Essential Masters CD (2004)

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Label Varese Sarabande
SKU 63909908
UPC 030206660920
UPC 14 00030206660920
Format CD
Release Date 10/12/2004
Author Stanley Brothers
Associated Artist/Work Flatt & Scruggs
Associated Artist/Work Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Associated Artist/Work Seeger, Pete
Associated Artist/Work Seeger, Pete (Folk Singer)
Associated Artist/Work Seeger, Pete (Folk)
Artist Influence Bill Monroe
Artist Influence Charlie Poole
Artist Influence Doug Paisley
Artist Influence Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
Artist Influence Jimmie Rodgers (Country)
Artist Influence Roscoe Holcomb
Artist Influence Roy Acuff
Artist Influence The Carter Family
Artist Influence Uncle Dave Macon
Artist Influence Vernon Dalhart
Artist Contemporary Bill Monroe
Artist Contemporary Clarence Ashley (Singer/Banjo)
Artist Contemporary Doc Watson
Artist Contemporary Dock Boggs
Artist Contemporary Flatt & Scruggs
Artist Contemporary Frank Wakefield
Artist Contemporary Jim & Jesse
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Martin (Guitar)
Artist Contemporary Mac Wiseman
Artist Contemporary Norman Blake
Artist Contemporary Osborne Brothers
Artist Contemporary Ralph Stanley
Artist Contemporary Red Allen
Artist Contemporary Roy Acuff
Artist Contemporary Scottie Sparks
Artist Contemporary The Blue Sky Boys
Artist Contemporary The Carter Family
Artist Contemporary The Country Gentlemen
Artist Contemporary The Delmore Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Dillards
Artist Contemporary The Louvin Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Maddox Brothers & Rose
Artist Contemporary The McCormick Brothers
Artist Contemporary The McCoury Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Monroe Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Seldom Scene (Bluegrass)
Artist Contemporary The Stonemans
Artist Contemporary The Whites
Artist Contemporary The Wilburn Brothers
Artist Follower Alison Krauss
Artist Follower B?la Fleck
Artist Follower Blue Highway
Artist Follower Del McCoury
Artist Follower Doc Watson
Artist Follower Emmylou Harris
Artist Follower Keith Whitley
Artist Follower Larry Sparks
Artist Follower Longview (Bluegrass)
Artist Follower Ricky Skaggs
Artist Follower The Byrds
Artist Follower The Everly Brothers
Artist Follower The Handsome Family
Artist Follower The Seldom Scene (Bluegrass)
Artist Follower The String Cheese Incident
Technical Info
Producer Marty Wekser; Cary E. Mansfield (Compilation); Bill Dahl (Compilation)
CatalogID 066609
Lable Name Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Released 10/12/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00030206660920
Album Notes and Credits
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.
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).
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Recording information: 09/30/1958-07/16/1964.
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.
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."
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?
Disc 1
1 How Mountain Girls Can Love
2 She's More To Be Pitied
3 Think of What You've Done
4 Mother's Footsteps Guide Me On
5 I'm A Man of Constant Sorrow
6 Mountain Dew
7 How Far To Little Rock
8 Let Me Love You One More Time
9 Daybreak in Dixie
10 Lover's Quarrel
11 I'd Worship You
12 Fast Express
13 (Dear Girl) Can You Forgive
14 Little Birdie
15 Stone Walls and Steel Bars
16 Don't Cheat In Our Home Town
17 Oh Death
18 Rollin' On Rubber Wheels
Product Attributes
Artist Stanley Brothers
Music Format Compact Disc
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