The best of King and Starday bluegrass

Various artists

Label:King KG 0952-4-2
Release Date:2004
Format:CD
Country:United States
Barcode:792014095225
BG Unlimited:2005-06
County Sales:#270
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A-1. Big ball's in townJ. E. Mainer
Recording Date:1946
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:2039
Instruments:J. E. Mainer-f; J. E. 'Curley' Mainer, Jr.-g; Glenn Mainer-g
Vocals:J. E. Mainer-V; J. E. 'Curley' Mainer-V
A-2. Gathering flowers from the hillsideJ. E. Mainer
Recording Date:1946
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:2144
Instruments:J. E. Mainer-f; J. E. 'Curley' Mainer, Jr.-g; Glenn Mainer-g
Vocals:J. E. Mainer-V; J. E. 'Curley' Mainer-V
A-3. When I safely reach that other shoreTommy Magness & the Tennessee Buddies
Recording Date:1951-03-06
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:1034
Instruments:Tommy Magness-sb; Red Smiley-rhythm g; Don Reno-bj/m; Jackie Phelps-steel g; Remus Bell-BS
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T; J. Phelps-B; R. Bell-BS
A-4. Little country preacherTommy Magness & the Tennessee Buddies
Recording Date:1951-03-06
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:1035
Instruments:Tommy Magness-sb; Red Smiley-rhythm g; Don Reno-bj/m; Jackie Phelps-steel g; Remus Bell-BS
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T; J. Phelps-B; R. Bell-BS
A-5. Wings of faithTommy Magness & the Tennessee Buddies
Recording Date:1951-03-06
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:1036
Instruments:Tommy Magness-sb; Red Smiley-rhythm g; Don Reno-bj/m; Jackie Phelps-steel g; Remus Bell-BS
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T; J. Phelps-B; R. Bell-BS
A-6. Jesus will save your soulTommy Magness & the Tennessee Buddies
Recording Date:1951-03-06
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:1037
Instruments:Tommy Magness-sb; Red Smiley-rhythm g; Don Reno-bj/m; Jackie Phelps-steel g; Remus Bell-BS
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T; J. Phelps-B; R. Bell-BS
A-7. I like the old-time wayShannon Grayson & his Golden Valley Boys
Recording Date:1950-05-03
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3044-4
Instruments:Shannon Grayson-bj; Dewey Price-g; Millard Presley-m; unknown-steel g; unknown-sb
Vocals:S. Grayson-L; D. Price-T; M. Presley-B; Harvey Raborn-BS
A-8. Let me travel aloneShannon Grayson & his Golden Valley Boys
Recording Date:1950-05-03
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3045-2
Instruments:Shannon Grayson-bj; Dewey Price-g; Millard Presley-m; unknown-steel g; unknown-sb
Vocals:S. Grayson-L; D. Price-T; M. Presley-B; Harvey Raborn-BS
A-9. Since His sweet love rescued meShannon Grayson & his Golden Valley Boys
Recording Date:1950-05-03
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3046-1
Instruments:Shannon Grayson-bj; Dewey Price-g; Millard Presley-m; unknown-steel g; unknown-sb
Vocals:S. Grayson-L; D. Price-T; M. Presley-B; Harvey Raborn-BS
A-10. I'm gonna walk onShannon Grayson & his Golden Valley Boys
Recording Date:1950-05-03
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3047-8
Instruments:Shannon Grayson-bj; Dewey Price-g; Millard Presley-m; unknown-steel g; unknown-sb
Vocals:S. Grayson-L; D. Price-T; M. Presley-B; Harvey Raborn-BS
A-11. My lonely heartJimmy Martin & Bob Osborne & the Sunny Mountain Boys 2:18
Recording Date:1951-08-27
Place:King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3236-1
Instruments:Jimmy Martin-g; Robert Van 'Bobby' Osborne-m; Charlie Cline-bj; Curly Ray Cline-f; Ralph 'Little Robert' Guenther-sb
Vocals:B. Osborne-L; C. Cline-B
A-12. She's just a cute thingJimmy Martin & Bob Osborne & the Sunny Mountain Boys 2:44
Recording Date:1951-08-27
Place:King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3237-1
Instruments:Jimmy Martin-g; Robert Van 'Bobby' Osborne-m; Charlie Cline-bj; Curly Ray Cline-f; Ralph 'Little Robert' Guenther-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Osborne-T; C. Cline-B
A-13. Blue eyed darlingJimmy Martin & Bob Osborne & the Sunny Mountain Boys 2:17
Recording Date:1951-08-27
Place:King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3238-1
Instruments:Jimmy Martin-g; Robert Van 'Bobby' Osborne-m; Charlie Cline-bj; Curly Ray Cline-f; Ralph 'Little Robert' Guenther-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Osborne-T
A-14. You'll never be the sameJimmy Martin & Bob Osborne & the Sunny Mountain Boys 2:42
Recording Date:1951-08-27
Place:King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3239-1
Instruments:Jimmy Martin-g; Robert Van 'Bobby' Osborne-m; Charlie Cline-bj; Curly Ray Cline-f; Ralph 'Little Robert' Guenther-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Osborne-T; C. Cline-B
A-15. Little birdieWade Mainer & the Mountaineers
Recording Date:1951-11-19
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3296
Instruments:Wade Mainer-g; Marion Hall-g; Troy Brammer-bj; Lloyd Burge-m; Coy Hull-sb
Vocals:W. Mainer-V; M. Hall-V; T. Brammer-V; L. Burger-V
A-16. Girl I left in sunny TennesseeWade Mainer & the Mountaineers
Recording Date:1951-11-19
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3297
Instruments:Wade Mainer-g; Marion Hall-g; Troy Brammer-bj; Lloyd Burge-m; Coy Hull-sb
Vocals:W. Mainer-V; M. Hall-V; T. Brammer-V; L. Burger-V
A-17. Let's prayMac Odell 2:50
Recording Date:1952-01-16
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3351-2
Instruments:'Mac O'Dell' Odell McLeod-g; Don Wesley Reno-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-sb
Vocals:M. O'Dell-L; D. Reno-T
A-18. Be on timeMac Odell 2:47
Recording Date:1952-01-16
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3352-4
Instruments:'Mac O'Dell' Odell McLeod-g; Don Wesley Reno-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-sb
Vocals:M. O'Dell-L; D. Reno-T
A-19. When the hand of God comes downMac Odell 2:41
Recording Date:1952-01-16
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3353-1
Instruments:'Mac O'Dell' Odell McLeod-g; Don Wesley Reno-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-sb
Vocals:M. O'Dell-L; D. Reno-T
A-20. Wolves in sheep's clothingMac Odell
Recording Date:1952-01-16
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3354-2
Instruments:'Mac O'Dell' Odell McLeod-g; Don Wesley Reno-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-sb
Vocals:M. O'Dell-L; D. Reno-T
A-21. Love please come homeLeon Jackson & Johnny Bryant & the White Oak Mountain Boys
Recording Date:1956
Place:location unknown
Master:4077-6
Instruments:Leon Jackson; Johnny Bryant-g; Kimsey Wright or Ray Ramsey; V. E. Edney-f; Red Puckett or Fred Catlette-sb
Vocals:J. Bryant-V
A-22. Go find another manLeon Jackson & Johnny Bryant & the White Oak Mountain Boys
Recording Date:1956
Place:location unknown
Master:4078
Instruments:Leon Jackson; Johnny Bryant-g; Kimsey Wright or Ray Ramsey; V. E. Edney-f; Red Puckett or Fred Catlette-sb
Vocals:J. Bryant-V
A-23. So goes my heartLeon Jackson & Johnny Bryant & the White Oak Mountain Boys
Recording Date:1956
Place:location unknown
Master:4079-3
Instruments:Leon Jackson; Johnny Bryant-g; Kimsey Wright or Ray Ramsey; V. E. Edney-f; Red Puckett or Fred Catlette-sb
Vocals:J. Bryant-V
A-24. This heart's been broken beforeLeon Jackson & Johnny Bryant & the White Oak Mountain Boys
Recording Date:1956
Place:location unknown
Master:4080
Instruments:Leon Jackson; Johnny Bryant-g; Kimsey Wright or Ray Ramsey; V. E. Edney-f; Red Puckett or Fred Catlette-sb
Vocals:J. Bryant-V
B-1. How mountain girls can loveStanley Brothers 2:05
Recording Date:1958-09-30
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
B-2. Clinch Mountain backstepStanley Brothers 2:16
Recording Date:1958-10-01
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4199
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Bill Napier-m; Ralph Mayo-f; Albert H. "Al" Elliot-sb
B-3. Train 45Stanley Brothers 2:30
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-bs
B-4. Think of what you've doneStanley Brothers 2:05
Recording Date:1958-10-01
Place:King Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4202
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
B-5. There's rest just aheadEaster Brothers
Recording Date:1960-04-13
Place:Cloverdale, Virginia
Master:4598-3
Instruments:Russell Easter-g; James Easter-g; Edd Easter-m; Joel Martin-bj; Don Reno-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-sb
Vocals:R. Easter-L; J. Easter-T; E. Easter-B
B-6. Singing with the angelsEaster Brothers
Recording Date:1960-04-13
Place:Cloverdale, Virginia
Master:4599-2
Instruments:Russell Easter-g; James Easter-g; Edd Easter-m; Joel Martin-bj; Don Reno-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-sb
Vocals:R. Easter-L; J. Easter-T; E. Easter-B
B-7. Bible on the tableEaster Brothers
Recording Date:1960-04-13
Place:Cloverdale, Virginia
Master:4600-2
Instruments:Russell Easter-g; James Easter-g; Edd Easter-m; Joel Martin-bj; Don Reno-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-sb
Vocals:R. Easter-L; J. Easter-T; E. Easter-B
B-8. John saw the KingdomEaster Brothers
Recording Date:1960-04-13
Place:Cloverdale, Virginia
Master:4601-2
Instruments:Russell Easter-g; James Easter-g; Edd Easter-m; Joel Martin-bj; Don Reno-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-sb
Vocals:R. Easter-L; J. Easter-T; E. Easter-B
B-9. Down on the farmDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:19
Recording Date:1960-06-28
Composer:Reno-Smiley
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4690
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Ronnie Reno-m; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-sb; Sid Campbell-g
Vocals:D. Reno-sp
B-10. Love please come homeDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups
Recording Date:1960-06-28
Composer:Leon Jackson
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4691
Instruments:Red Smiley-rhythm g; Don Reno-bj; Ronnie Reno-m; Sid Campbell-rhythm g/m; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-sb
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
B-11. Bringin' in the Georgia mailDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:04
Recording Date:1960-06-28
Composer:Fred Rose
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4692
Instruments:Red Smiley-rhythm g; Don Reno-bj; Ronnie Reno-m; Sid Campbell-rhythm g/m; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-sb
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
B-12. Country homeBill Duncan
B-13. Slippin' banjoBill Duncan
B-14. Just being youBill Duncan
B-15. Daisies never tellBill Duncan
B-16. WhitrockCharlie Moore & Bill Napier
B-17. I'm giving you your freedomCharlie Moore & Bill Napier
B-18. Goodbye and so long to youCharlie Moore & Bill Napier
B-19. Barbara AllenCharlie Moore & Bill Napier
B-20. Big trainDon Reno, Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups 3:00
Recording Date:1967-11-03
Composer:Ronnie Reno
Place:King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:12495
Instruments:Bill Harrell-rhythm g; Don Reno-bj; Ronnie Reno-m; Jim Buchanan-f; Vassar Clements-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:B. Harrell-L; D. Reno-T
B-21. Just a phone call will doDon Reno, Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups 2:56
Recording Date:1967-12-18
Composer:R. Reno-G. Shuffler; Soil, BMI
Place:King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:12521
Instruments:Bill Harrell-rhythm g; Don Reno-bj; Ronnie Reno-m; Jim Buchanan-f; Vassar Clements-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:B. Harrell-L; D. Reno-T
B-22. Welcome homeDon Reno, Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups 2:27
Recording Date:1967-12-18
Composer:R. Reno-G. Shuffler
Place:King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:12523
Instruments:Bill Harrell-rhythm g; Don Reno-12-string g; Ronnie Reno-m; Jim Buchanan-f; Vassar Clements-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:B. Harrell-L; D. Reno-T
B-23. Going up home to live in green pasturesRalph Stanley
B-24. Over the sunset hillRalph Stanley
B-25. I only exitRalph Stanley
B-26. CooseyRalph Stanley
C-1. Over in GlorylandThe Lewis Family
C-2. He knew just what to doThe Lewis Family
C-3. Choo chooFlat Mountain Boys
C-4. I could love youFlat Mountain Boys
C-5. What can I doWright Brothers
C-6. Carolina mountain homeWright Brothers
C-7. Down in the valleyBill & Mary Reid & the Melody Mountaineers
C-8. I want to be wantedBill & Mary Reid & the Melody Mountaineers
C-9. Orchids of loveJim Eanes
C-10. I wouldn't change you if I couldJim Eanes
C-11. Cold and windy nightBuzz Busby
C-12. Reno boundBuzz Busby
C-13. A heart never knowsBill Harrell
C-14. Eatin' out of your handBill Harrell
C-15. DreamingKentucky Travelers
C-16. When you're out of my armsKentucky Travelers
C-17. Highway of regretStanley Brothers
C-18. A little at a timeStanley Brothers
C-19. No grave's gonna keep this soul of mineCharlie Moore & his Dixie Partners
C-20. Why is my mother buried (in a grave so deep)Charlie Moore & his Dixie Partners
C-21. I'm changing the words to my love songJim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys
C-22. I'll love nobody but youJim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys
C-23. BacksliderJimmie Williams & Red Ellis & the Gospel Harmony Boys
C-24. I saw the angels in HeavenJimmie Williams & Red Ellis & the Gospel Harmony Boys
C-25. Toil, tears, and troubleConnie & Joe
C-26. Home is where the heart isConnie & Joe
D-1. Hiding placeCarl Story
D-2. Cabin in GloryCarl Story
D-3. Give my your loveBill Clifton
D-4. Mid the green fields of VirginiaBill Clifton
D-5. Cabin on a mountainVern & Ray
D-6. Carroll County breakdownVern & Ray
D-7. Windy mountainLonesome Pine Fiddlers
D-8. Why do you treat me the way you doLonesome Pine Fiddlers
D-9. Trouble round my doorRed Allen
D-10. Will the circle be unbrokenRed Allen
D-11. Silence or tearsCountry Gentlemen 2:40
Recording Date:1961-11-06
Place:Washington, DC
Master:5134
Instruments:Charlie Waller-g; John Duffey-m; Eddie Adcock-bj; Kenny Haddock-db; Tom Gray-sb
Vocals:J. Duffey-LV/TC; C. Waller-LC; T. Gray-B
D-12. Down where the still waters flowCountry Gentlemen 3:54
Recording Date:1961-11-06
Composer:Pete Roberts
Place:Washington, DC
Master:5137
Instruments:Charlie Waller-g; John Duffey-m; Eddie Adcock-bj; Kenny Haddock-db; Tom Gray-sb
Vocals:C. Waller-L; J. Duffey-HB
D-13. Hills of GeorgiaHylo Brown
D-14. Sad prison songHylo Brown
D-15. That pal of mineThe Stoneman Family
D-16. Talking fiddle bluesThe Stoneman Family
D-17. You could have calledLarry Sparks
D-18. Goodbye little darlin'Larry Sparks
D-19. Let'sIInd Generation
D-20. Miss you MississippiIInd Generation
D-21. You can have herJ. D. Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys
D-22. Leaves that are greenJ. D. Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys
D-23. Norwegian woodNew Grass Revival
D-24. Door into summerNew Grass Revival