Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - Mountain Preacher's Child

(Rebel REB-CD-7517) 2007


Mountain Preachers Child
Booklet picture Booklet Picture CD Tray

This 36:14 min Gospel compilation consists mainly of tracks recorded between 1979 - 1985 by the Charlie Sizemore / Junior Blankenship line-up.

CD liner notes are by Jon Hartley Fox, elaborate on good this line-up was. No argument there, but it is odd then, that eight of the albums they recorded for Ralph have never been reissued on CD. You'd think there'd be enough interest to do a follow-up to the 1971-1973 box set....

As an introduction to Ralph's Gospel side, this compilation flows well and sounds great.

Curiously, the front cover artwork features a later photo from the 2000 While The Ages Roll On session, and the booklet also has a photo from the 1991 Pray From The Boys cover session. There is also one band shot, which looks like it was taken at the photo shoot for 1985's I Can Tell You The Time.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
1
The Keys To The Kingdom
01:47
27 Feb 1980
Snow Covered Mound
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


P.D. arr R. Stanley
2
Troublesome Water
03:05
27 Feb 1980
Snow Covered Mound
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


J.B. Karnes / Ernest Rippetoe
3
Walking Up This Hill On Decoration Day
03:29
09 Mar 1979
I'll Wear A White Robe
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


Ronnie Preston
4
Mountain Preacher's Child
01:57
09 Mar 1979
I'll Wear A White Robe
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


James D. Vaughn
5
The Man In The Middle
02:11
06 Feb 1985
I Can Tell You The Time
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


Adger Pace or Thomas Campbell ?
6
Just Over The Stars
02:41
09 Mar 1979
I'll Wear A White Robe
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


P.D. arr R. Stanley
7
I'll Wear A White Robe
02:10
09 Mar 1979
I'll Wear A White Robe
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


Luther G. Presley
8
The God That Never Fails
01:55
27 Feb 1980
Snow Covered Mound
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


David Marshall
9
The Little Old Church By The Road
03:38
06 Feb 1985
I Can Tell You The Time
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


L.D. Laminack
10
Snow Covered Mound
03:19
27 Feb 1980
Snow Covered Mound
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


A.L. Walker
11
Oak Grove Church
02:39
09 Mar 1979
I'll Wear A White Robe
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


Don Reno
12
I'm In A New World
02:27
09 Mar 1979
I'll Wear A White Robe
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


V.B. Ellis
13
Go Down Moses
01:35
27 Feb 1980
Snow Covered Mound
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke


P.D. arr R. Stanley
14
Looking For The Stone
02:39
25/26 Mar 1975
Let Me Rest On A Peaceful Mountain
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Keith Whitley
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D. arr R. Stanley

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