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The Stanley Brothers - Old Time Camp Meeting

(King KLP-750) May 1961


Old Time Camp Meeting
Rear Cover Side 1 (Canadian) Side 2 (Canadian)

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This was The Stanley Brothers' fourth gospel album, and although it seems to have been recorded a month after the sessions for Sing The Songs They Like Best, it appears to have been released first, circa April/May 1961.

Although it's not their best work, the album is noteworthy for reverting back to the standard instrument format, without any lead guitar.

The album was cut in two sessions on 7-8th Feb, and only seems to have resulted in one single:- Little Bessie / Village Church Yard (King 5494) in May 1961. Eight of the tracks were also issued on two EPs:- Working On A Building / Campin' In Canaan Land // Little Bessie / Mother Called My Name In Prayer (King EP-479); and Dying A Sinner's Death / A Few More Years // My Sinful Past / Kneel At The Cross (King EP-480).

The album was also issued in Canada (Regency LP 750) 196?. Reissued (Gusto K-750) c1975, in Japan (Gusto-Starday VIP 5067) 1978, on cassette (Hollywood HT-522) 1985 and in Canada (Birchmount BM 794) 1976. Nowadays it is probably best found on 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 122-126, and 154-155.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
A-1
Old Country Church
02:13
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

J.W. Vaughan
A-2
Working On A Building
02:30
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

A.P. Carter
A-3
Somebody Touched Me
02:16
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

John Reedy
A-4
A Few More Years
02:56
08 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

Horatius Bonar
A-5
Mother Call My Name In Prayer
02:44
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

Eugene M. Bartlett
A-6
Village Church Yard
02:34
08 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

P.D.
B-1
Campin' In Canaan Land
02:10
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

Albert E. Brumley
B-2
My Sinful Past
02:14
08 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

C. Stanley
B-3
Mother's Only Sleeping
02:46
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

Maynard Spencer / Lance Spencer
B-4
Kneel At The Cross
02:19
08 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

Charles Moody
B-5
Little Bessie
04:02
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

P.D.
B-6
Dying A Sinner's Death
02:44
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling

Jim Anglin

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