Clinch Mountain Echo

Curly Ray Cline - ...And His Lonesome Pine Fiddle

(Melody MLP-17) 1969


...And His Lonesome Pine Fiddle
Rear Cover Side One Side Two Front Alternate Cover

Curly Ray's first solo album, was recorded 15th Feb 1969 and released on William M. Jones' 'Melody' label. Jones, also owned the Pine Tree label.

As Ralph recalls in his book, he underwrote the first pressing as Curly was extremely reluctant to take the risk.[1]

Unlike most of the later albums, this is a pretty much a pure fiddle album. The exception being Ketucky Fox Race which mixes in a recording of Cury's foxhounds with the band. Not entirely successful, but an interesting experiment nonetheless. Ralph later recalled, how whilst on a fox hunt "Curly Ray stopped to catch his breath and rest up a while and then pulled on my arm. 'Lord won't you listen to that music?'. 'Well", I said, "I don't hear nothing but them dogs a-barking. But it was music to his ears".[2]

The album was issued in two covers - green and red. It was later reissued in a yellow cover (Old Homestead OHS 90142) 1981. My copy (Green sleeve) has some nasty looking warp marks and dimples on the vinyl, but they don't significantly affect play.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(13:19)
1
Kentucky Fox Race

Curly Ray Cline (?)
2
Black Mountain Blues

P.D.
3
Mocking Bird

P.D.
4
Cripple Creek

P.D.
5
Golden Slippers

James A. Bland
6
Sweet By And Bye

P.D.
Side Two:
(14:55)
1
Curly Ray

Curly Ray Cline
2
Sourwood Mountain

P.D.
3
Wednesday Night Waltz

P.D.
4
Orange Blossom Special

Ernie T. Rouse
5
Red Dog

Curly Ray Cline
6
What A Friend

Joseph Scriven

Go To Top Of Page [1] Ralph Stanley / Eddie Dean's book "Man Of Constant Sorrow" (p. 345-346)
[2] Ralph Stanley / Eddie Dean's book "Man Of Constant Sorrow" (p. 339)