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The Stanley Brothers - For The Good People

(King KLP-698) Aug 1960


For The Good People
Rear Cover Side One (Stereo) Side Two (Stereo)

In September 1959, the Stanley Brothers returned to King to record two albums in just two days. At the behest of label boss Syd Nathan, the band were not allowed to use fiddle or mandolin, with Bill Napier switching to lead guitar, and Chubby Anthony sitting out the sessions in an attempt at getting a sound more like the Delmore Brothers.

This was the Stanley Brothers second album of gospel songs to be recorded for King, and like it's companion album Sing Everybody's Country Favorites, it's comprised of songs brought to them by the label or traditional gospel music, which they were already familiar with.

Two singles were issued prior to the album's release: Pass Me Not / When Jesus Beckons Me (King 5313) in Feb 1960; and Mother Left Me Her Bible / Over In The Glory Land (King 5367) in Jun 1960. The album's songs were also divided up and released on three EPs (King EP-461), (King EP-462), and (King EP-463). In Jan 1961, Jordan was also issued on a single coupled with The Angel Of Death (King 5441).

My copy of this album is a stereo version, which as you can see from the rear sleeve has adverts for other later Stanley Brothers albums. The 'Crown' logo on the labels indicates that the pressing was made between 1966-1970.

The album was also later reissued (Gusto/King SK-698) 19??. Nowadays it is probably best found on The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 4xCD box set.

 

For detailed information on these songs / sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 100-105 and 142-144.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
When Jesus Beckons Me Home
02:09
15 Sep 1959
King 5313 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Gene Arnold
A-2
Four Books In The Bible
02:17
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Odell McLeod
A-3
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.
A-4
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
A-5
Lonely Tombs
02:59
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
A-6
Jacob's Vision
02:17
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
B-1
Jordan
02:02
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
B-2
Mother Left Me Her Bible
02:24
15 Sep 1959
King 5367 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Esco Hankins
B-3
Purple Robe
02:41
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Odell McLeod
B-4
Pass Me Not
02:38
15 Sep 1959
King 5313 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Fanny J. Crosby
B-5
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
B-6
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

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