Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - On Radio

(Rebel REB-CD-1115) 1991


On Radio
Rear Cover CD Tray

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This is a CD reissue of the On Radio, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 LPs, and features radio recordings the Stanley Brothers made for the "Jim Walter Jamboree" show, whilst they were based in Live Oak, Fl. Jim Walter had been running a business building "shell" homes since 1946[1] and sponsored The Stanley Brothers for a few years in the early 1960s, with a TV show and this syndicated radio show.

The programs aren't dated, but probably date from around March/April 1960.[2]

Like the 'Stanley Series' this album is priceless, capturing the Stanley Brothers in fine form, and featuring the excellent Chubby Anthony, Ralph Mayo and Bill Napier. It's also interesting to hear Carter's ultra smooth emcee work, seemlessly working in plugs for 'Jim Walter's homes'.

In addition to the more familiar Stanley Brothers songs, the CD includes versions of Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms, Black Mountain Blues, Mississippi Sawyer, Uncle Pen, Heaven, Fire On The Mountain, Whoa Mule and He Will Set Your Fields On Fire which I don't think the Stanley Brothers otherwise recorded in the studio.

Liner notes by Gary B. Reid and Penny Parsons. Cover Artwork features a painting by Karen Artis, who also did the cover and some photographs for Bob Artis' 1975 book 'Bluegrass'.

There are some minor differences between the CD and the two LPs, with the closing theme's from Side 1 and opening theme's from Side 2 being omitted along with a small amount of dialogue. Two of Carter's adverts for 'Jim Walter's Homes' are re-sequenced, to cover the gaps caused by the omission of the opening/closing themes, and another plug for 'Jim Walter's Homes' from Vol. 2 isn't on the CD.

 

For more detailed breakdown and background to these radio shows, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 106-107 and 144-146.

1
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
1
Theme
00:57
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

C. Stanley / R. Stanley ?
2
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
02:26
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
3
A Few More Seasons
02:50
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

P.D.
4
Love Me Darling Just Tonight
02:49
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

M.H. 'Red' Malone / Ruby Rakes
5
Black Mountain Blues
01:59
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

Leslie Keith
6
My Lord's Gonna Set Me Free
02:31
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
7
How Mountain Girls Can Love
01:51
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
8
Mississippi Sawyer
00:51
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

P.D.
9
Jim Walter Commecial #1
01:17
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

N/A
10
Orange Blossom Special
03:23
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

P.D.
11
Daniel Prayed
02:48
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

G.T. Speer
12
Shenandoah Waltz
02:16
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Clyde Moody / Chubby Wise
13
How Far To Little Rock
02:28
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
14
Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On
02:37
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
15
Pig In A Pen
01:59
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D. or Arthur Smith?
16
Cripple Creek
00:57
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
17
Theme
00:49
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

C. Stanley / R. Stanley ?
18 Theme
00:59
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

C. Stanley / R. Stanley ?
19
Uncle Pen
02:32
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Bill Monroe
20
Little Glass Of Wine
03:54
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

C. Stanley
21
Midnight Ramble
02:30
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ruby Rakes
22
Heaven
03:04
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Boyd McSpadden / Helen McSpadden
23
Don't Go Out Tonight
02:41
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

G.B. Grayson
24
Fire On The Mountain
01:09
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony


Bill Napier

P.D.
25
Jim Walter Commercial # 2
01:59
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony

George Shuffler
Bill Napier

N/A
26
Carolina Mountain Home
02:16
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo


Bill Napier

Len Wright / Estel Lee Scarborough
27
Mother No Longer Awaits Me At Home
02:43
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo


Bill Napier

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
28
He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
02:52
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo


Bill Napier

Clyde Moody / Chubby Wise
29
Big Tilda
02:19
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo


Bill Napier

R. Stanley
30
If We Never Meet Again
04:26
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo


Bill Napier

Albert E. Brumley
31
Whoa Mule
02:17
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo


Bill Napier

P.D.
32
Theme
00:43
?? ??? 1960
WNER Live Oak, Fl. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo


Bill Napier

C. Stanley / R. Stanley ?

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