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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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Lonesome Melodies

David W. Johnson

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the Stanley Brothers’ contract with Columbia Records, signed in October 1948; their Columbia recordings; the evolution of their high baritone sound and instrumental sound; the economic forces that would drive old-time country and bluegrass acts to stay on the move throughout their careers; and Carter’s songwriting.

Keywords:   Ralph Stanley, Carter Stanley, Stanley Brothers, Columbia Records, recordings, bluegrass music, country music

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