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People/Characters: Ralph Stanley

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BATTLETECH FIELD MANUAL 3145 by Catalyst Game Labs
Bluegrass : a history by Neil V. Rosenberg
Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86 by Carl Fleischhauer
The Bluegrass Reader by Thomas Goldsmith
Folk (American Popular Music) by Richard Carlin
Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times by Ralph Stanley
Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life and Musical Journey by Bill C. Malone
Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture by Joshua Guthman

Character description

Ralph Stanley: Bluegrass musician, considered one of the founders of the genre. Banjo player. Along with his brother Carter, he formed the Stanley Brothers around the middle of the twentieth century, playing a rather more old-time mountain style than the other two major bluegrass groups of the period, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys and Flatt & Scruggs. When Carter died, Ralph continued playing, being still active well into the twenty-first century. He is known as the performer of "O Death" in the move "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

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