Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - The Best Of The Stanley Brothers

(Odeon OR-7005) 1964


The Best Of The Stanley Brothers
Rear Cover

I don't have a copy of this 1964 Japanese compilation but it looks like it's comprised of King-era material, except for Orange Blossom Special which The Stanley Brothers only cut once in the studio for Mercury.

Similiarly I can't be sure whether the version of Train 45 is their version from The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys or America's Finest Five-String Banjo Hootenanny; and whether How Mountain Girls Can Love is the mono version from The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys or the stereo one they re-recorded for the In Person LP.

All tracks, except Orange Blossom Special, can now be found on The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 and The King Years, 1961-1965 4xCD box sets. Orange Blossom Special can be found on The Complete Mercury Recordings

 

For detailed information on these 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 Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
Orange Blossom Special
02:29
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70663 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Ervin T. Rouse
A-2
Old Love Letters
02:36
11 Jul 1960
King 5415 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Johnny Bond
A-3
Pass Me Not
02:38
15 Sep 1959
King 5313 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Fanny J. Crosby / W.H. Doane
A-4
Mountain Dew
02:44
14 Sep 1959
King 5347 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Bascom Lamar Lunsford / Scotty Wiseman
A-5
Mother's Only Sleeping
02:46
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling


Maynard Spencer / Lance Spencer
A-6
Wildwood Flower
02:22
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

A.P. Carter
A-7
I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:39
15 Sep 1959
King 5269 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

R.D. Burnett
B-1
Train 45
02:46
01 Oct 1958
King 5155 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


G.B. Grayson
B-2
Keep A Memory
02:42
01 Oct 1958
King 5180 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


C. Stanley
B-3
Old Country Church
02:13
07 Feb 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling


J.W. Vaughan
B-4
How Mountain Girls Can Love
02:08
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
B-5
Harbor Of Love
02:43
03 May 1962
Good Old Camp Meeting Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

C. Stanley
B-6
Wild Bill Jones
02:16
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


P.D.
B-7
The Story Of The Lawson Family
02:31
15 Jan 1961
Sing The Songs They Like Best Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
George Shuffler


R. Stanley / C. Stanley

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