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Earliest Recordings: The Rich-R-Tone 78s (1947-1952)
"In bluegrass, there's an oft-cited Holy Trinity: Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. For a truly despairing, spectral, high-lonesome sound, however, Ralph (keening tenor, banjo) and Carter (earthy baritone, guitar) Stanley stand alone. This, the first complete collection of the rare 78s featuring their earliest, formative recordings for the Rich-R-Tone label, presents the Stanleys at their rawest and most unadorned."