Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Angel Band:

The Classic Mercury Recordings

(Mercury MERC-314-528-191-2) 1995


Angel Band
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I don't have a copy of this, but from the track list, it looks to be a fairly decent compilaton of their Mercury era. Nowadays, however, it has been superceded by the 2xCD Complete Mercury Recordings, which can usually be found quite cheap on ebay etc, and has 48 tracks rather than the 18 selections found here.

Many consider the Mercury period to have some of the finest material Carter and Ralph ever recorded.

 

For more detailed breakdown and background to these sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 41-51, 56-58, 60-61, 66-68, 71-74, 78 and 82-83.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
1
(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
2
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
3
This Weary Heart You Stole Away (Wake Up, Sweetheart)
02:41
09 Aug 1953
Mercury 70217 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Jim Williams
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
4
Memories Of Mother
02:23
30 May 1954
Mercury 70400 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Lightning Chance


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
Could You Love Me (One More Time)
02:37
30 May 1954
Mercury 70400 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Lightning Chance


C. Stanley
7
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
02:15
29 Aug 1954
Mercury 70453 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance
Charlie Cline

Bill Monroe
8
Close By
02:08
29 Aug 1954
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance
Charlie Cline

Bill Monroe / Robert H. Van Winkle
9
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
10
I Worship You
02:27
28 Nov 1954
Mercury 70546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance


R. 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
Tragic Love
02:29
05 Apr 1955
Country Pickin' & Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Buddy Dee
13
Calling From Heaven
02:19
29 Aug 1954
Mercury 70483 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance
Charlie Cline

C. Stanley
14
A Life Of Sorrow
02:34
15 Nov 1957
Mercury-Starday 71258 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Benny Martin / Howard Forrester
Bill Napier
Curley Lambert


C. Stanley
15
Baby Girl
02:20
28 Nov 1954
Mercury 70886 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance


C. Stanley
16
Let Me Walk, Lord, By Your Side
02:53
16 Jul 1956
Mercury 71135 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony / Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


C. Stanley
17
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
18
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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