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Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & Foggy Mountain Boys - Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Collection 1948-62

Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & Foggy Mountain Boys - Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Collection 1948-62

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Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were among the leading exponents of bluegrass music in the post-war era.

Scruggs is famous for developing the three-finger style of banjo picking, elevating its status from being a background accompanying instrument to a featured solo role. Both Flatt and Scruggs had been members of Bill Monroe’s ground-breaking band during the 1940s, resigning from that outfit in 1948, and forming their own band The Foggy Mountain Boys, themselves becoming one of the best known and longest-established bluegrass bands of all time.

This 56-track set comprises selected A- and B-sides of their singles on the Mercury and Columbia labels during what is generally regarded as one of their classic eras of recording. It features their eight US pop and country hits during these years, including the The Ballad Of Jed Clampett, Tis Sweet To Be Remembered, Cabin In The Hills and Go Home.

The Ballad Of Jed Clampett was used as the theme for the Beverly Hillbillies television series. The song reached No.42 on the record charts during the series' debut season of 1962. The song hit No.1 on the country charts in January 1963, and was the only number one hit song of their career. The song is one of only five TV theme songs to ever reach No.1 on the country charts.

The title track, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, is an instrumental originally released in 1949 and used in many rural car chase movie sequences, notably in Bonnie and Clyde. It has won two Grammy awards. With original songs alongside compositions by other writers, and examples of the classic bluegrass “breakdown” style, it’s a feast of top-class and archetypal bluegrass music by two of its most illustrious representatives.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 God Loves His Children Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
2 I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
3 My Cabin In Caroline Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
4 Baby Blue Eyes Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
5 Down The Road Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
6 I'll Be Going To Heaven Sometime Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
7 Foggy Mountain Breakdown Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
8 So Happy I'll Be Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
9 I'll Never Love Another Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
10 Cora Is Gone Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
11 Pain In My Heart Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
12 Doin' My Time Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
13 Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
14 Old Salty Dog Blues Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
15 Come Back Darling Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
16 We Can't Be Darlings Any More Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
17 Jimmy Brown The Newsboy Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
18 Don't Get Above Your Raisin' Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
19 Tis Sweet To Be Remembered Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
20 Brother, I'm Getting Ready To Go Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
21 I'll Stay Around Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
22 Over The Hills To The Poor House Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
23 I'm Gonna Settle Down Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
24 Why Did You Wander Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
25 Dear Old Dixie Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
26 I'm Working On A Road (To Glory Land) Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
27 I'll Go Steppin' Too Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Be Ready For Tomorrow May Never Come Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
2 Someone Took My Place With You Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
3 Foggy Mountain Special Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
4 Till The End Of The World Rolls Around Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
5 You Can Feel It In Your Soul Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
6 Before I Met You Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
7 Bubbling In My Soul Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
8 Randy Lynn Rag Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
9 Give Mother My Crown Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
10 No Doubt About It Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
11 Six White Horses Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
12 Give Me Flowers While I'm Living Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
13 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
14 (I Won't Care) A Hundred Years From Now Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
15 Big Black Train Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
16 Building On Sand Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
17 I Don't Care Anymore Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
18 Million Years In Glory Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
19 Cabin In The Hills Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
20 Crying My Heart Out Over You Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
21 The Great Historical Bum Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
22 Polka On A Banjo Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
23 Sally Ann Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
24 I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
25 Lonesome Road Blues Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
26 Go Home Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
27 Just Ain't Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
28 Legend Of The Johnson Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
29 The Ballad Of Jed Clampett Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
  • Artist:
    Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
  • EAN:
    824046339425
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    August 2021
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3394
  • Weight:
    0.12kg