Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Holiday Pickin’
2:14
2 Gonna Paint the Town
2:22
3 That Happy Night
2:19
4 Christmas Is Near
2:06
5 Love Me, Darling, Just Tonight
2:16
6 She’s More to Be Pitied
2:17
7 Heaven Seemed So Near
2:13
8 Your Selfish Heart
2:19
9 How Mountain Girls Can Love
2:09
10 The Memory of Your Smile
2:19
11 Mastertone March
2:25
12 Clinch Mountain Backstep
2:19
13 Midnight Ramble
2:06
14 Train 45
2:46
15 Think of What You’ve Done
2:08
16 Keep a Memory
2:43
17 Old Daniel Prayed
2:26
18 He Said If I Be Lifted Up
2:29
19 This Wicked Path of Sin
2:43
20 I’ll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning
3:06
21 Are You Afraid to Die
2:55
22 The White Dove
3:02
23 How Can We Thank Him for What He Has Done
2:30
24 Mother’s Footsteps Guide Me On
2:01
25 That Home Far Away
2:09
26 My Lord’s Gonna Set Me Free
2:02
27 The Angel of Death
3:12
28 Wings of Angels
2:24
29 Suwannee River Hoedown
2:35
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Choo Choo Comin’
2:35
2 Carolina Mountain Home
2:21
3 Trust Each Other
2:31
4 Beneath the Maple
2:46
5 Highway of Regret
2:04
6 A Little at a Time
2:28
7 Another Night
3:03
8 Ridin’ That Midnight Train
2:04
9 Mountain Dew
2:45
10 Sunny Side of the Mountain
2:32
11 Tragic Romance
3:01
12 Shenandoah Waltz
2:20
13 Next Sunday, Darling, Is My Birthday
2:13
14 Sweet Thing
2:45
15 Sweeter Than the Flowers
3:22
16 It’s Raining Here This Morning
2:27
17 Shackles and Chains
2:29
18 Weeping Willow
2:26
19 Old Rattler
2:07
20 I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow
2:40
21 My Main Trial Is Yet to Come
3:06
22 Mother Left Me Her Bible
2:25
23 Jacob’s Vision
2:16
24 I’ll Not Be a Stranger
3:09
25 From the Manger to the Cross
2:23
26 Four Books in the Bible
2:17
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Purple Robe
2:41
2 When Jesus Beckons Me Home
2:09
3 Jordan
2:03
4 Pass Me Not
2:39
5 Lonely Tombs
3:00
6 Over in the Gloryland
2:32
7 How Far to Little Rock
2:41
8 A Few More Seasons
2:49
9 Where We’ll Never Die
2:26
10 In Heaven We’ll Never Grow Old
2:32
11 Mother No Longer Awaits Me at Home
3:04
12 If I Lose
2:10
13 Little Maggie
2:48
14 God Gave You to Me
2:07
15 Don’t Go Out Tonight
2:33
16 The Darkest Hour Is Just Before the Dawn
2:56
17 Rank Stranger
3:08
18 Let the Church Roll On
2:11
19 Rock of Ages
2:50
20 I Saw the Light
2:13
21 What a Friend
3:35
22 Gathering Flowers for the Master’s Bouquet
2:31
23 I’m Ready to Go
2:14
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Let Me Love You One More Time
2:05
2 Little Bennie
2:07
3 Old Love Letters
2:36
4 Daybreak in Dixie (undubbed version)
2:14
5 Daybreak in Dixie (overdubbed version)
2:14
6 Wildwood Flower
2:22
7 Let Me Rest
2:00
8 Are You Tired of Me My Darling
2:13
9 Finger Poppin’ Time (undubbed version)
2:14
10 Finger Poppin’ Time (overdubbed version)
2:15
11 Rank Stranger (previously unreleased)
3:11
12 Come All Ye Tenderhearted
3:22
13 The Window Up Above
2:29
14 Lover’s Quarrel
2:41
15 The Story of the Lawson Family
2:31
16 Hey, Hey, Hey
2:03
17 The Wild Side of Life
2:14
18 Jenny Lynn
2:07
19 What About You
2:35
20 Little Willie
2:39
21 Big Tilda
1:59
22 Wild Bill Jones
2:16
23 You’re Still to Blame
2:22
24 I’ll Take the Blame
2:08
25 I’ll Just Go Away
2:11
26 Steel Guitar Rag (previously unissued)
2:24
27 I’d Worship You
2:19
28 Just Dreamin’
2:19
29 The Drunken Driver
2:47
30 Little Joe
2:33
31 Handsome Molly
2:14

Credits

CD 1

fiddle:
Ralph "Joe" Meadows (US bluegrass fiddler) (1958-08) (tracks 1–4)
Ralph Mayo (1958-09-30) (tracks 5–10)
Ralph Mayo (1958-10-01) (tracks 11–16)
Chubby Anthony (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–24)
Chubby Anthony (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–29)
mandolin:
Bill Napier (1958-08) (tracks 1–4)
Bill Napier (1958-09-30) (tracks 5–10)
Bill Napier (1958-10-01) (tracks 11–16)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–22, 24)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–29)
guitar:
Carter Stanley (1958-08) (tracks 1–4)
Carter Stanley (1958-09-30) (tracks 5–10)
Carter Stanley (1958-10-01) (tracks 11–16)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1959-02-10) (track 23)
Carter Stanley (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–22, 24)
Carter Stanley (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–29)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Gene Meadows (US bluegrass guitarist) (1958-08) (tracks 1–4)
banjo:
Ralph Stanley (1958-08) (tracks 1–4)
Ralph Stanley (1958-09-30) (tracks 5–10)
Ralph Stanley (1958-10-01) (tracks 11–16)
Ralph Stanley (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–24)
Ralph Stanley (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–29)
double bass:
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1958-08) (tracks 1–4)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1958-09-30) (tracks 5–10)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1958-10-01) (tracks 11–16)
George Shuffler (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–24)
George Shuffler (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–29)
baritone vocals:
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1958-08) (tracks 3–4)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1958-09-30) (tracks 7–10)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1958-10-01) (tracks 15–16)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–20, 23–24)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–28)
baritone vocals [high baritone vocals]:
Ralph Stanley (1958-08) (track 2)
Ralph Stanley (1959-02-10) (tracks 21–22)
bass vocals:
George Shuffler (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–20)
George Shuffler (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–27)
composer:
Bill Monroe (tracks 19–20)
Ruby Rakes (tracks 6, 9, 25)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 1–2, 4, 12, 17)
Ruby Rakes (tracks 10, 15–16, 22, 26, 28)
Chubby Anthony (1958) (track 29)
Carter Stanley (1958) (track 29)
lead vocals:
Carter Stanley (1958-08) (tracks 2–4)
Carter Stanley (1958-09-30) (tracks 5–10)
Carter Stanley (1958-10-01) (tracks 15–16)
Carter Stanley (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–24)
Carter Stanley (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–28)
lyricist:
Bill Monroe (tracks 19–20)
Ruby Rakes (tracks 6, 9, 25)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 2, 4, 17)
Ruby Rakes (tracks 10, 15–16, 22, 26, 28)
previously attributed to:
Ruby Rakes (tracks 12, 29)
spoken vocals [recitation]:
Carter Stanley (1959-02-10) (track 23)
tenor vocals:
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1958-08) (track 2)
Ralph Stanley (1958-08) (tracks 3–4)
Ralph Stanley (1958-09-30) (tracks 5–10)
Ralph Stanley (1958-10-01) (tracks 15–16)
Chubby Anthony (1959-02-10) (track 21)
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1959-02-10) (track 22)
Ralph Stanley (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–20, 23–24)
Ralph Stanley (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–28)
writer:
Albert Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (tracks 7–8)
Eddie Hill (Musician, Songwriter, Country Music DJ) (track 21)
Charlie Louvin (track 21)
Ira Louvin (track 21)
M. H. Malone (country/bluegrass musician with radio WCYB) (track 5)
Charles H. Pace (track 18)
Virgil O. Stamps (track 18)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 14)
Ruby Rakes (tracks 5, 7–8, 22)
publisher:
Fort Knox Music (track 10)
Trio Music (track 10)
Trio Music Company (track 6)
recorded at:
Radio Station WCYB in Bristol, Virginia, United States (1958-08) (tracks 1–4)
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1958-09-30) (tracks 5–10)
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1958-10-01) (tracks 11–16)
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1959-02-10) (tracks 17–24)
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1959-02-11) (tracks 25–29)
arrangements:
Train Forty-Five (arr. Charles Wood) (track 14)
is based on:
Lost John (traditional bluegrass song) (track 12)
recording of:
Christmas Is Near (1958-08) (track 4)
Gonna Paint the Town (1958-08) (track 2)
Holiday Pickin' (1958-08) (track 1)
Heaven Seemed So Near (1958-09-30) (track 7)
How Mountain Girls Can Love (1958-09-30) (track 9)
Love Me, Darling, Just Tonight (1958-09-30) (track 5)
She’s More to be Pitied (1958-09-30) (track 6)
The Memory of Your Smile (1958-09-30) (track 10)
Your Selfish Heart (1958-09-30) (track 8)
Clinch Mountain Backstep (1958-10-01) (track 12)
Keep a Memory (1958-10-01) (track 16)
Think of What You've Done (1958-10-01) (track 15)
Train 45 (1958-10-01) (track 14)
Are You Afraid to Die (1959-02-10) (track 21)
Daniel Prayed (1959-02-10) (track 17)
He Said If I Be Lifted Up (1959-02-10) (track 18)
I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning (1959-02-10) (track 20)
White Dove (1959-02-10) (track 22)
Wicked Path of Sin (1959-02-10) (track 19)
My Lord's Going to Set Me Free (1959-02-11) (track 26)
That Home Far Away (1959-02-11) (track 25)
Wings of Angels (1959-02-11) (track 28)

CD 2

fiddle:
Chubby Anthony (1959-03) (tracks 1–4)
Chubby Anthony (1959-07-16) (tracks 5–8)
mandolin:
Bill Napier (1959-03) (tracks 1–4)
Bill Napier (1959-07-16) (tracks 5–8)
guitar:
Carter Stanley (1959-03) (tracks 1–4)
Carter Stanley (1959-07-16) (tracks 5–8)
Carter Stanley (1959-09-14) (tracks 9–16)
Carter Stanley (1959-09-15) (tracks 17–26)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Bill Napier (1959-09-14) (tracks 9–16)
Bill Napier (1959-09-15) (tracks 17–26)
banjo:
Ralph Stanley (1959-03) (tracks 1–4)
Ralph Stanley (1959-07-16) (tracks 5–8)
Ralph Stanley (1959-09-14) (tracks 9–16)
Ralph Stanley (1959-09-15) (tracks 17–26)
double bass:
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1959-03) (tracks 1–4)
Johnnie Bonds (US bluegrass bassist) (1959-07-16) (tracks 5–8)
George Shuffler (1959-09-14) (tracks 9–16)
George Shuffler (1959-09-15) (tracks 17–26)
arranger:
Lulu Belle (1939) (track 9)
Scott Wiseman (1939) (track 9)
baritone vocals:
Al Elliott (US bluegrass mandolinist and bassist) (1959-03) (track 4)
Bill Napier (1959-09-14) (tracks 9, 15)
Bill Napier (1959-09-15) (tracks 17–26)
bass vocals:
George Shuffler (1959-09-14) (tracks 9, 15–16)
George Shuffler (1959-09-15) (tracks 17–26)
composer:
Hobo Jack Adkins (mid-20th century country musician) (track 7)
Buddy Starcher (track 14)
A.P. Carter (track 18)
Grandpa Jones (tracks 16, 19)
Bob Gregory (track 10)
Harry C. McAuliffe (track 10)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 3, 8)
Chubby Wise (track 12)
Scott Wiseman (track 9)
Jimmie Davis (Singer and songwriter) (track 17)
Odell McLeod (tracks 25–26)
Gussie Davis (19th century songwriter) (1880) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Carter Stanley (1959-03) (tracks 1–4)
Carter Stanley (1959-07-16) (tracks 5–8)
Carter Stanley (1959-09-14) (tracks 9–16)
Ralph Stanley (1959-09-15) (track 20)
Carter Stanley (1959-09-15) (tracks 17–26)
lyricist:
Hobo Jack Adkins (mid-20th century country musician) (track 7)
Buddy Starcher (track 14)
A.P. Carter (track 18)
Grandpa Jones (tracks 16, 19)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 3, 8)
Jimmie Davis (Singer and songwriter) (track 17)
Odell McLeod (tracks 25–26)
Clyde Moody (track 12)
Gussie Davis (19th century songwriter) (1880) (track 4)
tenor vocals:
Ralph Stanley (1959-03) (tracks 1–4)
Ralph Stanley (1959-07-16) (tracks 5–8)
Ralph Stanley (1959-09-14) (tracks 9–16)
Ralph Stanley (1959-09-15) (tracks 17–26)
writer:
Don Anthony (track 5)
Morry Burns (track 15)
J.L. Frank (track 21)
Grandpa Jones (track 11)
Pee Wee King (track 21)
M.H. Malone (country/bluegrass musician with radio WCYB) (track 6)
Lois Mann (track 15)
Wiley Morris (American country musician) (track 11)
Zeke Morris (track 11)
Syd Nathan (track 13)
Cuddles C. Newsome (track 1)
Ervin Thomas Rouse (track 15)
E.L. Scarborough (track 2)
Arthur Q. Smith (songwriter) (track 13)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 5–6)
Len Wright (track 2)
William York (track 1)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 20, 24)
publisher:
Fort Knox Music (track 3)
Trio Music (track 3)
Trio Music Company (track 2)
recorded at:
Radio Station WNER in Live Oak, Florida, United States (1959-03) (tracks 1–4)
Radio Station WNER in Live Oak, Florida, United States (1959-07-16) (tracks 5–8)
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1959-09-14) (tracks 9–16)
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1959-09-15) (tracks 17–26)
later versions:
recording of:
Carolina Mountain Home (1959-03) (track 2)
Choo Choo Coming (1959-03) (track 1)
Maple on the Hill (1959-03) (track 4)
Trust Each Other (1959-03) (track 3)
A Little at a Time (1959-07-16) (track 6)
Another Night (1959-07-16) (track 7)
Highway of Regret (1959-07-16) (track 5)
Ridin That Midnight Train (1959-07-16) (track 8)
It's Rainin' Here This Morning (1959-09-14) (track 16)
Mountain Dew (1959-09-14) (track 9)
Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday (1959-09-14) (track 13)
Shenandoah Waltz (1959-09-14) (track 12)
Sunny Side of the Mountain (1959-09-14) (track 10)
Sweet Thing (1959-09-14) (track 14)
Sweeter Than the Flowers (1959-09-14) (track 15)
Tragic Romance (1959-09-14) (track 11)
Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow (1959-09-15) (track 18)
Four Books in the Bible (1959-09-15) (track 26)
From the Manger to the Cross (1959-09-15) (track 25)
I'll Not Be a Stranger (1959-09-15) (track 24)
Man of Constant Sorrow (traditional, arranger neutral) (1959-09-15) (track 20)
My Main Trial Is Yet to Come (1959-09-15) (track 21)
Old Rattler (1959-09-15) (track 19)
Shackles and Chains (1959-09-15) (track 17)

CD 3

fiddle:
Ralph Mayo (1960-01) (tracks 8–11)
Ralph Mayo (1960-06) (tracks 12–16, 19–23)
mandolin:
Curley Lambert (1960-06) (tracks 17–18, 23)
guitar:
Carter Stanley (1960-01) (tracks 8–11)
Carter Stanley (1960-06) (tracks 12–23)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Bill Napier (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–7)
Bill Napier (1960-01) (tracks 8–11)
Curley Lambert (1960-06) (tracks 12–16, 19–22)
Ralph Mayo (1960-06) (tracks 17–18)
banjo:
Ralph Stanley (1960-01) (tracks 8–11)
Ralph Stanley (1960-06) (tracks 12–23)
double bass:
George Shuffler (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–7)
Bill Slaughter (US bluegrass bassist) (1960-01) (tracks 8–11)
Audie Webster (US bluegrass musician) (1960-06) (tracks 12–23)
additional composer:
Thomas Hastings (1830) (track 19)
additional lyricist:
baritone vocals:
Bill Napier (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–7)
Ralph Mayo (1960-01) (track 9)
Bill Napier (1960-01) (tracks 8–9)
Curley Lambert (1960-06) (tracks 12, 14, 16–21, 23)
bass vocals:
George Shuffler (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–7)
Ralph Mayo (1960-01) (tracks 8–9)
Ralph Mayo (1960-06) (tracks 18–20)
composer:
Albert E. Brumley (track 17)
William Golden (track 5)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 6, 8–9, 12, 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 13, 19)
Odell McLeod (track 1)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 20)
Charles Crozat Converse (1868) (track 21)
William H. Doane (1870) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Carter Stanley (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–6)
Ralph Stanley (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–2)
Carter Stanley (1960-01) (tracks 8–11)
Ralph Stanley (1960-01) (track 10)
Carter Stanley (1960-06) (tracks 12, 14–23)
Ralph Stanley (1960-06) (track 13)
lyricist:
Albert E. Brumley (track 17)
William Golden (track 5)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 6, 8–9, 12, 16)
Odell McLeod (track 1)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 20)
Charles Wesley (hymn writer) (1745) (track 19)
Joseph Medlicott Scriven (1855) (track 21)
Fanny Crosby (1868) (track 4)
publisher:
spoken vocals:
Carter Stanley (1959-09-15) (track 7)
Ralph Stanley (1959-09-15) (track 7)
tenor vocals:
Ralph Stanley (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–6)
Ralph Stanley (1960-01) (tracks 8–11)
Ralph Stanley (1960-06) (tracks 12, 14–23)
writer:
A.P. Carter (track 18)
Frances J. Crosby (track 4)
William H. Doane (track 4)
Ruby Rakes (track 7)
Carter Stanley (track 11)
Ralph Stanley (track 11)
William York (track 23)
Fred Rich (Fred Alvin Rich) (1954) (track 3)
publisher:
recorded at:
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–7)
Radio Station WNER in Live Oak, Florida, United States (1960-01) (tracks 8–11)
Magnum Studio in Jacksonville, Florida, United States (1960-06) (tracks 12–23)
arrangements:
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Sid Feller and Joe Guercio arrangement/'adaptation', recorded by some artists incl. Jim Nabors, The Supremes) (track 21)
is based on:
Little Maggie (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
The Arkansas Traveler (former Arkansas state song) (track 7)
is the basis for:
Pass Me Not (track 4)
When This Lousy War Is Over (set to the tune of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus") (track 21)
later parody versions:
recording of:
How Far to Little Rock (1959-09-15) (track 7)
Jordan (Cold Jordan) (1959-09-15) (track 3)
Oh Those Tombs (1959-09-15) (track 5)
Over in the Gloryland (1959-09-15) (track 6)
Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour (1959-09-15) (track 4)
Purple Robe (1959-09-15) (track 1)
A Few More Seasons (1960-01) (track 8)
Mother No Longer Awaits Me at Home (1960-01) (track 11)
Where We'll Never Die (1960-01) (track 9)
I Saw the Light (1960-06) (track 20)
I'm Ready to Go (1960-06) (track 23)
If I Lose (1960-06) (track 12)
Let the Church Roll On (1960-06) (track 18)
Little Maggie (Ralph Stanley version) (1960-06) (track 13)
Rank Strangers to Me (1960-06) (track 17)
Rock of Ages (1960-06) (track 19)
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (1960-06) (track 21)

CD 4

recorded in:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1960-07-11) (tracks 11–12)
fiddle:
Vernon Derrick (1960-07-11) (tracks 1–10)
Art Stamper (1961-01-15) (tracks 13–22)
Art Stamper (1961-01-16) (tracks 23–31)
electric bass guitar:
George Shuffler (1961-01-16) (tracks 23–31)
drums (drum set):
Gene Redd (Senior; vibraphonist & trumpeter, bandleader and A&R man) (1960-07-11) (tracks 4–5, 10)
mandolin:
Curley Lambert (1961-01-15) (tracks 14–22)
Curley Lambert (1961-01-16) (tracks 23–31)
guitar:
Carter Stanley (1960-07-11) (tracks 1–12)
Carter Stanley (1961-01-15) (tracks 13–22)
Carter Stanley (1961-01-16) (tracks 23–31)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Curley Lambert (1960-07-11) (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–12)
George Shuffler (1960-07-11) (tracks 6, 10)
Curley Lambert (1961-01-15) (track 13)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Curley Lambert (1960-07-11) (track 5)
George Shuffler (1960-07-11) (track 5)
banjo:
Ralph Stanley (1960-07-11) (tracks 1–10)
Ralph Stanley (1961-01-15) (tracks 13–22)
Ralph Stanley (1961-01-16) (tracks 23–31)
double bass:
Curley Lambert (1960-07-11) (tracks 6, 10)
George Shuffler (1960-07-11) (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–12)
George Shuffler (1961-01-15) (tracks 13–22)
baritone vocals:
Curley Lambert (1960-07-11) (tracks 1, 7–8, 11–12)
Curley Lambert (1961-01-16) (tracks 23–25, 29–31)
baritone vocals [high baritone vocals]:
Ralph Stanley (1960-07-11) (track 2)
Ralph Stanley (1961-01-16) (track 28)
bass vocals:
George Shuffler (1960-07-11) (tracks 8, 11–12)
composer:
Albert E. Brumley (track 11)
Leon McAuliffe (track 26)
Bill Monroe (tracks 18, 30)
Bill Napier (tracks 4–5)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 1, 21, 27)
William Warren (track 17)
Sylvester Weaver (track 26)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 22)
Hank Ballard (tracks 9–10)
Johnny Bond (track 3)
A.P. Carter (track 6)
Arlie Carter (track 17)
George Jones (US country music vocalist) (track 13)
Carter Stanley (tracks 4–5, 23–25)
Walter Smith (Early 20th century folk/blues) (1930) (track 15)
lead vocals:
Carter Stanley (1960-07-11) (tracks 1–3, 7–12)
Carter Stanley (1961-01-15) (tracks 13–17, 19)
Ralph Stanley (1961-01-15) (tracks 20, 22)
Carter Stanley (1961-01-16) (tracks 23–25, 27–28, 30–31)
Ralph Stanley (1961-01-16) (track 29)
lyricist:
Albert E. Brumley (track 11)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 1, 27)
William Warren (track 17)
Hank Ballard (tracks 9–10)
Johnny Bond (track 3)
A.P. Carter (track 6)
Arlie Carter (track 17)
George Jones (US country music vocalist) (track 13)
Carter Stanley (tracks 23–25)
Walter Smith (Early 20th century folk/blues) (1930) (track 15)
tenor vocals:
Curley Lambert (1960-07-11) (track 2)
Ralph Stanley (1960-07-11) (tracks 1, 3, 7–12)
Ralph Stanley (1961-01-15) (tracks 13–17, 19)
Curley Lambert (1961-01-16) (track 28)
Ralph Stanley (1961-01-16) (tracks 23–25, 27)
writer:
Jack Anglin (track 19)
G.P. Cook (track 8)
Ralph Roland (track 8)
Ralph Stanley (track 16)
Johnnie Wright (US country music singer-songwriter) (track 19)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 31)
Carter Stanley (track 16)
publisher:
APRS (track 6)
recorded at:
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1960-07-11) (tracks 1–10)
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1961-01-15) (tracks 13–22)
King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1961-01-16) (tracks 23–31)
instrumental recording of:
Wildwood Flower (1960-07-11) (track 6)
is the basis for:
Steel Guitar Rag (vocal version) (track 26)
recording of:
Are You Tired of Me Darling (1960-07-11) (track 8)
Daybreak in Dixie (1960-07-11) (tracks 4–5)
Finger Poppin’ Time (1960-07-11) (tracks 9–10)
Old Love Letters (1960-07-11) (track 3)
Rank Strangers to Me (1960-07-11) (track 11)
Big Tilda (1961-01-15) (track 21)
Hey! Hey! Hey! (1961-01-15) (track 16)
Jenny Lynn (1961-01-15) (track 18)
Let Us Be Lovers Again (1961-01-15) (track 14)
The Murder of the Lawson Family (1961-01-15) (track 15)
The Wild Side of Life (1961-01-15) (track 17)
What About You? (1961-01-15) (track 19)
Wild Bill Jones (1961-01-15) (track 22)
Window Up Above (1961-01-15) (track 13)
Handsome Molly (1961-01-16) (track 31)
I'd Worship You ("...if you'd be true, I'd worship you...") (1961-01-16) (track 27)
I'll Just Go Away (1961-01-16) (track 25)
I'll Take The Blame (1961-01-16) (track 24)
Little Joe (1961-01-16) (track 30)
Steel Guitar Rag (instrumental) (1961-01-16) (track 26)
You're Still To Blame (1961-01-16) (track 23)
version of:
Wildwood Flower (track 6)