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The Stanley Brothers - I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow

(Golden Stars GSS-5346) 2002


I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
Rear Cover CD 1 Front Cover CD 1 Tray
CD 2 Front Cover CD 2 Tray
CD 3 Front Cover CD 3 Tray

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This is one of those 'dodgy' European compilations, that takes advantage of the expiration in copyright in recordings after 50 years.[1] Often such product, prominently displays the M.C.P.S. (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society) logo, and would still incur royaly payments to the song publishers, but not necessarily to the original record label or artists.

In this case, the artwork says "Made in Portugal" but the M.C.P.S logo would indicate a UK origin.

The featured material is taken from the Columbia and Rich-R-Tone sessions, which can be found in more complete form and better quality on The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers and Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s CDs. Disc Three features WCYB radio recordings, which can be found on the Rebel The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol and V/A - Live Again! WCYB Bristol Farm & Fun Time sets. Both Rebel albums have been compiled as one CD, and feature inter-song dialogue, which has been cut from this 'Golden Stars' set.

The 3xCD set comes in a card slip-on case and doesn't have any liner notes or song recording information.

 

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 Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
CD 1:
(38:41)
1
I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:55
03 Nov 1950
Columbia 20816 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Les Woodie
Pee Wee Lambert
Ernest 'Ernie' Newton

R.D. Burnett
2
The Lonesome River
02:43
03 Nov 1950
Columbia 20816 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Les Woodie
Pee Wee Lambert
Ernest 'Ernie' Newton

C. Stanley
3
Hey! Hey! Hey!
02:41
03 Nov 1950
Columbia 20770 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Les Woodie
Pee Wee Lambert
Ernest 'Ernie' Newton

C. Stanley
4
Sweetest Love
02:21
11 Apr 1952
Columbia 20953 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Wooten

George Shuffler

C. Stanley
5
The Wandering Boy
02:13
11 Apr 1952
Columbia 20953 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Wooten

George Shuffler

R.S. Hanna
6
The Fields Have Turned Brown
02:30
20 Nov 1949
Columbia 20667 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Les Woodie
Pee Wee Lambert
Ernest 'Ernie' Newton

C. Stanley
7
Pretty Polly
02:49
03 Nov 1950
Columbia 20770 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Les Woodie
Pee Wee Lambert
Ernest 'Ernie' Newton

P.D.
8
The Drunkard's Hell
02:36
20 Nov 1949
Columbia 20735 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Les Woodie
Pee Wee Lambert
Ernest 'Ernie' Newton

C. Stanley
9
Too Late To Cry
02:57
20 Nov 1949
Columbia 20697 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Les Woodie
Pee Wee Lambert
Ernest 'Ernie' Newton

C. Stanley
10
The Old Home
02:17
20 Nov 1949
Columbia 20667 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Les Woodie
Pee Wee Lambert
Ernest 'Ernie' Newton

C. Stanley
11
We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven
02:37
20 Nov 1949
Columbia 20735 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Les Woodie
Pee Wee Lambert
Ernest 'Ernie' Newton

C. Stanley
12
Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
02:48
01 Mar 1949
Columbia 20577 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Sumner
Pee Wee Lambert
James 'Jay' Hughes

M.E. Baumgardner
13
Angels Are Singing (In Heaven Tonight)
03:02
01 Mar 1949
Columbia 20617 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Sumner
Pee Wee Lambert
James 'Jay' Hughes

C. Stanley
14
The White Dove
03:12
01 Mar 1949
Columbia 20577 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Sumner
Pee Wee Lambert
James 'Jay' Hughes

C. Stanley
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
CD 2:
(35:30)
1
Molly And Tenbrook
02:27
Mid 1948
Rich-R-Tone RRT-418 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Wooten
Pee Wee Lambert


Bill Monroe
2
The Rambler's Blues
02:48
Mid 1948
Rich-R-Tone RRT-418 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Wooten
Pee Wee Lambert


Leslie Keith
3
The Little Glass Of Wine
02:57
Mid 1952
Rich-R-Tone RRT-1056 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Jim Williams


C. Stanley
4
Our Darling's Gone
02:14
Late 1947 / Early 1948
Rich-R-Tone RRT-435 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert


C. Stanley
5
Little Maggie
02:20
Late 1947 / Early 1948
Rich-R-Tone RRT-423 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert


P.D.
6
The Jealous Lover
02:14
Late 1947 / Early 1948
Rich-R-Tone RRT-435 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert


C. Stanley
7
Mother No Longer Awaits Me At Home
02:43
Early/mid 1947
Rich-R-Tone RRT-420 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
8
The Girl Behind The Bar
02:17
Early/mid 1947
Rich-R-Tone RRT-420 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

C. Stanley
9
Death Is Only A Dream
02:22
Early/mid 1947
Rich-R-Tone RRT-446 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

C.W. Ray / A.J. Buchanan
10
I Can Tell You The Time
02:11
Early/mid 1947
Rich-R-Tone RRT-446 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

Adger M. Pace
11
Let Me Be Your Friend
02:42
01 Mar 1949
Columbia 20590 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Sumner
Pee Wee Lambert
James 'Jay' Hughes

C. Stanley
12
It's Never Too Late To Start Over
02:30
01 Mar 1949
Columbia 20617 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Sumner
Pee Wee Lambert
James 'Jay' Hughes

C. Stanley
13
Have You Someone (In Heaven Waiting)
02:40
01 Mar 1949
Columbia 20647 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Sumner
Pee Wee Lambert
James 'Jay' Hughes

C. Stanley
14
A Vision Of Mother
02:58
01 Mar 1949
Columbia 20647 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Sumner
Pee Wee Lambert
James 'Jay' Hughes

C. Stanley
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
CD 3:
(27:12)
1
Cotton Eyed Joe
01:15
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

P.D.
2
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
01:58
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

Bill Monroe
3
Lonely Tombs
02:02
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

P.D.
4
Orange Blossom Special
01:57
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

Ervin T. Rouse
5
Old Joe Clark
01:24
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

P.D.
6
They're At Rest Together
02:35
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

Walter Callahan
7
White House Blues
01:36
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

Wilbur Jones
8
Standing In The Need Of Prayer
01:36
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

P.D.
9
Riding The Humpbacked Mule
01:56
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

P.D. ?
10
Goodbye Old Pal
02:10
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

Bill Monroe
11
Just One Way To The Pearly Gate
02:13
?? ??? 1947
The Stanley Brothers On WCYB Bristol Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Leslie Keith
Pee Wee Lambert
Ray Lambert

James D. Vaughan
12
Short Life Of Trouble
02:13
?? ??? 1949
V/A - Live Again! WCYB Bristol Farm & Fun Time Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Summner
Pee Wee Lambert


G.B. Grayson
13
Blackberry Blossom
01:18
?? ??? 1949
V/A - Live Again! WCYB Bristol Farm & Fun Time Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Summner
Pee Wee Lambert


P.D.
14
Rose Of Old Kentucky
02:40
?? ??? 1949
V/A - Live Again! WCYB Bristol Farm & Fun Time Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Bobby Summner
Pee Wee Lambert


Bill Monroe

Go To Top Of Page [1] In the UK the copyright period was 50 years, but has now been extended to 70 years. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/copyright-in-sound-recordings/copyright-in-sound-recordings