Essential Masters

Essential Masters

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by The Stanley Brothers
     
 

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 drivingSee more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206660920
catalogNumber:
066609
Rank:
334517

Tracks

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

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

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
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
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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