Tag: The Stanley Brothers

On This Day #33 – ‘Pee Wee’ Lambert

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On This Day ………….. On August 5, 1924, Darrell ‘Pee Wee’ Lambert was born in Thacker, West Virginia. Like many Appalachian entertainers of his day, he found that music was an abiding relief from coal mining. Lambert has been described as “a charter member” of […]

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Carl Chatski passes

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Seattle bluegrass music community has lost a long-time member in the person of Carl Chatski, who passed away unexpectedly July 24 at the age of 75. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Carl had lived in the Seattle, WA area for some time. As a younger man, he […]

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Bobby Osborne on his time with The Stanleys

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As part of his video remembrances celebrating 50 years on the Grand Ole Opry, Bobby Osborne picks up in Episode 5 discussing his short time working with The Stanley Brothers at WCYB in Bristol, TN.  

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George Shuffler: A Career Overview

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Born in Valdese, North Carolina, on April 11, 1925, George Saunders Shuffler was a very significant creative force in the bluegrass music world. Shuffler is best known for his association with the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and later Ralph Stanley, for popularizing […]

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George Shuffler passes

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Another leading light of the first generation of bluegrass artists has passed. George Shuffler, long time member of both The Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, passed away earlier today (4/7/14), just short of his 89th birthday. Shuffler’s distinctive crosspicking guitar […]

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George Shuffler is The Boy From Valsese

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As we approach the 70th anniversary of the original bluegrass band, we find ourselves missing a good many of the pioneers that brought it to life. Many have received flowers while they were living, while others passed before seeing bluegrass stabilize into a widely recognized […]

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On This Day #23 – Carter Stanley

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
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On This Day ……. On December 1, 1966, Carter Stanley passed away in Bristol Memorial Hospital, Bristol, Tennessee. He was just 41 years old. Carter Stanley, guitarist and lead singer in the Stanley Brothers band, was born at Big Spraddle Creek, Dickenson County, Virginia, on […]

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She Left Me Standing On A Mountain – Larry Efaw

| October 10, 2013 | 3 Comments
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It seems that the annual IBMA convention and awards always stir up the familiar argument about whether traditional bluegrass gets its due, or is getting squeezed out by newer, bluegrass-derived music. This has always struck me as a needless and tedious argument, especially with so […]

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Gospel Choices #2 – Gary Reid

| August 11, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Here’s the second episode of a periodic feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Gary B Reid, an award winning writer with a particular focus on the music of the Stanley Brothers. Naturally, there […]

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Gospel Choices #1

| April 7, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Here’s another new feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Peter Thompson, host of Bluegrass Signal on KALW. The five I’ve chosen are all from the wonderful world of bluegrass, although I can imagine […]

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