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Ralph Stanley - Early Classics: The King Recordings

(Time Life M19488) 2007


Early Classics: The King Recordings
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This 34:29 minute CD is a compilation featuring fourteen tracks drawn from the three albums Ralph recorded for King between 1967 - 1969.

Three tracks are taken from each of the Brand New Country Songs and Over The Sunset Hill albums, and the remaining eight make up the bulk of the Hills Of Home LP.

The CD has a foldout booklet, with a well-written three-page introduction to Ralph's solo material by Colin Escott, and a nice photo from (I think) the photo shoot for Brand New Country Songs.

It's probably only going to be of interest to anyone looking for a sampler of Ralph's music, but in that case, the more recent My Life & Legacy might be a better choice.

The Poor Rambler set is still the definitive round-up of Ralph's King era.

The photo's of Ralph on the front and back of the CD look like they're from the Hills Of Home cover shoot.

 

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
1
Hills Of Home
01:57
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Wendy Smith
2
Hemlocks And Primroses
03:01
19 May 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Landon Messer
3
Wonderful World Outside
02:18
24 Oct 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
4
Love Please Stay
03:17
24 Oct 1967
Brand New Country Songs
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins
Jim McCall
Earl Taylor

Melvin Goins / R. Stanley
5
Darling Brown Eyes
02:10
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Osburn Thorpe
6
My Long Skinny Lanky Sarah Jane
02:01
14 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

R. Stanley
7
Midnight Storm
02:27
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
8
Dark Hollow
01:46
15 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Bill Browning
9
The Kitten And The Cat
01:57
14 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
10
I Only Exist
03:21
14 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Jimmie Stanley / Joyce Morris
11
Medicine Springs
02:43
14 Jul 1969
Hills Of Home
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Jimmy Martin
Jim McCall
Jimmy Martin

Bill Grant / R. Stanley
12
Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures
02:33
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins

George Shuffler

P.D.
13
Snow Covered Mound
02:51
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins

George Shuffler

P.D.
14
I Wanna Go Home
02:05
21 Feb 1968
Over The Sunset Hill
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Larry Sparks
Melvin Goins

George Shuffler

R. Stanley

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