Ralph Stanley: His 10 Greatest Performances

From his signature "O Death" to a surprise Velvet Underground cover

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"Man of Constant Sorrow"

The Stanley Brothers popularized this traditional folk tune with their 1950 recording, and it's been repurposed ever since — including as the centerpiece of the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack. But the Stanley Brothers' original and Ralph's solo version on The Marty Stuart Show above perfectly showcase the tremulous, lonesome mountain singing that was a signature of their sound and bluegrass for years to come.

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