Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys

(Mercury SFL 9085-6) 1971


The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Rear Cover Inner Sleeve

This Japanese 2xLP compilation of the Mercury recordings included three tracks which hadn't at that time been released:- Close By, Will He Wait A Little Longer and If That's The Way You Feel.

If That's The Way You Feel was intended for release on the 1958 Mercury-Starday 71258 single, and early copies featured the title on the labels, but the actual disc contained a re-recording of A Life Of Sorrow which the Stanley's had cut at the same session.

The picture with Ralph[1] is from the inner jacket.

Nowadays probably the best way to get all the Mercury material, including the aforementioned unreleased cuts, is on the 2xCD The Complete Mercury Recordings set.

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to these sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 41-42, 45-51, 57-58, 60-64, 66-69, 71-74, 78 and 81.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
(Say) Won't You Be Mine
02:49
09 Aug 1953
Mercury 70270 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Jim Williams
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
A-2
This Weary Heart You Stole Away (Wake Up, Sweetheart)
02:41
09 Aug 1953
Mercury 70217 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Jim Williams
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
A-3
I'm Lonesome Without You
02:33
09 Aug 1953
Mercury 70217 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Jim Williams
George Shuffler


R. Stanley
A-4
Could You Love Me (One More Time)
02:37
30 May 1954
Mercury 70400 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Lightning Chance


C. Stanley
A-5
I Just Got Wise
02:35
30 May 1954
Mercury 70453 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Lightning Chance


C. Stanley
A-6
Close By
02:08
29 Aug 1954
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance
Charlie Cline

Bill Monroe / Robert H. Van Winkle
B-1
Calling From Heaven
02:19
29 Aug 1954
Mercury 70483 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance
Charlie Cline

C. Stanley
B-2
Hard Times
02:47
29 Aug 1954
Mercury 70546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance
Charlie Cline

R. Stanley
B-3
Baby Girl
02:20
28 Nov 1954
Mercury 70886 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance


C. Stanley
B-4
Say You'll Take Me Back
02:00
28 Nov 1954
Mercury 70886 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance


R. Stanley
B-5
I Worship You
02:27
28 Nov 1954
Mercury 70546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Bill Lowe
Lightning Chance


R. Stanley
B-6
I Hear My Savior Calling
02:12
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70718 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Bill Monroe
C-1
Just A Little Talk With Jesus
02:17
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70718 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Cleavant Derricks
C-2
You'd Better Get Right
02:26
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70612 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


Bill Monroe
C-3
Lonesome And Blue
02:19
05 Apr 1955
Mercury 70663 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph 'Joe' Meadows
Jim Williams
Bill Lowe


C. Stanley
C-4
Will He Wait A Little Longer
02:24
19 Dec 1955
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Art Stamper
Curley Lambert
Bill Lowe


C. Stanley / R. Stanley
C-5
I'm Lost, I'll Never Find The Way
01:59
16 Jul 1956
Mercury 71064 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony / Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


C. Stanley
C-6
Let Me Walk, Lord, By Your Side
02:53
16 Jul 1956
Mercury 71135 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony / Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


C. Stanley
D-1
I'll Never Grow Tired Of You
02:12
27 Feb 1957
Mercury 71302 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Pee Wee Lambert
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
D-2
Loving You Too Well
02:13
27 Feb 1957
Mercury-Starday 71207 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Pee Wee Lambert
George Shuffler


C. Stanley
D-3
If That's The Way You Feel
02:33
15 Nov 1957
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Benny Martin / Howard Forrester
Bill Napier
Curley Lambert


R. Stanley / Peggy Stanley
D-4
A Life Of Sorrow
02:34
15 Nov 1957
Mercury-Starday 71258 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Benny Martin / Howard Forrester
Bill Napier
Curley Lambert


C. Stanley
D-5
I'd Rather Be Forgotten
02:19
15 Nov 1957
Mercury-Starday 71258 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Benny Martin / Howard Forrester
Bill Napier
Curley Lambert


E.P. Williams
D-6
No School Bus In Heaven
02:51
?? Mar 1958
Mercury 71302 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Bill Napier
Curley King


Jack Adkins / Buddy Dee

Go To Top Of Page [1] The picture is from Ralphs 1971 Japan tour, where he played a very distinctive flat-top banjo. See Live In Japan entry for more details.