Ralph & Carter - the Later King Years [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
2007 devoted to the classic early '60s recordings of one of Bluegrass' greatest-ever 'brother' acts, Carter and Ralph Stanley. This CD picks up for where a previous Stanley Brothers project on Westside Records leaves off and covers the last four years of the Stanley's' career on King Records - 1961-65 - a career that was cruelly terminated by the death of Carter Stanley in 1966. Focusing primarily on tracks that were released on 45's by King, some posthumously, this package includes some of the best vocal and instrumental performances that Carter, Ralph and various line-ups of their group, the Clinch Mountain Boys, laid down during a career that spanned a quarter of a century.