Mother’s at rest in a lonesome old graveyard
On a hill far away, I stand
Grass covered over, it seems so neglected
When spring season comes, the flowers will bloom
– Memories of Mother (Carter Stanley)
The Rank Stranger:
|Birth name||Carter Glen Stanley|
|Born||August 27, 1925
Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia,U.S.A.
|Died||December 1, 1966 (aged 41)
Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.A.
|Occupations||Guitarist, singer, songwriter|
|Labels||Rich-R-Tone, Columbia, Mercury,Starday, King|
|Associated acts||The Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe|
Carter Glen Stanley (August 27, 1925 – December 1, 1966) was a bluegrass music lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitar player. He formed the Stanley Brothers band together with his brother Ralph. The Stanley Brothers are generally acknowledged as the first band after Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys to play in the bluegrass genre. According to some historians, their recording of “Molly and Tenbrooks” (aka “The Racehorse Song”) marked the beginning of bluegrass as a genre.
Album of the day:
Complete Columbia Recordings (1996)
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