Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - 1971 - 1973

(Rebel Collector's Box Set)

(Rebel REB-CD-4001-1/2/3/4) 1995


1971 - 1973
Original Rear Cover Later Rear Cover CDs Booklet Cover
CD Disc 1 Cover CD Disc 2 Cover CD Disc 3 Cover CD Disc 4 Cover

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This 4xCD release comes in an LP sized boxset, with a 16-page booklet, and consists of all six LPs Ralph recorded for Rebel between 1971-73 plus the Japanese-only John Henry LP and the King Bluegrass The Stanley Sound Around The World LP.

Although not quite up to the lavish standard of the Bear CD box sets, this is nonetheless a fantastic item, and available at a bargain price...

All the recordings feature the CMB line-ups with Roy Lee Centers / Ricky Skaggs / Keith Whitley and later with Ricky Lee, which arguably captured the CMB's at their creative peak - certainly their most prolific!

The booklet features liner notes by Dick Spottswood, plus copies of the original LP reviews from 'Bluegrass Unlimited', 'Muleskinner News' and 'County Sales' for each of the albums, except for the Jap LP. It also has plenty of great B&W photo's by Carl Fleischauer, and colour photo's on two pages.

The recordings are presented in the order in which they were recorded, and the booklet also contains details of each session, and who played/sang different instruments/vocal parts.

The six Rebel albums featured are: Cry From The Cross; Something Old, Something New; Play Requests; The Old Country Church; A Man And His Music; and I Want To Preach The Gospel.

Original copies came with a a different rear box design with the track titles printed in black. Later copies feature a blue graphic design with some of Carl Fleischauer's photos of the band. There is also a variation to some copies, which have the photograph of Ralph crouching also on the booklet cover.

Rebel also issued a single promotional CD, 1971-1973 Sampler (Rebel REB-CD-4001-DJ) 1995.

County Sales announced in their Sept-Nov. 2016 Newsletter that this box set has been reprinted for a final time...

 

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
CD 1:
(43:18)
1
I Am The Man Thomas
02:00
22 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Larry Sparks / R. Stanley
2
Take Your Shoes Off Moses
02:18
22 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

J.D. Jarvis
3
Death Is Only A Dream
02:49
22 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

C.W. Ray / A.J. Buchanan
4
Brand New Tennessee Waltz
02:44
22 Feb 1971
Rebel F-310
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Jesse Winchester
5
Two Coats
02:42
23 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
6
Bright Morning Star
02:33
23 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
7
Come On Little Children
01:36
23 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

J.D. Jarvis
8
The Prettiest Flowers Will Be Blooming
02:16
23 Feb 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Albert E. Brumley
9
Cry From The Cross
02:50
23 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Johnnie Masters
10
Step Out In The Sunshine
01:39
23 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Lizzie De Armond / Chas. W. Vaughan
11
You're Drifting On
01:57
23 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
12
Gloryland
02:43
23 Feb 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
13
Stairway To Heaven
02:38
23 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Bill Grant
14
Will He Wait A Little Longer
02:08
23 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
15
Sinner Man
02:35
23 Feb 1971
Cry From The Cross
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

C. Stanley
16
Shotgun Slade
03:32
23 Feb 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Wandell 'Wendy' Smith
17
Old-Time Pickin'
01:49
23 Feb 1971
Rebel F-310
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

R. Stanley
18
I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers
02:26
24 Feb 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Bill Monroe
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
CD 2:
(56:47)
1
John Henry
03:09
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


P.D.
2
Pretty Little Indian
02:37
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


P.D.
3
Little Birdie
03:05
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


P.D.
4
Cripple Creek
03:03
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


P.D.
5
East Virginia Blues
02:38
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


A.P. Carter
6
Little Glass Of Wine
03:54
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


C. Stanley
7
Somebody Touched Me
02:11
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


John Reedy
8
Sally Goodin'
02:33
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


P.D.
9
Working On A Building
02:25
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


A.P. Carter
10
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
02:27
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


P.D.
11
Bound To Ride
02:12
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


Arthur Leroy Smith
12
Mississippi Sawyer
02:49
06 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


P.D.
13
Goin' To Georgia
02:27
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
14
All The Love I Had Is Gone
02:26
30 Jun 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Roy Lee Centers / Archie E. Jones
15
Will You Miss Me?
02:59
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

A.P. Carter
16
Katy Daly
02:10
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Eamon O'Shea arr Paul Mullins
17
A Little Boy Called Joe
03:07
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Lee Allen
18
Six More Miles
02:49
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Hank Williams
19
Cluck Old Hen
02:51
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
20
That Lonesome Old Song
04:53
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Gene Duty / R. Stanley
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
CD 3:
(74:59)
1
Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:52
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

R.D. Burnett
2
Pretty Polly
03:36
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
3
Maple On The Hill
02:00
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Gussie L. Davis
4
Clinch Mountain Backstep
02:21
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Ruby Rakes
5
Lisa's Joy
01:45
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

R. Stanley
6
Don't Ask Me Why
01:52
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Roy Lee Centers
7
All I Ever Loved Was You
03:09
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Dorothy Skaggs
8
God Gave You To Me
02:46
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

R. Stanley
9
Little Maggie
02:47
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
10
Flood Of '57
03:01
31 Aug 1971
Play Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
11
Old Country Church
02:16
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

J.W. Vaughan
12
When I Get Home
03:19
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Roscoe S. Reed
13
These Men Of God
02:44
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Jimmy Williams / Red Ellis / Phillis Williams
14
My Lord's Been A Walking
01:59
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Luther G. Presley

P.D.
15
Green Pastures In The Sky
02:30
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Osburn Thorpe
16
Give Me The Roses Now
02:17
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

James Rowe / R.H. Cornelius
17
Honey In The Rock
02:30
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
18
Hide Me Rock Of Ages
03:37
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Brantley C. George
19
10,000 Angels
01:41
10 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Cline
20
Standing By The River
02:22
11 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

Albert E. Brumley / Marion W. Easterling
21
Village Church Yard
05:37
11 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
22
I Hold A Clear Title
02:30
11 Dec 1971
The Old Country Church
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
23
Bill Cheatum
02:12
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
24
On And On
02:32
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Bill Monroe
25
What About You
03:05
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Johnnie Wright / Jack Anglin
26
Gonna Paint The Town
01:52
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


R. Stanley
27
I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
03:17
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Herbert S. Lambert / F.W. Vandersloot
28
Who Will Sing For Me
02:28
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


John Thomas Ely
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
CD 4:
(67:26)
1
Love Me Darling Just Tonight
02:22
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


M.H. 'Red' Malone / Ruby Rakes
2
Poison Love
02:21
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Elmer Laird
3
Ridin' That Midnight Train
01:54
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


R. Stanley
4
Loving You Too Well
01:54
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


C. Stanley
5
Nobody's Love Is Like Mine
01:51
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


C. Stanley
6
Cumberland Gap
01:43
18 Feb 1973
The Stanley Sound Around The World
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
7
Shout Little Luly
02:00
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
8
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.
9
Old-Time Pickin'
01:41
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


R. Stanley
10
John Henry
01:29
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
11
Little Birdie
02:17
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
12
Bound To Ride
01:47
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


R. Stanley
13
The Lonesome River
02:53
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


C. Stanley
14
The Fields Have Turned Brown
02:50
22 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


C. Stanley
15
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
16
Train 45
02:21
22 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


G.B. Grayson
17
Gold Watch And Chain
01:59
23 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


A.P. Carter
18
You Know I'll Be Lonesome
02:10
23 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


R. Stanley
19
The Orphan Girl
02:59
23 Mar 1973
A Man And His Music
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
20
I'm Going That Way
03:31
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


James Rowe / L.B. Register
21
Brighter Mansion
01:41
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Don Reno / Red Smiley
22
Who Is That?
01:57
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


E.M. Bartlett
23
Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures
02:34
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Van Hoos
24
I Wanna Make Heaven My Home
01:40
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D. (?)
25
Rank Strangers
02:42
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Albert E. Brumley
26
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
27
I Want To Preach The Gospel
02:01
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


R. Stanley
28
Dark And Stormy Is The Desert
02:48
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D.
29
Great High Mountain
03:23
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


P.D. arr. R. Stanley
30
A Rose Among The Thornes
02:34
23 Mar 1973
I Want To Preach The Gospel
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Ricky Lee
Jack Cooke


Ernest C. Martin

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