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Stanley Brothers The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-1952 (CD)

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 66 mns. These are cornerstone...more

Stanley Brothers: The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-1952 (CD)

1-CD with 20-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 66 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 SorrowandThe Lonesome River.
Not only has the sound been lovingly restored, but there are two alternate takes never heard before. Classic! Essential!

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  • Album titlle: The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-1952 (CD)

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Stanley Brothers - The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-1952 (CD) CD 1
01A Vision Of MotherStanley Brothers
02The White DoveStanley Brothers
03Gathering Flowers For The Master's BouquetStanley Brothers
04The Angels Are SingingStanley Brothers
05It's Never Too LateStanley Brothers
06Have You SomeoneStanley Brothers
07Little Glass Of WineStanley Brothers
08Let Me Be Your FriendStanley Brothers
09We'll Be Sweethearts In HeavenStanley Brothers
10I Love No One But YouStanley Brothers
11Too Late To CryStanley Brothers
12The Old HomeStanley Brothers
13The Drunkard's HellStanley Brothers
14The Fields Have Turned BrownStanley Brothers
15Hey! Hey! Hey!Stanley Brothers
16The Lonesome RiverStanley Brothers
17I'm A Man Of Constant SorrowStanley Brothers
18Pretty PollyStanley Brothers
19A Life Of SorrowStanley Brothers
20Sweetest LoveStanley Brothers
21The Wandering BoyStanley Brothers
22Let's Part The Best of FriendsStanley Brothers
23The Fields Have Turned Brown (alternative)Stanley Brothers
24Little Glass Of Wine (alternative)Stanley Brothers
Stanley Brothers The Stanley Brothers are among the least likely candidates to try to rock.... more
"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.

Stanley Brothers & Clinch Mountain Boys, 1953-58 & 1959 (2-CD)
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Tracklist
Stanley Brothers - The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-1952 (CD) CD 1
01 A Vision Of Mother
02 The White Dove
03 Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
04 The Angels Are Singing
05 It's Never Too Late
06 Have You Someone
07 Little Glass Of Wine
08 Let Me Be Your Friend
09 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)