Clinch Mountain Echo

Curly Ray Cline - The Working Man

And His Lonesome Pine Fiddle

(Jalyn JLP 126) 1970


The Working Man
Rear Cover

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This album was recorded on 1st January 1970, and aside from The Braying Mule is a great but straight-forward fiddle album.

The Braying Mule features a tape of mules braying, which was recorded by Bill Grant and his wife at Medicine Springs, a few miles from Hugo, Ok. It also has a spoken introduction by Ralph. If there ever is a 'Best Of Curly Ray Cline' album, this track belongs on it!

Other highlights are Curly's Dan's Dream and Rockhouse... plus Chitlin' Cooking Time In Cheatum County which I presume Curly picked up from Fiddlin' Arthur Smith.[1]

Although Jack Cooke had I think joined the CMB's by this point, the walking bass lines suggest George Shuffler is on the session.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(16:24)
1
The Braying Mule

Curly Ray Cline
2
Callaway

Curly Ray Cline
3
Back Up And Push

P.D.
4
Never Alone Waltz

P.D.
5
8th Of January

P.D.
6
Amazing Grace

Jim Newton
Side Two:
(14:46)
1
Pretty Little Indian

Curly Ray Cline
2
Dan's Dream

Curly Ray Cline
3
Rockhouse

Curly Ray Cline
4
Bill Cheatum

P.D.
5
Chitlin' Cooking Time In Cheatum County

P.D.
6
Old Time Religion

P.D.

 


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