Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - 16 Gospel Hall Of Fame

(Rimrock RLP-1003) c1967


16 Gospel Hall Of Fame
Rear Cover Side 1 Side 1

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This Various Artists compilation includes the three Stanley Brothers tracks from Wayne Raney's Dec. 1965 session which weren't included on the Goes To Europe LP. Two of them (Precious Memories and Amazing Grace) were however included on the Starday Jacob's Vision LP, which came out in Oct. 1966 and all three were later included on the 2nd version of A Beautiful Life.

Nobody Answered Me is a particularly haunting Albert Brumley tune, with Carter and Ralph's plaintive vocals and a similiar theme/feel to Brumley's Rank Stranger.

Precious Memories likewise is a superb version. Previously the Stanley's had cut the song for Wango on the first John's Gospel Quartet LP, with Ralph singing lead, and another slightly lacklustre version with Carter on lead appeared on Cabin Creek's Bluegrass Gospel Favorites. It's no surprise then, that the Rimrock version has appeared on at least 5 Stanley Brothers compilations.

Amazing Grace is also I think better than the one the Stanley's cut for Wango on the first John's Gospel Quartet LP (with Jack Cooke on lead vocal).

Again, I'm not sure of the release date of this album, but am guessing at circa 1967.

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to these sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 194-196 and 219-220.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(17:33)
1
Nobody Answered Me
- Stanley Brothers

Albert E. Brumley
2
Precious Memories
- Stanley Brothers

Johnnie Wright
3
Amazing Grace
- Stanley Brothers

John Newton
4
Will My Mansion Seem Just Like The Old Home
- Bob Brumley

Brumley & Sons
5
Every Tongue Shall Confess To God
- Carl Story

Carl Story
6
My Lord Keeps A Record
- Carl Story

Carl Story / William York
7
I Can't Help What Others Do
- Jackie & Larry Dickson

Brumley & Sons
8
Oh I Want To See Him
- Jackie & Larry Dickson

P.D.
Side Two:
(17:57)
1
It's Because God Planned It That Way
- Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-ups

Red Smiley
2
Standing Outside
- Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-ups

Red Smiley
3
Glory-Land Is Nearing
- Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-ups

Paul Edgar Johnson
4
I Am Just A Pilgrim
- The Evans Family

Brumley
5
I'm Bound For The Land Of Canaan
- The Evans Family

Brumley
6
I'll Do Everything For My Lord
- Carl Pete

Carl Roger Dixon
7
Shadow Of Death
- Brewster Brothers

Carl Story ?
8
Just Thank Jesus
- Brewster Brothers

Wayne Raney / Jimmie Zack ?

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