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Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Shoutin' On The Hills Of Glory / He's Passing This Way

(King 59332) Sep 1964


Shoutin' On The Hills Of Glory
He's Passing This Way Generic Bag Shoutin' On The Hills Of Glory (Promo) He's Passing This Way (Promo)

The first in a set of three consecutive Stanley Brother's singles, (King 5932, 5933 and 5934) that appear to have been simultaneously released in Sep 1964.[1]

Shoutin' On The Hills Of Glory is another of the most popular Stanley tunes, with Ralph re-recording it on his Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers LP and as a duet with Ricky Skaggs on the Clinch Mountain Country 2xCD set. Altough Carter claimed the song-writing credits, it was first published by Albert E. Brumley circa 1920, attributing words and music to E.M. Bartlett.[2]

He's Passing This Way is credited to Wade Mainer on the label, who had recorded in for King in 1951.[3] The song is older however, and was composed by Harkins Frye, who published it in a 'Gospel Sunshine' song book in 1924.[4] Harkins had several gospel tunes published including Time Has Made A Change In Me.[5]

Both sides of the single can be found on The King Years, 1961-1965 4xCD box set.

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Stanley's sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 176-180 and 210-211.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead guitar:
A-1
Shoutin' On The Hills Of Glory
02:53
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

E.M. Bartlett
B-1
He's Passing This Way
03:00
02 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Harkins Frye

Go To Top Of Page [1] I've been unable to find any direct evidence of release date but 'King 5931' is listed in 'Billboard' magazine 5th Sept 1964, so this would seem logical. The same issue also lists the Stanley's Bully Of The Town / How Bad Do I Feel (King 5920) on the same page.
[2] http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=109654
[3] Wade Mainer - He's Passing Along This Way / God's Radio Phone (King 975) 1951 - see:- http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/nc381865us Wade Mainer's version can also be heard on youtube:- https://youtu.be/Opo39kMefLQ
[4] https://hymnary.org/hymn/GS1924a/d123
[5] From the information here:- http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=48173 it looks like Harkins Frye was born 1894 and died 1958, being buried in Kenova, Wayne County, West Va. (https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76032930)