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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 the

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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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Release Date:
01/23/2001
Label:
Rebel Records
UPC:
0032511112620
catalogNumber:
111126
Rank:
49833

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Man of Constant Sorrow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've never heard Ralph Stanley, (and even if you have), this is a must-have CD! Without a doubt the best single-CD compilation of this giants work. The cuts with the late Keith Whitley, here for the first time on CD, are worth the price of admission alone. This is REAL country music!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD was my intro to this type of music, and I was completely hooked. I couldn't say which song is my favorite, they're all wonderful. How often does THAT happen?