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stanleytone - Posted - 10/30/2022:  10:13:24


Ive been wondering why Ralph was not on the Will the Circle be Unbroken album by NGDB. I know about Monroe but just curious if Ralph was even asked.

ChunoTheDog - Posted - 10/30/2022:  10:21:13


I've always wondered the same, especially since Ricky Skaggs was on the album too.

I bet Bill wished he had said 'yes'! haha

rcc56 - Posted - 10/30/2022:  12:59:02


Skaggs was not on the original project.
Ralph was not well known outside of hard core bluegrass circles in 1972 when the original project was released.

chuckv97 - Posted - 10/30/2022:  13:01:35


Ricky wasn’t on the first Circle album, Antoine. Roy Acuff, Earl, Jimmy Martin, Mother Maybelle, Merle Travis, Vassar, Norman Blake, Bashful Brother Oswald, & others (going by memory here).  The NGDB had recorded "Clinch Mountain Backstep" on ther Uncle Charlie album, so I'm not sure if John McEuen ever asked Ralph.


Edited by - chuckv97 on 10/30/2022 13:04:03

Tractor1 - Posted - 10/30/2022:  14:41:15


an abstract--- I love John Mcuen's version of Clinch Mt,Backstep on Nitty Gritty's uncle charley album--I like that album better than the circle stuff -in some ways

The Old Timer - Posted - 10/30/2022:  14:54:25


The first Circle album was very much a "Nashville" project. Ralph didn't move in those circles back then.

ChunoTheDog - Posted - 10/30/2022:  15:31:54


Shoot, you guys are right.... my memory's failing me lol

youtube.com/watch?v=7bRJLkNqNXI
I recalled whatever this project was... Vol. 2? Johnny Cash, Skaggs and others?

Maybe there was only room for 1 archtop Mastertone? And McEuen had dibs cause NGDB is/was his outfit?
lol just thinking out loud.

ChunoTheDog - Posted - 10/30/2022:  15:32:45


quote:

Originally posted by Tractor1

an abstract--- I love John Mcuen's version of Clinch Mt,Backstep on Nitty Gritty's uncle charley album--I like that album better than the circle stuff -in some ways






I always like McEuen's take on Jim & Jesse's "She left me standing on the mountain", also.

stanleytone - Posted - 10/30/2022:  16:02:33


Thats probably the best explanation. I dont think ralph was even an opry member back then


quote:

Originally posted by The Old Timer

The first Circle album was very much a "Nashville" project. Ralph didn't move in those circles back then.






 

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