The essential masters

Stanley Brothers

Label:Varese Sarabande 203 066 609 2
Release Date:2004
Format:CD
Country:United States
County Sales:#270

Song Information:

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1. How mountain girls can love2:05
Recording Date:1958-09-30
Composer:Ruby Rakes; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4196
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Al Elliot-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; A. Elliot-B
2. She's more to be pitied2:10
Recording Date:1958-09-30
Composer:Ruby Rakes; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4193
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Al Elliot-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
3. Think of what you've done2:05
Recording Date:1958-10-01
Composer:Carter Stanley; Acuff-Rose, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4202
Instruments:Ralph Stanley-bj; Carter Stanley-g; Bill Napier-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Al Eliot-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; A. Elliot-B
4. Mother's footsteps2:05
Recording Date:1959-02-10
Composer:Ruby Rakes; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4230
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Al Elliot-m; Chubby Anthony-f; George Shuffler-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; A. Elliot-B
5. I'm a man of constant sorrow2:34
Recording Date:1959-09-15
Composer:Carter Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4350
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; George Shuffler-bs
Vocals:R. Stanley-LV/TC; C. Stanley-LC; B. Napier-B; G. Shuffler-BS
6. Mountain dew2:40
Recording Date:1959-09-14
Composer:Scott Wiseman; Tannen, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4339
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; George Shuffler-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; B. Napier-B; G. Shuffler-BS
7. How far to Little Rock2:36
Recording Date:1959-09-15
Composer:Ruby Rakes; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4363
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; George Shuffler-bs
8. Let me love you one more time2:02
Recording Date:1960-07-11
Composer:Ralph Stanley; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4737
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-lead g/bs; Vernon Derrick-f; George Shuffler-bs/lead g
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; C. Lambert-B
9. Daybreak in Dixie2:08
Recording Date:1960-07-11
Composer:Ralph Stanley; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4740
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-lead g/bs; Vernon Derrick-f; George Shuffler-bs/lead g
10. Lover's quarrel2:42
Recording Date:1961-01-15
Composer:Ralph & Carter Stanley; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:10588
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Art Stamper-f; George Shuffler-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
11. I'd worship you2:15
Recording Date:1961-01-16
Composer:Ralph Stanley; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:10600
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Art Stamper-f; George Shuffler-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
12. Fast express2:50
Recording Date:1961-07-20
Composer:Jim Scott; American, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:10915
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Al Elliott-m; George Shuffler-g; Chubby Anthony-f; George Shuffler-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
13. Dear girl, can you forgive2:59
Recording Date:1962-05-03
Composer:Carter Stanley; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11187
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-g; Ralph Mayo-f; Chick Stripling-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; G. Shuffler-B
14. Little birdie1:59
Recording Date:1963-01-29
Composer:Wade Mainer; Lonat, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11415
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Vernon Derrick-bs
Vocals:R. Stanley-L
15. Stone wall & steel bars2:05
Recording Date:1963-08-14
Composer:R. Pennington-R. Marcum; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11680
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-g; Ralph Mayo-f; Henry Dockery-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; R. Mayo-B; G. Shuffler-BS
16. Don't cheat in our home town2:35
Recording Date:1963-09-17
Composer:R. Pennington-R. Marcum; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11709
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-g/bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
17. Oh death2:55
Recording Date:1964-04-01
Composer:John Reedy; Starday, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11853
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Earl Taylor-m/harmonica; George Shuffler-g; Vernon McIntyre-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-L/T; B. Shuffler-B
18. Rollin' on rubber wheels2:56
Recording Date:1964-07-16
Composer:Carter Stanley; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11953
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Earl Taylor-m/harmonica; George Shuffler-g; Art Stamper-f; Vernon McIntyre-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T