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Ralph Stanley - Old Songs & Ballads Vol. 2

(Rebel REB-CD-9502) 2012


Old Songs And Ballads Vol. 2
CD Tray

This 23:56 minute CD is a compilation features just ten tracks drawn mostly from the '70s with three cuts from 1996's Short Life Of Trouble - Songs Of Grayson And Whitter.

It definitely flows better than it's companion Vol. 1 CD, but is still pretty poor value, even at a budget price. As an introduction to Ralph Stanley, I think it also falls down, as it doesn't include any details of where the material comes from.

The previous Classic Bluegrass or Bound To Ride CD compilations are much better value for anyone wanting to get a sample of Ralph's work at his best.

The cover art for the CD recycles photo of Ralph from his Gospel While The Ages Roll On from 2000. The picture on the CD tray, I'm 99% sure, was taken at the 1st Country Gentlmen festival at Indian Ranch, Webster, MA, June 25-27th 1971.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Guitar/Lead vocal:
Guitar:
Bass:
Mandolin:
1
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.
2
I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers
02:28
24 Feb 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

R. Stanley
3
Handsome Molly
02:05
1996
Short Life Of Trouble
Steve Sparkman
James Price
Ralph II Stanley
James Alan Shelton
Jack Cooke
John Rigsby

G.B. Grayson / Henry Whitter
4
Cluck Old Hen
02:49
30 Jun 1971
Something Old, Something New
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

P.D.
5
Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:51
31 Aug 1971
Plays Requests
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


R.D. Burnett
6
Nine Pound Hammer
02:30
1996
Short Life Of Trouble
Steve Sparkman
James Price
Ralph II Stanley
James Alan Shelton
Jack Cooke
John Rigsby

G.B. Grayson
7
East Virginia Blues
02:37
6 May 1971
John Henry
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers

Jack Cooke


A.P. Carter
8
Henry Brown
01:50
29 Mar 1978
Down Where The River Bends
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Charlie Sizemore
Junior Blankenship
Jack Cooke
Danny Marshall

Danny Marshall
9
Rose Conley
02:42
1996
Short Life Of Trouble
Steve Sparkman
Curly Ray Cline
Ralph II Stanley
James Alan Shelton
Jack Cooke
John Rigsby

G.B. Grayson / Henry Whitter
10
Old Time Pickin'
01:46
23 Feb 1971
Rebel F-310
Ralph Stanley
Curly Ray Cline
Roy Lee Centers
Keith Whitley
Jack Cooke
Ricky Skaggs

R. Stanley

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