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Lonesome MelodiesThe Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers$
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David W. Johnson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617036460

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617036460.001.0001

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. The Road Turns Rocky

. The Road Turns Rocky

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(p.97) 10. The Road Turns Rocky
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Lonesome Melodies
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David W. Johnson

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036460.003.0010

This chapter describes the Stanley Brothers’ move to Shreveport, Louisiana, in the fall of 1950 to join the cast of radio station KWKH’s Louisiana Hayride; the reasons behind the band’s departure from Shreveport after only three weeks; their move to WVLK in Versailles, Kentucky; and the impact of the Cold War.

Keywords:   Ralph Stanley, Carter Stanley, Stanley Brothers, Shreveport, Louisiana Hayride, radio shows, Cold War

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