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Old March 29 2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs has died

Country Music Hall of Famer Earl Scruggs, a singular talent of collective import, died Wednesday morning at a Nashville hospital. He was 88.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/...ies/53841194/1

RIP Mr. Scruggs, you were an amazing musician.
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Old March 29 2012, 02:33 AM   #2
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Best known, perhaps, for the Beverly Hillbillies theme and Bonnie and Clyde's Foggy Mountain Breakdown, he was in all likelihood the greatest bluegrass musician of all time.
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Old March 29 2012, 02:59 AM   #3
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^ Agreed. Somehow he seemed older, though I didn't know he was still around.

He was an established artist when Beverly Hillbillies came out, and that was 50 years ago.

The only "country" music I really like is bluegrass. Old school bluegrass that is.

RIP.
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Old March 29 2012, 03:12 AM   #4
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The man could pick. RIP
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Old March 29 2012, 03:15 AM   #5
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Rest in peace, Earl.
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Old March 29 2012, 07:16 AM   #6
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RIP to one of the greatest pickers.
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Old March 29 2012, 11:01 AM   #7
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Damn, RIP Mr Scruggs.

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Old March 29 2012, 01:25 PM   #8
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Not many people can lay claim to revolutionizing the whole cultural perception of an instrument. Before Mr. Scruggs started reaching audiences with Bill Monroe's band, the banjo was for the rhythm section or comic relief.

As a kid I always got a kick out of seeing him and Lester Flatt appear on The Beverly Hillbillies with their glamorous young TV wives. You could tell they were not actors! But they always seemed like good sports.

RIP Mr. Scruggs.
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Old March 29 2012, 05:36 PM   #9
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RIP. That man was a goddamn boss. One of the all-time greats.
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Old March 29 2012, 09:42 PM   #10
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I didn't see this thread and started my own. D'oh

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Old March 30 2012, 02:41 AM   #11
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J.T.B. wrote: View Post
As a kid I always got a kick out of seeing him and Lester Flatt appear on The Beverly Hillbillies with their glamorous young TV wives. You could tell they were not actors! But they always seemed like good sports.

RIP Mr. Scruggs.
I don't remember the wives but I always found it surreal how these two guys just showed up and started playing the theme song.
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Old March 30 2012, 03:43 AM   #12
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As much as I like "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" It was "Pearl, Pearl, Pearl" that liked hearing.


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Old March 30 2012, 04:33 AM   #13
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They even where cool enough to cover Bob Dylan.
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Old March 30 2012, 03:46 PM   #14
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Netflix has the Flatt and Scruggs show available for streaming. Mostly music with some easygoing laid-back country charm (and Martha White flour recipes like Knik Knak Stix ).
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Old March 30 2012, 04:37 PM   #15
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Thanks for that heads up, I'll have to get that in my queue right away. I've only seen about 1 episode and I loved it. But then I pretty much love any and all things "old time country" related.
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