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Ralph Edmund Stanley (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016), also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, was an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. Stanley began playing music in 1946, originally with his brother Carter as part of "The Stanley Brothers", and most often as the leader of his band, "Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys". He was part of the first generation of bluegrass musicians and was inducted into both… read more

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  • Avatar for mattcalico
    O Death!
  • Avatar for Oppressotron
    Ralph, you lived a nice long life. I hope to meet you and thank you personally on the Good Lord's distant shore. RIP sir.
  • Avatar for stelladallas
    RIP old man
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    Medicine Springs is by far his best song! But it seems to be rare since I cant find it on neither youtube or Spotify. Luckily I have it on CD
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  • Avatar for Tsauro
    I found it great to hear his voice on the soundtrack to Lawless. So very awesome.
  • Avatar for BlackCoffeeDuck
    He's on [artist]Nick Cave[/artist] new soundtrack project to go with John Hillcoat's new film called Lawless. Have a look at all the details here
  • Avatar for Old_Bull_Lee
    "The most surprising thing to me in the whole show was Ralph Stanley getting up with one acoustic guitar and a string bass and completely flooring the whole place. He was the most hardcore rock and roll star of them all." (T-Bone Burnett)
  • Avatar for MortiBC
    hi! u r fantastic man!

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