Clinch Mountain Echo

Curly Ray Cline - Fishin' For Another Hit

(Rebel SLP 1531) 1974


Fishin' For Another Hit
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

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)