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Stanley Brothers 1949-1952

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Stanley Brothers: 1949-1952

1-CD with 20-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 6 mns.

These are cornerstone recordings by the greatest bluegrass brother act--as essential as our volume of the Stanleys' Mercury sides. Here's the classic haunting Stanley sound, and here are the original versions of songs that went on to become bluegrass classics, like The Fields Have Turned Brown, The White Dove, I Love No One But You, The Drunkard's Hell, Hey! Hey! Hey! A Life Of Sorrow and The Lonesome River.
Not only has the sound been lovingly restored, but there are two alternate takes never heard before. Classic! Essential!

1-CD with 20-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 6 mns



Stanley Brothers - 1949-1952 CD 1
1: A Vision Of Mother
2: The White Dove
3: Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
4: The Angels Are Singing
5: It's Never Too Late
6: Have You Someone
7: Little Glass Of Wine
8: Let Me Be Your Friend
9: We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven
10: I Love No One But You
11: Too Late To Cry
12: The Old Home
13: The Drunkard's Hell
14: The Fields Have Turned Brown
15: Hey! Hey! Hey!
16: The Lonesome River
17: I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
18: Pretty Polly
19: A Life Of Sorrow
20: Sweetest Love
21: The Wandering Boy
22: Let's Part The Best of Friends
23: The Fields Have Turned Brown (alternative)
24: Little Glass Of Wine (alternative)


Artikeleigenschaften von Stanley Brothers: 1949-1952

  • Interpret: Stanley Brothers

  • Albumtitel: 1949-1952

  • Format CD
  • Genre Country

  • Music Genre Country Music
  • Music Style Bluegrass
  • Music Sub-Genre 101 Bluegrass
  • Title 1949-1952

  • Price code AH
  • SubGenre Country - Bluegrass

  • EAN: 4000127155641

  • weight in Kg 0.115

Artist description "Stanley Brothers"

Stanley Brothers

The Stanley Brothers are among the least likely candidates to try to rock. If Carter and Ralph Stanley appear here, can Pavarotti be far behind? The back story to this track is not clear. It's likely the recording took place sometime between the spring and summer of 1960, when this song by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters began a run on the 'Billboard Best Seller'list that lasted for half a year. The song was hugely popular. It likely would have been known to the Stanley Brothers without any help from King label boss Syd Nathan.

Nathan might have helped since he was fond of sharing copyrights between his artists, moving hits across genre lines. Hank Ballard and the Midnighters were King artists as were the Stanley Brothers and so it could have come to pass that the Stanleys took a shot at this, perhaps as a joke at the tail end of their session. It's hard to rule it out. We do know that the undubbed master of this song features Carter and Ralph Stanley singing with banjo, bass and acoustic guitar. The timing is ragged and it sounds quite demo-ish. The released version, which we have chosen here, features the addition of echoey finger snaps that provide a more commercial product and nudge the performance more decidedly in the direction of rock 'n' roll.

We don't know whose fingers were doing the snapping (one story on the web has James Brown doing it. It might just as easily have been Carter or Ralph, themselves). In any case, this track goes to show that even a 'pure' bluegrass act can be edged in the direction of rock 'n' roll. The distance is often shorter than you think.

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