Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Eight Classic Albums

(Real Gone RGMCD009) 2013


Eight Classic Albums
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This is another UK reissue of material where the UK recording copyright had expired[1] and basically consists of the first eight LP's the Stanley Brothers had released.

Disc One features Country Pickin And Singin' and The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys (aka King 615); Disc Two includes Hymns And Sacred Songs and Mountain Song Favorites (but with the sides reversed); Disc Three has Sacred Songs From The Hills and Sing Everybody's Country Favorites; and Disc Four has For The Good People and In Person (minus the three tracks that are duplicated on Sing Everybody's Country Favorites (Sweet Thing and It's Raining Here This Morning) and The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys (How Mountain Girls Can Love)).

From the incorrect track sequencing of Trust Each Other and Gonna Paint The Town (originally from Mountain Song Favorites), it seems that the source material wasn't from original LPs. The sequence of tracks on the CD follows the original LP sleeve, which wrongly lists Trust Each Other before Gonna Paint The Town... rather than what is actually on the vinyl/label.

There are no liner notes, nor indication of the original releases... So probably best instead to seek out copies of The Complete Mercury Recordings, The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961, and The King Years, 1961-1965 CD's.

 

For detailed information on the songs/sessions check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book. For page references, see the Original Release entries.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
CD 1:
(57:26)
1
Orange Blossom Special
02:29
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70663 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Ervin T. Rouse
2
Who Will Call You Sweetheart
02:56
16 Jul 1956
Country Pickin And Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony / Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


C. Stanley / Bill Monroe
3
A Voice From On High
02:35
25 Nov 1953
Mercury 70340 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Jim Williams
John Shuffler


Bill Monroe / Bessie Maudlin
4
Big Tilda
02:03
19 Dec 1955
Mercury 70789 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe


R. Stanley
5
Angel Band
02:18
19 Dec 1955
Country Pickin And Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe


Jefferson Hascall / William B. Bradbury
6
Clinch Mountain Blues
02:04
19 Dec 1955
Country Pickin And Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe


Leslie Keith
7
The Flood
03:10
1 Feb 1957
Mercury 71064 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
George Shuffler
Red Malone


C. Stanley / R. Stanley
8
Poison Lies
02:42
25 Nov 1953
Mercury 70437 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Jim Williams
John Shuffler


C. Stanley
9
You're Still On My Mind
02:02
28 Nov 1954
Country Pickin And Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance


R. Stanley
10
The Cry From The Cross
02:53
16 Jul 1956
Mercury 71135 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony / Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


Johnnie Masters
11
Tragic Love
02:29
05 Apr 1955
Country Pickin And Singin' Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Buddy Dee
12
Fling Ding
02:09
27 Feb 1957
Mercury-Starday 71207 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Pee Wee Lambert
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
13
How Mountain Girls Can Love
02:08
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
14
Heaven Seemed So Near
02:12
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes / Al Elliot
15
Mastertone March
02:25
01 Oct 1958
King 5180 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
16
She's More To Be Pitied
02:16
30 Sep 1958
King 5155 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
17
Keep A Memory
02:42
01 Oct 1958
King 5180 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


C. Stanley
18
Train 45
02:46
01 Oct 1958
King 5155 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


G.B. Grayson
19
Think Of What You've Done
02:07
01 Oct 1958
The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


C. Stanley
20
Your Selfish Heart
02:19
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes / Al Elliot
21
Clinch Mountain Backstep
02:19
01 Oct 1958
The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
22
The Memory Of Your Smile
02:19
30 Sep 1958
The Stanley Brothers And The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
23
Love Me, Darling, Just Tonight
02:15
30 Sep 1958
King 5165 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


M.H. 'Red' Malone / Ruby Rakes
24
Midnight Ramble
02:06
01 Oct 1958
King 5165 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Ruby Rakes
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
CD 2:
(59:24)
1
How Can We Thank Him For What He Has Done
02:30
10 Feb 1959
King 5197 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
2
My Lord's Gonna Set Me Free
02:01
11 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
3
I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning
03:05
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Bill Monroe
4
Wings Of Angels
02:22
11 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
5
White Dove
03:02
10 Feb 1959
King 5233 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
6
That Home Far Away
02:08
11 Feb 1959
King 5197 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
7
The Angel Of Death
03:11
11 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
8
Old Daniel Prayed
02:26
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


G.T. Speer
9
He Said If I Be Lifted Up
02:29
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Charles H. Pace
10
Are You Afraid To Die
02:54
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ira Louvin / Charlie Louvin / Eddie Hill
11
Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On
02:01
10 Feb 1959
King 5233 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
12
This Wicked Path Of Sin
02:42
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Bill Monroe
13
Highway Of Regret
02:04
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Donald 'Chubby' Anthony
14
A Little At A Time
02:27
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


M.H. 'Red' Malone / R. Stanley
15
Choo Choo Comin'
02:34
Summer 1959
Starday SEP-107 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Corbet 'Cuddles' Newsome
16
Holiday Pickin'
02:12
Summer 1958
Starday 413 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
17
Carolina Mountain Home
02:20
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Len Wright / Estel Lee Scarborough
18
That Happy Night
02:18
Summer 1958
Starday 406 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
19
Ridin' That Midnight Train
02:03
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


R. Stanley
20
Another Night
03:03
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Jack Adkins
21
Beneath The Maple (On The Hill)
02:45
Summer 1959
Starday 438 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Gussie L. Davis
22
Daybreak In Dixie
02:00
15 Nov 1957
Hard Times Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Benny Martin / Howard Forrester
Bill Napier
Curley Lambert


Bill Napier
23
Trust Each Other
02:30
Summer 1959
Starday 438 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


R. Stanley
24
Gonna Paint The Town
02:21
Summer 1958
Starday 406 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
CD 3:
(63:14)
1
Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
02:29
?? May 1960
Starday 506 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Marvin E. Baumgardner
2
In Heaven We'll Never Grow Old
02:31
?? Feb 1960
Starday SEP-123 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Johnnie Bonds
Bill Napier

N.D. Johnson / L.D. Huffstutler
3
I Saw The Light
02:14
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Hank Williams
4
Where We'll Never Die
02:26
?? Feb 1960
Starday SEP-123 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Johnnie Bonds
Bill Napier

R. Stanley / Peggy Stanley
5
The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
02:56
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
6
Rock Of Ages
02:51
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Augustus Toplady
7
Let The Church Roll On
02:10
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Audie Webster
Ralph Mayo

A.P. Carter
8
Rank Stranger
03:09
?? May 1960
Starday 506 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Audie Webster
Ralph Mayo

Albert E. Brumley
9
I'm Ready To Go
02:29
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Audie Webster


???
10
Mother No Longer Awaits Me At Home
03:04
?? Feb 1960
Starday SEP-123 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Johnnie Bonds
Bill Napier

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
11
A Few More Seasons
02:49
?? Feb 1960
Starday SEP-123 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Johnnie Bonds
Bill Napier

R. Stanley
12
What A Friend
03:34
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Joseph Scriven
13
Shenandoah Waltz
02:20
14 Sep 1959
King 5291 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Clyde Moody / Chubby Wise
14
Mountain Dew
02:44
14 Sep 1959
King 5347 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Bascom Lamar Lunsford / Scotty Wiseman
15
Tragic Romance
03:01
14 Sep 1959
Sing Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris
16
Sunny Side Of The Mountain
02:31
14 Sep 1959
King 5291 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Harry C. McAuliffe / Bobby Gregory
17
Next Sunday, Darling, Is My Birthday
02:12
14 Sep 1959
King 5355 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Syd Nathan / Arthur Q. Smith
18
I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:39
15 Sep 1959
King 5269 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

R.D. Burnett
19
Sweeter Than The Flowers
03:21
14 Sep 1959
Sing Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Ervin T. Rouse / Aubrey W. Mullican / Syd Nathan
20
Old Rattler
02:07
15 Sep 1959
King 5347 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
21
Weeping Willow
02:25
15 Sep 1959
Sing Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
22
Sweet Thing
02:45
14 Sep 1959
Sing Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Buddy Starcher
23
It's Raining Here This Morning
02:26
14 Sep 1959
Sing Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Grandpa Jones
24
Shackles And Chains
02:28
15 Sep 1959
Sing Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Jimmie Davis
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
CD 4:
(50:55)
1
When Jesus Beckons Me Home
02:09
15 Sep 1959
King 5313 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Gene Arnold
2
Four Books In The Bible
02:17
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Odell McLeod
3
I'll Not Be A Stranger
03:07
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
4
Over In The Glory Land
02:32
15 Sep 1959
King 5367 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

J.E. Reynolds / W.P. Snyder
5
Lonely Tombs
02:59
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
6
Jacob's Vision
02:17
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
7
Jordan
02:02
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
8
Mother Left Me Her Bible
02:24
15 Sep 1959
King 5367 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Esco Hankins
9
Purple Robe
02:41
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Odell McLeod
10
Pass Me Not
02:38
15 Sep 1959
King 5313 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Fanny J. Crosby / W.H. Doane
11
From The Manger To The Cross
02:22
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Odell McLeod
12
My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
03:06
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

J.L. Frank / Pee Wee King
13
Let Me Love You One More Time
02:05
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
14
Little Benny
02:07
11 Jul 1960
King 5415 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

P.D.
15
Wildwood Flower
02:22
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

A.P. Carter
16
Old Love Letters
02:36
11 Jul 1960
King 5415 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Johnny Bond
17
Are You Tired Of Me, Darling
02:13
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

A.P. Carter
18
Finger Poppin' Time
02:15
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Hank Ballard
19
Let Me Rest
02:00
11 Jul 1960
In Person Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
20
Suwannee River Hoedown
02:36
11 Feb 1959
King 5210 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler


Ruby Rakes
21
Daybreak In Dixie
02:14
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Bill Napier

Go To Top Of Page [1] In the UK the copyright period was 50 years, but has now been extended to 70 years. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/copyright-in-sound-recordings/copyright-in-sound-recordings