Clinch Mountain Echo

Ralph Stanley Discography

Ralph Stanley Discography

This is a listing of Ralph Stanley's releases, with separate tables for Singles & Eps; Albums; Collaborative albums; and Compilation appearances featuring either Ralph or some of the Clinch Mountain Boys.

There is a separate page for Curly Ray Cline's albums, and another for releases by the Clinch Mountain Boys which often have some input by Ralph.

Wherever possible I've taken information from my own collection, but have also filled in some of the gaps from Charley Pennell's Bluegrass Discography and John Wright's "Travelling The High Way Home" book.

There are still a few entries that need to have pages created. If you spot any errors or omissions, please get in touch via the Contact page.

You can also now search for Song titles using the Search page.

To make the most of the listing, click on any 'hyperlinked' album title to view more info. You can also click on any table 'Column Header' to sort by ID, Title, Label/Cat No or Year. Clicking once will sort the table 'A-Z' or twice to sort 'Z-A'.

Ralph's albums:

# Title Label/Cat No Year
1
Brand New Country Songs
(King 1028)
1967-8
2
Old Time Music
(Jalyn JLP 118)
1968
3
The Bluegrass Sound Of...
(Jalyn JLP 120)
1968
4
Over The Sunset Hill
(King 1032)
1968
5
Hills Of Home
(King KSD 1069)
1969
6
Cry From The Cross
(Rebel SLP 1499)
1971
7
Live In Japan
(Seven Seas SR 690)
1971
8
John Henry
(Birdree PMC 6004)
1971
9
Something Old, Something New
(Rebel SLP 1503)
1971
10
Sing Michigan Bluegrass
(Jessup MB 108)
1971
11
Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers
(Jessup MB 129)
1971
12
Featuring Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs
(Jalyn JLP 129)
1971
13
Old Country Church
(Rebel SLP 1508)
1971
14
Play Requests
(Rebel SLP 1514)
1972
15
The Stanley Sound Around The World
(King Bluegrass KB 522)
1973
16
I Want To Preach The Gospel
(Rebel SLP 1522)
1973
17
A Man And His Music
(Rebel SLP 1530)
1973
18
Let Me Rest On A Peaceful Mountain (Hills Of Home)
(Rebel SLP 1544)
1975
19
Live! At McClure
(Rebel SLP 1554/55)
1976
20
Old Home Place
(Rebel SLP 1562)
1976
21
Clinch Mountain Gospel
(Rebel SLP 1571)
1977
22
Down Where The River Bends
(Rebel SLP 1579)
1978
23
I'll Wear A White Robe
(Rebel SLP 1590)
1980
24
Snow Covered Mound
(Stanley Tone RSR 1154)
1980
25
Hymn Time
(Blue Jay LPA 201)
1980
26
On And On
(County 776)
1980
27
The Stanley Sound Today
(Rebel REB 1601)
1981
28
The Memory Of Your Smile
(Rebel REB 1601)
1981
29
Child Of The King
(Rebel REB 1619)
1983
30
Live At The Old Homeplace
(Rebel REB 1627)
1983
31
Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers
(Plantation Records PLP-56)
1983
32
Bluegrass
(Plantation Records PLP-57)
1983
33
Sings Traditional Bluegrass And Gospel
(Plantation Records PLP-58)
1983
34
I Can Tell You The Time
(Rebel REB 1637)
1985
35
Sings Sixteen Years
(River Track Studios RTS 1097)
1986
36
Lonesome And Blue
(Rebel REB 1647)
1986
37
I'll Answer The Call
(Rebel REB-1657)
1988
38
Like Father, Like Son
(Copper Creek CCCD-0110)
1989
39
Classic Bluegrass (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-1109)
1990
40
Pray For The Boys
(Rebel REB-CD-1687)
1990
41
Bound To Ride - Vintage Mountain Bluegrass (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-1114)
1991
42
(Claw Hammer) The Way My Mama Taught Me
(Stanley Tone RTS-1532)
c1991?
43
Volume 1 (Recorded Live In 1971)
(Stanley Tone C-4538)
c1991
44
Volume 2 (Recorded Live In 197?)
(Stanley Tone ?????)
c1991
45
Back To The Cross
(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD638)
1992
46
Saturday Night
(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD643)
1992
47
Sunday Morning
(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD 640)
1992
48
Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
(Freeland Recording Co. CD-9001 A/B)
1992
49
Almost Home
(Rebel REB-CD-1707)
1992
50
Live At The Smithsonian Institution
(Atteiriam API-CD 1662)
1992
51
Christmas Time With...
(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD-639)
1993
52
Classic Stanley
(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD-9002)
1995
53
50th Anniversary Collection (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-1996)
1995
54
1971 - 1973 (Rebel Collector's Box Set Sampler)
(Rebel CD-4001-DJ)
1995
55
1971 - 1973 (Rebel Collector's Box Set)
(Rebel 4001)
1995
56
Classic Gospel: Ralph Stanley With Roy Lee Centers, Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley
(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD-646)
1996
57
Classic Mountain Music: Ralph Stanley With Roy Lee Centers, Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley
(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD-649)
1996
58
Clinch Mountain Boys Reunion
(Stanleytone ST-CD-5000)
1996
59
Short Life Of Trouble - Songs Of Grayson And Whitter
(Rebel REB-CD-1735)
1996
60
Reunion - Featuring George Shuffler & James King
(Wango WANGOCD104)
1997
61
My All And All
(Rebel REB-CD-1740)
1997
62
Songs My Mother Taught Me & More - Clawhammer Style Banjo
(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD-655)
1997
63
Clinch Mountain Country
(Rebel REB 5001)
1998
64
While The Ages Roll On
(Rebel REB-CD-1765)
2000
65
Man Of Constant Sorrow (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-1126)
2001
66
Clinch Mountain Sweethearts
(Rebel REB-CD-1770)
2001
67
Live At The Smithsonian Vol. 1
(King KSCD-5144)
2001
68
Live At The Smithsonian Vol. 2
(King KSCD-5147)
2001
69
Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers
(Varese Sarabande 302 066 215 2)
2001
70
The Very Best Of... (Compilation)
(Koch/Audium AUD-CD-8169)
2002
71
Live At McCabe's Guitar Shop (Feb 11th 2001)
(Digital Club Network DCNCD 1002)
2002
72
Ralph Stanley
(DMZ/Columbia CK-85525)
2002
73
Poor Rambler - His Complete King & Gusto Recordings
(King K3CD-0951)
2003
74
Best Of The Best (Compilation)
(Federal FED 0528-2)
2003
75
O Bluegrass Celebration
(BMG 75517476312)
2003
76
Bluegrass Legend (Compilation)
(Direct Source AV 26112)
2003
77
Great High Mountain (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-1130)
2004
78
Sings His Favorites Now and Then
(Stanleytone No #)
2004
79
Mountain Gospel
(Cracker Barrel CB-118)
2004
80
Shine On
(Rebel REB-CD-1810)
2005
81
Live At Watermelon Park - Berryville, Virginia 1969
(Stanleytone STR-1105)
2005
82
A Distant Land To Roam - Songs Of The Carter Family
(Columbia/DMZ 82796 93629 2)
2006
83
A Distant Land To Roam - Songs Of The Carter Family (One Hour Radio Special)
(Sony no #)
2006
84
Mountain Preacher's Child (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-7517)
2007
85
Early Classics: The King Recordings (Compilation)
(Time Life M19488)
2007
86
The Essential Masters (Compilation)
(Varese Sarabande 203-066-843-2)
2007
87
Merlefest 25th April 2008, Wilkesboro, North Carolina
(Festivalink.Net FEST0376)
2008
88
Old-Time Pickin' - A Clawhammer Banjo Collection (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-7520)
2008
89
Can't You Hear The Mountains Calling
(Rounder 11661-0614-2)
2009
90
A Mother's Prayer
(Rebel REB-CD-1840)
2010
91
Old Songs & Ballads Vol. 1 (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-9501)
2012
92
Old Songs & Ballads Vol. 2 (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-9502)
2012
93
My Life & Legacy - The Very Best Of... (Compilation)
(Rebel REB-CD-1131)
2014
94
Man Of Constant Sorrow
(Cracker Barrel RRE-CD161)
2014
95
Live From Bean Blossom 1972 Vol. 2
(No Label No #)
2015
96
The Complete Jessup Recordings Plus!
(Real Gone Music RGM-0429)
2016
97
American Icon - The Definitive Collection (Compilation)
(No Label No #)
2016
98
The Bottom Line Archive (Live)
(Bottom Line Archive BLRCD-017)
2017
[4] reissued on CD (King 6109-2-6) 1998 and (Gusto GT 0557-2) 2004.
[5] reissued on CD (King KMCD 6102) 1996.
[6] reissued on CD (Rebel REB-CD 1499) 2001.
[7] Japanese release, reissued (Rebel REB 2202) 1986 and on CD (Rebel REC-CD-2002) 1997.
[8] Japanese only release.
[12] is a repackaging of the Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs - Tribute To The Stanley Brothers album as by Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys. [19] reissued on CD (Rebel REB-CD-1118) 1996.
[21] reissued on CD (Rebel REB-CD 1571) 2001.
[24] reissued (Rebel REB 1613) 1984.
[26] is a reissue of [14].
[31] is a partial reissue of [11] but with only 8 of the 12 tracks.
[32] is a partial reissue of [10] but with only 8 of the 12 tracks.
[33] is a partial reissue of [10] and [11] but with only 8 tracks.
[35] reissued on CD (Copper Creek CCCD-0138) 1996.
[37] reissued on CD (Rebel REB-CD-1657) 2001.
[48] contains the same material as [46] & [44].
[50] reissued on CD (Gusto GT-5163-2) 2006.
[55] is a 4xCD boxed set reissue of [8], [9], [13], [14], [15], [16] & [17].
[56] and [57] contain the same material as [52].
[62] is a reissue of [42] with 8 extra tracks (7x live and 1x studio).
[67] and [68] combined contain the same material as [50].
[69] is a reissue of [10] and [11].
[73] is a 3xCD reissue of [1], [4], [5] and the Jimmy Martin & Ralph Stanley - First Time Together album.
[89] is a reissue of [35] remixed and with some changes to track titles.
[96] is a reissue of [10] & [11] with most of the Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs - Tribute To The Stanley Brothers album (2 tracks are ommitted).

Collaborations:

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I've listed these separately, where the an artist has received equal credit. The one with James King is an exception, but I figured it fits better here than in the main discography...

# Title Label/Cat No Year
1
Jimmy Martin & Ralph Stanley - First Time Together
(Gusto GT0077)
1980
2
Buddy Moore & Ralph Stanley - s/t?
( )
1983?
3
Stanley Brothers Classics (Introducing James King)
(Wango 118)
1986
4
Lowell Varney, Landon Messer and Riverside Grass - With Ralph Stanley - S/T
(Mountain Records 1001)
1987
5
Sammy Adkins & Ralph Stanley - You're Still To Blame
(?????)
c1987?
6
Ralph Stanley and Sam Wilson - What About You
(River Track Studios RTS 1233)
1988?
7
Bill Wicker with Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys - It's Never Too Late
(No label C-3080)
1988
8
Larry Efaw & Ralph Stanley - I Worship You
(????????)
1988
9
Ralph Stanley & Raymond Fairchild - S/T
(Rebel REB 1677)
1989
10
Ernie Thacker & Ralph Stanley - Holdin' On
(River Track Studios RTS 1525)
1990
11
Bill Wicker with Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Sacred Songs From The Past
(?????)
1990
12
Lester Pate & Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys - Daddy's Rose
(No label C-3840)
1990
13
Lester Pate & Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys - Keep My Love With You
(No label C-5759)
1992
14
Ralph Stanley & Joe Isaacs - A Gospel Gathering
(Freeland Recording Co. FRC-CD642)
1995
15
Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley - I Feel Like Singing Today
(Rebel REB-CD-1755)
1999
16
Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley - Lost In The Lonesome Pines
(Dualtone 80302-01125-2)
2002
17
Nathan & Ralph Stanley - He Suffered For My Reward
(III Generation Records TGR-0701)
2007
18
Nathan & Ralph Stanley - Where Will You Go
(III Generation Records TGR-NS003)
2008
19
Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II - Side By Side
(Rebel REB-CD-1850)
2013
20
Dr Ralph Stanley & Nathan Stanley - Gospel Favorites
(NewPeoplesBank.Com No #)
2015
[1] reissued on CD (Hollywood HCD 175) 1995 and (Gusto CD 3002-2) 2005. The later substitutes 3 tracks from the original release with 3 that were left of the original LP. The album is also included on the 3xCD "Poor Rambler" set, with all four 'previously unreleased' tracks.
[10] reissued on CD (Crosscut CR 1121) 2000.
[11] was an all gospel release.

Ralph's compilation & other Clinch Mountain Boy appearances:

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This is probably just scratching the surface.. I've not included any 'solo' releases by any of the Clinch Mountain Boys here (with exception of the Skaggs/Whitley & and a couple of Larry Sparks' albums) as they'll be added as seperate discographies...

# Title Label/Cat No Year
1
Lee Allen - Songs Of Love And Tragedy
(Jalyn JLP 127)
1970
2
Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs - Tribute To The Stanley Brothers
(Jalyn JLP 129)
1971
3
Cager Farler & His Southern Mountain Boys - Live And Let Live/Orange Blossom Special
(Big Whizz 4)
c1971
4
Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs - Second Generation Bluegrass
(Rebel SLP 1504)
1971
5
Gene Parsons - Kindling
(Warner Brothers BS-2687)
1973
6
V/A - Michigan Bluegrass Festival Vol. 1 1974
(Jessup MB 151)
1974
7
V/A - Live Tall Trees Bluegrass Festival 1976
(King Bluegrass Records KB-558)
1976
8
David Marshall - Song Of Poverty
(King Bluegrass Records KB-562)
1977
9
V/A - Live At Lost Acres!
(Programme Audio Records 070777)
1978
10
V/A - The Charlotte Bluegrass Festival
(Old Homestead OHS-90160)
1983
11
V/A - Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival
(Pigeon Roost P RR 001)
1985
12
Bill Monroe - And Stars Of The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame
(MCA MCA 5625)
1985
13
V/A - Winterhawk Scholarship Album
(Gordo 003)
1986
14
V/A - Southeastern Michigan Bluegrass (Live And On Stage Vol. 1)
(No Label No #)
198?
15
Bill Monroe - Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord
(MCA 10017)
1991
16
V/A - Christmas Times A Comin'
(Sonlite SON 140)
1991
17
John Wright - Everything She Asks For
(River Track Studios RTS-1786)
1993
18
V/A - Planet Bluegrass (The 1992 Telluride Festival - Incredibly Live)
(Planet Bluegrass PB1001)
1993
19
V/A - Masters Of The Banjo
(Arhoolie CD 421)
1994
20
Mike Seeger - Third Annual Farewell Reunion
(Rounder CD-0313)
1994
21
Curly Seckler - 60 Years Of Bluegrass With My Friends
(Vine Street VSR D 107)
1996
22
John Wright - Promises
(No Label SL-1003)
1996
23
Dwight Yoakam - Under The Covers
(Reprise Records 9362-46690-2)
1997
24
Jim Lauderdale - Whisper
(BNA 07863-66996-2)
1997
25
Don Rigsby - A Vision
(Sugar Hill SH-CD 3873)
1998
26
Mark Newton - Living A Dream
(Rebel REB-CD-1744)
1998
27
Dwight Yoakam - A Long Way Home
(Reprise Records 9362-46918-2)
1998
28
Tara Nevins - Mule To Ride
(Sugar Hill Records SHCD-3892)
1999
29
Marty Stuart - The Pilgrim
(MCA MCA-70057)
1999
30
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder - Soldier Of The Cross
(Skaggs Family Records - SKFR-CD-5001)
1999
31
OST - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(Mercury 170 069-2)
2000
32
Cumberland Highlanders - Cumberland Mountain Home
(Black Mountain Records BMR-9901)
2000
33
V/A - At Bean Blossom: 25th Anniversary, Uncle Pen Days
(Blossom BRCD-1002)
2000
34
Rick Stanley & Bad Ridge - You Can't Smoke The Bluegrass
(Honey Camp 100101)
2000
35
V/A - The Legend Lives On: A Tribute To Bill Monroe
(Audium AUD8170)
2003
36
V/A - A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Vol. 1: Bill Gaither Presents...
(Gaither SHD-2459)
2003
37
V/A - A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Vol. 2: Bill Gaither Presents...
(Gaither SHD-2460)
2003
38
V/A - A Very Special Acoustic Christmas
(Lost Highway B0001038-02)
2003
39
David Grisman - Life Of Sorrow
(Acoustic Disc ACD53)
2003
40
V/A - Merlefest Live! The Best Of 2003
(Welk Music Group 79766-2)
2004
41
Jeanie Stanley - Baby Girl (A Tribute To My Father Carter Stanley)
(CMH CD 8969)
2005
42
Larry Sparks - 40
(Rebel REB-CD-1806)
2005
43
V/A - For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records
(Bloodshot Records BS-112)
2005
44
Danny Lee Davis - Coal Black Rock (So Deep In The Earth)
(No label No #)
2006
45
Josh Turner - Your Man
(MCA Nashville B0004744-02)
2006
46
Christie Lynn - Sings Country, Gospel, Bluegrass
(Gusto GT-0623-2)
2006
47
Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers - Clinch Mountain Tradition
(MRCCD1002)
2007
48
Porter Wagoner - Best Of Grand Old Gospel 2008
(Gusto/TeeVee Records TV-0760-2
2007
49
V/A - Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash
(Dualtone 80302-01242-2)
2007
50
V/A - Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol. 1: Bill Gaither Presents...
(Gaither SHD2736)
2008
51
V/A - Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol. 2: Bill Gaither Presents...
(Gaither SHD2737)
2008
52
VW Boys - Greatest Hits
(Fat Dog FD-0110)
2010
53
Dave Eggar - Kingston Morning
(Domo Records ??)
2010
54
Danny Lee Davis - The Long Goodbye
(No Label No #)
20??
55
Joe Mullins & The Radio Rambler - Hymns From The Hills
(Rebel REB-CD-1839)
2010
56
V/A - T Bone Burnett Presents The Speaking Clock Revue - Live From The Beacon Theatre
(Participant Music 826663-12590)
2011
57
Todd Novak & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Raspberry Moonshine
(Tres Payasos 007)
2011
58
OST - Lawless
(Sony 88725455472)
2012
59
V/A - Re:Generation
(Green Light Media and Marketing)
2012
60
V/A - Divided & United: The Songs Of The Civil War
(ATO 0882188429)
2013
61
Pete Seeger: The Storm King
(Hachette Audio 2-11830)
2013
62
Don Rigsby - Doctor's Orders (A Tribute to Ralph Stanley)
(Rebel REB-CD-1841)
2014
63
Larry Sparks - Lonesome & Then Some: A Classic 50th Celebration
(Rebel REB-CD-1846)
2014
64
Band Of Ruhks - S/T
(101 Ranch 8006)
2015
[1] reissued on cassette but miscredited as by Ralph Stanley(!) and omitting one track (Lone Star LS-2007) 2000.
[5] reissued on CD (Collectors Choice Music CCM-995) 2009.
[17] reissued on CD-R (Bluegrass Collection BC507) 2003.
[21] reissued (Copper Creek CCCD-0227) 2005.
[48] is a compilation of recordings. The track featuring Ralph is taken from [46].

Singles / EPs:

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# Title Label/Cat No Year
1
Long Journey Home / Going Down Town
(Jalyn 45-323)
c1967
2
East Virginia Blues / Cacklin' Hen
(Jalyn 45-335)
c1968
3
That Beautiful Woman / Row Hoe
(King 45-6113)
1968
4
Hemlock And Primroses / Sweet Sally Brown
(King 45-6139)
1968
5
Going Up Home (To Live In Green Pastures) / Over The Sunset Hill
(King 45-6179)
1968
6
Let's Go To The Fair / Hills Of Home (A Tribute To Carter)
(King 45-6252)
1969
7
Brand New Tennessee Waltz / Old-time Pickin'
(Rebel F-310)
1971
8
Katy Daley / Will You Miss Me?
(Rebel F-315)
1971
9
Poison love / Bill Cheatum
(King Bluegrass 730412)
1973
10
Gonna Paint The Town / Loving You Too Well
(King Bluegrass 730846)
1973
11
Barbara Allen / Stack O'Lee / Prince Of Peace
(DMZ/Columbis CSK 59413)
2002
12
Single Girl / Little Birdie
(Tompkins Square TSQ-22527)
2012
[1] Some copies were credited on the label as by The Stanley Brothers, but featuring material from Ralph's Old Time Music LP.
[11] Limited edition CD bonus disc.
[12] Limited edition 78rpm 10".