Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - The Best Of...

(London SLH-46) 1966


The Best Of... (with OBI Strip)
Rear Cover Side One Side Two Front cover without OBI strip

This is a Japanese compilation largely drawn from the Stanley's material recorded for Starday with seven tracks from the Mountain Song Favorites LP; five from the Sacred Songs From The Hills LP; and two from the Mountain Music Sound album.

The only oddity is Banjo In The Hills which I presume is the Mercury version of Daybreak In Dixie, which appears on Mountain Song Favorites as Ralph's Banjo Special and on the Various Artists 'Banjo In The Hills' compilation as Banjo In The Hills.

Nowadays, with the exception of Daybreak In Dixie all tracks can be found on The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961 4xCD box set. The Mercury version of Daybreak In Dixie can be found on The Complete Mercury Recordings.

 

For detailed information on the Stanley's 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:
A-1
Daybreak In Dixie
02:00
15 Nov 1957
Hard Times Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Benny Martin / Howard Forrester
Bill Napier
Curley Lambert


Bill Napier
A-2
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
A-3
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
A-4
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
A-5
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
A-6
Little Maggie
02:47
?? May 1960
Starday 522 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

P.D.
A-7
What A Friend
03:34
?? May 1960
Sacred Songs From The Hills Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

Joseph Scriven
B-1
If I Lose
02:10
?? May 1960
Starday 546 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Audie Webster
Curley Lambert

R. Stanley
B-2
Choo Choo Comin'
02:34
Summer 1959
Starday SEP-107 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Corbet 'Cuddles' Newsome
B-3
Rank Stranger
03:09
?? May 1960
Starday 506 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Curley Lambert
Audie Webster
Ralph Mayo

Albert E. Brumley
B-4
Ridin' That Midnight Train
02:03
Summer 1959
Mountain Song Favorites Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


R. Stanley
B-5
Carolina Mountain Home
02:20
Summer 1959
Starday SEP-107 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Bill Napier
Al Elliot


Len Wright / Estel Lee Scarborough
B-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
B-7
Holiday Pickin'
02:12
Summer 1958
Starday 413 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Joe Meadows
Bill Napier
Al Elliot
Gene Meadows

R. Stanley

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