LONESOME MELODIES 'The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers' by David W. Johnson BOOK: STANLEY
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 (“MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW”), there’s 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 brothers’ lives from their childhood in the Clinch Mountains to Carter’s sad death in 1966. We have just read a few chapters, but it’s a fascinating book and hard to put down.