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

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)