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Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Little Birdie / Whiskey

(King 6079) Feb 1967


Little Birdie
Whiskey

This 7" features two songs from the Jan 1963 sessions for their 'fake live' Folk Concert LP.

Little Birdie, judging by the large number of live recordings, was a showpiece solo clawhammer song by Ralph, which the Stanley's had previously recorded for Rich-R-Tone (Rich-R-Tone RRT-1056), and which Ralph also would later re-record for the Jap John Henry LP and A Man And His Music LP.

Whiskey, featuring a recitation by Carter was by contrast, only performed very rarely, with a version by Ralph later cropping up on the V/A - Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival 2xLP.

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 165-169 and 201-202.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
A-1
Little Birdie
01:59
29 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick

P.D.
B-1
Whiskey
02:33
29 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick

Kit Carson

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