Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - The Complete Jessup Recordings Plus!

(Real Gone Music RGM-0429) 2015


The Complete Jessup Recordings Plus!
Rear Booklet CD Tray

This is a 2xCD reissue of the Sing Michigan Bluegrass and Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers LPs which Ralph recorded for Jessup, plus of 10 of the 12 tracks from the Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs - Tribute To The Stanley Brothers LP.

It is a shame that the Skaggs/Whitley versions of White Dove and The Angels Are Singing In Heaven Tonight are omitted from this release, as there is plenty of available space. To a lesser extent it's also a shame that they did not also include the Cager Farler & The Southern Mountain Boys 7" (Live And Let Live / Orange Blossom Special) which featured Roy Lee Centers, Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley too.

Sound quality isn't (to me) noticeably any different to the original LPs, or the earlier "Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers" reissue.

The liner notes by Colin Escott are well written and informative. Colin also did the liner notes for the previous "Echoes..." reissue, the 2007 "Early Classics: The King Recordings" compilation and also won an IBMA award for his liner notes to Ralph's 2011 CD A Mother's Prayer.

The cover photo's by Lawson Little are from 1973. Another shot from the same session can be found at http://bittersoutherner.com/lawson-little-the-threads-wind-west/#.VuBnZHoniyU

For further information see the original LP pages linked above.

Track:
Title:
CD 1
(41:49)
1
We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven

C. Stanley
2
Mother No Longer Awaits Me At Home

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
3
Our Last Goodbye

C. Stanley
4
Lonesome River

C. Stanley
5
I Love No One But You

C. Stanley
6
It's Never Too Late

C. Stanley
7
Loving You Too Well

C. Stanley
8
Too Late To Cry

C. Stanley
9
Little Glass Of Wine

C. Stanley
10
I Long To See The Old Folks

C. Stanley
11
Are You Proud Of America

Gene Duty / R. Stanley
12
Rock Bottom

Gene Duty / R. Stanley
13
Another Song, Another Drink

Joyce Morris
14
Take Me Back

Roy Lee Centers / R. Stanley
15
You're Going Away

Lee Allen
16
Hulla-Gull

Curly Ray Cline / R. Stanley
CD 2
(44:33)
1
Let's Keep Old Glory Waving

Gene Duty / R. Stanley
2
River Underground

Wendy Smith / R. Stanley
3
Ain't It Hard

P.D.
4
Daughter Of Geronimo

Wendy Smith / R. Stanley
5
Buckwheat

Curly Ray Cline / R. Stanley
6
Keep My Love With You

R. Stanley
7
Let Me Walk Lord By Your Side

C. Stanley
8
In Heaven We'll Never Grow Old

N.D. Johnson / L.D. Huffstutler
9
Wings Of Angels

Ruby Rakes
10
The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn

R. Stanley
11
Working On A Building

A.P. Carter
12
Master's Bouquet

Marvin E. Baumgardner
13
Leaning On Jesus

Jim Thomas
14
White Dove

C. Stanley
15
Shouting On The Hills Of Glory

C. Stanley
16
A Few More Seasons To Come

R. Stanley
17
Daniel Prayed

G.T. Speer
18
My Main Trial Is Yet To Come

J.L. Frank / Pee Wee King

Tracks 1 - 10 (CD 1) are from "Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs - Tribute To The Stanley Brothers";
Tracks 11 - 16 (CD 1) and 1 - 6 (CD 2) are from "Sing Michigan Bluegrass"
Tracks 7 - 18 (CD 2) are from "Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers".