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Tag: Ralph Stanley

Monday, July 4th

Happy Fourth!

Let’s celebrate by remembering three giants.

Ralph Stanley, singer, banjo player, February 25, 1927-June 23, 2016

“Little Maggie,” live (TV show), Austin, Tx., 1980


Bernie Worrellkeyboard player, April 19, 1944-June 24, 2016

Live (with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic), Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 2004


Scotty Moore, guitar player, December 27, 1931-June 28, 2016

“Blue Suede Shoes” (with Elvis Presley), live, 1956




Today, Louis Armstrong’s adopted birthday, it’s all Louis all day at WKCR (Columbia University).

Sunday, 6/17/12

four takes

“I’ll Fly Away,” Albert E. Brumley, 1929 (publ. 1932)

Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley
Live (TV show), 1980


The Caravans (feat. Shirley Caesar)
Recording, 1964


Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley
Live, Virginia (Coeburn), 1970s (?)


Aretha Franklin
Live (Albertina Walker’s home-going service), Chicago, 2010

(This last clip was originally posted on 10/24/10, shortly after Albertina Walker, the leader of the Caravans, passed away.)

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