Ralph Stanley: His 10 Greatest Performances

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

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"Mountain Dew"

George Jones may have warned about the power of "White Lightning," but the Stanley Brothers heralded "that good ole mountain dew." Moonshine wasn't just a cottage industry in the hills of Appalachia, it was lifeblood. As such, it became a topic of many a folk song, including this one dating back to the Twenties. When covered by Ralph and Carter Stanley, however, it morphed from traditional ballad to bluegrass barn-burner. 

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