Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - Civil War Memories

(Wango CD-128) 2005


Civil War Memories
Rear Cover CD Tray Ralph and Ray Davis in the studio 1996

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This 53:34 min compilation of Civil War related material includes The Vacant Chair by Ralph where he sings the opening and closing parts a cappella and Ray Davis adds his Dying Soldier spoken word monologue in the middle. Each of Ralph's parts last approx 25 seconds... and the first has also previously appeared on the Plum Pitiful Vol. 2 CD.

The session took place in 1996, with Davis presumably adding his part seperately.

There is some overlap with the other Wango compilation CDs, but the material is consistently good. My copy does however have a pressing fault which means some tracks have clicks.

Ralph later re-recorded The Vacant Chair with a band on the V/A - Divided & United compilation in 2013. The song first appeared in the 'Worcester Spy' newspaper around Thanksgiving 1861. It was written to commemorate the death of Lieutentant John William Grout of the 15th Massachusetts Infantry, who was killed at the Battle Of Ball's Bluff.

Thanks to Todd Gracyk for sending me this one!

Track:
Title:
1
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
- Basement All-Stars

Julia Ward Howe
2
Lorena
- Basement All-Stars with Scott Brannon

A.P. Carter
3
Two Little Boys
- Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

Theodore F. Morse / Edward Madden
4
Boys In Blue (aka A Hero's Death)
- Mac Wiseman

P.D.
5
Rebel Soldier
- Charlie Moore

Charles B. Moore
6
Dixie
- Lloyd Douglas & Michael Cleveland

Daniel Decatur Emmett
7
My Home's Across The Blueridge Mountains
- Basement All-Stars with Scott Brannon

P.D.
8
My Old Kentucky Home
- Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

Stephen Foster
9
I Was Seeing Nellie Home
- Don Reno & Charlie Moore

John Fletcher / Frances Kyle
10
Home Sweet Home
- Warrior River Boys

P.D.
11
Soldier's Joy
- Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

P.D.
12
Yellow Rose Of Texas
- Basement All Stars with Marshall Wilborn

Charles H. Brown
13
Uncle Ned
- Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

Stephen Foster
14
Darlin' Nellie Grey
- Don Reno & Charlie Moore

Benny Hanby
15
Liberty
- Lundy Brothers

John Dickinson
16
Gentle Annie
- Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

Stephen Foster
17
When The Roses Bloom Again
- Warrior River Boys with Scott Brannon

Will D. Cobb / Jeff Tweedy
18
When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home
- Lloyd Douglas & Michael Cleveland

Patrick Gilmore
19
Bright Sunny South
- Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

W.L. Bloomfield (?) or Raymond (?)
20
The Vacant Chair / Dysing Soldier Boy
- Ralph Stanley & Ray Davis

P.D.
21
Taps
- Lloyd Douglas & Michael Cleveland

Daniel Butterfield

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