Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Flatt and Scruggs - Discography - 320kbps

Earl and Scruggs

Probably the most famous bluegrass band of all time was Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. They made the genre famous in ways that not even Bill Monroe, who pretty much invented the sound, ever could. Because of a guitar player and vocalist from Tennessee named Lester Flatt and an extraordinary banjo player from North Carolina named Earl Scruggs, bluegrass music has become popular the world over and has entered the mainstream in the world of music.

Like so many other bluegrass legends, Flatt & Scruggs were graduates of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. Because of the unique sound they added ("overdrive," one critic called it), Monroe felt let down after Flatt's quality vocals and Scruggs' banjo leads left in 1948. Quickly the two assembled a band that in the opinion of many was among the best ever. With so many extraordinary musicians and the solid, controlled vocals of Flatt, it's no wonder the Foggy Mountain Boys were the band that brought bluegrass to international prominence. From 1948 until 1969, when Flatt & Scruggs split up to pursue different musical directions, they were the bluegrass band, due to their Martha White Flour segment at the Opry and, especially, their tremendous exposure from TV and movies.

1980 - The Essential Earl Scruggs
CD01 - CD02

2012 - The Ultimate Collection (1924-2012)
CD01 - CD02

2014 - The Essential Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
CD01 - CD02


iggy said...

Thanks so much for the finest collection of Lester and Scruggs I've ever seen. So many jewels. All good wishes,


Ozzieguy said...

Hi Iggy
I hope that you are staying well and thank you for your nice note. Please enjoy the albums, they are so wonderful.

LOFC said...

Another interesting collection. Thank you.

Ozzieguy said...

Thanks LOFC, and you are very welcome.

rintesh said...

Thank you very much.

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome rintesh.

why2k said...

Hi Oz,
I thought you might be interested in a minor correction for this collection.
It' Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs.
Thanks for the music.
Take care and stay safe.

Ozzieguy said...

Hi why2k
Many thanks for alerting me, I shall get it fixed soon.
Hope that you are enjoying the blog with awesome artists and albums.
Best Wishes