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The Stanley Brothers - Complete Starday And King Instrumentals

(Gusto/King KSCD5121) 2000


Complete Starday And King Instrumentals
CD Tray Alternate Cover

The idea of compiling all of the King/Starday Stanley Brothers instrumentals in one set is quite neat, but this 2xCD set is nowadays redundant, as the two 4xCD box sets The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 and The King Years, 1961-1965 contain everything the Stanley Brothers cut for both labels.

I'm not sure, but expect that the 'white' cover came first, as there seem to be more of the 'red' cover version available on ebay etc.

Also, with a total playing time of around 68 mins, this set would have easily fitted onto just one disc...

 

For detailed information on the songs/sessions check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book. For page references, see the Original Release entries.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
CD 1:
 
1
Lonesome Traveler
02:06
13 Aug 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
2
Bully Of The Town
03:02
16 Jul 1964
King 5920 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Charles E. Trevathan
3
Suwannee River Hoedown
02:36
11 Feb 1959
King 5210 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
4
Jenny Lynn
02:07
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


P.D.
5
Train 45
02:46
01 Oct 1958
King 5155 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


G.B. Grayson
6
Ground Hog / Red River Valley
02:36
16 Sep 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

P.D.
7
Wildwood Flower
02:22
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

A.P. Carter
8
Shamrock
01:50
13 Aug 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
9
Rang Tang
02:37
16 Sep 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

R. Stanley / George Shuffler
10
Daybreak In Dixie
02:14
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier
11
Clinch Mountain Backstep
02:19
01 Oct 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
12
Five String Drag
01:52
17 Sep 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

R. Stanley / George Shuffler
13
Stoney Creek
02:03
13 Aug 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
14
Shout Little Lulie
01:51
13 Aug 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

P.D.
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
CD 2:
 
1
Midnight Ramble
02:06
01 Oct 1958
King 5165 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
2
Train 45
02:43
13 Aug 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

G.B. Grayson
3
When You And I Were Young, Maggie / Red Wing
02:42
16 Sep 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

P.D.
4
Sourwood Mountain
02:08
16 Sep 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

P.D.
5
Mastertone March
02:25
01 Oct 1958
King 5180 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
6
Steel Guitar Rag
02:24
16 Jan 1961
The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


Leon McAuliffe
7
Careless Love
02:02
16 Jul 1964
The Remarkable Stanley Brothers Play And Sing Bluegrass Songs For You Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
8
Big Tilda
01:59
15 Jan 1961
The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
9
Back Up And Push
02:12
16 Jul 1964
The Remarkable Stanley Brothers Play And Sing Bluegrass Songs For You Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
10
Snow Deer
02:30
17 Sep 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

P.D.
11
Big Booger
02:49
16 Sep 1963
America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
12
Holiday Pickin'
02:12
Summer 1958
Starday 413 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
13
Darling Nellie Gray
02:44
29 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick


Benny Hanby
14
Daybreak In Dixie (overdubbed version)
02:14
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier

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