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Thread #89700 Message #1722527
Posted By: Mark Clark
20-Apr-06 - 02:24 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Meantime, it had also been widely sung in Kentucky. It was recorded by the Stanley Brothers, and also by the Kentucky singer George Tucker. Tucker once told me he got the song from a hymnbook called "The Baptist Sweet Songster."
johnross, Are you sure the Stanley Brothers recorded the song? I still have the 45 RPM recording of the song I bought from George Tucker at The Chicago Folk Festival one year. Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mt. Boys were there on the bill that year too. (Carter had passed a few years before.) My understanding was that Ralph learned the song from George durring that festival. I also have Ralph's recording of the song but it was recorded and released well after Ralph met George at that festival.