The Stanley Brothers: Carter & Ralph: Selected Singles 1953-1960

The Stanley Brothers: Carter & Ralph: Selected Singles 1953-1960
Title: Carter & Ralph: Selected Singles 1953-1960
Label: Jasmine Records

Musical brothers and Bluegrass music are almost synonymous with each other. Many of the greats of the genre were siblings - Bill and Charlie Monroe, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Bobby and Sonny Osborne being three of the most famous family names of this rural variant of hillbilly music. Among the most famous of all the actual brother acts in bluegrass, Carter and Ralph Stanley are without peer. In a recording career that began in the late 1940s and that stalled in the mid-60s after Carter Stanley tragically drank himself to death - at which point Ralph began a second, even more successful career that spanned the next half century - The Stanley Brothers recorded and introduced some of the finest bluegrass recordings made by anyone, at any time. This new Jasmine collection brings together the best of their sides for the Mercury, Starday and King labels from the 1950s and early 60s - a period during which they were at their peak as performers, and one that produced some of the most important and essential bluegrass recordings of all. As well as exceptional vocal and instrumental skills, this compilation shows the breadth of material in the Stanley's discography. Sacred songs, seasonal songs, covers of R&B hits and indeed one of Mr. Monroe's 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky' performed in the style of Elvis Presley's Sun recording - these are just a few of the delights in store for you here. Naturally it also includes their most famous recording of 'I'm A Man of Constant Sorrow', a song that underwent a rebirth of popularity after being featured in the soundtrack of the film 'Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?'As always, remastered from the best possible sources and featuring a comprehensive biography, this superb selection of premium bluegrass is but a small part of a very big catalogue that may well be explored further. Purchase of a copy will go a long way to making that happen!

1.1 This Weary Heart You Stole Away (Wake Up Sweetheart)
1.2 (Say) Won't You Be Mine
1.3 Memories of Mother
1.4 Could You Love Me (One More Time)
1.5 Poison Lies
1.6 Blue Moon of Kentucky
1.7 Calling from Heaven
1.8 Orange Blossom Special
1.9 Nobody's Love Like Mine
1.10 Christmas Is Near
1.11 She's More to Be Pitied
1.12 The Memory of Your Smile
1.13 Keep a Memory
1.14 Trust Each Other
1.15 The White Dove
1.16 I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow
1.17 How Mountain Girls Can Love
1.18 Another Night (My True Love Ain't Around)
1.19 Sunny Side of the Mountain
1.20 Heaven Seemed So Near
1.21 How Far to Little Rock
1.22 Pass Me Not
1.23 Ridin' That Midnight Train
1.24 Mountain Dew
1.25 Sweeter Than the Flowers
1.26 Mother Left Me Her Bible
1.27 Rank Stranger
1.28 Finger Poppin' Time
1.29 Little Maggie
1.30 Little Benny

The Stanley Brothers: Carter & Ralph: Selected Singles 1953-1960

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