Clinch Mountain Echo

Larry Sparks - 40

(Rebel REB-CD-1806) 2005.


40
Rear Cover CD Tray Booklet Picture

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Commemorating Larry Spark's 40th year as a musician, this fine collection features guest performances on some of Larry's most well known songs, and several new ones too.

Ralph is featured on one track - a re-recording of Sharecropper's Son which Larry had performed with The Stanley Brothers[1] and recorded with Ralph on Brand New Country Songs. Personnel for the session, which took place at Maggard Sound Studios sometime in 2004 is:

Also of interest from a Stanley-centric point of view is Melvin Goins' Love Please Stay, which was also first recorded on Brand New Country Songs; and It's Too Late To Walk The Floor by Ozzie Thorpe, who part funded Ralph's The Bluegrass Sound Of....

All the albums I've got by Larry Sparks have been well worth buying, and although I'm not generally a fan of the 'guest collaboration' albums, this is quite a fine effort and well worth picking up.

The album was produced by Don Rigsby, and comes with a 26-page booklet.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(51:54)
1
Georgia Peaches
- Andy Griggs

Carl Jackson / Alan Laney
2
City Folks Call Us Poor
- Sharon White-Skaggs & Cheryl White

Marshal Warwick
3
John Deere Tractor
- Alison Krauss & Dan Tyminski

Lawrence Hammond
4
Blues Stay Away From Me
- Vince Gill

Alton Delmore / Rabon Delmore / Henry Glover / Wayne Raney
5
1-800-DO-U-Care
- Rhonda Vincent

Marshal Warwick
6
Where The Sweet Water Flows
- The Isaacs

Bernice Sparks / Larry Sparks
7
Tennessee 1949
- Carl Jackson & Larry Cordle

Leroy Drumm / Pete Goble
8
I Need Jesus
- The Marshall Family

P.D.
9
Sharecropper's Son
- Ralph Stanley & Ricky Skaggs

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
10
Love Please Stay
- Rebecca Lynn Howard

Melvin Goins / R. Stanley
11
Listening To The Wind
- Paul Williams

Paul Humphrey / Jeff Orr
12
I Want You To Meet My Friend
- Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall / Dixie Hall
13
Carter's Blues
- Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Smith & Tim Stafford

A.P. Carter
14
It's Too Late To Walk The Floor
- Don Rigsby & Chris Jones

Ozzie Thorpe
15
Brand New Broken Heart
- Russell Moore & Ronnie Bowman

H. Smith / Larry Sparks
16
New Highway

Homer Jackson

 


Go To Top Of Page [1] You can hear a version of Sharecropper's Son by The Stanley Brothers with Larry Sparks on guitar, taken from the 1965 University Of Chicago Folk Festival on the 2xCD 'Folk Festival' (Stanleytone STCD-5003) 2001.