Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - Plum Pitiful, Vol. 2

(Wango CD-116) 2000


Plum Pitiful, Vol. 2
Rear Cover CD Tray CD Booklet
Ralph and Ray Davis in the studio 1996

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This 60:53 min compilation of Ray Davis' basement recordings includes four Stanley Brothers tracks and two by Ralph Stanley. Of the Stanley Brothers cuts, Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone, Mother's Not Dead and Man Of Constant Sorrow are the same as featured on the Time-Life version of Plum Pitiful Vol. 1 (See that entry for more details). That leaves Little Willie from the Dec. 1963 radio sessions, which appears to be unique to this release.

Of Ralph's tracks, Life Of Sorrow is the same as on the Reunion - Featuring George Shuffler & James King CD, which was recorded 14-15th Mar. 1987. The other track is a 32 second acapella rendition of The Vacant Chair from 1996. Ralph later recorded it as a much longer version backed by the CMB's for the V/A - Divided & United in 2013.

A number of the other artists tracks are also duplicated on other Wango compilations...

Thanks to Chris Wing for letting me hear this one!

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Stanley's Wango sessions, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 173-174, 180-182, 204-209 and 211-212.

Track:
Title:
1
Little Willie
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
2
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
- David Davis & Scott Brannon

P.D.
3
Six More Miles
- Basement Band

Hank Williams
4
Down The Valley Of The Shadow
- Charlie Moore

Frankie Bailes / Johnnie Bailes / Walter Bailes / Muriel Deason Wright
5
Rosewood Casket
David Davis & Scott Brannon

P.D.
6
Speak To Me Little Darlin'
Don Reno & Red Smiley

Red Belcher ?
7
Our Darlin's Gone
- Basement Band

C. Stanley
8
Mother's Not Dead (She's Only Sleeping)
- Stanley Brothers

Maynard Spencer / Lance Spencer
9
Sweeter Than The Flowers
- David Davis & Scott Brannon

Ervin T. Rouse / Aubrey W. Mullican / Syd Nathan
10
No Telephone In Heaven
- Clyde Moody

A.P. Carter
11
How Far Is Heaven
- Scott Brannon Band

Jimmie Davis
12
Old Folks Home
- Ray Davis

??
13
The Vacant Chair
- Ralph Stanley

P.D.
14
Rebel Soldier
- Charlie Moore

Charles B. Moore
15
A Hero's Death
- Mac Wiseman

P.D.
16
Soldier's Last Letter
- Ray Davis

??
17
Lamplighting Time In The Valley
- David Davis & Scott Brannon

Lyons/ Hart / Poulton / Goodman / Upson
18
White House Blues
- Clyde Moody

Wilbur Jones
19
Shackles And Chains
- Charlie Moore

Jimmie Davis
20
Gathering Flowers From The Hillside
- David Davis & Scott Brannon

J.E. Mainer
21
Man Of Constant Sorrow
- Stanley Brothers

R.D. Burnett
22
Life Of Sorrow
- Ralph Stanley

C. Stanley
23
Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone
- Stanley Brothers

A.P. Carter

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