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Pioneering Bluegrass Musician Ralph Stanley

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Pioneering Bluegrass Musician Ralph Stanley

Pioneering Bluegrass Musician Ralph Stanley

Pioneering Bluegrass Musician Ralph Stanley

Only Available in Archive Formats.

He came to fame late in life when his music was featured on the triple-platinum soundtrack of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Stanley sings and plays banjo. He won two Grammys this year for his performance of "O Death" on the O Brother record. At age 75, Stanley has just released a self-titled CD and continues to tour. He's recorded more than 170 albums in total, and has been performing continuously since 1946. This interview first aired July 15, 2002.

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Ralph Stanley
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Ralph Stanley
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Sony Jazz
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2002

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