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The integral early recordings of this seminal bluegrass band. Included is their classic "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," "Old Salty Dog Blues" and others. It's indispensable for bluegrass fans.

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Flatt and Scruggs greatest songs ever were recorded in the late 40' and 50's for Mercury Records. Most of them were recorded for Radio stations during their Martha White days. For those who don't know Martha White Flour used Flatt and Scruggs to sell their Flour at the time. Sad thing is they don't have the Martha White jingle on this album.


Born: January 6, 1924 in Flint Hill, NC

Genre: Country

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo what Paganini was to the violin. As part of the Foggy Mountain Boys and later Flatt & Scruggs (both with Lester Flatt), he created the sound of bluegrass and helped bring it to national recognition through radio shows, recordings, television appearances, and concerts. During the '40s, the group added "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" to the bluegrass canon, and during the '50s and '60s, they became the most visible bluegrass act in the country, performing often...
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