WorldCat Identities

Stanley, Ralph

Overview
Works: 413 works in 615 publications in 2 languages and 10,619 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Concert films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Music  History  Bluegrass music  Live sound recordings  Rock music  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Singer, Composer, Lyricist
Classifications: ML420.S8115, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ralph Stanley
 
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Most widely held works by Ralph Stanley
Down from the mountain by T-Bone Burnett( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The all-star lineup from the chart-topping bluegrass-traditional soundtrack to "O brother, where art thou?" filmed live in May 2000 at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium
Songs of inspiration by Alabama (Musical group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award winning Country Music icons Alabama have taken to the studios to produce their first Gospel album. Included are 13 traditional and two new tracks by the band
Lost in the lonesome pines by Jim Lauderdale( Recording )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Stanley by Ralph Stanley( Recording )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided & united : the songs of the Civil War( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the Civil War are brought to life from both legends and rising stars in the worlds of country, bluegrass, folk, and beyond. Some of the artists featured include Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Ralph Stanley, Taj Mahal, and more
A distant land to roam : songs of the Carter family by Ralph Stanley( Recording )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of constant sorrow by Ralph Stanley( Recording )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley opens up about his expansive career as an old-time musician. Stanley grew up in the Virginia mountains and first learned music from his banjo-playing mother. He interrupted his musical career to farm for a short time, but soon returned to music with his brother Carter. Later in his career, Stanley gained popularity after being featured in the hit motion picture soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?
A very special acoustic Christmas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawless : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lawless soundtrack includes original songs written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for the movie and performances by country legends Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris along with grammy award winner Ralph Stanley and Mark Lanegan
A mother's prayer by Ralph Stanley( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time-Life's treasury of bluegrass( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinch Mountain sweethearts by Ralph Stanley( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluegrass( Recording )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rough guide to bluegrass : Cold coal town( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transamerica : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shine on by Ralph Stanley( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O brother, where art thou?( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music from O Brother, Where Art Thou? was more than just a soundtrack, it propelled bluegrass, roots music, and Americana into the spotlight. Ten years later, the album has been expanded to include a second disc of previously unreleased recordings including cuts from Van Dyke Parks; Fairfield Four; and the Cox Family
Great high mountain by Ralph Stanley( Recording )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The speaking clock revue : live from the Beacon Theatre( Recording )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of constant sorrow : my life and times by Ralph Stanley( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legend looks back on his six decades in music. Ralph Stanley was born in 1927 in a corner of Virginia known as Big Spraddle Creek, a place where music echoed from the ridge tops, was belted out by workers in the fields, and resonated in the one-room country church where Ralph first found his voice. For his eleventh birthday, Ralph was given five dollars, and had to chose between buying a sow or a banjo. He chose the banjo, which his mother taught him to play in the clawhammer style. In 1946, he combined his banjo with his brother Carter's guitar, and the two blended their voices into one as the Stanley Brothers. For twenty years the Stanleys chased the dream through good times and hard times, until the hard times caught up to Carter and he succumbed to liver disease at age 41. In the four decades since his brother's passing, Ralph has brought his music from the hills and hollows of southwest Virginia to the wide world. Now in his eighties and still touring, Ralph has at last grown into his voice and is ready to tell his story. In Man of Constant Sorrow, Ralph looks back on his career in what most call bluegrass but what he prefers to call "old time mountain music." He recounts the creation of hundreds of classic tracks, including "White Dove," "Rank Stranger," and his signature song, "Man of Constant Sorrow." He tells tales from a life spent on road with his band the Clinch Mountain Boys, explains his distinctive "Stanley style" of banjo-playing, crosses paths with everyone from Bill Monroe to Bob Dylan, and reflects on his late-career resurgence sparked by an unlikely Grammy win in 2002 for his song "O Death." He also raises a dirge for Appalachia, his mountain home that is quickly disappearing. Harmonized with equal measures of tragedy and triumph, Man of Constant Sorrow is the stirring testament of a giant of American music
 
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Alternative Names
Dr. Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley & Friends

Ralph Stanley americký hudebník

Ralph Stanley Amerikaans zanger

Ralph Stanley and Friends

Ralph Stanley chanteur et banjoïste américain de bluegrass

Ralph Stanley musicista statunitense

Ραλφ Στάνλεϊ

Ральф Стэнли

ראלף סטנלי

ראלף סטנלי מוזיקאי אמריקאי

رالف استنلی

رالف ستانلي

ラルフ・スタンレー

拉尔夫·史坦利

Languages
English (102)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Traveling the high way home : Ralph Stanley and the world of traditional bluegrass musicThe banjo of Ralph StanleyContemporary musicians : profiles of the people in music