Annotation

Discs 1 and 2 are studio recordings
Disc 3 consists of broadcast transcriptions of the Farm and Fun Time radio program on WCYB in Bristol, VA from 1947 and 1949.

Annotation last modified on 2019-01-29 03:57 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow
2:59
2 The Lonesome River
2:46
3 Hey! Hey! Hey!
2:44
4 Sweetest Love
2:24
5 The Wandering Boy
2:35
6 The Fields Have Turned to Brown
2:35
7 Pretty Polly
2:53
8 The Drunkard's Hell
2:38
9 Too Late to Cry
2:53
10 The Old Home
2:21
11 We'll Be Sweethearts in Heaven
2:37
12 Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet
2:54
13 The Angels Are Singing (In Heaven Tonight)
3:04
14 The White Dove
3:15
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Molly and Tenbrooks
2:26
2 The Rambler's Blues
2:47
3 Little Glass of Wine
3:07
4 Our Darling's Gone
2:13
5 Little Maggie
2:19
6 The Jealous Lover
2:13
7 Mother No Longer Awaits Me at Home
2:41
8 The Girl Behind the Bar
2:16
9 Death Is Only a Dream
2:21
10 I Can Tell You the Time
2:10
11 Let Me Be Your Friend
2:42
12 It's Never Too Late
2:35
13 Have You Someone (In Heaven Awaiting)
2:41
14 A Vision of Mother
2:57
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Cotton Eye Joe
1:15
2 Blue Moon of Kentucky
1:58
3 Lonely Tombs
2:02
4 Orange Blossom Special
1:57
5 Old Joe Clark
1:24
6 They're at Rest Together
2:35
7 White House Blues
1:36
8 Standing in the Need of Prayer
1:36
9 Riding the Humpbacked Mule
1:56
10 Goodbye Old Pal
2:10
11 Just One Way to the Pearly Gate
2:13
12 Short Life of Trouble
2:31
13 Blackberry Blossom
1:18
14 Rose of Old Kentucky
2:40

Credits

CD 1

fiddle:
Les Woodie (1949-11-20) (track 6)
mandolin:
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-11-20) (track 6)
guitar:
Carter Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 6)
banjo:
Ralph Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 6)
double bass:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1949-11-20) (track 6)
baritone vocals [high baritone vocals]:
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-11-20) (track 6)
lead vocals:
Carter Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 6)
producer:
Don Law (track 6)
Art Satherly (track 6)
tenor vocals:
Ralph Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 6)
writer:
Carter Stanley (track 6)
Ralph Stanley (track 6)
recorded at:
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1949-11-20) (track 6)
recording of:
The Fields Have Turned Brown (1949-11-20) (track 6)

CD 3

fiddle:
Leslie Keith (fiddler) (1947) (tracks 1–11)
Robert "Bobby" Sumner (1949-06) (tracks 12–14)
mandolin:
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1947) (tracks 1–11)
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-06) (tracks 12–14)
guitar:
Carter Stanley (1947) (tracks 1–11)
Carter Stanley (1949-06) (tracks 12–14)
banjo:
Ralph Stanley (1947) (tracks 1–11)
Ralph Stanley (1949-06) (tracks 12–14)
double bass:
Ray Lambert (US bluegrass bassist and comedian) (1947) (tracks 1–11)
baritone vocals:
Ralph Stanley (1947) (tracks 3, 8, 11)
bass vocals:
Ray Lambert (US bluegrass bassist and comedian) (1947) (tracks 3, 8, 11)
composer:
Walter Callahan (track 6)
William Golden (track 3)
Bill Monroe (track 10)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 5, 7–8, 13)
Ervin Thomas Rouse (track 4)
Bill Monroe (1946) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Leslie Keith (fiddler) (1947) (tracks 1, 4–5, 9)
Carter Stanley (1947) (tracks 3, 6, 8–9, 11)
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1947) (tracks 2, 7, 9–10)
Ralph Stanley (1949-06) (track 12)
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-06) (track 14)
lyricist:
Walter Callahan (track 6)
William Golden (track 3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 5, 7–8)
Ervin Thomas Rouse (track 4)
Bill Monroe (1946) (track 2)
tenor vocals:
Ralph Stanley (1947) (track 6)
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1947) (tracks 3, 8–9, 11)
writer:
Joe Ahr (track 14)
Walter Callahan (track 6)
publisher:
APRS (track 10)
Bill Monroe Music (track 10)
Sam Fox Publishing Co.Inc (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 1)
ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion) (track 2)
recorded at:
Radio Station WCYB in Bristol, Virginia, United States (1947) (tracks 1–11)
Radio Station WCYB in Bristol, Virginia, United States (1949-06) (tracks 12–14)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 787) (track 7)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 942) (track 1)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3594) (track 5)
arrangements:
It's Me, Oh Lord (track 8)
Standin’ in the Need of Prayer (arrangement from “The Spiritual Medley”) (track 8)
is the basis for:
later versions:
Cotton-Eye Joe (Rednex version) (track 1)
recording of:
Blue Moon of Kentucky (1947) (track 2)
Cotton‐Eyed Joe (Traditional song) (1947) (track 1)
Goodbye Old Pal (1947) (track 10)
It’s Me, Oh Lord (Gospel traditional) (1947) (track 8)
Oh Those Tombs (1947) (track 3)
Old Joe Clark (1947) (track 5)
Orange Blossom Special (1947) (track 4)
They're at Rest Together (1947) (track 6)
White House Blues (1947) (track 7)
Blackberry Blossom (1949-06) (track 13)
My Rose of Old Kentucky (1949-06) (track 14)
Short Life of Trouble (1949-06) (track 12)