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The Stanley Brothers - What A Friend We Have In Jesus:

Bluegrass Is Timeless

(Gusto/King KG 0335-2) 2003


What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Another bargain basement Gusto compilation, with ten tracks... Four are from the Wayne Raney Rimrock session from December 1965, some of which were licensed to Starday for the Jacob's Vision LP.

Nowadays 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.

The Rimrock material has been reissued on LP, CD and CD-R but isn't terribly easy to find, with the In Memory Of Carter Stanley: An Empty Mansion and A Beautiful Life being the best option to get all the Rimrock tracks.

 

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
Are You Ready
02:27
20 Sep 1965
A Collection Of Original Gospel And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

R. Stanley / Gene Duty
2
Are You Washed In The Blood
01:53
?? Dec 1965
Jacob's Vision Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Elisha Hoffman
3
Beautiful Life
02:33
?? Dec 1965
Jacob's Vision Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

William M. Golden
4
Farther Along
03:03
?? Dec 1965
Goes To Europe Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

W.B. Stevens
5
Soldier's Grave
02:57
20 Sep 1965
A Collection Of Original Gospel And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Jim Anglin / Jack Anglin / Johnnie Wright
6
Come All Ye Tenderhearted
03:22
11 Jul 1960
Starday 587 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

P.D.
7
What A Friend
03:34
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Joseph Scriven
8
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
9
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
10
Where The Soul Never Dies
01:33
?? Dec 1965
An Empty Mansion Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

William M. Golden

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