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Album Review

On this album, Flatt & Scruggs cool their famous "overdrive" to turn in a collection of relaxed, almost dreamy adaptations of Carter tunes. Maybelle herself plays autoharp on the sessions, although it would have been nice if she had sung too, especially since the cover prominently displays her name and picture. This is a pleasant record, though, highlighted by the duo's original recording of "You Are My Flower," a song which they played throughout their career.

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Only one Carter Family

There isn't a family of songwriters that were any better than the Carters. Their music transfers well to bluegrass from country or "folk." And there isn't a better duo to perform this wonderful music than Lester and Earl. This is a great collection of the wider known Carter Family material. It sounds great all cleaned up and digitized. I remember having this LP when I was a kid and listening to it over and over. Highly Recommended. The Banjo Demon

Biography

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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