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The Stanley Brothers - Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival

(King KLP-791) Mar 1962


Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival (Stereo)
Rear Cover Side 1 (Stereo) Side 2 (Stereo) Cashbox article - courtesy Gary B. Reid
Front Cover (Mono 'First Edition') Rear Cover (Mono 'First Edition') Side One ('First Edition') Side Two ('First Edition')

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The material on this album was recorded at three 1961 sessions - on the 16th Jan, when they also cut two tracks for Sing The Songs They Like Best; 20th July and 22nd September. Despite having new material 'in the can', King held back I Can See Through You, and filled out the album with Daybreak In Dixie from the In Person LP.

Prior to the album's release, one single was issued: There Is A Trap / Fast Express (King 5557) in Sep 1961. Another track, Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine was also coupled with Jacob's Vision (From For The Good People) on (King 5582) Nov 1961.

There was also a picture sleeve 7" EP produced for the Seeburg 'Little LP' jukebox market, with six of the album tracks included and using the same artwork (see Folk Song Festival EP entry).

Another oddity is a 'First Edition' version of the Mono LP, which has orange labels and an over-print 'Limited Special' logo on the rear sleeve. I asked Gary B. Reid about it and he kindly sent a clipping from 'Cash Box' magazine, which explains that the 'First Edition' was a promotional tool which King started in August 1962 and continued through into September. Under King Records special merchandising plan, record dealers could purchase 10 LPs from the King/Bethlehem catalogues, and would receive an extra 3 free 'First Edition' bonus LPs of their choice. There was also a similiar deal available on singles too.[1]

The album has also been reissued (Gusto SLP-791) 1975 and in Canada (Birchmount BM 794) 197?. Nowadays it is probably best found spread over the The King Years, 1961-1965 and The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 4xCD box sets.

Thanks to Gary B. Reid for solving the 'First Edition' mystery!

 

For detailed information on these songs / sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 118-119, 128-129, 113-114, 151-152, 158, 159-160 and 150.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
Still Trying To Get To Little Rock
02:40
22 Sep 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

Chubby Anthony
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
A-2
The Drunken Driver
02:47
16 Jan 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


Paul Westmoreland
A-3
String, Eraser And Blotter
02:17
22 Sep 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

Chubby Anthony
George Shuffler

Shorty Long / John A. Speca
A-4
Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
02:53
20 Jul 1961
King 5582 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Darrell 'Pee Wee' King / Redd Stewart
A-5
There Is A Trap
03:06
20 Jul 1961
King 5557 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Bill J. Lindsey
A-6
Just Dreamin'
02:19
16 Jan 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
B-1
Fast Express
02:55
20 Jul 1961
King 5557 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Alton Delmore
B-2
Keep Them Cold, Icy Fingers Off Of Me
02:20
22 Sep 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

Chubby Anthony
George Shuffler

John Lair
B-3
Little Joe
02:33
16 Jan 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


P.D.
B-4
I'm Only Human
02:33
22 Sep 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

Chubby Anthony
George Shuffler

Jimmy Wells
B-5
Handsome Molly
02:14
16 Jan 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


P.D.
B-6
Daybreak In Dixie
02:14
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier

Go To Top Of Page [1] 'Cash Box' magazine 8th Sept 1962 (p.34)