Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - The Audience Pleased

Live Recordings 1959-1975

(Oberlin Folk Music Club OCF-42-756) 1976


The Audience Pleased
Concert photo Oberlin Review cutting - Friday March 16th

This compilation contains live recordings made at shows organised by the Oberlin College Folk Club. The Stanley Brothers had been booked to appear there on the afternoon of the 17th March 1962 for the sum of $100 and played just one set of 45 minutes, which is what Carter reckoned was what was as much as they'd paid for.[1]

Three other songs from the Stanley's set (John Henry, Katy Cline and the closing theme - Long Journey Home), plus closing comments and the comedy 'Propaganda' routine, have also resurfaced on the Shadows Of The Past album.

Aside from the Stanley's cut, the material is a mix of old-time, Irish and English folk, including the New Lost City Ramblers, Pete Seeger and the Red Clay Ramblers (who toured with Ralph in 1977).[2]

If anyone has a tape of the full concert, please get in touch!

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Oberlin concert, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 130 and 160.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(26:56)
1
East Virginia
- Pete Seeger

P.D. (Finney Chapel 1959)
2
My Name Is Morgan (But It Ain't J.P.)
- The Highwoods Stringband

(Wilder Main, 30 Mar 1975)
3
One Morning In May
- John Roberts & Tony Barrand

(Wilder Main, Oct 1974)
4
There Ain't No Bugs on Me
- The New Lost City Ramblers

(Wilder Main, 1959)
5
Sheebeg and Sheemore / The Boys of Twenty-five / The Chaterin' Magpie
- The Boys of the Lough

(Wilder Main, Spring 1974)
6
Angelina The Baker
- Art Rosenbaum

(Wilder Main, 11 Oct 1975)
7
Daniel Prayed
- Tommy Thompson & Jim Watson of the Red Clay Ramblers

(Wilder Main, 7 Nov 1975)
Side Two:
(27:56)
1
Cumberland Blues
- The Highwoods Stringband

(Wilder Main, 30 Mar 1975)
2
Staines Morris
- John Roberts and Tony Barrand

Wilder Main, Oct 1974)(
3
Twelve Gates to the City
- Pete Seeger

(Finney Chapel, 1959)
4
Medley Of Shetland Reels
- The Boys of the Lough

(Wilder Main, Spring 1974)
5
How Mountain Gals Can Love
- Stanley Brothers

(Wilder Main, 1962)
6
The Barley Mow
- Louis and Sally Killen

(Wilder Main, 14 Sep 1974)
7
Rye Straw / Balleydesmond Polka
- Red Clay Ramblers

(Wilder Main, 7 Nov 1975)

Go To Top Of Page [1] I know I've seen a quote to this effect - probably in a note from Neil Rosenberg in 'Bluegrass Unlimited', but I've not been able to find it...
[2] See the Red Clay Ramblers amusing recollections of the last tour Ralph did with Keith Whitley: http://www.earlyblurs.com/ralphstanley.htm