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King Years 1961 [Box set]

The Stanley Brothers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Aug 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: King
  • ASIN: B0000AVHCK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 462,464 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE EARLY ROOTS OF O BROTHER 26 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Cohen Bros. great film " O Brother Where Art Thou", gave millions the opportunity to hear REAL American music, and one of the real stars to be discovered was Ralph Stanley.But he didn't just record for that movie.All Bluegrass fans have held him and his late brother Carter highly, as pioneers of the Mountain sound, and this Bargain priced collection shows why we hold them so highly.This is vol.2.After buying this [which I urge you to do] you will look for vol.1 Bargain isn't really the word to use.even Bear Family couldn't surpass this [and would charge twice the price]24 PAGE BOOKLET, AND DISCOGRAPHY COMES WITH THIS.Don't hesitate, buy it now .excellent value.
Among the many highlights are the Original "O Death", many great gospel tracks ,and at long last the complete UNDUBBED Folk Concert Album, as the phony applause on original issue was annoying, to say the least .Worth the price for this alone, but whole collection a Jewel in King's Collection..I can't praise it enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for true Bluegrass lovers! 19 Jan 2011
By Trudy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have been looking for the album or CD of a Stanley Bros. record we sold with our collection in 1983 and it has not been available anywhere. It was strictly instrumental and some of the best we have ever heard. When I saw the 1050's and 1960's that was available here I purchased two of the single CD's and the set with 4 CD's and the booklet. As soon as disc #3 from the set began to play, my husband and I both shouted, "There it is!". Twelve of the selections from disc #3 are the ones we have been looking for for the past 27 years. Needless to say, we couldn't be more pleased. But then, I find myself being continually pleased with what I am able to find on Amazon, usually movies or books from long ago.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ralph Stanley, The King Years 1961-1965 27 Sep 2009
By Reno - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you like classic (old time) Blue Grass, you will love this album. I thought the old Stanley brothers music that is on this album was lost forever. I had a problem with skips on disc three, however Amazon replaced the entire album that same day, with no extra cost to me. If you purchase this album, you will have some of the best of the Stanley brothers music ever recorded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stanley Brothers Great Box Set 8 Dec 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The King Years box set is a great collection of Classic Stanley Brothers music. The liner notes are very good. The box set arrived as advertised and on time! No Problems at all.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By John - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
On The King Years 1961-1965 we find 111 Stanley Brothers' secular and gospel bluegrass songs, which include 104 songs with vocals and seven instrumental only songs. I have taken the time to sit down and listen to the complete four cd set of The King Years 1961-1965 on two different times since I received The King Years in the mail. These two complete listenings of all four cds have been magnificent and thrilling listening experiences! Out of the 111 songs that are found on The King Years, I much enjoyed listening to 104 wonderful secular and gospel bluegrass songs! That means that I only disliked seven of the 111 songs. The Stanley Brothers' The King Years four cd set is such an astounding technological compilation of at least 104 outstanding secular and gospel bluegrass songs that it's difficult to accurately describe it. It will take me years of listening to and most highly enjoying The King Years to fully realize its most outstanding value! I am now at the point where I am listening to each of the four discs, one at a time, in my car stereo and on my home stereo. My "listening to a wide variety of music caravan" has stopped, and I am now listening only to The King Years, time after time, focused only upon better knowing the fabulous 1961-1965 bluegrass music of the Stanley Brothers. It is very much a thrill to listen to outstanding song after outstanding song, with so very few songs that I don't appreciate. There are so very many fabulous secular and gospel songs that the music found on The King Years is a wonderful, and I think absolutely necessary, addition to every true bluegrass fan's cd collection. The Stanley Brothers were so highly talented and so highly disciplined with such high musical standards that nearly every song that they recorded during this 1961-1965 time period was an outstanding musical achievement! Both Carter and Ralph Stanley were/are multi-talented musicians. However, the most obvious talent that really stands out on The King Years is the lead voice of Carter Stanley. Carter's beautiful and distinctive lead voice and the beautiful bluegrass harmony that Carter and Ralph sing together most differentiate the music of the Stanley Brothers from the music of Ralph Stanley. No one else has ever sang bluegrass lead vocals as well and as effectively as Carter Stanley does on Stone Walls And Steel Bars and on Don't Cheat In Our Hometown! Bill Monroe concluded that Carter Stanley had the best natural lead voice in bluegrass music. Bill Monroe's conclusion may very well be true, although there are more recent outstanding lead voices in bluegrass music, and they include the lead voices of John Duffey, Roy Lee Centers, and Ricky Skaggs. I believe that the Stanley Brothers and their line-ups of the Clinch Mountain Boys had the best combined vocal and instrumental sound of any group that has ever played and sang bluegrass music! This belief seems so obvious and clear after listening to and most highly enjoying The King Years. When we take into account not only the Stanley Brothers' The King Years, but also their Early Starday-King Years, their Mercury recordings, their Columbia recordings, and their Rich-R-Tone recordings, we find that the Stanley Brothers have recorded a larger catalogue of outstanding bluegrass music than any other bluegrass artist(s), past or present! A very substantial portion of the large music catalogue which Ralph Stanley has recorded are merely re-recordings of the same songs that he originally recorded as a member of the Stanley Brothers. While I dearly love both the secular bluegrass music and the gospel bluegrass music of the Stanley Brothers, I most highly respect the Stanley Brothers for their enduring commitment to beautiful bluegrass gospel music. I find the Stanley Brothers' bluegrass gospel music very inspiring for my own strong Christian faith. The Stanley Brothers' gospel music brings us closer to God and to those whom we love, but who have died and gone home to heaven. The Stanley Brothers' twin goals were to spread the wonderful sound of their outstanding bluegrass music to the widest possible audience and to testify to their own Christian faith through their beautiful bluegrass gospel music. These twin goals have been further accomplished with the release and distribution of The King Years. I want to do my small part to further distribute The King Years by telling you how very much I treasure and most highly enjoy the outstanding bluegrass music found on The King Years. I hope that you will purchase The King Years because I believe it to be the best bargain in music that I have ever acquired and because I believe that you too will most highly appreciate the Stanley Brothers' beautiful secular and gospel bluegrass music found on The King Years. Furthermore, I believe that many, perhaps most, of you who do now purchase, listen to, and highly enjoy The KIng Years will then agree with me that the Stanley Brothers and their line-ups of the Clinch Mountain Boys were the best, the most thrilling, and the most inspiring group to ever play and sing bluegrass music. The King Years 1961-1965 is a MUST BUY for every learned and truly devoted fan of bluegrass music who desires to listen to and highly enjoy the best of bluegrass music!

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2014
By Jeff Carter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
greatest box set from the pioneers of bluegrass and fast shipping
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