FLATT & SCRUGGS '1948-1959' (4CDs)

FLATT & SCRUGGS '1948-1959' (4CDs)

  • $65.00


Overwhelming. There are a lot of other superlatives we could use to describe this monumental 4-CD box set, but suffice to say this may be the most essential single package released in the age of CDs. The main difference between this and the previously issued, equally impressive Bill Monroe Bear Family boxed set is that in this case all of the essential music of the band is packed into one dynamite box. The set presents all 112 studio recordings made by Flatt & Scruggs between 1948-1959 in chronological order and there's not a weak cut among them: while the band made some nice recordings after 1959, most fans would agree that the bulk of their cuts starting with "Polka On A Banjo" and "Ballad Of Jed Clampett" were either over-produced or questionable material and not essential Flatt & Scruggs. All 28 of the classic Mercury tracks are on one amazing disc(in better sound that two previous Rounder re-issues)--the set proceeds through two discs worth of their early 50s Columbia cuts with such luminaries as Everett Lilly, Chubby Wise, Benny Martin, Howdy Forrester, etc, and concludes with a full disc worth of their dobro period featuring the work of the great Josh Graves. A superb, colorful booklet is provided in the box, with great photos, notes by Neil Rosenberg and a full discography. From CABIN IN CAROLINE to CABIN ON THE HILL, it's all here in an absolutely fantastic collection that will warm the heart of any Bluegrass fan. FOGGY MT. BREAKDOWN, DOWN THE ROAD, SALTY DOG BLUES, FLINT HILL SPECIAL, ON MY MIND, DEAR OLD DIXIE, I'LL TAKE THE BLAME, SOMEHOW TONIGHT, JIMMIE BROWN THE NEWSBOY, etc.

Artists:

  • LESTER FLATT
  • EARL SCRUGGS

Track Listing:

    Disc 1: GOD LOVES HIS CHILDREN
  • I´M GOING TO MAKE HEAVEN MY HOME
  • WE´LL MEET AGAIN SWEETHEART
  • MY CABIN IN CAROLINE
  • BABY BLUE EYES
  • BOUQUET IN HEAVEN
  • DOWN THE ROAD
  • WHY DON´T YOU TELL ME SO?
  • I´LL NEVER SHED ANOTHER TEAR
  • NO MOTHER OR DAD
  • IS IT TOO LATE NOW!
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN
  • I´LL BE GOING TO HEAVEN SOMETIME
  • SO HAPPY I´LL BE
  • MY LITTLE GIRL IN TENNESSEE
  • I´LL NEVER LOVE ANOTHER
  • DOIN´ MY TIME
  • PIKE COUNTY BREAKDOWN
  • CORA IS GONE
  • PREACHIN´, PRAYIN´, SINGIN´
  • PAIN IN MY HEART
  • ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY´S ARMS
  • BACK TO THE CROSS
  • FAREWELL BLUES
  • OLD SALTY DOG BLUES
  • TAKE ME IN A LIFEBOAT
  • WILL THE ROSES BLOOM
  • I´LL JUST PRETEND

  • Disc 2: COME BACK DARLING
  • I´M HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE
  • I´M WAITING TO HEAR YOU CALL ME DARLING
  • THE OLD HOME TOWN
  • I´LL STAY AROUND
  • WE CAN´T BE DARLINGS ANYMORE
  • JIMMIE BROWN, THE NEWSBOY
  • SOMEHOW TONIGHT
  • DON´T GET ABOVE MY RAISING
  • I´M WORKING ON A ROAD
  • HE TOOK YOUR PLACE
  • I´VE LOST YOU
  • `TIS SWEET TO BE REMEMBERED
  • I´M GONNA SETTLE DOWN
  • EARL´S BREAKDOWN
  • I´M LONESOME AND BLUE
  • OVER THE HILLS TO THE POORHOUSE
  • MY DARLING´S LAST GOODBYE
  • GET IN LINE BROTHER
  • BROTHER, I´M GETTING READY TO GO
  • WHY DID YOU WANDER?
  • FLINT HILL SPECIAL
  • THINKING ABOUT YOU
  • IF I SHOULD WANDER BACK TONIGHT
  • DIM LIGHTS, THICK SMOKE
  • DEAR OLD DIXIE

  • Disc 3: REUNION IN HEAVEN
  • PRAY FOR THE BOYS
  • I´LL GO STEPPING TOO
  • I´D RATHER BE ALONE
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN CHIMES
  • SOMEONE TOOK MY PLACE WITH YOU
  • MOTHER PRAYS LOUD IN HER SLEEP
  • THAT OLD BOOK OF MINE
  • YOUR LOVE IS LIKE A FLOWER
  • BE READY FOR TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME
  • TILL THE END OF THE WORLD ROLLS AROUND
  • YOU´RE NOT A DROP IN THE BUCKET
  • DON´T THIS ROAD LOOK ROUGH AND ROCKY
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL
  • YOU CAN FEEL IT IN YOUR SOUL
  • OLD FASHIONED PREACHER
  • BEFORE I MET YOU
  • I´M GONNA SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN
  • RANDY LYNN RAG
  • ON MY MIND
  • BLUE RIDGE CABIN HOME
  • SOME OLD DAY
  • IT WON´T BE LONG
  • NO MOTHER IN THIS WORLD
  • GONE HOME
  • BUBBLING IN MY SOUL
  • JOY BELLS
  • WHAT´S GOOD FOR YOU

  • Disc 4: NO DOUBT ABOUT IT
  • WHO WILL SING FOR ME
  • GIVE MOTHER MY CROWN-SIX WHITE HORSES
  • SHUCKIN´ THE CORN
  • I´LL TAKE THE BLAME
  • DON´T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN
  • A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW
  • GIVE ME THE FLOWERS WHILE I´M LIVING
  • IS THERE ROOM FOR ME
  • I´LL TAKE THE BLAME
  • LET THOSE BROWN EYES SMILE AT ME
  • I´LL NEVER SHED ANOTHER TEAR
  • I WON´T BE HANGING AROUND
  • I DON´T CARE ANYMORE
  • BIG BLACK TRAIN
  • MAMA´S AND DADDY´S LITTLE GIRL
  • CRYING ALONE
  • A MILLION YEARS IN GLORY
  • HEAVEN
  • BUILDING ON SAND
  • JESUS SAVIOR PILOT ME
  • CRYING MY HEART OUT OVER YOU
  • GROUND SPEED
  • WHO KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG
  • IRON CURTAIN
  • CABIN ON THE HILL
  • SOMEONE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN ROCK
  • YOU PUT ME ON MY FEET