Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - Best Pack

(Seven Seas GSW-17) 1974


Best Pack
Rear Cover Front Cover with OBI strip Side One Side Two
Side Three Side Four

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This is a Japanese 2xLP compilation of Ralph's classic early '70s Rebel material, that was released in 1974. Actually it's the first compilation to appear of Ralph's music, and there wasn't another until the Classic Bluegrass CD came out in 1990.

On the front gatefold cover, the artwork is re-used from Something Old, Something New, while the rear makes use of the cropped picture from the back of I Want To Preach The Gospel. The inside gatefold includes liner notes in Japanese and English lyrics to eight of the songs.

The album is also notable for including three tracks from Curly Ray Cline's 'solo' albums, which the CMB's recorded in the same era, but which are not credited as such on the artwork!

 

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
A-1
Don't Ask Me Why
01:52
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Roy Lee Centers
A-2
Pretty Polly
03:36
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
A-3
Flood Of '57
03:01
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
A-4
Clinch Mountain Backstep
02:21
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Ruby Rakes
A-5
Maple On The Hill
02:00
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Gussie L. Davis
A-6
Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:52
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

R.D. Burnett
A-7
Lost Indian
02:37
13 Oct 1972
Curly Ray Cline - My Little Home In West Virginia
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


P.D.
B-1
Goin' To Georgia
02:27
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
B-2
Brand New Tennessee Waltz
02:44
22 Feb 1971
Rebel F-310
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Jesse Winchester
B-3
Katy Daly
02:10
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Eamon O'Shea arr Paul Mullins
B-4
Cluck Old Hen
02:51
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
B-5
A Little Boy Called Joe
03:07
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Lee Allen
B-6
Little Maggie
02:47
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
B-7
Take Me Back To Tennessee
02:14
13 Oct 1972
Curly Ray Cline - My Little Home In West Virginia
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Ed Ferris


Curly Ray Cline
C-1
Walkin' In My Sleep
02:07
14 Jan 1971
Curly Ray Cline - Chicken Reel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


Curly Ray Cline
C-2
The Prettiest Flowers Will Be Blooming
02:16
23 Feb 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Albert E. Brumley
C-3
All The Love I Had Is Gone
02:26
30 Jun 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Roy Lee Centers / Archie E. Jones
C-4
Rocky Island
01:54
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
C-5
Gold Watch And Chain
01:59
23 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


A.P. Carter
C-6
You Know I'll Be Lonesome
02:10
23 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


R. Stanley
C-7
The Lonesome River
02:53
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


C. Stanley
D-1
Brighter Mansion
01:41
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Don Reno / Red Smiley
D-2
The Fields Have Turned Brown
02:50
22 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


C. Stanley
D-3
Old Country Church
02:16
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

J.W. Vaughan
D-4
Give Me The Roses Now
02:17
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

James Rowe / R.H. Cornelius
D-5
Death Is Only A Dream
02:49
22 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

C.W. Ray / A.J. Buchanan
D-6
Six More Miles
02:49
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Hank Williams
D-7
Angel Band
01:54
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Jefferson Hascall / William B. Bradbury

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