Clinch Mountain Echo

Curly Ray Cline - It's Bread And Water For...

(Rebel SLP 1566) 1977


It's Bread And Water For...
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

This is, perhaps, one of Curly Ray's more accessible albums, and certainly it has some inventive artwork by Fred Huffman.[1]

Recorded on 11th November 1976, it kicks off with Pikeville Jail, a track which was Curly often sang on stage with Ralph. Other vocal numbers include House Of David Blues, from the repertoire of Athur Smith, and Brown's Ferry Blues which could have been picked up from The Delmore Brothers.

The remaining cuts are all fiddle instrumentals.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(13:24)
1
Pikeville Jail

Curly Ray Cline (?)
2
Blackberry Blossom

P.D. (?)
3
Turkey In The Straw

P.D. (?)
4
Uncle Ward's Hornpipe

Curly Ray Cline (?)
5
House Of David Blues

Arnold W. Ryan (?)
6
Just A Closer Walk With Thee

P.D. (?)
Side Two:
(13:31)
1
Brown's Ferry Blues

Alton Delmore / Rabon Delmore (?)
2
Katie Hill

P.D. (?)
3
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

P.D. (?)
4
Waltz For Dad

Curly Ray Cline (?)
5
Tennesee Wagoner

Curly Ray Cline (?)
6
When The Saints Go Marching In

R.E. Winsett

Go To Top Of Page [1] Fred Huffman also did the artwork for Curly's 'Who's Gonna Mow My Grass' LP. I think he's also the same guy that designed the commemorative Blue Grass Boys belt buckles, which Doug Hutchens arranged for Bill Monroe in 1987. (See Bob Black's book 'Come Hither To Go Yonder' (p. 136))