LONESOME MELODIES 'The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers' by David W. Johnson BOOK: STANLEY

LONESOME MELODIES 'The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers' by David W. Johnson BOOK: STANLEY

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This is a book on the STANLEY BROTHERS by David Johnson published by the University Press of Mississippi, 300 pages softbound. Although the book repeats a lot of the material already covered in the Ralph Stanley biography edited by Eddie Dean (ÒMAN OF CONSTANT SORROWÓ), thereÕs plenty of interest here for any fan of the Stanley Brothers. Making use of interviews from many musicians, friends and family members, Johnson covers the brothersÕ lives from their childhood in the Clinch Mountains toÊ CarterÕs sad death in 1966. We have just read a few chapters, but itÕs a fascinating book and hard to put down.