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Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys

Label:Federal FED 0528-2
Release Date:2003
Format:CD
Country:United States

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1. I am a man of constant sorrow
Recording Date:1974-02
Place:Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Instruments:Ralph Stanley-bj; Roy Lee Centers-g; Ricky Lee-g; Curly Ray Cline-f; Jack Cooke-bs
2. Oh deathStanley Brothers 2:55
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
3. Shout little LulieStanley Brothers 1:52
Recording Date:1963-08-13
Composer:Ralph Stanley; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11677
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-g; Ralph Mayo-f; Henry Dockery-bs
4. I only exist
Recording Date:1969-07-14
Place:Starday Studio, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Ralph Stanley-bj; Larry Sparks-g; Jimmy Martin-m/g; Curly Ray Cline-f; Jim McCall-bs
5. Medicine Springs
Recording Date:1969-07-14
Place:Starday Studio, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Ralph Stanley-bj; Larry Sparks-g; Jimmy Martin-m/g; Curly Ray Cline-f; Jim McCall-bs
6. Going up home to live in green pastures
Recording Date:1968-02-21
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Instruments:Ralph Stanley-bj; Melvin Goins-g; Larry Sparks-g; Curly Ray Cline-f; George Shuffler-bs
7. Hill of home
Recording Date:1969-07-15
Place:Starday Studio, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Ralph Stanley-bj; Larry Sparks-g; Jimmy Martin-m/g; Curly Ray Cline-f; Jim McCall-bs
8. Little MaggieStanley Brothers 2:44
Recording Date:1960-05
Composer:Stanley-York; Starday, BMI
Place:Magnum Studio, Jacksonville, FL
Master:3334
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-g; Ralph Mayo-f; Audie Webster-bs
Vocals:R. Stanley-L
9. Clinch Mountain backstepStanley Brothers 2:16
Recording Date:1958-10-01
Composer:Ruby Rakes; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4199
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Al Elliot-bs
10. Little birdieStanley Brothers 1:59
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
11. Hemlocks and primroses
Recording Date:1967-05-19
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Instruments:Ralph Stanley-bj; Larry Sparks-g; Melvin Goins-g; Curly Ray Cline-f; Jim McCall-bs
12. Little WillieStanley Brothers 2:36
Recording Date:1961-01-15
Composer:Arr. Ralph & Carter Stanley
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:10594
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Art Stamper-f; George Shuffler-bs
Vocals:R. Stanley-L