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Leonard Stokes

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An old-time music frontman, Leonard Stokes recorded with Byron Parker & His Mountaineers in 1940, the music considered one of the essential tapestries of developing bluegrass components to be preserved for posterity, and equal in value to the very first sides cut by the Monroe Brothers. He also played mandolin, as well as sang, with the bands of J.E. Mainer, a major pre-bluegrass mountain music family dynasty. In 1937, Mainer formed a group with George Morris and Stokes, with th... Read more

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