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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

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Lonesome Melodies

David W. Johnson

University Press of Mississippi

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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