Clinch Mountain Echo

The Stanley Brothers - Folk Festival

(Stanleytone ST-5003) 2001


Folk Festival
Rear Cover CD Tray Carter and Ralph at the University of Chicago Folk Festival 1961

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This 2xCD set is another album sold by Ralph at gigs and via his fanclub. The material covers three sets from the inaugural University Of Chicago Folk Festival in Feb 1961, plus one set from the Jan 1965 festival.

The 1961 material is excellent quality, and apart from the opening 'Theme' to their last set, is complete with all dialogue etc intact.

Material from the 1961 festival has circulated in recent years on the internet, including selections by George Armstrong (a Bagpipe medley!), Frank Warner, Frank Proffitt, Horton Barker and The New Lost City Ramblers. Other performers on the bill included Roscoe Holcomb, Elizabeth Cotton, Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon.

The programme of the event is also available on-line.[1]

According to Gary B. Reid's liner notes, the 1965 material was recorded for WMFT Radio and had been circulating on tape for some time. A second set was also in circulation, but when compiling the CD the master couldn't be found. And the existing tape copies were deemed to be too poor in quality to be released. One track from this second set, a rare version of No More The Moon Shines On Lorena can be found on youtube... If anyone has a copy of the complete second 1965 set, please get in touch!!

The 1965 show, although the quality is poor in comparison to the 1961 tapes, is of particular interest as it includes a young Larry Sparks on lead guitar, and there's also a version of Sharecropper's Son, which the Stanley's (despite Carter's on-stage comments) never recorded. The version here is also performed in 'G' unlike Ralph's recording which is in 'A'.

The CD comes with a 12-page booklet with copious notes by Gary B. Reid, but the printed track listing is slighly incorrect, as the second CD divides the music into 19 tracks, not 20 as listed.

Three tracks from the 1961 concert have also appeared on compilations, with Come All You Tenderhearted, Little Birdie and Rabbit In A Log on Folkways 1964 LP, Friends Of Old Time Music; and Little Birdie and Rabbit In A Log on Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways CD.

 

For more detailed breakdown and background to the shows, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 120-122, 152-154, 189-190 and 216.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar
CD 1:
(66:58)
1
Theme - Old Joe Clark
00:54
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
2
Orange Blossom Special
03:19
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Ervin T. Rouse
3
I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome
03:14
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Lesley Riddle
4
Cripple Creek
00:50
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
5
Gonna Paint The Town
03:37
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
6
The Window Up Above
02:54
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

George Jones
7
Sunny Side Of The Mountain
02:38
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Harry C. McAuliffe / Bobby Gregory
8
Comedy with Chick Stripling
07:05
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

N/A
9
Chicken Reel
03:19
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
10
Rank Stranger
03:56
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Albert E. Brumley
11
How Far To Little Rock
02:43
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Ruby Rakes
12
Theme - Old Joe Clark
00:28
3 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
13
Theme - Turkey In The Straw
00:53
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
14
Black Mountain Blues
02:53
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Leslie Keith
15
Wreck Of The Old '97
02:14
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

??
16
Jack And May (aka Lover's Quarrel)
03:14
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Gussie Davis
17
Cumberland Gap
01:37
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
18
Jenny Lynn
01:05
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
19
The Story Of The Lawson Family
03:09
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Walter 'Kid' Smith
20
Comedy with Chick Stripling
02:13
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

N/A
21
Johnson Had An Old Gray Mule
02:04
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

Thomas P. Westendorff
22
Chicken Reel
03:07
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
23
Nine Pound Hammer
02:23
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
24
I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
02:57
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

R.D. Burnett
25
Come All You Tenderhearted
04:12
4 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Chick Stripling
George Shuffler

P.D.
Track:
Title:
Time:
Date:
Original Release:
Guitar:
Banjo:
Fiddle:
Mandolin:
Bass:
Lead Guitar
CD 2:
(58:40)
1
Theme & Sally Goodin'
01:44
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

P.D.
2
Long Journey Home
03:37
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

P.D.
3
East Virginia Blues
03:47
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

A.P. Carter
4
Big Tilda
02:31
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

R. Stanley
5
Dream Of A Miner's Child
03:48
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

Robert Donnelly / Will Geddes
6
Angel Band
03:12
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

Jefferson Hascall / William B. Bradbury
7
This Wicked Path Of Sin
02:42
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

Bill Monroe
8
Little Birdie
03:10
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

P.D.
9
How Far To Little Rock
03:51
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

Ruby Rakes
10
Rabbit In A Log
02:53
5 Feb 1961
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Vernon Derrick
Curley Lambert
Mike Seeger
George Shuffler

Pete Kirby
11
How Mountain Girls Can Love
03:29
? Jan 1965
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Red Stanley

Ray Tate
Larry Sparks

Ruby Rakes
12
Cacklin' Hen
01:32
? Jan 1965
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Red Stanley

Ray Tate
Larry Sparks

P.D.
13
When You And I Were Young Maggie
02:14
? Jan 1965
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Red Stanley

Ray Tate
Larry Sparks

P.D.
14
Don't Go Out Tonight
03:33
? Jan 1965
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Red Stanley

Ray Tate
Larry Sparks

G.B. Grayson
15
Sharecropper's Son
03:51
? Jan 1965
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Red Stanley

Ray Tate
Larry Sparks

C. Stanley / R. Stanley
16
I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
04:06
? Jan 1965
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Red Stanley

Ray Tate
Larry Sparks

R.D. Burnett
17
Single Girl, Married Girl
05:33
? Jan 1965
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Red Stanley

Ray Tate
Larry Sparks

A.P. Carter
18
Shoutin' On The Hills Of Glory
02:32
? Jan 1965
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Red Stanley

Ray Tate
Larry Sparks

E.M. Bartlett
19
Theme - Cripple Creek
00:32
? Jan 1965
University of Chicago Folk Festival
Carter Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Red Stanley

Ray Tate
Larry Sparks

P.D.

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