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The Stanley Brothers - Sing The Songs Of Bill Monroe

(Gusto GT-0547) c2004


Sing The Songs Of Bill Monroe

Another Gusto compilation, this time with 23 songs from the King/Starday catalogue, having some association with Bill Monroe. i.e. usually having been recorded by Bill Monroe or The Monroe Brothers.

From the Monroe Brothers there's: Six Month's Ain't Long, Lover's Quarrel (aka Let Us Be Lover's Again), How Beautiful Heaven Must Be (We Read Of A Place That's Called Heaven), Little Joe, Weeping Willow (Weeping Willow Tree) and Will The Circle Be Unbroken.

Likewise with Bill Monroe: Mother's Only Sleeping, No Letter Today (No Letter In The Mail), Working On A Building (I'm Working On A Building), I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning, Wicked Path Of Sin (This Wicked Path Of Sin), I Saw The Light, Little Maggie, Back Up And Push , Pass Me Not, Over In The Glory Land ((We're Going) Just Over In The Glory Land), Somebody Touched Me and Hills Of Roane County (Roane County Prison).

Also included is Pretty Little Miss In The Garden which Bill Monroe recorded as Pretty Fair Maiden In The Garden in Nov. 1966; What About You - April 1969; and Jenny Lynn - Jan. 1971.

The inclusion of Midnight Ramble a revamping of Bill's Tennessee Blues and Stoney Creek (similar to Salt Creek) are perhaps questionable, but at least this compilation isn't just another random selection and has a decent playing time!

Nowadays however, the King/Starday material is probably best obtained on the two 4xCD box sets The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 and The King Years, 1961-1965.

 

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:
1
Six Month's Ain't Long
02:47
28 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick
Ralph Mayo

Dick Burnett / Leonard Rutherford ?
2
Lover's Quarrel
02:41
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


Gussie Davis
3
Stoney Creek
02:03
13 Aug 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
4
Mother's Only Sleeping
02:46
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling


Maynard Spencer / Lance Spencer
5
How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
02:33
02 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

A.S. Bridgewater / Andy P. Bland
6
No Letter Today
02:45
28 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick
Ralph Mayo

Bill Carlisle
7
Little Joe
02:33
16 Jan 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


P.D.
8
Working On A Building
02:30
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling


A.P. Carter
9
Jenny Lynn
02:07
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


P.D.
10
I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning
03:05
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Bill Monroe
11
This Wicked Path Of Sin
02:42
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Bill Monroe
12
Weeping Willow
02:25
15 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
13
Pretty Little Miss In The Garden
02:16
14 Aug 1963
Country Folk Music Spotlight Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

P.D.
14
Midnight Ramble
02:06
01 Oct 1958
King 5165 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
15
I Saw The Light
02:14
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Hank Williams
16
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
02:37
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

A.P. Carter
17
Little Maggie
02:47
?? May 1960
Starday 522 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

P.D.
18
What About You
02:35
15 Jan 1961
The Remarkable Stanley Brothers Play And Sing Bluegrass Songs For You Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


Johnnie Wright / Jack Anglin
19
Back Up And Push
02:12
16 Jul 1964
The Remarkable Stanley Brothers Play And Sing Bluegrass Songs For You Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
20
Pass Me Not
02:38
15 Sep 1959
King 5313 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Fanny J. Crosby
21
Over In The Glory Land
02:32
15 Sep 1959
King 5367 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

J.E. Reynolds / W.P. Snyder
22
Somebody Touched Me
02:16
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling


John Reedy
23
Hills Of Roane County
04:35
29 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick


Willis Maberry

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