Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley & Joe Isaacs - A Gospel Gathering

(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD642) 1995


A Gospel Gathering
CD Tray

This 1995 Gospel collaboration between Ralph and The Isaacs was recorded at Big Mo studios in Kensington, Md. and Horizon Studio, Asheville, Nc.

Joe Isaacs had briefly been a CMB in 1969, inbetween Larry Sparks and Roy Lee Centers.[1]

The album features different aggregations of musicians on each track, ostensibly starting with the CMB's and ending with The Isaacs. Ralph's lead vocalist at the time, Kenneth Davis, only gets to sing on the first track - Step Off On That Beautiful Shore which was written by DJ/Songwriter and Lester Flatt biographer Jake Lambert.

I think this is probably the first time Ralph has sung with a band featuring a dobro...

The CD comes with a fold-out booklet with lyrics to the songs and liner notes by Mike Kelley.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(38:09)
1
Step Off On That Beautiful Shore

Jake Lambert
2
Satan's Chains

Carl Goodman
3
Purple Robe

O'dell McCloud
4
Jonah And The Whale

W.E. Sewell / Nell Bland
5
Another Mile

M. McMillion
6
We'd Always Ask Mama To Pray

R. Stanley / Michael Tew
7
We Shall Meet

T. Teddie
8
Cast The First Stone

Joe Isaacs
9
Keep Walking

Joe Isaacs
10
Have You Someone (In Heaven Awaiting)

C. Stanley
11
Restore Thy Brother

Joe Isaacs
12
Jacob's Vision

P.D.

Go To Top Of Page [1] Quote from Ralph in the liner notes to Clinch Mountain Country.