The Stanley Brothers were a legendary American bluegrass duo made up of brothers Carter and Ralph Stanley.    The Stanley's style can best be described as a traditional "mountain soul" sound that remained close to the Primitive Baptist vocal stylings they learned from their parents and others near their southwestern Virginia home. Ralph has often ...

The Stanley Brothers were a legendary American bluegrass duo made up of brothers Carter and Ralph Stanley. The Stanley's style can best be described as a traditional "mountain soul" sound that remained close to the Primitive Baptist vocal stylings they learned from their parents and others near their southwestern Virginia home. Ralph has often ...

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Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley was steeped in the Sacred Harp/Shape Note tradition.

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley was steeped in the Sacred Harp/Shape Note tradition.

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Ralph Stanley singing "O Death"  world class bluegrass singer! I don't know much about bluegrass BUT  Ralph Stanley is a very special singer!

Ralph Stanley singing "O Death" world class bluegrass singer! I don't know much about bluegrass BUT Ralph Stanley is a very special singer!

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Ralph Stanley (born February 25, 1927), also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, is an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing.

Ralph Stanley (born February 25, 1927), also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, is an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing.

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This World is Not My Home. Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley.

This World is Not My Home. Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley.

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