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The Stanley Brothers - Songs Of The Carter Family

(Gusto/King KSCD 540) c2004


Songs Of The Carter Family

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Another Gusto compilation, this time with twelve songs from the King/Starday catalogue, either written or popularised by the original Carter Family.

The Carter Family were an early influence on The Stanley Brothers, who as children listened to their radio broadcasts from the powerful XERA station on the Mexican border. Later when the Stanley's started work at Bristol's WCYB station, they became friends with A.P. Carter and perfomed at his music park/country store. He introduced them saying: "This here is the Stanley boys, Carter and Ralph... Far as I know, they're all right. They ain't done nothing wrong yet. I never heard nothing different. Not yet anyhow."[1]

In 2006 Ralph also released a CD of Carter Family songs - A Distant Land To Roam.

Nowadays the King/Starday material is probably best obtained on the two 4xCD box sets The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 and The King Years, 1961-1965.

 

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 Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
1
Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine
02:52
29 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick


A.P. Carter
2
(Bury Me Beneath The) Weeping Willow
02:25
15 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
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
4
Lover's Quarrel
02:41
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


Gussie Davis
5
Wildwood Flower
02:22
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

A.P. Carter
6
Let The Church Roll On
02:10
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Audie Webster
Ralph Mayo

A.P. Carter
7
We Shall Rise
02:33
03 May 1962
Good Old Camp Meeting Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

J.E. Thomas
8
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
9
Village Church Yard
02:34
08 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling


P.D.
10
Where We'll Never Grow Old
02:37
02 May 1962
Good Old Camp Meeting Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

James C. Moore
11
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.
12
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

Go To Top Of Page [1] Ralph Stanley and Eddie Dean's 'Man Of Constant Sorrow' book (p.123)