Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - 20 Bluegrass Originals

(Gusto GD-5026) 1978


Columbia Sessions Vol. 2
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

As Gusto 'best-of' compilations go this is perhaps one of the best, certainly one of the longest!.

It might be my hearing, but the drums on Five String Drag sound a bit louder than they do on The King Years, 1961-1965. Also, the fade at the end of Stone Walls And Steel Bars is slightly longer than normal...

The album has been reissued on CD (Deluxe DCD-7907) 1987.

Nowadays probably the best way to get all the King / Starday material, is on the two 4xCD set's The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 and The King Years, 1961-1965.

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to these sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 86-88, 91-93, 100-105, 108-114, 116-118, 129-130, 137, 139-140, 142-144, 149-151, 159-160, 165-168, 171-173, 201 and 203-204.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
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
A-2
Little Maggie
02:47
?? May 1960
Starday 522 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

P.D.
A-3
Holiday Pickin'
02:12
Starday 413 Starday 413 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
A-4
Tragic Romance
03:01
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris
A-5
Five String Drag
01:52
17 Sep 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

R. Stanley / George Shuffler
A-6
Old Love Letters
02:36
11 Jul 1960
King 5415 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Johnny Bond
A-7
Don't Go Out Tonight
02:32
?? May 1960
Starday 546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

G.B. Grayson
A-8
Midnight Ramble
02:06
01 Oct 1958
King 5165 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
A-9
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
A-10
It's Raining Here This Morning
02:26
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Grandpa Jones
B-1
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
B-2
Don't Step Over An Old Love
02:42
17 Sep 1963
Country Folk Music Spotlight Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Fred Stryker
B-3
Still Trying To Get To Little Rock
02:40
22 Sep 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

Chubby Anthony
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
B-4
Little Benny
02:07
11 Jul 1960
King 5415 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

P.D.
B-5
Sunny Side Of The Mountain
02:31
14 Sep 1959
King 5291 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Harry C. McAuliffe / Bobby Gregory
B-6
Sweeter Than The Flowers
03:21
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ervin T. Rouse / Aubrey W. Mullican / Syd Nathan
B-7
Just Because
02:16
28 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick
Ralph Mayo

Joe Shelton / Bob Shelton / Sydney Robin
B-8
Let Me Love You One More Time
02:05
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
B-9
Daybreak In Dixie
02:14
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier
B-10
The Wild Side Of Life
02:14
15 Jan 1961
King 5460 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


W. Warren / A. Carter

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