Old Songs & Ballads, Vol. 1 ()

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Old Songs & Ballads, Vol. 1 - Ralph Stanley
Track Listing
  1. Little Maggie
  2. Dad's Old Rocky Field
  3. Train 45
  4. Short Life of Trouble
  5. Gold Watch and Chain
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  1. Little Maggie
  2. Dad's Old Rocky Field
  3. Train 45
  4. Short Life of Trouble
  5. Gold Watch and Chain
  6. Pretty Little Indian
  7. Hemlocks and Primroses
  8. Rocky Island
  9. The Orphan Girl
  10. Pretty Polly
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When Carter Stanley died suddenly in 1966 at the age of 41, his brother Ralph Stanley was left at an unenviable crossroads. Given that the Stanley Brothers were such a top-draw mountain bluegrass outfit, it almost seemed unimaginable that Ralph could continue performing at that prior level without his brother, who was the songwriter part of the duo. But continue he did, opting to stay close to the traditional Appalachian folk material he had grown up with, choosing songs that were often bone-chillingly dark and thus ...

Old Songs & Ballads, Vol. 1 2012, Rebel Records

UPC: 032511950123

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