Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley - I'll Wear A White Robe

(Rebel SLP 1590) 1980


I'll Wear A White Robe
Rear Cover Side One Side Two

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Recorded on 9th March 1979 at Lowell Varney's Riverside Recording Studio in Crum, Va. This was the first of three successive Gospel LPs and hasn't been reissued on CD...

I'll Wear A White Robe, No Sorrow Can Reach Us There, Mountain Preacher's Child and Life's Other Side are perfomed a cappella with the latter song 'lined' by Ralph.

A version of Life's Other Side (un-lined) was also recorded by The Wilson Brothers on their 'My Ride Is Coming' (Old Homestead OHS 70026) LP in 1979. The Wilson Brothers, who were heavily influenced by The Stanley Brothers, were introduced to Ralph by J.D. Jarvis and they were regulars at Ralph's 'Hills Of Home' festival.

Fred Huffman, who did the artwork for this, Down Where The River Bends and both Curly Ray's Who's Gonna Mow My Grass? and It's Bread And Water For... LPs, later designed the commemorative Blue Grass Boy belt buckle design that Doug Hutchens made for Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys in 1987.[1]

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(15:38)
1
What Is It For A Saint To Die

P.D. arr R. Stanley
2
I'll Wear A White Robe

Luther G. Presley
3
Just Over The Stars

P.D.
4
I'm In A New World

V.B. Ellis
5
Oh Lord, Remember Me

R. Stanley
6
No Sorrow Can Reach Us There

P.D.
Side Two:
(15:12)
1
Old Time Religion

P.D. arr R. Stanley
2
Life's Other Side

Russell Lee Wilson
3
Who Rolled The Stone Away?

P.D. arr R. Stanley
4
Walking Up This Hill On Declaration Day

Ronnie Preston
5
Mountain Preacher's Child

James D. Vaughn
6
Oak Grove Church

Don Reno

 


Go To Top Of Page [1] Bob Black's book 'Come Hither To Go Yonder' (p. 136)