Earl Scruggs

Born 6 January 1924. Died 28 March 2012
Earl Scruggs
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1924-01-06
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Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs Biography (Wikipedia)

Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style, now called "Scruggs style," which is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. His three-finger style of playing was radically different from the traditional way the five-string banjo had previously been played. This new style of playing became popular and elevated the banjo from its previous role as a background rhythm instrument (or a comedian's prop) to featured solo status. He popularized the instrument across several genres of music.

Scruggs' career began at age 21 when he was hired to play in Bill Monroe's band, The Blue Grass Boys. The name "bluegrass" eventually became the eponym for the entire genre of country music now known by that title. Despite considerable success with Monroe, performing on the Grand Ole Opry and recording classic hits like "Blue Moon of Kentucky," Scruggs resigned from the group in 1946 due to their exhausting touring schedule. Fellow band member Lester Flatt resigned as well, and he and Scruggs later paired up in a new group they called Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. Scruggs' banjo instrumental called "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," released in 1949, became an enduring hit, and had a rebirth of popularity to a younger generation when it was featured in the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. The song won two Grammy Awards and, in 2005, was selected for the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry of works of unusual merit.

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Foggy Mountain Chimes
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Foggy Mountain Chimes

Foggy Mountain Chimes

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Lester Flatts
Lester Flatt
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
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Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Lester Flatt
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
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Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Earl Scruggs
Come Back Darling
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Come Back Darling
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Jingle Bells
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Jingle Bells
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Passin' Thru
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Passin' Thru
Lester Flatt
Don't Get Above Your Raisin
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Don't Get Above Your Raisin
Earl Scruggs
Your Love Is Like A Flower
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Your Love Is Like A Flower

Your Love Is Like A Flower

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Lester Flatts
Earl Scruggs
I Found Love
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I Found Love
Earl Scruggs
Borrowed Love (feat. Dwight Yoakam)
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Borrowed Love (feat. Dwight Yoakam)
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
If I Should Wander Back Tonight
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If I Should Wander Back Tonight
Herb Pedersen
Baby Had a Banjo
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Baby Had a Banjo
Paul Henning
The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
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The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
Earl Scruggs
Building On Sand
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Building On Sand
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Song Of The South
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Song Of The South
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Dim Lights Thick Smoke
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Dim Lights Thick Smoke
Lester Flatt
Down In The Flood
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Down In The Flood
Earl Scruggs
LOVE GONE COLD
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LOVE GONE COLD
Earl Scruggs
The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
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The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
Earl Scruggs
Passin' Thru (feat. Don Henley & Johnny Cash)
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Passin' Thru (feat. Don Henley & Johnny Cash)
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
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The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
Linda Ronstadt
Silver Wings
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Silver Wings
Earl Scruggs
TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES (feat. Travis Tritt & Gary Scruggs)
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TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES (feat. Travis Tritt & Gary Scruggs)
Earl Scruggs
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
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Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Earl Scruggs
The Nashville Blues
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The Nashville Blues
Earl Scruggs
I Still Miss Someone
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I Still Miss Someone
Earl Scruggs
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
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Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
Earl Scruggs
The Angels
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The Angels
Earl Scruggs
The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
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The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
Earl Scruggs
Ring of Fire
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Ring of Fire
Earl Scruggs
Daddy Played The Banjo
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Daddy Played The Banjo
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I Found Love
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I Found Love
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