Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - Something Old, Something New

& Some Of Katy's Mountain Dew

(Rebel SLP 1503) 1971


Something Old, Something New
Rear Cover (Later Copy) Side One (Later Copy) Side Two (Later Copy)

This album was partly recorded at the sessions for Cry From The Cross 22-23rd February 1971, and then completed at another session on 30th June 1971, after the band had returned from their tour of Japan.

Included are the a cappella Gloryland, and catchy Katy Daly, both of which would become classic Stanley material; Going To Georgia, Will You Miss Me and Cluck Old Hen were old-timers featured by The Stanley Brothers, rendered here in fine form; and Hank Williams' Six More Miles is about as lonesome as lonesome gets.

Brand New Tennessee Waltz was written by folk singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, and featured on his eponymous 1970 debut LP. He had emigrated to Canada in 1967 to avoid the Vietnam draft. [1] The song was also recorded by Joan Baez in 1971.

Old Time Pickin' a clawhammer instrumental was written by Ralph to show off the tone of an old wooden banjo he'd been given by Fay McGinnis the Stanley Brothers fan club president.[2]

A Little Boy Called Joe by Lee Allen was also recorded with the Clinch Mountain Boys for his 1970 Songs Of Love And Tragedy album.

Shot-Gun Slade a rail-road murder ballad, was by Wandell 'Wendy' Smith, who also wrote several songs for Ralph, including Hills Of Home. [3]

That Lonesome Old Song by Gene Duty, who had several songs recorded by Ralph (and Carter), is another classic, with superb vocals from Roy Lee Centers. [4]

Two singles were released from the album: Brand New Tennessee Waltz / Old Time Pickin' (Rebel F-310) which was recorded at the Feb. 1971 sessions, and released to coincide with the Japanese tour; and Katy Daley / Will You Miss Me? (Rebel F-315) which was released after the LP.

All the tracks from the album are featured on the Rebel 1971-1973 4xCD box set, although as they are presented in the sequence they were recorded in, you'll need to copy/burn the relevant tracks, to hear the album as originally released.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(16:18)
1
Brand New Tennessee Waltz

Jesse Winchester
2
Six More Miles

Hank Williams
3
Cluck Old Hen

P.D.
4
A Little Boy Called Joe

Lee Allen
5
Going To Georgia

P.D.
6
Gloryland

P.D.
Side Two:
(16:21)
1
Shot-Gun Slade

Wandell 'Wendy' Smith
2
Will You Miss Me

A.P. Carter
3
Old Time Pickin'

R. Stanley
4
Katy Daley

Eamon O'Shea arr Paul Mullins
5
That Lonesome Old Song

Gene Duty / R. Stanley
6
Prettiest Bed Of Flowers

Albert E. Brumley

Go To Top Of Page [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Winchester
[2] John Wright's book "Traveling The High Way Home" (p.18)
[3] For more detail see the Brand New Country Songs; Hills Of Home; and Sing Michigan Bluegrass entries.
[4] For more detail see the Sing Michigan Bluegrass and Brand New Country Songs entries.