'An Evening Long Time Ago' (Columbia CK 86747) CDs. A live version by Ralph can also be found on the Live At Watermelon Park CD.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(45:28)
1
I'll Pass Over Thee
- Clinch Mountain Boys

Ralph Burke
2
Rank Stranger
- Tom T. Hall

Albert E. Brumley
3
Let Me Walk Lord By Your Side
- Vince Gill

C. Stanley
4
I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning
- Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe
5
Introduction to Miners Prayer
- Curly Ray Cline / Dwight Yoakam

n/a
6
Miner's Prayer
- Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam
7
The Fields Have Turned Brown
- Charlie Waller / Judy Marshall

C. Stanley
8
Great High Mountain
- Emmylou Harris / Judy Marshall

P.D. arr R. Stanley
9
Heaven's Bright SHore
- Judy Marshall / Alison Krauss

P.D. arr R. Stanley
10
Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures
- Larry Sparks

Van Hoos
11
The First Step To Heaven
- Ricky Skaggs

Jim Rushing / Emory Gordy
12
Sailing Home
- Patty Loveless / Alison Krauss

R. Stanley
13
Angel Band
- George Jones / Vince Gill

Jefferson Hascall / William B. Bradbury
14
Vision Of Mother
- Judy Marshall / Alison Krauss

C. Stanley
15
The Old Cross Roads
- Jimmy Martin

Bill Monroe
16
Little Bessie
- Charlie Sizemore

P.D.

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