LESTER FLATT 'The Essential Lester Flatt And The Nashville Grass'

LESTER FLATT 'The Essential Lester Flatt And The Nashville Grass'

  • $13.50


Originally issued as a double LP (CMH-9002) in 1976, this 20-song collection gives a good idea of what Lester and the Nashville Grass sounded like some 7 or 8 years after the legendary Flatt & Scruggs band split up (and just 3 years before Flatt passed away). Flatt was still in good voice and certainly had the band to make good music, with the great Curly Seckler singing tenor, Paul Warren on fiddle, a young Marty Stuart on mandolin, Charlie Nixon on dobro and the superb banjo work of Kenny Ingram. Most of the material is good stuff and includes old Flatt & Scruggs classics like IS IT TOO LATE NOW, WE CAN’T BE DARLINGS ANYMORE, IF I SHOULD WANDER BACK, WHY DON’T YOU TELL ME SO and THINKING ABOUT YOU. But the music though pleasant enough, is generally tame, tending to drag and lacking the punch & precision of Lester & Earl’s work together and even Lester’s RCA Victor work.

Artists:

  • LESTER FLATT
  • PAUL WARREN
  • CURLY SECKLER
  • KENNY INGRAM
  • MARTY STUART
  • CHARLES NIXON
  • JACK HICKS

Track Listing:

  • I DON'T CARE ANYMORE
  • IS IT TOO LATE NOW
  • SHUCKIN' THE CORN
  • THE LEGEND OF THE JOHNSON BOYS
  • PLEASE DON'T WAKE ME
  • GOOD TIMES ARE PAST AND GONE
  • DRINK THAT MASH AND TALK THAT TRASH
  • WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME SO
  • GONNA HAVE MYSELF A BALL
  • THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT
  • WHY DID YOU WANDER
  • REGINA
  • I LIVE THE LIFE OF RILEY
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL
  • WE CAN'T BE DARLINGS ANYMORE
  • I STILL MISS SOMEONE
  • BLACK EYED SUZY
  • IF I SHOULD WANDER BACK TONIGHT
  • BUMMIN' AN OLD FREIGHT TRAIN
  • THINKING ABOUT YOU