Sunday, November 2, 2014

Old Logging Photos - with Ralph Stanley Music

This is a kind of preview for tomorrow’s review of Ralph Stanley’s autobiography “Man of Constant Sorrow.”  Ralph and Carter Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys made music which served as a kind of soundtrack for an era. From moonshining to coal mining, there was no easy way to make a living in the mountains.

Felling timber was just one of the many ways in which people made their living in the Appalachians at the time, so this video is a good representation of the life they led and the music they listened to.

Enjoy the film, there’s not much for me to write about it. Consider it to be the “bumper music” for tomorrows post. 

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