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Essential Masters CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 63909908
UPC: 030206660920
UPC 14: 00030206660920
Release Date: 10/12/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. How Mountain Girls Can Love ~ The Stanley Brothers
2. She's More To Be Pitied ~ The Stanley Brothers
3. Think of What You've Done ~ The Stanley Brothers
4. Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On ~ The Stanley Brothers
5. I'm A Man of Constant Sorrow ~ The Stanley Brothers
6. Mountain Dew ~ The Stanley Brothers
7. How Far To Little Rock ~ The Stanley Brothers
8. Let Me Love You One More Time ~ The Stanley Brothers
9. Daybreak in Dixie ~ The Stanley Brothers
10. Lover's Quarrel ~ The Stanley Brothers
11. I'd Worship You ~ The Stanley Brothers
12. Fast Express ~ The Stanley Brothers
13. (Dear Girl) Can You Forgive ~ The Stanley Brothers
14. Little Birdie ~ The Stanley Brothers
15. Stone Walls and Steel Bars ~ The Stanley Brothers
16. Don't Cheat In Our Home Town ~ The Stanley Brothers
17. Oh Death ~ The Stanley Brothers
18. Rollin' On Rubber Wheels ~ The Stanley Brothers

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Stanley Brothers: Curley Lambert (guitar, mandolin, double bass); Ralph Mayo (fiddle); Al Elliot, George Shuffler, Henry Dockery, Vernon Derrick, Chick Stripling (double bass); Chubby Anthony, Earl Taylor, Ralph Stanley, Art Stamper, Bill Napier, Carter Stanley.
Muze PNote Personnel: Vernon Derrick (guitar, fiddle); George Shuffler, Carter Stanley (guitar); Ralph Stanley (banjo); Earl Taylor (mandolin, harmonica); Al Elliot, Bill Napier (mandolin); Chubby Anthony, Art Stamper (fiddle).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Muze PNote Recording information: 09/30/1958-07/16/1964.
Muze PNote Arguably the first band besides Bill Monroe himself to apply his new bluegrass formula in performance, the Stanley Brothers and their fabled backing band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, have no betters in the annals of country music and very few equals. Their similar vocal timbres defined brother harmony in the '40s and '50s and provided the famed "high lonesome" feel to the music they themselves referred to as "mountain soul." THE ESSENTIAL MASTERS collects sides from their time on King and Starday Records in the late '50s and early '60s, the twilight of their legendary run.
Muze PNote This line-up of the Clinch Mountain Boys cooks and spikes the bluegrass recipe with a revved up honky-tonk spirit. Featuring new takes on some fan favorites such as "Man of Constant Sorrow" and "How Mountain Girls Can Love," the collection also includes the classics "Oh Death" and "Don't Cheat in Our Home Town."

Producer: Marty Wekser; Cary E. Mansfield (Compilation); Bill Dahl (Compilation)

Artist Overview

Second perhaps only to Bill Monroe in significance, the Stanley Brothers are one of the cornerstones of bluegrass. Virginian siblings Ralph and Carter Stanley started recording in 1947. Between the late '40s and mid '50s, they released some of the most influential bluegrass tracks of all time, often backed by their band the Clinch Mountain Boys. Ralph and Carter's close vocal harmonies (and Ralph's banjo playing) inspired countless musicians of subsequent generations. Carter died in 1966, but Ralph continued performing, experiencing an unexpected renaissance in the late '90s sparked by his contribution to the soundtrack for the film O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Southern Country Gospel
Muze Music Compilations O Brother Where Art Thou?
Muze Music Compilations Blue Trail Of Sorrow
Muze Music Compilations Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of Ohe
Muze Music Compilations Friends Of Old Time Music:folk Arriva
Muze Music Compilations O Brother Where Art Thou [10th Anniversary 2 CD Deluxe Edition]
Muze Music Compilations Gloryland: 30 Bluegrass Gospel Classics
Muze Music Compilations Country's Greatest Gospel:platinum Ed
Muze Music Compilations Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Standards
Muze Music Compilations Back Roads To Cold Mountain

Associated Artists and Works

Flatt & Scruggs
Flatt & Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers [Box] ~ Flatt & Scruggs
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Seeger, Pete
Seeger, Pete (Folk Singer)
Seeger, Pete (Folk)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/12/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 066609
Music Label Name Label : Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00030206660920

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Stanley Brothers
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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