The Way You Look Tonight (feat. Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel and Ray Brown) · Fred Astaire · Oscar Peterson · Charlie Shavers · Flip Phillips · Barney Kessel · Ray Brown
Dr. Stanley was 89 years old and a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. After receiving an honorary Doctorate of Music from Lincoln Memorial University in 1976 (and another one from Yale in 2014), he was known to fans worldwide as "Doctor Ralph."
Singing was as natural as breathing for Ralph Edmund Stanley, who was born Feb. 25, 1927, on Big Spraddle Creek in Dickenson County, Virginia. His first public performance was in church, and when he was 11 years old, his mother said that he could either have a pig or a banjo. Luckily for music fans everywhere, he chose the latter. His style of banjo picking—which, like the man himself, had no frills—would go on to influence countless musicians.
"You don't replace a Ralph Stanley," said Eric Gibson of bluegrass duo The Gibson Brothers. "His voice sounds like it has been here since time began."
"He sang mountain music, and he took what he did very seriously," added singer-songwriter Paul Burch, who recorded with Dr. Stanley and opened for him on a UK tour. I think he wanted other people to hear the beauty of the region that he came from." .........
Has anyone else noticed how pro and anti gun talk has crowded out every other issue of late? No more about first, fourth, and fifth amendment rights. All we seem to talk about is either supporting or repealing second amendment rights. Does anyone other than me remember how "all honest people" (not really) wanted to void the fifth amendment during the era of all the anti-Mafia hearings? After all, it was said, honest folks have nothing to fear. Today in the era of "thought crimes" ALL of our Bill of Rights are more important than ever -- even though we have given up rights for some sort of illusory "security".
By the way, if Mateen does not represent ALL Muslims -- why does he represent ALL gun owners?
I'm just another old woman who has had wide ranging interests for a long time,
These include fishing, shooting, reading, cooking, and all manner of (mostly) left wing politics.
Born and bred in New York - Queens, to be precise - I now live in Texas, another state that folks seem to attack (like N.Y.) without ever having been here.
I'm also a fan of most sports -- esp. baseball, esp. the New York Yankees.
Originally a New York Giants (baseball) fan, I was crushed when they moved. It took many years wandering in the wilderness before I returned to baseball. I's all Wade Boggs fault. When I watched that artist, my love for baseball resurfaced. Since he was then a Yankee -- it had to be the Yankees.
The Mets pretended they had spiritual ties to the old Brooklyn Dodgers - no Giant fan could go there.
I tried - couldn't do it.