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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Earl Scruggs April 23, 2016

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....

I like a bit of Banjo, I even bought a Fureys and Davey Arthur record on the strength of the banjo in ‘Sweet Sixteen’ ! However I’m going for a far faster style of banjo picking here with one of my favourite bluegrass banjo players, the late Earl Scruggs. You’re probably familiar with some of the tunes (especially The Beverly Hillbillies theme song).
It’s funny too how Scruggs went out of fashion for a period and then in the mid 90’s his career picked up again as he was ‘rediscovered’. It really is feelgood music.


1. sonofstan - April 23, 2016

Thanks for reminding me of this; ‘cosmic American music’ McGuinn liked to call it.


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irishelectionliterature - April 23, 2016

That’s a superb clip.


2. yourcousin - April 23, 2016

This post partially makes up for Merle Haggard not getting his own thread when he passed.

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3. roddy - April 23, 2016

As someone reared on Irish folk music,I never could really “get” the Fureys.


4. CB - April 23, 2016

A great clip there of Earl Scruggs and friends on the David Letterman show playing Foggy Mountain Breakdown.


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