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The Stanley Brothers - Jacob's Vision

At Their Golden Gospel Greatest

(Starday SLP-384) Oct 1966


Jacob's Vision
Rear Cover Side 1 Side 2

This gospel compilation was licensed by Starday from King Records and Wayne Raney, who ran Rimrock.

As far as I can tell, it was the first appearance of the recordings of Amazing Grace, Hold To God's Unchanging Hand, Precious Memories and Are You Washed In The Blood, which are from Wayne Raney's session in December 1965, and which ultimately resulted in the An Empty Mansion and A Beautiful Life albums.

A letter to DJ's sent out on the 27th Feb 1967,[2] shows that at the time of the Rimrock session, the Stanleys were between recording contracts with King, and says:- "Starday is supplying and distributing SLP-384, the new gospel release by The Stanleys but they are slightly behind in their pressing. RIMROCK 200, one side exclusive material recorded by The Stanleys between contracts, is also available."

From Carter and Ralph's attire, particularly their ties, it looks like the cover is taken from the same photo session/church location as the 1962 Good Old Camp Meeting Songs cover.[1]

 

For detailed information on the 'Jacob's Vision' songs / sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 194-196 and 219-220. For the other session details, see the Original Release entries.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
Jacob's Vision
02:17
15 Sep 1959
For The Good People Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


George Shuffler
Bill Napier

P.D.
A-2
Beautiful Life
02:35
Dec 1965
Goes To Europe Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

William M. Golden
A-3
Jesus Savior Pilot Me
03:11
Dec 1965
Goes To Europe Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

J.R. Baxter / J.R. Gould / Edward Hooper
A-4
Amazing Grace
02:24
Dec 1965
Jacob's Vision Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

John Newton
A-5
I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning
03:05
10 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler

Bill Monroe
A-6
Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On
02:01
10 Feb 1959
King 5233 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler

Ruby Rakes
B-1
Wings Of Angels
02:22
11 Feb 1959
Hymns And Sacred Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler

Ruby Rakes
B-2
Hold To God's Unchanging Hand
02:41
Dec 1965
Jacob's Vision Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Jennie B. Wilson
B-3
Precious Memories
02:47
Dec 1965
Jacob's Vision Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Johnnie Wright
B-4
Are You Washed In The Blood
01:53
Dec 1965
Jacob's Vision Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

George Shuffler
George Shuffler

Elisha Hoffman
B-5
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
02:54
02 May 1962
Good Old Camp Meeting Songs Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo

Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Elisha A. Hoffman / Anthony J. Showalter
B-6
How Can We Thank Him For What He Has Done
02:30
10 Feb 1959
King 5197 Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Al Elliot
George Shuffler

Ruby Rakes

Go To Top Of Page [1] See Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book. (p. 131)
[2] Letter to DJ's by Norman Carlson, Indiana Representative of The Stanley Brothers & Bill Monroe Fan Club, reprinted in the 'Stanley Standard' Memorial Issue (p.58).