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Various Artists - It's Hymn Time, Vol. 1

(Wango CD-119) 2002


It's Hymn Time, Vol. 1
Rear Cover CD Tray CD Booklet

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This Wango compilation features three Stanley Brothers tracks:-

Happy Sunnyside Of Life was originally released on the John's Gospel Quartet 7" (Wango 1783) as (There's A) Sunnyside Of Life. As Happy Sunnyside Of Life it also appears on the On The Air LP.

What Would You Give In Exchange and Hold Fast To The Right were originally released on 7" (Wango 1784). I don't think What Would You Give In Exchange has otherwise been reissued, other than this CD, but Hold Fast To The Right also appears on the 7" Wango EP-108 and the Memories Of Mother CD.

As with the other Wango compilations, there is a degree of duplication, which I guess is just par for the course... Wouldn't it be nice though if there was some kind of de-duplicated Wango anthology? It would make a great box set, and given the scarcity of these original CDs I'm sure it would be appreciated.

Thanks to Chris Wing for letting me hear this one...

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Stanley's session, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 180-183 and 211-212.

Track:
Title:
1
He Keeps Me Singing
- Don Reno & Bill Harrell

Luther B. Bridgers
2
Keep On The Sunnyside
- David Davis & Scott Brannon

A.P. Carter
3
Happy Sunnyside Of Life
- Stanley Brothers

J. Wesley Watts / Tillit S. Teddlie ?
4
The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
- James King & David Davis

R. Stanley
5
After The Sunrise
- Don Reno & Bill Harrell

??
6
Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown
- Don Reno & Bill Harrell

Eliza E. Hewitt
7
Going Down To The River Jordan
- Clyde Moody

??
8
Where The Soul Never Dies
- James King & David Davis

William M. Golden
9
What Would You Give In Exchange
- Stanley Brothers

F.J. Berry / James J. Carr
10
What Will The Coming Of The Lord Mean To You
- Gillis Brothers

??
11
White Dove
- James King & David Davis

C. Stanley
12
Hold Fast To The Right
- Stanley Brothers

Peter P. Bilhorn
13
Father's Table Grace
- Ray Davis

Othro Jones / Homer L. Sewell
14
A Few More Seasons
- Basement Band

R. Stanley
15
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
- Don Reno & Red Smiley

Joseph Scriven
16
Power In The Blood
- Clyde Moody

Lewis Jones
17
Were You There
- James King

Bill Monroe
18
From The Manger To The Cross
- Don Reno & Charlie Moore

Odell McLeod
19
Gethsemane
- Don Reno & Bill Harrell

P.D.
20
Old Rugged Cross
- Don Reno & Bill Harrell

George Bennard

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