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The Stanley Brothers - The Legendary Stanley Brothers Recorded Live, Vol. 1

(Rebel SLP-1487) 1970


The Legendary Stanley Brothers Recorded Live, Vol. 1
Rear Cover Side 1 (Early copy) Side 2 (Early copy)
Side 1 (Later copy) Side 2 (Later copy)

This live album, along with Vol. 2, looks like it it was released shortly after the 1969 Japanese On Stage double LP. Eleven of the twelve cuts are duplicated with only one, Working On A Building, being the sole 'new' track.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the two Rebel releases came about as a result of the Stanley Brother Fan Club, which had a 'Tape' list, where recordings were circulated between members, but I've not been able to confirm this.

All of the recordings featured are audience made, so the quality is variable and below what you would expect of on a 'normal' live album. For hard-core Stanley Brother fans, however, both albums are still priceless, and they remained in print for several years.

More complete sets from some of the shows have subsequently resurfaced:- 8th Jul 1956 - Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va. is on Stanley Series, Vol. 2 No. 3; 15th May 1960 - New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. is on Stanley Series, Vol. 1 No. 2 and 'Live At New River Ranch'; 7th Sep 1958 - New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. on Stanley Series Vol. 3 No. 4; and 14th May 1960 - Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Oh. on Live At Antioch College 1960.[1]

If anyone has more complete tapes of any of the other shows please get in touch!

The cover photo by Walt Saunders was taken at the American Legion Park, Culpepper, Va. 26th June 1966.[2]

Thanks to Chris Wing for the scans of the later LP labels.

 

For more information on these live recordings, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 52-55, 60, 77-78, 89-90, 107-108, 129-130, 135, 137-139, 146-149, 160 and 163-164.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
Intro, Dream Of A Miner's Child
03:33
04 Mar 1962
Glen Echo, nr Charlottesville, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Robert Donnelly / Will Geddes
A-2
Rovin Gambler
03:17
08 Jul 1956
Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
A-3
Let Us Be Lovers Again (aka Lover's Quarrel)
02:56
04 Mar 1962
Glen Echo, nr Charlottesville, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Gussie Davis
A-4
Banks Of The Ohio
04:10
31 Aug 1962
Ash Grove, Hollywood, Ca. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Roger Bush


P.D.
A-5
Cluck Old Hen
01:29
30 Aug 1962
Ash Grove, Hollywood, Ca. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Roger Bush


P.D.
A-6
He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
03:04
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
B-1
Intro, Bile Them Cabbage Down
02:09
07 Sep 1958
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Bill Napier
Al Elliott


P.D.
B-2
Knoxville Girl
03:52
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
B-3
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
02:51
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
B-4
Shake My Mother's hand For Me
02:52
14 May 1960
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Oh. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


Thomas A. Dorsey
B-5
Drifting Too Far From The Shore
02:17
?? ??? 19??
unknown Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
??

??


Charles E. Moody
B-6
Working On A Building
02:56
31 Aug 1961
Ash Grove, Hollywood, Ca. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Roger Bush


Charles E. Moody

Go To Top Of Page [1] There is an nth generation recording from the 14th May 1960 Antioch show at http://frobbi.org/audio/hamilton/Stanleys-Antioch.html.
[2] Gary B. Reid's book "The Music Of The Stanley Brothers" (p.199)