Clinch Mountain Echo

Curly Ray Cline - Fishin' For Another Hit

(Rebel SLP 1531) 1974


Fishin' For Another Hit
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

Average Album Rating: 3

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Recorded on 21st December 1973, this was Roy Lee Centers last studio recording.

Like most of Curly Ray's solo albums, it's a mix of fiddle tunes and comedy numbers. Whilst there's nothing of the same calibre as Why Me Ralph? or Boar Hog the album has a couple of decent songs: the trad. Crawdad Song is livened up with some Country Gentlemen 'duck' like vocals courtesy of Ricky Lee and Dance All Night With Your Bottle In Your Hand is a catchy uptempo old trad. number.

Dance all night with a bottle in your hand
With a bottle in your hand
With a bottle in your hand
Dance all night with a bottle in your hand
Just before day, give the fiddler a dram.

It has to be said that Curly Ray's albums are something of an acquired taste. I find them charming.

Ralph had this to say about the cover:- "...what he done was, he found a dead catfish on the bank there, and he stuck that smelly old thing on the hook."[1]

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(13:56)
1
Crawdad Song

Curly Ray Cline
2
Kansas City Railroad

Curly Ray Cline
3
Peacock Rag

Arthur Leroy Smith
4
Lee Highway

Curly Ray Cline
5
I Wear The Banner

Curly Ray Cline
6
Peace In The Valley

Curly Ray Cline
Side Two:
(12:51)
1
Dance All Night With Your Bottle In Your Hand

Curly Ray Cline
2
Whistlin' Rufus

Curly Ray Cline
3
Girl (I Love) Don't Pay Me Much Mind

Arthur Leroy Smith
4
Garfield March

Curly Ray Cline
5
Trouble Among The Yearlings

Curly Ray Cline
6
Midnight Waltz

Curly Ray Cline

 


Go To Top Of Page [1] Ralph Stanley / Eddie Dean's book "Man Of Constant Sorrow" (p.346-347)