Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Hymns Of The Cross

With George Shuffler

(King KLP-918) Jul 1964


Hymns Of The Cross (Reissue)
Rear Cover (Reissue) Side 1 Side 2

This gospel album was recorded 1-2nd April 1964 and features Earl Taylor on mandolin and George Shuffler on lead guitar.

Ralph later revisited about half of the songs: Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Shoutin' On The Hills Of Glory, No Burdens Pass Through, Jesus Savior, Pilot Me, Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem all featured on some of his later albums... oh and of course, Oh Death...

I only have this as a crappy Gusto/King reissue, which sounds ok, but has a very poor reproduction of the cover... It looks like they either didn't have the original artwork and had to re-photograph the sleeve, or that it's just very badly printed.

The album was reissued (Gusto/King K918) 197? and on CD (Gusto GT7-0635-2) 2008. Nowadays the material 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 176-180, and 210-211.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
John Three-Sixteen
01:57
02 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Alton Delmore / Ulysses Turner
A-2
I Just Dropped By
02:16
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

John Reedy
A-3
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
02:37
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

A.P. Carter
A-4
How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
02:33
02 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

A.S. Bridgewater / Andy P. Bland
A-5
He's Passing This Way
03:00
02 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Harkins Frye
A-6
Oh Death
02:58
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
B-1
Shoutin' On The Hills Of Glory
02:53
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

C. Stanley
B-2
No Burdens Pass Through
02:57
02 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Paul Mullins / C. Stanley
B-3
Jesus Savior, Pilot Me
02:44
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

J.R. Baxter / J.R. Gould / Edward Hooper
B-4
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem
03:50
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Robert F. Boyce
B-5
A Crown He Wore
02:01
02 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Mac Odell / Sydney Nathan
B-6
Building On That Rock
02:18
02 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Barney E. Warren

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