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RIP EARL SCRUGGS

 
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MickeyV



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: RIP EARL SCRUGGS Reply with quote

In Russ Barenberg's "Clarence White Guitar," Clarence's brother Roland states that the musician who influenced Clarence the most was Earl Scruggs -- both his banjo and his guitar playing.
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Hot_Water



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A clip of them playing togeather. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWXulD-gxuw Sad day
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Bill Hisle



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always admired the way Earl seemed to embrace change and incorperate the "new" with what he was doing musically. I obviously don't know the story, or his reasons, but he left Lester Flatt (and probably the most successful bluegrass/country act of the time) and went out with his sons in the Earl Scruggs review to college campuses around the country. I can only assume that this was not the same crowd he had been used to playing to. But I think due to Earl's openness, attitude, and honesty about music he was embraced & he brought a whole new crowd to bluegrass music. I had an albumn for years of "The Earl Scuggs Review, Live and Kansas State." That crowd was wildly enthuesiactic for what Earl was doing. What a loss, but what a tremendous legacy he left for the world. (Lost that album and a couple hundred others in "the great washing machine flood of '93." Hose busted.
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RKWilliams



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Live at Kansas State" is essential. I'll be I've listened to that album a thousand times. My dad has it on vinyl and I bought it on CD about 10 years ago. Great stuff on there.
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