Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Country Pickin And Singin'

(Mercury MG-20349) Sep 1958


Country Pickin And Singin' (Japanese reissue)
Rear Cover (Japanese reissue) Side 1 (Japanese reissue) Side 1 (Japanese reissue) UK Cover (Stetson)

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This 1958 album was the first collection of Stanley Brothers material to be released on LP, and at the time it included at least five previously unreleased tracks.

The 12" Long-Play (LP) format was introduced commercially in 1948, and by 1958 the format accounted for a quarter of US record sales.[1] At the time it was released, there were only a handful of bluegrass style albums, so it seems a bit incongrous that Mercury dropped The Stanley Brothers from the label in the same year.

Online discographies indicate that the album was also issued in Japan (Mercury SM-7120) 1958 and reissued in Japan with a lyric sheet (Mercury BT-8006) 1975 and in the UK (Stetson HAT-3125) 19??

Nowadays, the best way to hear the album is to pick up a copy of The Complete Mercury Recordings 2xCD set.

 

For detailed information on these songs / sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 43-44, 49-51, 57-58, 60-61, 64, 66-68, 71-74, 78, and 81-83.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
A-1
Orange Blossom Special
02:29
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70663 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Ervin T. Rouse
A-2
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
A-3
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
A-4
Big Tilda
02:03
19 Dec 1955
Mercury 70789 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe


R. Stanley
A-5
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
A-6
Clinch Mountain Blues
02:04
19 Dec 1955
Country Pickin And Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe


Leslie Keith
B-1
The Flood
03:10
1 Feb 1957
Mercury 71064 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
George Shuffler
Red Malone


C. Stanley / R. Stanley
B-2
Poison Lies
02:42
25 Nov 1953
Mercury 70437 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Jim Williams
John Shuffler


C. Stanley
B-3
You're Still On My Mind
02:02
28 Nov 1954
Country Pickin' & Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance


R. Stanley
B-4
The Cry From The Cross
02:53
16 Jul 1956
Mercury 71135 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony / Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


Johnnie Masters
B-5
Tragic Love
02:29
05 Apr 1955
Country Pickin' & Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Buddy Dee
B-6
Fling Ding
02:09
27 Feb 1957
Mercury-Starday 71207 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Pee Wee Lambert
George Shuffler


R. Stanley

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