FLATT & SCRUGGS 'Best Of The Flatt & Scruggs TV Show Vol. 2'

FLATT & SCRUGGS 'Best Of The Flatt & Scruggs TV Show Vol. 2'

  • $18.00


This second generous helping of vintage Flatt & Scruggs on film consists of shows from July and August of 1961—the latter a great show that includes guest Mother Maybelle Carter picking guitar & singing WILDWOOD FLOWER, and then playing LIBERTY DANCE on her autoharp. In addition to newer songs, the group does a super job with the old timers DOWN THE ROAD and WE’LL MEET AGAIN SWEETHEART. Thanks to Flatt’s masterful MC work, the shows have a relaxed & friendly feel that is even appealing when they make the occasional mistake: Lester announces “FAREWELL BLUES” but Earl goes on to play “FIREBALL MAIL”, and in another instance Scruggs botches a break on EARL’S BREAKDOWN and takes a good natured ribbing from Lester at the end of the tune. The disc is replete with hitherto unexpected surprises like the quartet singing ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD with Scruggs picking guitar, HAVE YOU COME TO SAY GOODBYE, and Lester’s masterful recitation on I DREAMED ABOUT MAMA LAST NIGHT. Watching these thoroughly pro-fessional and entertaining shows, viewers can really appreciate Curly Seckler’s superb tenor singing, Scruggs’ amazingly solid & tasteful banjo picking, and Flatt’s smooth, consummate MC work (as well as his wonderful vocals). The group worked beautifully around two mikes—one for the instrumental breaks and the other for the vocals-- whether it be a solo, a duet, a trio or quartet, the band’s blend and choreography were impeccable. There’s plenty going on here—fans of Josh Graves’ dobro and Paul Warren’s fiddling will certainly enjoy seeing their work as well. (See description of SHAN-611-DVD for more commentary on this great series—we’re ready for the next couple of volumes now! ) For a limited time, we are offering this DVD at the special discount price of $18.00. On April 1st the price will be $20.00.

Artists:

  • MAYBELLE CARTER
  • LESTER FLATT
  • EARL SCRUGGS
  • PAUL WARREN
  • JOSH GRAVES
  • CURLY SECKLER
  • JAKE TULLOCK

Track Listing:

  • OPENING
  • FIRE BALL MAIL
  • I WON'T BE HANGING AROUND
  • MARTHA WHITE CORNCAKE
  • WE'LL MEET AGAIN SWEETHEART
  • WALKING IN MY SLEEP
  • ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD
  • MARTHA WHITE CINNAMON RAISIN LOAF
  • YOU LIVE IN A WORLD ALL YOUR OWN
  • COMEDY WITH JAKE AND JOSH
  • GO HOME
  • POLKA ON A BANJO
  • DANCE ALL NIGHT WITH A BOTTLE IN MY HAND
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN
  • WILDWOOD FLOWER
  • MARTHA WHITE BISCUITS
  • HAVE YOU COME TO SAY GOODBYE
  • DURHAM'S BULL
  • I DREAMED ABOUT MAMA LAST NIGHT
  • MARTHA WHITE CORNBREAD
  • HOMESTEAD ON THE FARM
  • DOWN, DOWN, DOWN
  • THE LIBERTY DANCE
  • DOWN THE ROAD
  • OVER THERE