Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - The Legendary Stanley Brothers Recorded Live, Vol. 2

(Rebel SLP-1495) 1970


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

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This live album, along with Vol. 1, 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, Train 45, 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:- 14th May 1960 - Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Oh. on Live At Antioch College 1960[1]; 15th May 1960 - New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. is on Stanley Series, Vol. 1 No. 2 and 'Live At New River Ranch'; 8th Jul 1956 - Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va. is on Stanley Series, Vol. 2 No. 3; 3rd Jun 1956 - Shenandoah Valley Bowl, Edingburg, Va. on Stanley Series Vol. 2 No. 1; and 7th Sep 1958 - New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. on Stanley Series Vol. 3 No. 4.

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 Original LP scans.

 

For more information on these live recordings, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 52-55, 59-60, 76-77, 89-90, 107-108, 127, 135, 137-139, 146-149, 157 and 164.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
If I Lose
01:58
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
??
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
A-2
Bound To Ride
02:08
14 May 1960
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Oh. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


Arthur Leroy Smith
A-3
Rank Stranger
02:53
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
??
George Shuffler

Albert E. Brumley
A-4
Little Bennie
02:48
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
??
George Shuffler

P.D.
A-5
Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:13
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
??
George Shuffler

R.D. Burnett
A-6
Mother's Not Dead
03:01
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


Maynard Spencer / Lance Spencer
B-1
Train 45
04:36
31 Aug 1961
Ash Grove, Hollywood, Ca. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Roger Bush


G.B. Grayson
B-2
Are You Waiting Just For Me
03:03
08 Jul 1956
Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va.(*) Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Doug Morris



Ernest Tubb
B-3
East Virginia Blues
03:14
07 Sep 1958
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Pete Kuykendall
Bill Napier
Al Elliott


A.P. Carter
B-4
Rabbit In The Log (Feast Here Tonight)
02:16
03 Jun 1956
Shenandoah Valley Bowl, Edinburg, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


P.D.
B-5
Think Of What You've Done
02:23
07 Sep 1958
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Pete Kuykendall
Bill Napier
Al Elliott


C. Stanley
B-6
A Few More Years
02:47
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
???
George Shuffler

Horatius Bonar

[1]NB: (*) Although the later Rebel LP sleeve lists this as from 3rd Jun 1956, Shenandoah Valley Bowl, Edinburg, Va, the song is on 'Stanley Series, Vol. 2 No. 3' (Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va. 8th Jul 1956)...


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)