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Ralph Stanley - Poor Rambler

His Complete King & Gusto Recordings

(King K3CD-0951) 2003


Poor Rambler
Rear Cover

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This is a fabulous anthology of Ralph's three King albums from the late '60s, Brand New County Songs, Over The Sunset Hill and Hills Of Home plus all the Gusto material recorded in 1980 for the Jimmy Martin & Ralph Stanley - First Time Together album.

The 3xCD set is packaged in a double-sized CD box, with a great 20 page booklet by Gary B. Reid. This gives details behind the recording of the albums, recording information, notes about the songs and quotes from Ralph, Larry Sparks, Melvin Goins etc.

The CD's are sequenced in the original release order, with the 1980 sessions appended to the end of the discs. This can sound a bit disjointed, as obviously the sound then was quite different to the 1967-69 period.

Additonal musicians not listed below on the First Time Together sessions are: Kenny Ingram on banjo and Glenn Davis on drums.

Along with the Rebel 1971-1973 collection, this is a 'must have' for Stanley fans.

 

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
CD 1:
(46:09)
1
Sharecropper's Son
02:32
19 May 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
2
Hemlock And Primroses
03:01
19 May 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Landon Messer
3
That Beautiful Woman
02:49
19 May 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Gene Duty / R. Stanley
4
Poor Rambler
03:04
24 Oct 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Curly Ray Cline / R. Stanley
5
Lonesome
02:16
24 Oct 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Wendy Smith / R. Stanley
6
Lost Train
02:12
19 May 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Curly Ray Cline[6]
7
Row Hoe
02:49
19 May 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Curly Ray Cline / R. Stanley
8
Wonderful World Outside
02:19
24 Oct 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
9
Sweet Sally Brown
02:20
19 May 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Wendy Smith / R. Stanley
10
Love Please Stay
03:17
24 Oct 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Melvin Goins / R. Stanley
11
I'm Better Off Now That You're Gone
02:36
24 Oct 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
12
You Could Never Be True
03:04
24 Oct 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Gene Duty / R. Stanley
13
Roll On Buddy
02:24
03 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

P.D.
14
I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When
02:37
03 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

Frank Brown / Jimmie O'Neal
15
I'm Going Down The Road
02:13
03 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

P.D> (?)
16
Rabbit In The Log
02:49
03 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

P.D.
17
In The Pines
03:47
03 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

P.D.
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
CD 2:
(35:30)
1
Over The Sunset Hill
02:47
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
2
Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures
02:33
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


Avril Gearheart / R. Stanley
3
What Kind Of Man
02:18
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


R. Stanley / Larry sparks
4
I Want A Clear Record
02:54
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


Avril Gearheart / R. Stanley
5
Prepare Me O Lord
02:44
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
6
I Wanna Go Home
02:08
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
7
A Little Soldier For Jesus
02:24
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


Osburn Thorpe / R. Stanley
8
Jesse James Prayed
01:58
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
9
Snow Covered Mound
02:51
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


P.D.
10
I'll Be With Dad And Mother
02:37
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


Melvin Goins / R. Stanley
11
Thou Long Expected Jesus
02:09
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
12
Be Ready To Go
02:22
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
George Shuffler


C. Stanley / R. Stanley
13
Let Me Walk Lord By Your Side
03:11
04 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

C. Stanley
14
The Old Crossroad
02:34
04 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

Bill Monroe
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
CD 3:
(38:39)
1
Hills Of Home
01:58
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Wendy Smith / R. Stanley
2
Darling Brown Eyes
02:11
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Osburn Thorpe / R. Stanley
3
My Long Skinny Lanky Sarah Jane
02:01
14 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

R. Stanley
4
Coosy
01:59
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

R. Stanley
5
Midnight Storm
02:28
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
6
Let's Go To The Fair
01:49
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

R. Stanley
7
Dark Hollow
01:46
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Bill Browning
8
Dug-Gunn Shame
01:51
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Curly Ray Cline / R. Stanley
9
The Kitten And The Cat
01:59
14 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
10
California
02:28
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Curly Ray Cline / R. Stanley
11
I Only Exist
03:21
14 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Joyce Morris / Jimmie Stanley
12
Medicine Springs
02:43
14 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Bill Grant / R. Stanley
13
Footprints In The Snow
02:08
03 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

Bill Monroe
14
Sunny Side Of The Mountain
02:16
03 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

Harry C. McAuliffe / Bobby Gregory
15
God Gave You To Me
02:06
04 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

R. Stanley
16
Stone Walls And Steel Bars
02:07
04 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

Ray Pennington / Roy E. Marcum
17
I Only Exist
03:25
03 Mar 1980
First Time Together
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Jimmy Martin

Earl Gray
Vernon Derrick

Jimmie Stanley / Joyce Morris

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