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The Stanley Brothers - Finger Poppin' Time / It's Raining Here This Morning

(King S-7 1615) c1960


Finger Poppin' Time
It's Raining Here This Morning

This is one of two (or three) 7" 33⅓ stereo singles that were taken from the Stanley Brothers' In Person LP.

In Gary B. Reid's book The Music Of The Stanley Brothers (p. 113) he says that the format was an experiment by King Records. It has also been suggested that the singles were created for juke box use.[1]

Finger Poppin' Time is the overdubbed version. George Shuffler later recalled that:- "we had every colored person in Cinninnati a poppin' his fingers. They's about ten. Little Gene Rudd and they even called Roy, our good buddy (that was) a shipping clerk up there, he was colored. They's about eight or ten in there poppin' our fingers on that. We was a pickin' and they was poppin' their fingers. We done it up right". Asked about whether the Stanley's objected to the Hank Ballard song, George replied: "Naw, they didn't care. Old man Syd (Nathan) thought it'd sell records and that's what we was up there for."[2]

Both sides of the single can now be found on the The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 4xCD set.

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Stanley's sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, 100-105, 111-114, 142-144 and 150.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead guitar:
A-1
Finger Poppin' Time
02:15
11 Jul 1960
King 5384 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick

George Shuffler
Curley Lambert

Hank Ballard
B-1
It's Raining Here This Morning
02:26
14 Sep 1959
Sings Everybody's Country Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

Grandpa Jones

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[2] Liner notes to The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 4xCD set (p.14 in the long box version)