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V/A - Y'All Come

Have A Country Christmas

(Starday SLP-123) Oct 1960


Y'All Come - Have A Country Christmas

This Various Artists compilation from October 1960 includes The Stanley Brothers' Christmas Time Is Near, but the version is different to the one that Starday had previously released as a Christmas single in 1958. Towards the middle of the song, the earlier version features a split banjo/fiddle break, whereas this version has a split banjo/mandolin break.

From checking with Gary B. Reid's liner notes to The King Years, 1961-1965 and his later The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, it looks like the session date on The King Years, 1961-1965 booklet is wrong, and that this version of the song must date from 1960.[1]

The entire album can be heard on youtube, and the Stanley's track can be found on The King Years, 1961-1965. (The earlier version can also be heard on The Early Starday/King Years, 1958-1961).

 

For detailed information on the songs/sessions check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book pages 111, 150.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
1
Y'All Come
- Arlie Duff

Arlie Duff
2
Christmas Everyday
- Leon Payne

Patterson
3
White Christmas
- The Trailblazers

Marvin Charles Davis
4
Jingle Bells
- The Trailblazers

James Lord Pierpont
5
I'll Be Home For Christmas
- The Trailblazers

???
6
Christmas Love Song
- Leon Payne

???
7
Blue Christmas
- The Trailblazers

???
8
The Night Before Christmas

N/A
Side Two:
1
Christmas Doll
- Jim Eanes

Jim Eanes
2
Christmas Can't Be Far Away
- Earl Aycock

B. Bryant
3
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
- The Trailblazers

Marks
4
Frosty The Snowman
- The Trailblazers

Nelson
5
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- The Trailblazers

???
6
Christmas Is Near
- The Stanley Brothers

R. Stanley
7
It Won't Seem Like Christmas
- Jim Eanes

Jim Eanes
7
Santa's Message
- Santa Himself

N/A

Go To Top Of Page [1] Billboard reviewed the album on 24th Oct 1960.