Thursday, March 29, 2012

Essential Earl Scruggs

Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs has passed away at the age of 88. His work with Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt set the standard for Bluegrass banjo. He played an essential role in developing and creating Bluegrass and modern country music. Here are a few of his all time recordings. His five string banjo playing is essential in any music collection.

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown - 1949

Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt - Cripple Creek

Flatt and Scruggs - Blue Ridge Cabin Home

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Dear Old Dixie

Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs - Little Cabin Home On the Hill

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