The Essential Masters

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All Music Guide - Campbell
The Stanley Brothers' late-'50s to early-'60s output for the King label is the focus of this 18-track compilation from Varese Sarabande. These original recordings feature brothers Ralph and Carter Stanley, with their backup band the Clinch Mountain Boys, incorporating honky tonk, gospel, and even truck driving country into their brand of traditional bluegrass. Among the 18 tracks are "I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow," "Oh, Death," "How Far to Little Rock," and "Don't Cheat in Our Home Town," which later became a number one hit in 1983 for former Clinch Mountain Boy Ricky Skaggs. The Stanley Brothers' Essential Masters is highly recommended for those who want to get familiar with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
The Stanley Brothers' late-'50s to early-'60s output for the King label is the focus of this 18-track compilation from Varese Sarabande. These original recordings feature brothers Ralph and Carter Stanley, with their backup band the Clinch Mountain Boys, incorporating honky tonk, gospel, and even truck driving country into their brand of traditional bluegrass. Among the 18 tracks are "I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow," "Oh, Death," "How Far to Little Rock," and "Don't Cheat in Our Home Town," which later became a number one hit in 1983 for former Clinch Mountain Boy Ricky Skaggs. The Stanley Brothers' Essential Masters is highly recommended for those who want to get familiar with their post-Columbia and -Mercury material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2004
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206660920
  • Catalog Number: 066609
  • Sales rank: 94,325

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 How Mountain Girls Can Love - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:07)
  2. 2 She's More to Be Pitied - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:15)
  3. 3 Think of What You've Done - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:07)
  4. 4 Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:01)
  5. 5 I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:38)
  6. 6 Mountain Dew - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:44)
  7. 7 How Far to Little Rock - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:40)
  8. 8 Let Me Love You One More Time - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:06)
  9. 9 Daybreak in Dixie - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:14)
  10. 10 Lover's Quarrel - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:41)
  11. 11 I'd Worship You - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:19)
  12. 12 Fast Express - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:55)
  13. 13 (Dear Girl) Can You Forgive - Clinch Mountain Boys (3:01)
  14. 14 Little Birdie - Clinch Mountain Boys (1:59)
  15. 15 Stone Walls and Steel Bars - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:09)
  16. 16 Don't Cheat in Our Home Town - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:36)
  17. 17 Oh Death - Clinch Mountain Boys (3:00)
  18. 18 Rollin' on Rubber Wheels - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Stanley Brothers Primary Artist
Ralph Stanley Banjo
Vernon Derrick Bass, Fiddle, Guitar, Double Bass
Bill Napier Mandolin
George Shuffler Bass, Guitar, Double Bass
Art Stamper Fiddle
Carter Stanley Guitar
Chick Stripling Bass
Earl Taylor Harmonica, Mandolin
Chubby Anthony Fiddle
Al Elliot Bass, Mandolin, Double Bass
Henry Dockery Bass, Double Bass
Ralph Mayo Bass, Fiddle
Chick Stripling Double Bass
Curley Lambert Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Double Bass
Technical Credits
Ralph Stanley Composer
Ray Pennington Composer
Wade Mainer Composer
Evren Göknar Mastering
Jim Scott Composer
Carter Stanley Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes
Bill Pitzonka Art Direction
Marty Wekser Producer
Roy Marcum Composer
Scotty Wiseman Composer
Ruby Rakes Composer
John Reedy Composer
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