Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961

(King/Starday KBSCD-7000) (Long box) 1993. Reissued in Jewel Case (Gusto GT7-2207-2) 2011


The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 (Reissue)
Long Box Cover Long Box Rear Cover Long Box Booklet
CD 1 Cover CD 1 Rear Cover CD 1 Tray
CD 2 Cover CD 2 Rear Cover CD 2 Tray
CD 3 Cover CD 3 Rear Cover CD 3 Tray
CD 4 Cover CD 4 Rear Cover CD 4 Tray

This is another essential collection, which along with The King Years 1961-1965, compiles all the Stanley Brothers recordings for King and Starday, in the latter part of their career.

The set was originally issued as a 4xCD 'long box' with a 22-page booklet, with detailed notes and rare colour photo's. It's subsequently been reissued in a 4xCD jewel case, with a 32-page booklet.

The songs are sequenced in the order in which they were recorded, and as they've been taken from the masters, the sound quality is superb. There are also three unreleased tracks - versions of Rank Stranger, You're Still To Blame and the instrumental Steel Guitar Rag, along with the undubbed/dubbed versions of Daybreak In Dixie and Finger Poppin' Time.

 

For an extensive breakdown by song and background to these sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 86-88, 90-98, 100-106, 108-119, 137, 139-144, and 149-152.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
CD 1:
(70:25)
1
Holiday Pickin'
02:12
Summer 1958
Starday 413 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
2
Gonna Paint The Town
02:21
Summer 1958
Starday 406 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
3
That Happy Night
02:18
Summer 1958
Starday 406 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
4
Christmas Is Near
02:11
Starday 413 Starday 413 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
5
Love Me, Darling, Just Tonight
02:15
30 Sep 1958
King 5165 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


M.H. 'Red' Malone / Ruby Rakes
6
She's More To Be Pitied
02:16
30 Sep 1958
King 5155 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
7
Heaven Seemed So Near
02:12
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes / Al Elliot
8
Your Selfish Heart
02:19
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes / Al Elliot
9
How Mountain Girls Can Love
02:08
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
10
The Memory Of Your Smile
02:19
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
11
Mastertone March
02:25
01 Oct 1958
King 5180 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
12
Clinch Mountain Backstep
02:19
01 Oct 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
13
Midnight Ramble
02:06
01 Oct 1958
King 5165 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
14
Train 45
02:46
01 Oct 1958
King 5155 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


G.B. Grayson
15
Think Of What You've Done
02:07
01 Oct 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


C. Stanley
16
Keep A Memory
02:42
01 Oct 1958
King 5180 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


C. Stanley
17
Old Daniel Prayed
02:26
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


G.T. Speer
18
He Said If I Be Lifted Up
02:29
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Charles H. Pace
19
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
20
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
21
Are You Afraid To Die
02:54
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ira Louvin / Charlie Louvin / Eddie Hill
22
White Dove
03:02
10 Feb 1959
King 5233 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
23
How Can We Thank Him For What He Has Done
02:30
10 Feb 1959
King 5197 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
24
Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On
02:01
10 Feb 1959
King 5233 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
25
That Home Far Away
02:08
11 Feb 1959
King 5197 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
26
My Lord's Gonna Set Me Free
02:01
11 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
27
The Angel Of Death
03:11
11 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
28
Wings Of Angels
02:22
11 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
29
Suwannee River Hoedown
02:36
11 Feb 1959
King 5210 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
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CD 2:
(66:18)
1
Choo Choo Comin'
02:34
Summer 1959
Starday SEP-107 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Corbet 'Cuddles' Newsome
2
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
3
Trust Each Other
02:30
Summer 1959
Starday 438 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


R. Stanley
4
Beneath The Maple (On The Hill)
02:45
Summer 1959
Starday 438 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Gussie L. Davis
5
Highway Of Regret
02:04
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Donald 'Chubby' Anthony
6
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
7
Another Night
03:03
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Jack Adkins
8
Ridin' That Midnight Train
02:03
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


R. Stanley
9
Mountain Dew
02:44
14 Sep 1959
King 5347 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Bascom Lamar Lunsford / Scotty Wiseman
10
Sunny Side Of The Mountain
02:31
14 Sep 1959
King 5291 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Harry C. McAuliffe / Bobby Gregory
11
Tragic Romance
03:01
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris
12
Shenandoah Waltz
02:20
14 Sep 1959
King 5291 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Clyde Moody / Chubby Wise
13
Next Sunday, Darling, Is My Birthday
02:12
14 Sep 1959
King 5355 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Syd Nathan / Arthur Q. Smith
14
Sweet Thing
02:45
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Buddy Starcher
15
Sweeter Than The Flowers
03:21
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ervin T. Rouse / Aubrey W. Mullican / Syd Nathan
16
It's Raining Here This Morning
02:26
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Grandpa Jones
17
Shackles And Chains
02:28
15 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Jimmie Davis
18
Weeping Willow
02:25
15 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
19
Old Rattler
02:07
15 Sep 1959
King 5347 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
20
I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:39
15 Sep 1959
King 5269 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

R.D. Burnett
21
My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
03:06
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

J.L. Frank / Pee Wee King
22
Mother Left Me Her Bible
02:24
15 Sep 1959
King 5367 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Esco Hankins
23
Jacob's Vision
02:17
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
24
I'll Not Be A Stranger
03:07
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
25
From The Manger To The Cross
02:22
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Odell McLeod
26
Four Books In The Bible
02:17
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Odell McLeod
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CD 3:
(59:45)
1
Purple Robe
02:41
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Odell McLeod
2
When Jesus Beckons Me Home
02:09
15 Sep 1959
King 5313 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Gene Arnold
3
Jordan
02:02
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
4
Pass Me Not
02:38
15 Sep 1959
King 5313 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Fanny J. Crosby
5
Lonely Tombs
02:59
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
6
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
7
How Far To Little Rock
02:40
15 Sep 1959
King 5306 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
8
A Few More Seasons
02:49
?? Feb 1960
Starday SEP-123 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Johnnie Bonds
Bill Napier

R. Stanley
9
Where We'll Never Die
02:26
?? Feb 1960
Starday SEP-123 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Johnnie Bonds
Bill Napier

R. Stanley / Peggy Stanley
10
In Heaven We'll Never Grow Old
02:31
?? Feb 1960
Starday SEP-123 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Johnnie Bonds
Bill Napier

N.D. Johnson / L.D. Huffstutler
11
Mother No Longer Awaits Me At Home
03:04
?? Feb 1960
Starday SEP-123 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Johnnie Bonds
Bill Napier

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
12
If I Lose
02:10
?? May 1960
Starday 546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
13
Little Maggie
02:47
?? May 1960
Starday 522 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

P.D.
14
God Gave You To Me
02:06
?? May 1960
Starday 522 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
15
Don't Go Out Tonight
02:32
?? May 1960
Starday 546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

G.B. Grayson
16
The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
02:56
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
17
Rank Stranger
03:09
?? May 1960
Starday 506 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Audie Webster
Ralph Mayo

Albert E. Brumley
18
Let The Church Roll On
02:10
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Audie Webster
Ralph Mayo

A.P. Carter
19
Rock Of Ages
02:51
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Augustus Toplady
20
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
21
What A Friend
03:34
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Joseph Scriven
22
Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
02:29
?? May 1960
Starday 506 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Marvin E. Baumgardner
23
I'm Ready To Go
02:29
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Audie Webster


???
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CD 4:
(73:47)
1
Let Me Love You One More Time
02:05
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
2
Little Benny
02:07
11 Jul 1960
King 5415 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

P.D.
3
Old Love Letters
02:36
11 Jul 1960
King 5415 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Johnny Bond
4
Daybreak In Dixie (undubbed version)
02:14
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier
5
Daybreak In Dixie (overdubbed version)
02:14
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier
6
Wildwood Flower
02:22
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

A.P. Carter
7
Let Me Rest
02:00
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
8
Are You Tired Of Me, Darling
02:13
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

A.P. Carter
9
Finger Poppin' Time (undubbed version)
02:14
11 Jul 1960
??? Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Hank Ballard
10
Finger Poppin' Time (overdubbed version)
02:15
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Hank Ballard
11
Rank Stranger
03:11
11 Jul 1960
*** Previously Unreleased *** Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Albert E. Brumley
12
Come All Ye Tenderhearted
03:22
11 Jul 1960
Starday 587 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

P.D.
13
The Window Up Above
02:29
15 Jan 1961
King 5460 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

George Jones
14
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
15
The Story Of The Lawson Family
02:31
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


R. Stanley / C. Stanley
16
Hey, Hey, Hey
02:03
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
17
The Wild Side Of Life
02:14
15 Jan 1961
King 5460 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


W. Warren / A. Carter
18
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.
19
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
20
Little Willie
02:39
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


P.D.
21
Big Tilda
01:59
15 Jan 1961
*** Previously Unreleased *** Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
22
Wild Bill Jones
02:16
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


P.D.
23
You're Still To Blame
02:22
16 Jan 1961
*** Previously unreleased *** Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
24
I'll Take The Blame
02:08
16 Jan 1961
King 5518 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
25
I'll Just Go Away
02:11
16 Jan 1961
King 6236 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
26
Steel Guitar Rag
02:24
16 Jan 1961
*** Previously unreleased *** Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


Leon McAuliffe
27
I'd Worship You
02:19
16 Jan 1961
King 5518 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
28
Just Dreamin'
02:19
16 Jan 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
29
The Drunken Driver
02:47
16 Jan 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


Paul Westmoreland
30
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.
31
Handsome Molly
02:14
16 Jan 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


P.D.

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