Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - Radio Series Vol. 7

(Wango CD-127) 2005


Radio Series Vol. 7
Rear Cover CD Tray Inner Booklet

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This final volume of the 'Radio Series' features another of the 15min shows the Stanley's recorded for Ray Davis in Dec. 1963. As with the others, Carter's participation is limited due to laryngitis, so Ralph, George Shuffler and Henry Dockery do all of the singing and Ralph handles the majority of the emcee work.

Ralph sings lead on Mother's Only Sleeping (aka Mother's Not Dead) which is the same version as found on Plum Pitiful Vol. 1/Plum Pitiful Vol. 2; George Shuffler takes the lead vocal on Pig In A Pen and My Main Trial Is Yet To Come; and Henry Dockery sings Mountain Dew - which is the third time he'd sang it on the 'Radio Series', suggesting it was his 'party-piece' at the time. (The other versions are on Vol. 1 and Vol. 6).

The remainder of the material consists of short instrumentals with Are You Tired Of Me My Darlin' featuring Ralph and George Shuffler swapping breaks; Cumberland Gap (shown as Cotton-Eyed Joe) and Daybreak In Dixie being banjo showcases; and George Shuffler also contributes a guitar version of Arkansas Traveller.

The remainder of the 71:29 min CD features good traditional bluegrass from Warrior River Boys, and the 'Basement All-Stars', plus another set from the Gillis Brothers, who were obviously influenced by the Stanley's!

Thanks again to Chris Wing for the loan of the 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 208-209.

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

P.D.
1b
Pig In A Pen
- Stanley Brothers

P.D. or Arthur Smith?
2a
Cumberland Gap
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
2b
Mother's Only Sleeping
- Stanley Brothers

Maynard Spencer / Lance Spencer
3a
Arkansas Traveller
- Stanley Brothers

P.D.
3b
Comedy
- Stanley Brothers

N/A
3c
Mountain Dew
- Stanley Brothers

Bascom Lamar Lunsford / Scotty Wiseman
4a
Are You Tired Of Me My Darlin'
- Stanley Brothers

A.P. Carter
4b
My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
- Stanley Brothers

J.L. Frank / Pee Wee King
5a
Comedy
- Stanley Brothers

N/A
5b
Daybreak In Dixie
- Stanley Brothers

Bill Napier
5c
Theme (Cripple Creek)

P.D.
6a
Instrumental
- Gillis Brothers

??
6b
Nobody's Business
- Gillis Brothers

Porter Grainger / Everett Robbins ?
6c
Standing Room Only
- Gillis Brothers

Ray Pennington
6d
Your Worries And Troubles Are Mine
- Gillis Brothers

Candace K. Randolph / R. Stanley
6e
Pass Me Not
- Gillis Brothers

Fanny J. Crosby / W.H. Doane
7a
Fire On The Mountain
- Basement All-Stars

P.D.
7b
Nine Pound Hammer
- Basement All-Stars

P.D.
7c
West Virginia Waltz
- Basement All-Stars

??
7d
Dear Old Dixie
- Basement All-Stars

George Thomas Stoddard
8a
Yellow Rose Of Texas
- Basement All-Stars

Gene Autry / JImmy Long ?
8b
Lorena
- Basement All-Stars

Henry D.L. Webster / Joseph Philbrick Webster
8c
I Saw The Light
- Basement All-Stars

Hank Williams
9a
Fire On The Mountain
- Warrior River Boys

P.D.
9b
I'm Coming Back (But I Don't Know When)
- Warrior River Boys

Frank Brown / Jimmie O'Neal
9c
Down In The Willow Garden
- Warrior River Boys

Charlie Monroe
10a
Red Rooster
- Warrior River Boys

Jimmy Martin / Harold Donny
10b
Voice In The Night
- Warrior River Boys

Michael K. Scott
10c
Please Come Back Little Girl
- Warrior River Boys

Roy Acuff ?
11a
(On The) Jericho Road
- Warrior River Boys

Donald S. McCrossan
11b
Evening Prayer Blues
- Warrior River Boys

DeFord Bailey arr. Bill Monroe

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