The Stanley Brothers

Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1953-59

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The Stanley Brothers & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1953-1958 & 1959 is a double-disc containing everything the group recorded during the latter half of the '50s for Mercury, Starday, and King Records. These recordings are generally considered to be among their best work and this set is the only one to make complete sense of the recordings. All of the group's best moments, plus many forgotten but equally fine gems, are included on the collection, making it a comprehensive retrospective. Nevetheless, it also functions as a good, if rather lengthy, introduction to the Stanley Brothers, since it showcases the richness and depth in their music. In short, it's an essential addition to any serious bluegrass collection.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:50
2 2:41
3 2:32
4 2:39
5 2:42
6 2:17
7 3:06
8 2:35
9 2:23
10 2:37
11 2:28
12 2:36
13 2:16
14 2:08
15 2:19
16 2:20
17 2:46
18 2:21
19 2:00
20 2:28
21 2:02
22 2:11
23 2:18
24 2:24
25 2:39

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:26
2 2:29
3 2:19
4 2:29
5
2:03
6 2:04
7 2:23
8 2:18
9 2:52
10 2:55
11 1:59
12 2:53
13 2:53
14 3:11
15 2:08
16 2:12
17 2:13
18 2:01
19 2:32
20 2:35
21
2:21
22 2:52
23 2:36
24 1:55
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