Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - Live! At McClure

(Rebel SLP 1554/55) 1976


Live! At McClure
Rear Cover Inner Sleeve Signed copy
Side One Side Two Side Three Side Four
CD Cover CD Tray Bluegrass Unlimited Advert April 1975

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This album was recorded between the 23-25th May 1975 at Ralph's "5th Annual Memorial Festival" at McClure, Va.

Although released as by Ralph Stanley, it features about a dozen of the artists/guests that played at the festival.

The Clinch Mountain Boys account for seven of the 25 tracks (or eight if you count the final jam session). The remainder include Bill Monroe, Don Reno/Bill Harrell, Jimmy Martin, Larry Sparks, Country Gentlemen, Goins Brothers, Outdoor Plumbing Co., Raymond Fairchild, Sullivan Family, Marshall Family, and the legendary Leslie Keith.

The album has been reissued on CD (Rebel REBCD1118) 1992, with new artwork by Fred Carlson. The original artwork was by Fred Huffman. [1]

Neither the original double LP, nor the CD reissue name the Clinch Mountain Boys individually, but as six additional tracks from the 25th May appear on the Classic Stanley 2xCD, the line-up is known as:

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(19:00)
1
I Hear A Choo-Choo Coming
- Ralph Stanley

Corbet 'Cuddles' Newsome
2
I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home
- Ralph Stanley & Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe
3
Stone Walls And Steel Bars
- Ralph Stanley

Ray Pennington / Roy E Marcum
4
Cotton Eyed Joe
- Ralph Stanley & Leslie Keith

P.D.
5
Eatin' Out Of Your Hand
- Don Reno & Bill Harrell

Bill Harrell
6
Record Commercial
- Don Reno & Bill Harrell

Bill Harrell
7
Mama Don't Allow
- Don Reno & Bill Harrell

P.D.
Side Two:
(17:27)
1
Blue Ridge Cabin Home
- Larry Sparks

Louise Certain / Gladys Stacey
2
Green Pastures In The Sky
- Larry Sparks

Osburn Thorpe
3
East Virginia Blues
- Outdoor Plumbing Co.

A.P. Carter
4
John Dig A Hole
- Outdoor Plumbing Co.

P.D.
5
Pike County Breakdown
- Goins Brothers

Rupert Jones (Bill Monroe)
6
Nine Pound Hammer
- Goins Brothers

P.D.
Side Three:
(18:28)
1
Nobody's Love Is Like Mine
- Ralph Stanley

C. Stanley
2
White Dove
Ralph Stanley w/ Jimmy Martin

C. Stanley
3
I'll Just Go Away
- Ralph Stanley

C. Stanley
4
Satisfied
- Sullivan Family

Martha Carson
5
When The Saints Go Marching In
- Suliivan Family

P.D.
6
Whoa Mule
- Raymond Fairchild

P.D.
Side Four:
(17:25)
1
Matterhorn
- Country Gentlemen

Mel Tillis
2
Legend Of The Rebel Soldier
- Country Gentlemen

P.D. arr Charlie Moore
3
Something That The World Didn't Give Me
- Marshall Family

Judy Marshall
4
Pass Me Not
- Marshall Family w/ Bill Harrell

P.D.
5
Little Black Train
- Marshall Family

P.D.
6
Can't You Hear Me Calling
- Jam Session

Bill Monroe

Go To Top Of Page [1] Fred Huffman did the artwork for Curly Ray Cline's It's Bread And Water For... and Who's Gonna Mow My Grass? LPs. He also did the artwork for Ralph's Down Where The River Bends / I'll Wear A White Robe albums.