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
V/A - American Folk & Country Music
(Bear Family BVD-20101-AT)
2003
2
Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest: The Stanley Bros. & Doc Watson
(Shanachie 605)
2005
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] 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.
[2] Features two (roughly) one hour B&W TV Shows, one with Peter Seeger and Doc Watson and the other with Pete Seeger, The Stanley Brothers and Cousin Emmy (from Feb 1966).
[3] Features The Stanley Brothers as guests on a B&W 1963 Don Reno & Red Smiley TV show. The Stanley Brothers are featured on 4 songs.
[4} Features In The Pines from the same set as [3} plus two later 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
The Banjo Of Ralph Stanley: From Old-Time To Bluegrass
(Homespun )
1992
3
V/A - Gather At The River
(BMG Special Products 72333-80068-9)
1994
4
Ralph Stanley's 50 Year Reunion
(Neon 8001-3)
1996
5
V/A - High Lonesome: The Story Of Bluegrass Music
(Shanachie 604)
1997
6
The Legacy Continues
(Neon 0081-71298)
1998
7
James Alan Shelton - Clinch Mountain Guitar
(????)
c2000
8
The Ralph Stanley Story
(Appalshop No #)
2000
9
'On The Road' With Ralph Stanley
(Neon 1210-3)
2000
10
V/A - Down From The Mountain
(Momentum Pictures MP-122D)
2000
11
V/A - American Roots Music
(Palm Pictures PALMD-3039)
2001
12
V/A - All Star Bluegrass Celebration
(Lickona Vision NO #)
2002
13
V/A - The Legend Lives On: A Tribute To Bill Monroe
(Koch Vision KOC-DV-6156)
2003
14
Jimmy Martin - The King Of Bluegrass
(Straight Six SS-002-B)
2003
15
V/A - Bluegrass Country Soul
(Time Life M19264)
2005
16
Steve Sparkman - Stanley Style Banjo
(March Media No #)
2008
17
V/A - Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Vol. 1
(????)
2008
18
V/A - Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Vol. 2
(????)
2008
19
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.
[2] Banjo instruction tape, originally on VHS, but reissued on DVD in 2005.
[4] Originally on VHS, reissued on DVD-R 201?.
[6] Originally on VHS, reissued on DVD-R 201?.
[7] Guitar instruction DVD, featuring James Alan Shelton & guest George Shuffler.
[11] 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.
[15] Region 1 DVD only.
[16] Banjo instruction DVD, featuring Steve Sparkman and James Alan Shelton.