The definitive collection, 1947-1966

The Stanley Brothers

Label:Time-Life TL 19303 CD
Release Date:2007
Format:CD
Country:United States
BG Unlimited:2007-07
County Sales:#285
   Discogs.com ID: 8091695
   Amazon ASIN: B000NA285M

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A-1. Little glass of wine2:53
Recording Date:1949-03-01
Composer:C. Stanley
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:40512
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Bobby Sumner-f; Jay Hughes-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
A-2. The old home2:16
Recording Date:1949-11-20
Composer:C. Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:41939
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Les Woodie-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; P. W. Lambert-T
A-3. The white dove3:12
Recording Date:1949-03-01
Composer:C. Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:40507
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Bobby Sumner-f; Jay Hughes-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; P. W. Lambert-HB
A-4. The fields have turned brown2:29
Recording Date:1949-11-20
Composer:C. Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:41941
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Les Woodie-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; P. W. Lambert-HB
A-5. The lonesome river2:40
Recording Date:1950-11-03
Composer:Carter Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:4311
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Les Woodie-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; P. W. Lambert-B
A-6. Get down on your knees and pray3:01
Recording Date:1951-07-06
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2425 / 81275
Instruments:William Smith 'Bill' Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon H. Terry-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; B. Monroe-T; R. Lyle-B; G. Terry-BS
A-7. I'm lonesome without you2:28
Recording Date:1953-08-09
Composer:Ralph Stanley
Place:Universal Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7487
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jim Williams-m; Art Stamper-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; G. Shuffler-B
A-8. This weary heart you stole away (wake up, sweethea2:37
Recording Date:1953-08-09
Composer:Carter Stanley
Place:Universal Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7486
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jim Williams-m; Art Stamper-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
A-9. Our last goodbye2:39
Recording Date:1953-08-09
Composer:Carter Stanley; Frederick, BMI
Place:Universal Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7488
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jim Williams-m; Art Stamper-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
A-10. Say won't you be mine2:45
Recording Date:1953-08-09
Composer:Carter Stanley; Acuff-Rose, BMI
Place:Universal Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7485
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jim Williams-m; Art Stamper-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
A-11. A voice from on high2:29
Recording Date:1953-11-25
Composer:Bill Monroe; Kentucky Music, BMI
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7523
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jim Williams-m; Ralph Mayo-f; John Shuffler-sb
Vocals:R. Stanley-HL; J. Shuffler-LT; C. Stanley-B
A-12. I just got wise2:32
Recording Date:1954-05-30
Composer:Carter Stanley
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7601
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Joe Meadows-f; Jim Williams-m; Lightnin' Chance-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
A-13. Blue moon of Kentucky2:12
Recording Date:1954-08-29
Composer:Bill Monroe; Peer, BMI
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7632
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Joe Meadows-f; Bill Lowe-m; Charlie Cline-g; Lightnin' Chance-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
A-14. Hard times2:46
Recording Date:1954-08-29
Composer:Ralph Stanley; Acuff-Rose, BMI
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7636
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Joe Meadows-f; Bill Lowe-m; Charlie Cline-g; Lightnin' Chance-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-15. If that's the way you feel2:27
Recording Date:1957-11-15
Composer:Ralph Stanley-Peggy Stanley Bland
Place:Nashville, TN
Master:14801
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Benny Martin-f; Howdy Forrester-f; Bill Napier-m; Roy Wiggins-steel; Curley Lambert-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; C. Lambert-B
A-16. Orange Blossom Special2:26
Recording Date:1955-04-05
Composer:Rouse-Rouse; Bob Miller, Inc., ASCAP
Place:RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7720
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Joe Meadows-f; Jim Williams-m; Bill Lowe-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
A-17. Nobody's love is like mine2:28
Recording Date:1954-05-30
Composer:Carter Stanley; Acuff-Rose, BMI
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7600
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Joe Meadows-f; Jim Williams-m; Lightnin' Chance-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
A-18. Angel band2:15
Recording Date:1955-12-19
Composer:Ralph Stanley; Starday, BMI
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7790
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Art Stamper-f; Bill Lowe-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; C. Lambert-B; B. Lowe-BS
A-19. Who will call you sweetheart2:52
Recording Date:1956-07-16
Composer:Carter Stanley-Bill Monroe; Acuff-Rose, BMI
Place:Music City Recordings, Nashville, TN
Master:12725
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Chubby Anthony-f; Doug Morris-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; C. Lambert-T; R. Stanley-HB
A-20. The cry from the cross2:48
Recording Date:1956-07-16
Composer:Johnnie Masters; Peer, BMI
Place:Music City Recordings, Nashville, TN
Master:12724
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Chubby Anthony-f; Doug Morris-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; C. Lambert-B
B-1. Gonna paint the town2:23
Recording Date:1958-08
Composer:Ralph Stanley; Starday, BMI
Place:WCYB Radio Station, Bristol, VA
Master:2815
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Joe Meadows-f; Gene Meadows-g; Al Elliot-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; A. Elliot-B
B-2. 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-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; A. Elliot-B
B-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:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Al Elliot-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; A. Elliot-B
B-4. How far to Little Rock2:36
Recording Date:1959-09-15
Composer:Carter Stanley; Acuff-Rose, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4363
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-5. Train 452:30
Recording Date:1958-10-01
Composer:Ruby Rakes; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4201
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Al Elliot-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-6. Ridin' that midnight train2:00
Recording Date:1959-07-16
Composer:R.Stanley; Starday, BMI
Place:Radio Station WNER, Live Oak, FL
Master:3000
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Chubby Anthony-f; Al Elliot-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
B-7. 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-sb
Vocals:R. Stanley-LV/TC; C. Stanley-LC; B. Napier-B; G. Shuffler-BS
B-8. Rank stranger2:53
Recording Date:1960-06
Composer:York; Starday, BMI
Place:Magnum Studio, Jacksonville, FL
Master:3338
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Ralph Mayo-g; Audie Webster-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; C. Lambert-B
B-9. Jacob's vision2:14
Recording Date:1959-09-15
Composer:Ruby Rakes; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4353
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; B. Napier-B; G. Shuffler-BS
B-10. Little Maggie2:44
Recording Date:1960-06
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-sb
Vocals:R. Stanley-L
B-11. God gave you to me2:05
Recording Date:1960-06
Composer:R. Stanley; Starday, BMI
Place:Magnum Studio, Jacksonville, FL
Master:3335
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-g; Ralph Mayo-f; Audie Webster-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; C. Lambert-B
B-12. Let me rest1:57
Recording Date:1960-07-11
Composer:Ralph & Carter Stanley; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4742
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-lead g/sb; Vernon Derrick-f; George Shuffler-sb/lead g
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; C. Lambert-B
B-13. Who will sing for me2:07
Recording Date:1962-05-02
Composer:Carter Stanley; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11178
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-g; Ralph Mayo-f; Chick Stripling-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; R. Mayo-B; G. Shuffler-BS
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-sb
Vocals:R. Stanley-L
B-15. Lonesome night2:18
Recording Date:1963-08-14
Composer:Carter Stanley; Fred Rose Music, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11682
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-g; Ralph Mayo-f; Henry Dockery-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; G. Shuffler-T; R. Stanley-HB
B-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/sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
B-17. Stone walls and 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-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; R. Mayo-B; G. Shuffler-BS
B-18. Beautiful star of Bethlehem3:50
Recording Date:1964-04-01
Composer:Traditional
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11855
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Earl Taylor-m/harmonica; George Shuffler-g; Vernon McIntyre-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; G. Shuffler-B
B-19. O 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-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-L/T; B. Shuffler-B
B-20. Soldier's grave2:55
Recording Date:1965-09-20
Composer:Bailes Brothers; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:12072
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-g/sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; G. Shuffler-B
C-1. Theme / Cotton-eyed Joe0:23
Recording Date:1947-07
Composer:Traditional
Place:WCYB Radio Station, Bristol, VA
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Leslie Keith-f; Ray Lambert-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-2. Mother no longer awaits me at home2:42
Recording Date:1947-06
Place:WOPI Radio Station, Bristol, VA
Master:2328
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Leslie Keith-f; Ray Lambert-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-3. The girl behind the bar2:15
Recording Date:1947-06
Composer:Carter Stanley
Place:WOPI Radio Station, Bristol, VA
Master:2330
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Leslie Keith-f; Ray Lambert-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-4. Molly and Tenbrooks2:25
Recording Date:1948
Place:WOPI Radio Station, Bristol, VA
Master:9754
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Art Wooten-f
Vocals:P. W. Lambert-L
C-5. Are you waiting just for me2:18
Recording Date:1952-06
Composer:Ernest Tubb
Place:Radio Station WLSI, Pikeville, KY
Master:1446
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; James Lee "Jim" Williams-m; Art Stamper-f
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-6. Will you be loving another man
Recording Date:1955-08-00
Place:Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, IN
Master:[01]
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Ralph Mayo-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-7. Roll in my sweet baby's arms
Recording Date:1960-03
Composer:P. D.
Place:Samuel Candler Enterprises, Atlanta, GA
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-g; Chubby Anthony-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; C. Anthony-B
C-8. Black Mountain blues
Recording Date:1960-03
Composer:Keith
Place:Samuel Candler Enterprises, Atlanta, GA
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-g; Chubby Anthony-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-9. Meet me tonight2:32
Recording Date:1959-07
Place:Radio Station WNER, Live Oak, FL
Master:6215
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Chubby Anthony-f
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-10. Nobody's business2:55
Recording Date:1959-07
Place:Radio Station WNER, Live Oak, FL
Master:6216
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Chubby Anthony-f
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-11. Sugar coated love
Recording Date:1961-07-04
Composer:A. Butler
Place:Oak Leaf Park, Luray, Va.
Master:[24]
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Bobby Smith-g; Tony Ellis-bj; William Smith 'Bill' Monroe-m; Billy Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; B. Monroe-T
C-12. Tell me why my daddy don't come home
Recording Date:1962-08-31
Place:Ash Grove, Hollywood, CA
Master:[01]
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Vernon Derrick-f; Roger Bush-f
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; C. Lambert-B
C-13. Hide ye in the blood2:10
Recording Date:1964-11-22
Place:Johnny's Used Cars, Baltimore, MD
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jack Cooke-g; Red Stanley-f; Barry Glickman-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-14. East Virginia blues
Recording Date:1964-05-18
Place:Johnny's Used Cars, Baltimore, MD
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-15. Pretty Polly3:57
Recording Date:1964-05-18
Place:Johnny's Used Cars, Baltimore, MD
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:R. Stanley-L
C-16. Pig in a pen1:45
Recording Date:1964-05-18
Place:Johnny's Used Cars, Baltimore, MD
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; G. Shuffler-B
C-17. Will you miss me3:12
Recording Date:1963-12-14
Place:Johnny's Used Cars, Baltimore, MD
Master:[2.13]
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-g; Jack Cooke-g; Henry Dockery-sb
Vocals:R. Stanley-LV/TC; C. Stanley-LC; H. Dockery-B; G. Shuffler-BS
C-18. Where the soul never dies1:30
Recording Date:1965-12-08
Place:Concord, AR
Master:24
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Ralph Mayo-f; Wayne Raney-harmonica; George Shuffler-g/sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-19. Dust on the Bible1:12
Recording Date:1965-06-05
Place:Ken-Del Productions, Wilmington, DE
Master:[04]
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Curley Lambert-m; Jack Cooke-g; Sonny Miller-f
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
C-20. Single girl
Recording Date:1966-10-16
Place:Brown County Jamboree, Bean Blossom, IN
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; George Shuffler-lead g; Melvin Goins-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L