Clinch Mountain Echo

Videos & DVD's

Various DVDs/Videos

This is a list of commercially released videos/DVDs that may be of interest (i.e. they have some 'Stanley' related content). If I've missed any, please get in touch via the Contact page.

There are also some great clips on 'youtube' and I'll be adding an article on these at some point, as well as some of the various films which are sadly not available, and known appearances on 'Cumberland Highlanders' TV show etc.

I haven't bothered including film soundtracks, which only feature Stanley related audio, like 'Lawless' and 'Oh Brother...'

As with the other discography listings, I will be adding hyperlinks to individual pages with more info, as and when time permits...

The Stanley Brothers

1
Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest: The Stanley Bros. & Cousin Emmy
(Central Sun A-108)
1987
2
V/A - American Folk & Country Music
(Bear Family BVD-20101-AT)
2003
3
Don Reno and Red Smiley - Bluegrass 1963
(Man-do-lin MP-0108)
2008
4
V/A - Families Of Bluegrass: An American Tradition
(Man-do-lin FBG001-DVD)
2010
[1] Reissued on DVD (Shanachie 605) 2005 together with the 'Rainbow Quest' show featuring Doc Watson.
[2] Is a 43min B&W TV Show filmed in Baden Baden, Germany in March 1966, at the start of their European tour, and features The Stanley Brothers, Cousin Emmy, The New Lost City Ramblers, Roscoe Holcomb and Cyp Landreneau's Cajun Band.
[3] Features The Stanley Brothers as guests on a B&W 1963 Don Reno & Red Smiley TV show. The Stanley Brothers are featured on 5 songs.
[4} Features In The Pines from the same set as [3} plus two 1993 Ralph Stanley perfomances form the Ronnie Reno TV Show.

Ralph Stanley

In addition to the DVDs / videos listed below, there is also a 1979 Bluegrass Festival Film, 'That's Bluegrass' available on download for rent or purchase from vimeo.com. This features two tracks with the Charlie Sizemore/Junior Blankenship line up and an interview with Ralph. Also featured are Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt and The Knoxville Grass.

1
Recorded Live At Bluegrass Classic Frontier Ranch, Columbus, OH
(Bluegrass Classic Video No #)
1990
2
V/A - High Lonesome: The Story Of Bluegrass Music
(Shanachie 604)
1991
3
The Banjo Of Ralph Stanley: From Old-Time To Bluegrass
(Homespun )
1992
4
V/A - Gather At The River
(BMG Special Products 72333-80068-9)
1994
5
Ralph Stanley's 50 Year Reunion
(Neon 8001-3)
1996
6
The Legacy Continues
(Neon 0081-71298)
1998
7
The Ralph Stanley Story
(Appalshop No #)
2000
8
'On The Road' With Ralph Stanley
(Neon 1210-3)
2000
9
V/A - Down From The Mountain
(Momentum Pictures MP-122D)
2000
10
V/A - American Roots Music
(Palm Pictures PALMD-3039)
2001
11
V/A - All Star Bluegrass Celebration
(Lickona Vision 22976-30019)
2002
12
V/A - The Legend Lives On: A Tribute To Bill Monroe
(Koch Vision KOC-DV-6156)
2003
13
Jimmy Martin - The King Of Bluegrass
(Straight Six SS-002-B)
2003
14
V/A - Bluegrass Country Soul
(Time Life M19264)
2005
15
Steve Sparkman - Stanley Style Banjo
(March Media No #)
2008
16
V/A - Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Vol. 1
(????)
2008
17
V/A - Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Vol. 2
(????)
2008
18
V/A - Families Of Bluegrass: An American Tradition
(Man-do-lin FBG001-DVD)
2010
[1] VHS tape featuring a 34min perfomance with Sammy Adkins on lead vocal. Probably c1989.
[3] Banjo instruction tape, originally on VHS, but reissued on DVD in 2005.
[5] Originally on VHS, reissued on DVD-R 201?.
[6] Originally on VHS, reissued on DVD-R 201?.
[10] is a 2xDVD / 4xVHS release covering the whole gamut of 'Roots' music. Ralph briefly appears playing Little Maggie from Oct. 2000 and in contributes a little to the 'talking head' dialogue.
[14] Region 1 DVD only.
[15] Banjo instruction DVD, featuring Steve Sparkman and James Alan Shelton.

Other/Miscellaneous:

1
James Alan Shelton - Clinch Mountain Guitar
(????)
c2000
2
Masters Of Bluegrass: The Goins Brothers Part I
(IBMM No #)
c2005
3
Masters Of Bluegrass: The Goins Brothers Part II
(IBMM No #)
c2005
15
Steve Sparkman - Stanley Style Banjo
(March Media No #)
2008
[1] Guitar instruction DVD, featuring James Alan Shelton & guest George Shuffler.
[2] amd [3} are DVD-R releases of an interview with Ray and Melvin Goins by the International Bluegrass Music Museum as part of their oral history projecr. The Goins Brothers also perform a few songs.
[3] Banjo instruction DVD, featuring Steve Sparkman and James Alan Shelton.