Clinch Mountain Echo

Lowell Varney, Landon Messer and Riverside Grass - With Ralph Stanley

(Mountain Records 1001) 1987


Lowell Varney, Landon Messer and Riverside Grass - With Ralph Stanley
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

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Recorded in 1987 at Lowell Varney's Riverside Sound Studio, this album features Ralph singing high tenor on all tracks, except the two instrumentals, Sally Gooden and Soldier's Joy.

Curly Ray Cline plays fiddle on all the cuts except Soldier's Joy, which is a short but sweet dual banjo with Ralph playing clawhammer and Lowell Varney playing 3-finger style.

Sally Gooden is similarly a duet with Lowell Varney on banjo and Curly Ray on fiddle.

Ralph had recorded at Riverside on occasion, from 1979 onwards. In March 1986, the Clinch Mountain Boys had cut the Singing Sixteen Years cassette, which featured two numbers re-recorded here: Sixteen Years, an autobiographical song by Lowell Varney; and Walking After Midnight which was originally written and recorded by Roy McMillan as Wanderin' In The Darkness.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(15:18)
1
Sixteen Years

Lowell Varney
2
Willy Roy

P.D.
3
How Mountain Girls Can Love

Ruby Rakes
4
Let Me Walk Lord By Your Side

C. Stanley
5
Salley Gooden

P.D.
6
Loving You Too Well

C. Stanley
Side Two:
(13:57)
1
To Sweet To Last
(Sweetest Love)

C. Stanley
2
How Would You Like Being Lonesome
(Will You Be Lonesome)

Alton Delmore
3
Crying My Heart Out (Over You)

Carl Robert Butler / Louise Certain / George Sherry / Gladys Stacey
4
Walking After Midnight

Roy McMillan
5
Mighty Dark To Travel

Bill Monroe
6
Soldier's Joy

P.D.

Go To Top Of Page [1] Gary B. Reid's book "The Music Of The Stanley Brothers" (p. 68)
[2] http://son-pressings.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/blue-jay-102.html
[3] John Wright's book "Traveling The High Way Home" (p. 23).