Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - The Best Of The Stanley Brothers: The Millenium Collection

(Mercury MERC-088-170-222-2) 2002


The Millenium Collection
CD Tray

This is a rather poor compilation with nine of the twelve tracks duplicated from the earlier Mercury compilation CD Angel Band.

The following year, Mercury issued the 2xCD anthology, The Complete Mercury Recordings, which is much better value for money! Alternatively, there is also the Bear Family 2xCD set The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1953 - 1958 & 1959 that covers (pretty much) the same ground, but with the bonus of the Blue Ridge 45 and an alternate take of Our Last Goodbye.

 

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
Who Will Call You Sweetheart
02:56
16 Jul 1956
Country Pickin' & Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony / Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris

C. Stanley / Bill Monroe
2
Our Last Goodbye
02:39
09 Aug 1953
Mercury 70270 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Jim Williams
George Shuffler

C. Stanley
3
(Say) Won't You Be Mine
02:49
09 Aug 1953
Mercury 70270 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Jim Williams
George Shuffler

C. Stanley
4
I Long To See The Old Folks
03:06
25 Nov 1953
Mercury 70340 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Jim Williams
John Shuffler

C. Stanley
5
A Voice From On High
02:35
25 Nov 1953
Mercury 70340 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Jim Williams
John Shuffler

Bill Monroe / Bessie Maudlin
6
I Worship You
02:27
28 Nov 1954
Mercury 70546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance

R. Stanley
7
Baby Girl
02:20
28 Nov 1954
Mercury 70886 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance

C. Stanley
8
Just A Little Talk With Jesus
02:17
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70718 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe

Cleavant Derricks
9
Will He Wait A Little Longer
02:24
19 Dec 1955
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
10
Loving You Too Well
02:13
27 Feb 1957
Mercury-Starday 71207 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Pee Wee Lambert
George Shuffler

C. Stanley
11
Daybreak In Dixie
02:00
15 Nov 1957
Hard Times Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Benny Martin / Howard Forrester
Bill Napier
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier
12
Angel Band
02:18
19 Dec 1955
Country Pickin' & Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe

Jefferson Hascall / William B. Bradbury

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