RALPH STANLEY 'Poor Rambler' (3CDs)

RALPH STANLEY 'Poor Rambler' (3CDs)

  • $25.00


This important 3-CD set contains all three of the records that Ralph Stanley made for the King label shortly after his brother Carter’s death, (plus an album he cut with Jimmy Martin for GUSTO in 1980). The new group, which featured a young Larry Sparks on guitar & lead vocals, and Curly Ray Cline on fiddle, generated a healthy excitement in the Bluegrass world, as Ralph regrouped with a more old-timey sound and a lot more energy than the Stanley Brothers had exhibited in the last years of Carter’s life. The King recordings were a mixed bag: the recording quality is not the best, and lacking the songwriting talents of Carter, the groups choice of material was uneven, with much of it unmemorable. Still, there were some real winners like HEMLOCKS & PRIMROSES, MEDICINE SPRINGS, MIDNIGHT STORM, POOR RAMBLER, I ONLY EXIST, SNOW COVERED MOUND, WHAT KIND OF MAN, PREPARE ME OH LORD, and GOING UP HOME TO LIVE IN GREEN PASTURES. There are also 4 previously unissued tracks here from the Jimmy Martin sessions. A 20-page booklet of notes by Gary Reid puts it all in perspective. HILLS OF HOME, LONESOME, LET’S GO TO THE FAIR, ROW HOE, etc.

Artists:

  • RALPH STANLEY
  • LARRY SPARKS
  • CURLY RAY CLINE
  • MELVIN GOINS
  • EARL TAYLOR
  • JIM McCALL
  • GEORGE SHUFFLER
  • JIMMY MARTIN
  • VERNON DERRICK
  • KENNY INGRAM
  • EARL GRAY
  • GLENN DAVIS

Track Listing:

  • Disc 1:
  • SHARECROPPER'S SON
  • HEMLOCK AND PRIMROSES
  • THAT BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
  • POOR RAMBLER
  • LONESOME
  • LOST TRAIN
  • ROW HOE
  • WONDERFUL WORLD OUTSIDE
  • SWEET SALLY BROWN
  • LOVE PLEASE STAY
  • I'M BETTER OFF NOW THAT YOU'RE GONE
  • YOU COULD NEVER BE TRUE
  • ROLL ON BUDDY
  • I'M COMING BACK BUT I DON'T KNOW WHEN
  • I'M GOING DOWN THE ROAD
  • RABBIT IN THE LOG
  • IN THE PINES
  • Disc 2:
  • OVER THE SUNSET HILL
  • GOING UP HOME TO LIVE IN GREEN PASTURES
  • WHAT KIND OF MAN
  • I WANT A CLEAR RECORD
  • PREPARE ME O LORD
  • I WANNA GO HOME
  • A LITTLE SOLDIER FOR JESUS
  • JESSE JAMES PRAYED
  • SNOW COVERED MOUNTAIN
  • I'LL BE WITH DAD AND MOTHER
  • THOU LONG EXPECTED JESUS
  • BE READY TO GO
  • LET ME WALK LORD BY YOUR SIDE
  • THE OLD CROSSROAD
  • Disc 3:
  • HILLS OF HOME
  • DARLING BROWN EYES
  • MY LONG SKINNY LANKY SARAH JANE
  • COOSY
  • MIDNIGHT STORM
  • LET'S GO TO THE FAIR
  • DARK HOLLOW
  • DUG -GUNN SHAME
  • THE KITTEN AND THE CAT
  • CALIFORNIA
  • I ONLY EXIST
  • MEDICINE SPRING
  • FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
  • GOD GAVE YOU TO ME
  • STONE WALLS AND STEEL BARS
  • I ONLY EXIST