Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - Classic Bluegrass

From Smithsonian Folkways

(Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD-40092) 2002


Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways
Rear Cover CD Tray CD Inner Tray (Ralph at back near centre, partly obscured)

This compilation includes two live Stanley Brothers cuts (Little Birdie and Rabbit In A Log) from the 1961 Chicago Folk Festival, which were originally released on the V/A - Friends Of Old Time Music LP. Both tracks have also been have been reissued as part of the 2xCD Folk Festival release, which includes three sets from the 1961 festival and one from the 1965 show, but is a lot harder to find.

Given the amount of material available, it is a bit odd that the compilers picked Rabbit In A Log where Curley Lambert flubs his mandolin break... only to be chastised by Carter who tells him to 'play it again and play it right'. Curley of course, duly obliges and nails it perfectly.

The remainder of the CD is a sampler for other Smithsonian Folkways' bluegrass & related albums, and it can be found at a budget price.

The CD comes with a 32-page booklet with detailed liner notes. A pdf of the booklet can also be found on the Smithsonian website.

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Stanley's recordings, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 120-122 and 189-90.

Track:
Title:
1
White House Blues
- Earl Taylor & The Stoney Mountain Boys

Wilbur Jones
2
Our Last Goodbye
- Johnson Mountain Boys

C. Stanley
3
When He Reached Down His Hand For Me
- Bill Monroe

P.D.
4
Tiny Broken Heart
- Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard

Ira Louvin / Charlie Louvin / Hill
5
New Camptown Races
- Red Allen, Frank Wakefield & The Kentuckians

Frank Wakefield
6
Suzanne
- Harley Allen-Mike Lilly Band

??
7
I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer
- Nashville Grass

Eugene M. Bartlett
8
Teardrops In My Eyes
- Friendly City Playboys

R. Allen / T. Sutton
9
Cumberland Gap
- Snuffy Jenkins

P.D.
10
Live And Let Live
- Red Allen & The Kentuckians

Wiley Walker / Gene Sullivan
11
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
- Roger Sprung & Doc Watson

E. Lockhart / E. Seitz
12
Hello City Limits
- Hugh Moore

J. Elgin / B. Martin
13
(Legend Of The) Brown Mountain Light
- Country Gentlemen

S. Wiseman
14
Lonesome Road Blues
- Roni Stoneman

P.D.
15
The Train That Carried My Girl From Town
- Doc Watson

??
16
The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake
- New Lost City Ramblers

Albert Price (Bill Monroe)
17
Little Birdie
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
18
Rabbit In A Log
- Stanley Brothers

Pete Kirby
19
Grey Eagle
- David & Billie Ray Johnson

P.D.
20
Wayfaring Stranger
- Cullen Gaylean & The Virginia Mountain Boys

P.D.
21
Billy In The Lowground
- Lonesome Strangers

P.D.
22
The Rebel Girl
- Hazel Dickens

J. Hill arr. H. Dickens
23
Train 45
- Smiley Hobbs

G.B. Grayson
24
'Neath That Cold Grey Tomb Of Stone
- Lilly Brothers & Don Stover

Hank Williams / Foree
25
Get Up John
- Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe

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