Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - Man Of Constant Sorrow

(Rebel REB-CD-1126) 2001


Man Of Constant Sorrow
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The first of a number of compilations and re-issues that followed in the wake of the Coen brothers 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou' film.

This one has 13 tracks and a running time of 33:56 minutes. It duplicates five tracks with the earlier Bound To Ride and Classic Bluegrass releases (Man Of Constant Sorrow; Rocky Island; Little Birdie; and Old Richmond Prison; Poor Rambler; respectively).

It obviously features versions of the three tracks from the film, which have been associated with Ralph/Carter: Man Of Constant Sorrow, Angel Band and Oh Death. All were previously recorded with The Stanley Brothers, and re-recorded by Ralph in the '70s.

It's a reasonable collection, if you haven't heard any of Ralph's music, but the earlier Classic Bluegrass, Bound To Ride or My Life & Legacy may be a better choice to start with.

For me the stand-out cut is I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) with a stellar vocal from Keith Whitley.

 

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
1
Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:53
31 Aug 1971
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Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


R.D. Burnett
2
Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures
02:35
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Van Hoos
3
Rocky Island
01:54
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
4
Old Richmond Prison
02:18
02 Apr 1986
Lonesome And Blue
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


Emmet Barton Jr / James Roy Barton
5
Oh Death
03:00
12 May 1977
Clinch Mountain Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Keith Whitley
Troy 'Renfro' Profitt
Jack Cooke
Danny Marshall

P.D.
6
Hard Times
02:16
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


R. Stanley
7
Angel Band
01:54
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Jefferson Hascall / William B. Bradbury
8
Little Birdie
02:18
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
9
I Am Weary (Let Me Rest)
02:42
12 May 1977
Clinch Mountain Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Keith Whitley
Troy 'Renfro' Profitt
Jack Cooke
Danny Marshall

Pete Roberts
10
Dream Of A Miner's Child
02:56
29 Mar 1978
Down Where The River Bends
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke
Danny Marshall

Robert Donnelly / Will Geddes
11
Calling My Children Home
03:06
15 Jan 1988
I'll Answer The Call
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Sammy Adkins
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


P.D.
12
Poor Rambler
02:52
16 Feb 1976
Old Home Place
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Keith Whitley
Danny Marshall
Jack Cooke


R. Stanley
13
I've Just Seen The Rock Of Ages
03:12
12 May 1977
Clinch Mountain Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Keith Whitley

Jack Cooke
Danny Marshall

John B. Preston

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