FLATT & SCRUGGS 'Best Of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show Vol. 5'

FLATT & SCRUGGS 'Best Of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show Vol. 5'

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Judging from the huge number of fans gobbling up these extremely popular DVDs, I’m not the only one who can’t get enough of this wonderful vintage material that has been rescued and nicely presented by Shanachie Records in collaboration with the Country Music Hall Of Fame. This 5th volume contains another two full length 30-minute TV shows (black & white) from June of 1961 and March of 1962. Each show contains about 10 songs & tunes, plus banter and Martha White commercials, and as on the first 4 volumes there are some songs that the group never recorded commercially, like Lester’s THE GIRL I LOVE DON’T PAY ME NO MIND and a lovely HAND IN HAND WITH JESUS by the Foggy Mountain Quartet. Hylo Brown is a guest on one show, singing STONE WALL and HILLS OF GEORGIA. The more you see of this great band in its prime, the more one can appreciate all the virtues of the individuals as well: Earl’s banjo picking is truly something to smile & marvel at, Curly Seckler’s bold, authoritative tenor singing fits perfectly with Lester Flatt’s lead, and Josh Graves’ dobro work reminds us older Bluegrass fans what an impact he had on the music (there was essentially no use of the dobro in Bluegrass until Graves joined Flatt & Scruggs in the mid 1950s). And Flatt’s lilting, masterful and highly nuanced vocals are a thing of beauty—as is his friendly & smooth manner as perhaps the finest M.C. that Bluegrass ever saw. Other songs include CABIN ON THE HILL, I’LL NEVER SHED ANOTHER TEAR, WHO WILL SING FOR ME, EARL’S BREAKDOWN & HOLLOW POPLAR.

Track Listing:

  • EARL'S BREAKDOWN
  • STONE WALL
  • DON'T THIS ROAD LOOK ROUGH AND ROCKY
  • DURHAM'S BULL
  • HAND IN HAND WITH JESUS
  • THE HILLS OF GEORGIA
  • THE CRAWDAD SONG
  • CABIN ON THE HILL
  • THE STORMS ARE ON THE OCEAN
  • HOLLOW POPLAR
  • ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS
  • MAMA'S AND DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL
  • THE GIRL I LOVE DON'T PAY ME NO MIND
  • SHORTIN' BREAD
  • MOTHER PRAYS LOUD IN HER SLEEP
  • PLEASE HELP ME, I'M FALLING
  • STUCK UP BLUES
  • WHO WILL SING FOR ME
  • I'LL NEVER SHED ANOTHER TEAR
  • NORTH CAROLINA BREAKDOWN