Clinch Mountain Echo

Curly Ray Cline - The Working Man

And His Lonesome Pine Fiddle

(Jalyn JLP 126) 1970


The Working Man
Rear Cover

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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