• Man of Constant Sorrow

  • My Life and Times
  • By: Ralph Stanley, Eddie Dean
  • Narrated by: Ed Sala
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Man of Constant Sorrow, Grammy® Award winner Ralph Stanley opens up about his expansive career as an old-time musician. Stanley grew up in the Virginia mountains and first learned music from his banjo-playing mother. He interrupted his musical career to farm for a short time, but soon returned to music with his brother Carter. Later in his career, Stanley gained popularity after being featured in the hit motion picture soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?

©2009 Dr. Ralph Stanley (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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Great listen

If you’re interested in the music that surrounds Ralph and his POV of living as a traveling musician and building a legacy you’ll love it. Would have liked listen to Dr Ralph tell his story in his unique voice, but Ed Sala does a fantastic job.

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Stop the singing. Please.

Ralph Stanley as a vocalist is an international treasure. The performer here is not. For gods sake stop the singing.

This is an important contribution to the historical preservation of a music where posterity was trumped by survival. Anyone interested in the history of bluegrass should add this to their library

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Bluegrass!

Great book and very well narrated. For any Bluegrass music lover this is one for you.

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Love it!

I loved listening to Man of Constant Sorrow, words cannot explain the feeling I have for Dr. Ralph Stanley's life.

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buy this book!

This book is a must have for any Stanley fan or folk musician that wants to kniw where their music came from. After listening to this I am now planning a trip to the Clinch Mountains to see things for myself.

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