Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Collectors Edition, Vol. 4

(Gusto GT-0106) 1983


Collectors Edition, Vol. 4
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

Vol. 4 in this series, mostly recycles tracks from the Starday Mountain Song Favorites album. It is however notable for being the first LP appearance of the Stanley's My Deceitful Heart, which previously had only been released on the My Deceitful Heart / Drunkard's Dream (King 5674) single in Aug 1962.

One track, Fire On The Strings is actually Ralph's banjo instrumental Holiday Pickin'. It had previously appeared under this alternate title on a Various Artists' compilation Fire On The Strings (Starday SLP-221) in 1963.

Rather oddly another instrumental, Banjo On The Mountain, doesn't appear to be by The Stanley Brothers. It seems to have first appeared credited to them on a Various Artists compilation 'Country Express' (Starday SLP-109) 1960 / (Nashville NLP-2006) 1964. Exactly where it comes from, and who plays on it is somewhat of a mystery. I had thought that it was Carl Story with the Brewster Brothers, as there is a BMI song with that title credited to Bud & Willie Brewster. Carl Story cut it for Mercury/Starday in 1957, and although the tune sounds similiar, it is a different recording to that on this Gusto LP. It definitely isn't the Hylo Brown song of the same name. The tune was also later recorded by 78 RPM on their eponymous debut (Rural 1999), credited to Ralph... but I'm 99% sure it ain't.

Today, probably the best way to get all the King/Starday material is on the excellent The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 and The King Years, 1961-1965 4xCD sets.

Thanks to Chris Wing for the ongoing corrections!

 

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 Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
Another Night
03:03
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Jack Adkins
A-2
Highway Of Regret
02:04
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Donald 'Chubby' Anthony
A-3
Banjo On The Mountain - Carl Story?
02:00
?? ??? 19??
???






???
A-4
Carolina Mountain Home
02:20
Summer 1959
Starday SEP-107 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Len Wright / Estel Lee Scarborough
A-5
If I Lose
02:10
?? May 1960
Starday 546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
B-1
My Deceitful Heart
02:44
04 May 1962
King 5674 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Shorty Long / Johnny A. Speca
B-2
Choo Choo Comin'
02:34
Summer 1959
Starday SEP-107 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Corbet 'Cuddles' Newsome
B-3
Fire On The Strings (aka Holiday Pickin')
02:12
Summer 1958
Starday 413 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
B-4
A Little At A Time
02:27
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


M.H. 'Red' Malone / R. Stanley
B-5
Ridin' That Midnight Train
02:03
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


R. Stanley

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