Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Rank Strangers

(Nashville NLP-2112) 1970


Rank Strangers
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

This is a ten-track gospel compilation on the budget Starday-King subsidiary. It might be my hearing, but it sounds like some of the tracks may have been tweaked with a touch of echo/reverb... so they sound like they've been recorded in a big cavern.

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 detailed information on the songs/sessions 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
Rank Stranger
03:09
?? May 1960
Starday 506 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Audie Webster
Ralph Mayo

Albert E. Brumley
A-2
Jordan
02:02
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
A-3
Vision Of The Promised Land
02:06
20 Sep 1965
A Collection Of Original Gospel And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
A-4
Oh Death
02:58
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
A-5
How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
02:33
02 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

A.S. Bridgewater / Andy P. Bland
B-1
Jesus Savior, Pilot Me
02:44
01 Apr 1964
Hymns Of The Cross Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Earl Taylor
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

J.R. Baxter / J.R. Gould / Edward Hooper
B-2
The Angel Of Death
03:11
11 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
B-3
Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
02:53
20 Jul 1961
King 5582 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Darrell 'Pee Wee' King / Redd Stewart
B-4
Over In The Glory Land
02:32
15 Sep 1959
King 5367 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

J.E. Reynolds / W.P. Snyder
B-5
Pass Me Not
02:38
15 Sep 1959
King 5313 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Fanny J. Crosby / W.H. Doane

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