Man of constant sorrow : my life and times / Ralph Stanley, with Eddie Dean.
Author: Stanley, Ralph.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781592404254 (hardcover)
Description: viii, 452 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Stanley, Ralph.
Bluegrass musicians United States Biography.
Contents: Deep hollow -- Smith Ridge -- Down from the mountain -- Banjo man -- Farm and fun time -- Hit men -- Friends and neighbors -- Ridin' high -- Back to the mountain -- Mercury rising -- Hard times -- Makin' some hay -- The road -- Brother's keeper -- Death is only a dream -- Goin' solo -- Visions and dreams -- The Stanley sound -- Rebel yell -- Bloody Breathitt and the boy from Sandy Hook -- The old Kentucky foxhunter -- Professionals and amateurs -- Gloryland -- Clinch Mountain country -- My friend Bill -- O brother -- Back to the hills of home.
Summary: The legendary classic-style bluegrass performer recounts his early partnership with his late brother, the inspiration for such songs as "White Dove" and "Rank Stranger," and his work with the Clinch Mountain Boys.