STANLEY BROTHERS ~ ALL TIME GREATEST HITS ~ Bluegrass CD
1. I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow
2. Don't Cheat In Our Home Town
3. How Mountain Girls Can Love
4. Stone Walls And Steel Bars
5. Train 45
6. Little Maggie
7. O Death
8. Rank Strangers
9. White Dove
10. Little Birdie
11. Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem - (bonus track)
LABEL: KING RECORDS, Inc., Nashville, TN 2002
RECORDING: Studio, Stereo.
Ralph and Carter Stanley are the Stanley Brothers. They are prominent figures among the patriarchs of Bluegrass Music. For over 50 years, Stanley Brothers' songs have set the standard for hard-core mountain bluegrass music. In the year 2000, bluegrass music was catapulted to a new level of appreciation with the success of the motion picture, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?". Consequently, more people than ever before are seeking out vintage Stanley Brothers recordings. The Stanley Brothers first recorded "I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow" in 1959. It is the featured song in the movie's popular follow up production, "Down From The Mountain". The song "Oh Death" was originally recorded by the Stanley Brothers in 1964. It features both Ralph and Carter Stanley. Carter Stanley died at the young age of 41, only two years after the song was recorded. Ralph Stanley has continued to record over the years and is currently riding a tidal wave of success after singing "Oh Death" in 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' He has received numerous awards and was recently referred to as one of the most important men in Country and Bluegrass music. All of the songs on this collection of "Stanley Brothers, All-Time Greatest Hits" were recorded on the King/Starday record label. Each song was carefully selected by renown bluegrass specialist, Gary Reid, and approved by King Records CEO Moe Lytle. Classics such as "Oh Death", "I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow", "Don't Cheat In Our Hometown", "How Mountain Girls Can Love", "Little Maggie", and "Rank Strangers" were popularized by the Stanley Brothers many years ago. Now these great Stanley Brothers standards are available for a new, rapidly growing generation of Bluegrass fans to enjoy.