Clinch Mountain Echo

Curly Ray Cline - Chicken Reel

The Lonesome Pine Fiddle Sound Of

(Rebel SLP 1498) 1971


Chicken Reel
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

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Recorded 14th Jan 1971, five or six days after the band had helped to record the Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs - Tribute To The Stanley Brothers LP.

Only two of the tracks feature vocals: Walkin' In My Sleep and Blue-Eyed Verdie. The latter is a variation on Black Eyed Suzy.

Of the instrumental tunes, the trad Irish Washerwoman sticks out as a nice change of pace and I'll Fly Away has a small banjo break by Ralph, which is unusual for Curly's albums where Ralph mostly plays back-up.

Raggedy Ann presumably derives it's name from the children's fiction character created by Johnny Gruelle.[1]

The cover for the album was taken at a neighbour of Roy Homer's home/studio.[2]

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(12:40)
1
Chicken Reel

Curly Ray Cline
2
Soldier's Joy

P.D.
3
Walkin' In My Sleep

Curly Ray Cline
4
Yodelin' Waltz

Curly Ray Cline
5
Dixon County Blues

Arthur Leroy Smith
6
Old Rugged Cross

George Bennard
Side Two:
(13:11)
1
Irish Washerwoman

P.D.
2
Raggedy Ann

Curly Ray Cline
3
Blue-Eyed Verdie

Curly Ray Cline
4
Leather Britches

P.D.
5
Carroll County Blues

Willie T. Narmour / Shell W. Smith
6
I'll Fly Away

Albert E. Brumley

 


Go To Top Of Page [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raggedy_Ann
[2] Ralph Stanley/Eddie Dean's "Man Of Constant Sorrow" book (p.347)