Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - On Stage

(Seven Seas SR(M) 287-288) 1969


On Stage
Rear Cover Inner Cover Pic Close-up
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Side One Side Two Side Three Side Four

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This is a Japanese double LP which was issued, I believe, shortly before the Rebel albums Legendary Stanley Brothers Recorded Live, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

I had thought that it featured the same material... but it looks like there are six tracks which aren't on the Rebel releases:- Little Glass Of Wine, Don't Go Out Tonight, Little Birdie, Are You Tired Of Me My Darling and How Mountain Girls Can Love; plus two cuts on the Rebel albums which aren't on this release (Working On A Building on Vol. 1 and Train 45 on Vol. 2)....

Of the additional material, some has also been released on the Live At New River Ranch CD, Live At Antioch College 1960 LP and Stanley Series, Vol. 3 No. 4, but I've been unable to find the same versions elsewhere of Are You Tired Of Me, Darling and How Mountain Girls Can Love.

Carter announces Are You Tired Of Me, Darling, saying "...and now we'd like to do another song here that goes back a long ways too. It was recorded 30 years ago I reckon, maybe more...".

And on How Mountain Girls Can Love Carter introduces the song as "Well somebody said tell us about those gals down in Dickenson County... we're gonna leave you with that tonight, one called 'How Mountain Girls Can Love', and we ought to know...".

Thanks to Gary B. Reid, we now know that these two cuts are respectively from the 31 Aug 1962 Ash Grove, Hollywood and the 18 Jun 1961, Watermelon Park, Warrenton tapes.

Another oddity which I originally thought was from a different show is Nobody's Business which has a busy mandolin intro... Again Gary B. Reid has helpfully identified this as the same version as on the Stanley Series, Vol. 3 No. 4, except that Dick Freeland has replaced Ralph's slightly flubbed banjo introduction with a copy of Bill Napier's mandolin break from later in the song...

The album comes in a gatefold sleeve, with a two-page insert glued to the centre of the gatefold, which contains lyrics in English. The artwork also mentions that it was "Recorded by Rebel, USA" and has a copyright date of 1969. Sound quality is varible, perhaps slightly worse than the Rebel albums, which overlap considerably. The live pictures are by Walt Saunders from the American Legion Park, Culpepper, Va. 26th June 1966.[2]

 

For more information on these live recordings, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 52-55, 59-60, 76-78, 89-90, 107-108, 127, 129-130, 135, 137-139, 146-149, 157, 160 and 163-164.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Source:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar:
A-1
Intro, Little Glass Of Wine
03:19
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Son, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


C. Stanley
A-2
Banks Of The Ohio
04:10
31 Aug 1962
Ash Grove, Hollywood, Ca. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Roger Bush


P.D.
A-3
Rabbit In The Log (Feast Here Tonight)
02:16
03 Jun 1956
Shenandoah Valley Bowl, Edinburg, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Curley Lambert
Doug Morris


P.D.
A-4
East Virginia Blues
03:14
07 Sep 1958
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Pete Kuykendall
Bill Napier
Al Elliott


A.P. Carter
A-5
Don't Go Out Tonight
02:52
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Son, Md Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


G.B. Grayson
A-6
Knoxville Girl
03:52
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
A-7
Little Birdie
01:58
14 May 1960
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Oh. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
B-1
Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:13
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
??
George Shuffler

R.D. Burnett
B-2
Cluck Old Hen
01:29
30 Aug 1962
Ash Grove, Hollywood, Ca. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Roger Bush


P.D.
B-3
Bound To Ride
02:08
14 May 1960
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Oh. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


Arthur Leroy Smith
B-4
If I Lose
01:58
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
??
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
B-5
Are You Waiting Just For Me
03:03
08 Jul 1956
Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Doug Morris



Ernest Tubb
B-6
Little Bennie
02:48
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
??
George Shuffler

P.D.
B-7
Think Of What You've Done
02:23
07 Sep 1958
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Pete Kuykendall
Bill Napier
Al Elliott


C. Stanley
C-1
Intro, Dream Of A Miner's Child
03:33
04 Mar 1962
Glen Echo, nr Charlottesville, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Robert Donnelly / Will Geddes
C-2
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
02:51
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
C-3
Rovin Gambler
03:17
08 Jul 1956
Shipp's Park, Morrisville, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Chubby Anthony
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
C-4
Are You Tired Of Me, Darling
02:46
31 Aug 1962
Ash Grove, Hollywood Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Roger Bush


A.P. Carter
C-5
Nobody's Business
01:57
07 Sep 1958
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Bill Napier
Al Elliott


Porter Grainger / Everett Robbins ?
C-6
Let Us Be Lovers Again (aka Lover's Quarrel)
02:56
04 Mar 1962
Glen Echo, nr Charlottesville, Va Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley


Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Gussie Davis
C-7
How Mountain Girls Can Love
02:06
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
??
George Shuffler

Ruby Rakes
D-1
Intro, Bile Them Cabbage Down
02:09
07 Sep 1958
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Bill Napier
Al Elliott


P.D.
D-2
Mother's Not Dead
03:01
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


Maynard Spencer / Lance Spencer
D-3
Shake My Mother's hand For Me
02:52
14 May 1960
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Oh. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


Thomas A. Dorsey
D-4
Wash Me In That Precious Blood (A Few More Years)
02:47
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
???
George Shuffler

Horatius Bonar
D-5
Rank Stranger
02:53
18 Jun 1961
Watermelon Park, Warrenton, Va. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley

Al Elliott
??
George Shuffler

Albert E. Brumley
D-6
He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
03:04
15 May 1960
New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Md. Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Mayo
Curley Lambert
Lindy Clear


P.D.
D-7
Drifting Too Far From The Shore
02:17
?? ??? 19??
unknown Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
??

??


Charles E. Moody

Go To Top Of Page [1] Gary B. Reid's book "The Music Of The Stanley Brothers" (p.199)