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Ralph Stanley Live At The Smithsonian

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(2006/GUSTO) 23 tracks, recorded in 1974 and featuring The Clinch Mountain Boys with Rickey Lee... more

Ralph Stanley: Live At The Smithsonian

(2006/GUSTO) 23 tracks, recorded in 1974 and featuring The Clinch Mountain Boys with Rickey Lee and the late Roy Lee Centers;

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  • Interpret: Ralph Stanley

  • Album titlle: Live At The Smithsonian

  • Label GUSTO

  • Genre Country

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  • EAN: 0792014516324

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Stanley, Ralph - Live At The Smithsonian CD 1
01 Orange Blossom Special Ralph Stanley
02 Lonesome Old Song Ralph Stanley
03 Bill Cheatham Ralph Stanley
04 Nobody's Love Is Like Mine Ralph Stanley
05 Katy Daley Ralph Stanley
06 Maple On The Hill Ralph Stanley
07 Tennessee Stud Ralph Stanley
08 The White Dove Ralph Stanley
09 Rank Strangers To Me Ralph Stanley
10 If I Loose / The Kitten And The Cat Ralph Stanley
11 Dark Hollow Ralph Stanley
12 Hemlock And Primroses Ralph Stanley
13 Ridin' That Midnight Train Ralph Stanley
14 Lonesome Road Blues Ralph Stanley
15 I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow Ralph Stanley
16 Flem Jones Ralph Stanley
17 Shout Little Lulie Ralph Stanley
18 Gloryland Ralph Stanley
19 Cacklin' Hen Ralph Stanley
20 Footprints In The Snow Ralph Stanley
21 Hills Of Home (Tribute To Carter Stanley) Ralph Stanley
22 Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures Ralph Stanley
23 I Only Exist Ralph Stanley
Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies at 89 Ralph Stanley , last of the great... more
"Ralph Stanley"

Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies at 89

Ralph Stanley, last of the great bluegrass musicians of his generation, died June 24 at his home in Sandy Ridge, Virginia due to complications from skin cancer. Stanley will be remembered as an icon of traditional American music.

Ralph Stanley listened to the early country music sounds of the Carter Family while growing up in Virginia’s southwest. He was raised in the Appalachian mountains, sang in church and learned to play banjo. With his brother, Carter, the Stanley Brothers made their first recordings in 1947. Along with Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs, the brotherly duo transferred „Mountain Music“ (as Ralph would describe their style) into mainstream and popular bluegrass music. Carter Stanley died in 1966.

After his brother’s untimely death, Ralph Stanley focussed on a more traditional sound with the Clinch Mountain Boys, a group he would lead for the next fifty years.

“His driving, arpeggiated banjo style, led with the index finger instead of the thumb, and now known widely as ‘Stanley Style,’ was as important to the development of bluegrass as the banjo itself,” wrote John Curtis Goad in Bluegrass Today after Stanley’s passing.

Ralph Stanley has influenced several generations of musicians, from Bob Dylan who once told Stanley, “You will live forever!“, and Marty Stuart to contemporary country artists like Lee Ann Womack.

He was involved in the soundtrack to the blockbuster movie, ’O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ and he received a Grammy in 2002 for Oh Death, an a cappella song included in the movie’s soundtrack. On his last album which came out in 2015, Ralph Stanley was supported by artists like Gillian Welch, Ricky Skaggs, Elvis Costello, and Robert Plant.

With Ralph Stanley’s death, the music world has lost one of the finest ambassadors of  bluegrass and of the traditional American songbook.

Based on an article by Jonathan Bernstein

 

 

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