Ralph Stanley: His 10 Greatest Performances

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

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"Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone" (With Keith Whitley)

Keith Whitley joined Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys band in the early Seventies, so credit Dr. Ralph with discovering one of country music's most heralded voices. While this performance may be mostly Whitley's vocals, the harmonies with Stanley are stunning, illustrating the bond the two men shared via both bluegrass and coal-country geography (Stanley was born in Virginia, Whitley in Kentucky). It's mentor and pupil at their best. 

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