Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - Radio Series Vol. 3

(Wango CD-113) 2000


Radio Series Vol. 3
Rear Cover CD Tray Inner Booklet

The third in Ray Davis' "Radio Series" includes another of the 25 or so Radio shows the Stanley Brothers recorded in Dec. 1963.

As with the other shows, Carter had laryngitis at the time and his participation is largely limited to rhythm guitar plus a short comedy skit with Henry Dockery. Consequently George Shuffler sings lead on I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome and Henry Dockery fills Carter's shoes on How Far To Little Rock. Ralph and George also duet on one track, Someone's Last Day, and the remainder are brief instrumentals, including Carter's Boogie with Carter and George Shuffler trading guitar licks. The tune was also released on John's Country Quartet as Mountain Pickin'.

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

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...

Playing time is approx 72:36 min.

Thanks to Chris Wing for the loan of this CD!

 

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
Katy Hill
- Basement Band

P.D.
1b
I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
- Basement Band

Johnny Bond
1c
When You're Lonely
- Basement Band

Bill Monroe / Lester Flatt
1d
That Old Book Of Mine
- Basement Band

Curly Seckler
2a
Banjo Boy Chimes
- Basement Band

Sonny Osborne
2b
Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On
- Basement Band

Ruby Rakes
2c
A Few More Seasons
- Basement Band

R. Stanley
2d
Old Joe Clark
- Basement Band

P.D.
3a
Theme (Cripple Creek)
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
3b
Little Birdie
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
4a
Gathering Flowers From The Hillside
- Stanley Brothers

J.E. Mainer
4b
Comedy
- Stanley Brothers

N/A
4c
How Far To Little Rock
- Stanley Brothers

Ruby Rakes
5a
Sunny Side Of The Mountain
- Stanley Brothers

Harry C. McAuliffe / Bobby Gregory
5b
I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome
- Stanley Brothers

Lesley Riddle
6a
Cumberland Gap
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
6b
Someone's Last Day
- Stanley Brothers

M.H. McKee
7a
Carter's Boogie (aka Mountain Pickin')
- Stanley Brothers

George Shuffler / C. Stanley
7b
Theme (Cripple Creek)
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
8a
Why Did You Wander
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

Lester Flatt
8b
Don't Step Over An Old Love
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

Fred Stryker
8c
Old Dangerfield
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

Bill Monroe
9a
Jimmy Brown
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

A.P. Carter
9b
I Don't Want Your Ramblin' Letters
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

Nathaniel Nathan / Ray Starr / Gene C. Redd
10a
Me & My Fiddle
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

T. Hill / L. Fike
10b
It's Two O'Clock
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

P.D.
10c
Were You There
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

Bill Monroe
11a
Let Me Rest On A Peaceful Mountain
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

R. Stanley / C. Stanley
11b
White Dove
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

C. Stanley
11c
Wayfaring Stranger
- Warrior River Boys with James King & Owen Saunders

P.D.

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