Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Sweeter Than The Flowers

(Nashville NLP-2078) Apr 1970


Sweeter Than The Flowers
Rear Cover Side 1 Side 2

This is a ten-track compilation on the budget Starday-King subsidiary.

It's a bit of a mixed bag, with half of the tracks also appearing on the How Far To Little Rock compilation that was released the previous year.

The album features the full version of Stone Walls And Steel Bars, rather than the faded ending (which is found on the Country Folk Music Spotlight and How Far To Little Rock albums.

Today, probably the best way to get all the King/Starday material is on the excellent The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 and The King Years, 1961-1965 4xCD sets...

 

For more information on these recordings, 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 Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
Sweeter Than The Flowers
03:21
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ervin T. Rouse / Aubrey W. Mullican / Syd Nathan
A-2
Rollin' On Rubber Wheels
02:55
16 Jul 1964
The Remarkable Stanley Brothers Play And Sing Bluegrass Songs For You Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

C. Stanley
A-3
Stone Walls And Steel Bars
02:07
14 Aug 1963
King 5809 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

Ray Pennington / Roy E. Marcum
A-4
Standing Room Only (Outside Your Heart)
02:04
14 Aug 1963
Country Folk Music Spotlight Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Henry Dockery
George Shuffler

Ray Pennington
A-5
Old Rattler
02:07
15 Sep 1959
King 5347 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
B-1
Next Sunday, Darling, Is My Birthday
02:12
14 Sep 1959
King 5355 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Syd Nathan / Arthur Q. Smith
B-2
I Don't Want Your Rambling Letters
02:29
28 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert

Nathaniel Nathan / Ray Starr / Gene C. Redd
B-3
Still Trying To Get To Little Rock
02:40
22 Sep 1961
Award Winners At The Folk Song Festival Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

Chubby Anthony
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
B-4
Old And In The Way
02:17
28 Jan 1963
Folk Concert Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Vernon Derrick
Ralph Mayo

C. Stanley / Ralph Mayo
B-5
Prayer Of A Truck Driver's Son
03:11
20 Sep 1965
A Collection Of Original Gospel And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

R. Stanley

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