Angel Band: The Classic Mercury Recordings
The Stanley Brothers
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Angel Band collects the bulk of the Stanley Brothers' mid-'50s recordings, when they were expanding their sound slightly. Although it isn't always straight bluegrass, it shows how versatile and talented the Stanleys were. It's an essential purchase for a bluegrass collection.
Formed: 1947 in Virginia
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s