Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - Radio Series Vol. 2

(Wango CD-110) 1998


Radio Series Vol. 2
Rear Cover CD Tray Inner Booklet

This 73:31 min compilation includes another of the 25 or so Radio shows the Stanley Brothers recorded for Ray Davis in Dec. 1963 and all of the material is (I think) unique to this CD.

As with the other shows, Carter had laryngitis at the time and his participation is limited to rhythm guitar plus a short comedy skit with Henry Dockery. Consequently George Shuffler sings lead on Long Black Veil, Late Last Night and Stone Walls And Steel Bars while Henry Dockery sings lead on He Went To Sleep And The Hogs Ate Him. Ralph and George share lead/tenor on one track, Drinking From The Fountain, and the remainder are brief instrumentals, including a version of Midnight Ramble which is listed as Banjo Picking.

The rest of the CD also contains excellent radio broadcasts made by The Basement Band (James King / Danny, Bob & Michael Paisley / Robert & T.J. Lundy and Jon Glik); The Warrior River Boys with David Davis and Scott Brannon, and The Gillis Brothers.

As with the other Wango CD's the 'Radio Series' are not that easy to find. I think they were sold by Ray Davis over the air (or during fund-raising drives for WAMU Radio), with some copies sold at Ralph's gigs. They all contain good stuff, but the main frustration with the Radio Series is that individual songs aren't given their own CD track. ie. this CD has over 30 pieces of content, but only 11 tracks...

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Stanley's session, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 173-174 and 204-209.

Track:
Title:
1a
Theme (Cripple Creek)
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
1b
He Went To Sleep And The Hogs Ate Him
- Stanley Brothers

Nathaniel Nathan / Ray Starr / Gene C. Redd
2a
Weeping Willow
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
2b
The Long Black Veil
- Stanley Brothers

Danny Dill / Marijohn Wilkin
3a
Wildwood Flower
- Stanley Brothers

A.P. Carter
3b
Late Last Night
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
4a
Red River Valley
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
4b
Drinking From The Fountain
- Stanley Brothers

R. Stanley
5a
Banjo Picking (aka Midnight Ramble)
- Stanley Brothers

R. Stanley
5b
Stone Walls And Steel Bars
- Stanley Brothers

Ray Pennington / Roy E. Marcum
5c
Theme (Cripple Creek)
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
6a
Armadillo Breakdown
- Basement Band

Pete Wernick
6b
Walk Softly On My Heart
- Basement Band

Bill Monroe / Jake Landers
6c
Does It Have To End This Way
- Basement Band

Mac Martin
7a
Katy Hill
- Basement Band

P.D.
7b
No Mother Or Dad
- Basement Band

Lester Flatt / Curley Seckler
7c
Last Old Shovel
- Basement Band

Jim Scott
7d
Traveling The Highway Home
- Basement Band

Frankie Bailes / Walter Bailes
7e
Theme
- Basement Band

??
8a
White Washed Chimney
- Warrior River Boys with Scott Brannon

Bill Clifton
8b
Home Sweet Home
- Warrior River Boys with Scott Brannon

Bishop / Payne
8c
Going Back To The Blue Ridge Mountains
- Warrior River Boys with Scott Brannon

Delmore Brothers
9a
Gathering Flowers From The Hillside
- Warrior River Boys with Scott Brannon

J.E. Mainer
9b
Gold Watch And Chain
- Warrior River Boys with Scott Brannon

A.P. Carter
9c
Memories Of Mother And Dad
- Warrior River Boys with Scott Brannon

Bill Monroe (aka Albert Price)
10a
Theme (Fire On The Banjo)
- Gillis Brothers

??
10b
Nobody's Business
- Gillis Brothers

Porter Grainger / Everett Robbins
10c
Memory Of Your Smile
- Gillis Brothers

Ruby Rakes
10d
Next Sunday Darlin' Is My Birthday
- Gillis Brothers

Syd Nathan / Arthur Q. Smith
11a
Wild Turkey
- Gillis Brothers

??
11b
I'd Worship You
- Gillis Brothers

R. Stanley
11c
Think Of What You've Done
- Gillis Brothers

C. Stanley
11d
Who Will Call You Sweetheart
- Gillis Brothers

C. Stanley / Bill Monroe

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