Man of Constant Sorrow

Man of Constant Sorrow

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by Ralph Stanley
     
 

This collection was released to coincide with the release of Joel & Ethan Coen's film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which features Ralph Stanley's a cappella rendition of "Oh, Death" and a number of other traditional bluegrass songs long associated with Stanley, including the immortal "Man of Constant Sorrow." This album brings together 13 classic tracks from theSee more details below

Overview

This collection was released to coincide with the release of Joel & Ethan Coen's film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which features Ralph Stanley's a cappella rendition of "Oh, Death" and a number of other traditional bluegrass songs long associated with Stanley, including the immortal "Man of Constant Sorrow." This album brings together 13 classic tracks from the Stanley catalog; highlights include the title track, the absolutely hair-raising "Oh, Death," and a stirring version of "I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages." That last song, recorded in the early '70s, has never been released on CD before and features the lead singing of a very young Keith Whitley, who would later go on to significant success as a country singer. The only quibble one could make with this excellent collection is its length, which, at 33 minutes, is pretty skimpy for a best-of collection. But as an introduction to Ralph Stanley's singular brand of mountain music, you couldn't do better than this album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2001
Label:
Rebel Records
UPC:
0032511112620
catalogNumber:
111126
Rank:
8592

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ralph Stanley   Primary Artist,Banjo,Vocals
Keith Whitley   Guitar,Vocals
Curley Ray Cline   Fiddle
Jack Cooke   Bass,Baritone (Vocal)
Danny Marshall   Mandolin
Roy Lee Centers   Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Sizemore   Bass,Guitar,Tenor (Vocal)
Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys   Track Performer
Ricky Lee   Guitar

Technical Credits

David Freeman   Producer
David Glasser   Mastering
Traditional   Composer
David Royko   Liner Notes
John Brenton Preston   Composer

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