Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - In Person

(King KLP-719) Nov 1960


In Person (Mono)
Rear Cover Side 1 (Mono) Side 2 (Mono)
Front Cover (Stereo) Rear Cover (Stereo) Side 1 (Stereo) Side 2 (Stereo)

This was The Stanley Brother's fifth album for King, and the bulk of it was recorded in one session on the 11th July 1960.

To complete the album, two songs (Sweet Thing and It's Raining Here This Morning) were recycled from Sing Everybody's Country Favorites; and How Mountain Girls Can Love was reused from The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys debut. Another track, Chubby Anthony's Suwannee River Hoedown was an instrumental cut at the end of the Hymns And Sacred Songs sessions, but had previously only released as a single with Memory Of Your Smile (King 5210) Jun 1959.

Prior to the albums release, two singles were issued: Finger Poppin' Time / Daybreak In Dixie (King 5384) Jul 1960 and Little Benny / Old Love Letters (King 5415) Oct 1960.

Like several of the other King albums, the material was also divided up into three EPs: (King EP-467), (King EP-468) and (King EP-469). The middle EP, (King EP-468), however, omitted How Mountain Girls Can Love replacing it with I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow. This may have something to do with the unavailability of a stereo version of How Mountain Girls Can Love, which was taken from the mono 1958 The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys album. Indeed, when the 'In Person' album was issued in stero in 1961, the Stanley's had to re-record How Mountain Girls Can Love.[1]

At least four stereo 7" 33⅓ discs were also produced with tracks taken from the album:- Sweet Thing / Let Me Love You One More Time (King S-7 1612); Wildwood Flower / Little Benny (King S-7 1613); Finger Poppin' Time / It's Raining Here This Morning (King S-7 1615); and possibly one more (King S-7 1614) - titles unknown. The discs are thought to have either been an experiment, or aimed at the stereo jukebox market.

The first track, Let Me Love You One More Time is credited to Ralph, but may have been written by Carter in 1950, around the time they were based in Huntingdon, West Virginia.[2]

The album has been reissued (Power-Pak PO-273) 1975 and in Canada (Birchmount BM 786) 1976. Nowadays it is probably best found on The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 4xCD box set, with the stereo version of How Mountain Girls Can Love on the The King Years, 1961-1965 4xCD box set.

 

For detailed information on these songs / sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 111-114, 100-102, 91-92, 150, 142 and 139.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-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
A-2
Sweet Thing
02:45
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Buddy Starcher
A-3
Little Benny
02:07
11 Jul 1960
King 5415 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

P.D.
A-4
Wildwood Flower
02:22
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

A.P. Carter
A-5
Old Love Letters
02:36
11 Jul 1960
King 5415 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Johnny Bond
A-6
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
B-1
Finger Poppin' Time
02:15
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Hank Ballard
B-2
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
B-3
Let Me Rest
02:00
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
B-4
Suwannee River Hoedown
02:36
11 Feb 1959
King 5210 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
B-5
Daybreak In Dixie
02:14
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier
B-6
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

Go To Top Of Page [1] Liner notes to The King Years, 1961-1965.
[2] In the article 'Lester Woodie: Coming Up The Hard Road' by Wayne Erbsen, 'Bluegrass Unlimited', Mar 1980 (p.48) - Lester Woodie recalled:- "Carter wrote a lot of his songs while we were riding along in the car. I remember we were staying at a hotel in Huntingdon, West Virginia while we were doing s TV show up there. That was one of the first live TV shows that there were. He was working on that song 'Let Me Love You One More Time'. I think I helped him with a word or two on that one. Carter seemed to write on impulse. A lot of times riding along in the car he'd get a line or two and maybe by the next morning he'd have the rest of it. He may be riding along and just start singing. He'd sing two or three lines, or maybe a whole verse. Then that night when we were warming up for the show, he'd get his guitar and run over it again. Maybe by the next day, he'd have the rest of it." - and the Stanley Brothers appeared on WSAZ-TV for a few months in 1950: Billboard 2 Sep 1950