Clinch Mountain Echo

Curly Ray Cline - Boar Hog

(Old Homestead OHS 90138) 1980


Boar Hog
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

Recorded on 10th Mar 1979, the day after they had recorded Ralph's I'll Wear A White Robe album, at Messa Studios in Wise, Va.

Like most of Curly's albums, the LP contains a mix of light-hearted vocal tracks and instrumental / fiddle tunes.

Boar Hog was often featured in Ralph's live shows[1], although the studio performance is a tad more restrained. Curly later re-cut it as Sow Hog on the Together Again At Their Best cassette. It is basically a re-hash of Groundhog...

Curly also sings on The Carter Family's Today Has Been A Lonesome Day (aka Sad And Lonesome Day) and Rubber Dolly.

Turkey Call is a pretty weird instrumental. It's basically Pop Goes The Weasel with Ralph making 'turkey calls'.

Faded Love had been a hit for Patsy Cline, and has some neat guitar from Junior.

I Saw The Light, Hank Williams' gospel classic, is another highlight, with breaks by Ralph, Junior and Curly.

The 'Boar Hog' pictured on the cover belonged to Curt and Hope Randolph of The Lost Kentuckians who played at Ralph's 'Hills Of Home' festival in McClure between 1979 and 1985. Ralph also recorded a few of Candace Randolph's songs on The Stanley Sound Today, Lonesome And Blue and the Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley - Lost In The Lonesome Pines CD.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(13:37)
1
Boar Hog

Curly Ray Cline
2
Oklahoma Stomp

P.D. ?
3
Grey Eagle

P.D.
4
Faded Love

Bob Wills
5
Turkey Call

Curly Ray Cline
6
He Won't Accept Excuses

Curly Ray Cline
Side Two:
(13:30)
1
Rubber Dolly

P.D. (?)
2
Won't It Be Wonderful

Curly Ray Cline
3
Dill Pickle Rag

Charles L. Johnson
4
Today Has Been A Lonesome Day

A.P. Carter
5
I Saw The Light

Hank Williams
6
Under The Double Eagle

Josef Wagner

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