Clinch Mountain Country

Clinch Mountain Country

by Ralph StanleyRalph Stanley


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The two-disc set Clinch Mountain Country is a treasure that amazes and inspires at every turn. Ralph Stanley is one of the true greats of American music. Kicking off with an all-time favorite, "How Mountain Girls Can Love," the set features Stanley's signature clawhammer banjo style and the distinctive mountain harmonies perfected by himself and his brother, the late Carter Stanley. Other guests from the music world include Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart, Bob Dylan, Patty Loveless, BR5-49, Rhonda Vincent, Gillian Welch, Laurie Lewis, Junior Brown, Vern Gosdin, Vince Gill, and many others. One of the most poignant tracks is Stanley, the Clinch Mountain Boys, and country & western master George Jones singing "The Window Up Above." The meeting of Stanley and Jones is a monumental moment in music history. Together their voices blend effortlessly on a song that Jones wrote so many years ago. Also significant is the prominence of Ralph II, the man who will carry on the legacy his father and uncle began in the mountains of Virginia. Stanley's high-lonesome vocal style is unlike any other sound, and he is without peer in the world of bluegrass music. This collection of tunes, many written by Carter and/or Ralph, is evidence of the heartfelt, soul-nourishing music the Carters brought out of the western Virginia Highlands and gave to the world. A worthy follow-up to the 1992 two-CD release Saturday Night & Sunday Morning.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/1998
Label: Rebel Records
UPC: 0032511500120
catalogNumber: 115001
Rank: 21855

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ralph Stanley   Primary Artist
Alison Krauss   Track Performer
Laurie Lewis   Track Performer
Ricky Skaggs   Track Performer
Marty Stuart   Track Performer
Rhonda Vincent   Track Performer
Diamond Rio   Track Performer
Joe Diffie   Track Performer
Vern Gosdin   Track Performer
George Jones   Track Performer
Kentucky Headhunters   Track Performer
Hal Ketchum   Track Performer
Jim Lauderdale   Track Performer
Patty Loveless   Track Performer
Kathy Mattea   Track Performer
Dwight Yoakam   Track Performer
Bob Dylan   Track Performer
Gene Johnson   Track Performer
Claire Lynch   Track Performer
Junior Brown   Track Performer
Tim O'Brien   Track Performer
Doug Phelps   Track Performer
Marty Roe   Track Performer
Porter Wagoner   Track Performer
Dana Williams   Track Performer
Gillian Welch   Track Performer
BR5-49   Track Performer
Marshall Family   Track Performer
David Rawlings   Track Performer
Gary Bennett   Track Performer
Chuck Mead   Track Performer
Raybon Brothers   Track Performer
John Rigsby   Track Performer
Sonya Isaacs   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ralph Stanley   Composer
Marty Stuart   Contributor
David Castle   Engineer
David Freeman   Executive Producer
Carter Stanley   Composer
Bil VornDick   Producer,Engineer
Chris Skinker   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
James Rowe   Composer
R. Fisher Boyce   Composer
Adger M. Pace   Composer
R. Rakes   Composer
John Brenton Preston   Composer

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