Great High Mountain

Great High Mountain

by Ralph StanleyRalph Stanley


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Thanks to his long career and numerous musical milestones, Ralph Stanley has become an institution and then some. Indeed, if he'd done no more than play his role in the legendary Stanley Brothers with his brother Carter, his rep would've been sealed. But Stanley seems to have more musical lives than a hip cat, with his latest ascension following O Brother, Where Art Thou? Great High Mountain isn't so much a follow-up to Stanley's O Brother work as a short retrospective, perhaps designed for the bluegrass fan unfamiliar with the span of his musical legacy. This is at least Rebel's third compilation of Stanley's music, and while it's quite enjoyable, one starts to imagine that a box set -- and not another compilation -- is what's really needed. The real problem with Great High Mountain, though, is that it barely scratches the surface of Stanley's work at Rebel. Indeed, the album is only 37 minutes long, meaning that it could've been twice as long and still fit on one disc. Rebel sweetens the package by adding one unreleased cut from 1976, "I'm Lonesome Without You." Great High Mountain isn't a bad place for the Stanley novice to start, but one might also consider other classic albums like Saturday Night & Sunday Morning.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2004
Label: Rebel Records
UPC: 0032511113023
catalogNumber: 111130
Rank: 65939

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ralph Stanley   Primary Artist,Banjo,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Ricky Skaggs   Fiddle
Keith Whitley   Guitar,Vocals
Junior Blankenship   Guitar
Curley Ray Cline   Fiddle
Jack Cooke   Bass,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal),Double Bass
Ed Ferris   Bass,Double Bass
Danny Marshall   Guitar,Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Roy Lee Centers   Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Charlie Sizemore   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Sparkman   Banjo
James Alan Shelton   Guitar
James Price   Fiddle
John Rigsby   Mandolin
Ralph Stanley   Guitar
Keith Whitely   Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Ricky Lee   Guitar,Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Chester "Pops" Marshall   Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
Peter Rowan   Composer
Ralph Stanley   Arranger,Composer
Keith Whitley   Composer
William Shakespeare Hays   Composer
Carter Stanley   Composer
G.B. Grayson   Composer
Rick Stanley   Composer
Marvin Davis   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ruby Rakes   Composer

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