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Posted By: Barbara Shaw
19-Sep-06 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: Origin of Ralph Stanley Songs
Subject: RE: Origin of Ralph Stanley Songs
Stanley Carter is most likely Carter Stanley, Ralph's brother who died in 1966. He wrote many of the songs done by the Stanley Brothers, and it wasn't until after his death that Ralph became a lead singer in his own band, rather than singing tenor harmony for his brother's lead.