EARL SCRUGGS - R.I.P. 1924-2012

March 30, 2012 – 7:26 am

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Washington 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Warner Theater, Washington, DC; March 28, 1976. Excellent audio - could have been soundboard or radio broadcast?

Bluegrass and banjo legend Earl Scruggs died on March 28, 2012 in a Nashville hospital. He was 88. Earl is credited for popularizing the three-finger banjo-picking style. The Shelby, NC native got his start in Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys in 1945. Pitchfork reported that in the ’70s, Earl formed the Earl Scruggs Revue, which featured his sons. Around that period, he collaborated with several prominent artists, including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and the Byrds (the latter three were featured in the film The Complete Earl Scruggs Story). In 2001, he released Earl Scruggs And Friends, which featured collaborations with Elton John, John Fogerty, and several others. He was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985 and, in 2008, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Thanks to hooxei for sharing the tracks at Lossless Legs.

Original cassette tape: Maxell XL II 90.
Digital conversion: JVC TD-W118 > Zoom H4 as wav 44.1Khz 16 bit > CD Wave > flac frontend

Grabbed this old cassette tape out and decicded to start converting old tapes to digital format. This one had no source info on it, enjoy, Bert Drunkin Chicken Productions.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Nashville Skyline Rag (3.6MB)
Track 02. Down In The Flood (4.4MB)
Track 03. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (5.5MB)
Track 04. Sally Goodin (6.0MB)
Track 05. Swimming Song (4.2MB)
Track 06. Black Mountain Blues (1.9MB)
Track 07. Good Time Annie (1.3MB)
Track 08. Just Can’t Seem To Care (7.0MB)
Track 09. Earl’s Breakdown (3.4MB)
Track 10. Salty Dog Blues (3.8MB)
Track 11. Stay All Night (4.3MB)

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  1. 10 Responses to “EARL SCRUGGS - R.I.P. 1924-2012”

  2. very nice posting. thank u. everything from this venue was brcst so im thinking this was an fm too. from the sound of it.. it sounds kinda compressed to me and the audience is exactly as it would be in a brdcst so im thinking it has to be. in many cases i prefer fm’s to sbds. depends on the artist. in my opinion it certainly works with prog rock. drives me crazy having to fiddle with volume knobs constantly.
    btw-bad cut between track 2 and 3. first note of 3rd track is on the end of track 2. that could have been done way better. just my 2 cents.

    By darth on Mar 30, 2012

  3. Hello darth

    Thanks for your feedback. Those who prefer more appropriate track breaks can re-take Tracks 2, 3 and 4.

    By bigozine2 on Mar 30, 2012

  4. Thank you so much for making this possible!

    I saw on a bootleg list several years ago, a listing for some FLATT AND SCRUGGS “Martha White Flour” Radio shows. It would be awesome if you could find these radio shows FLATT AND SCRUGGS did and post them!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Mar 30, 2012

  5. Great man. Great musical innovator.

    By Orlando Bobert on Mar 30, 2012

  6. Most of my Flatt & Scruggs is on cassette. Used to love to listen to them while driving the local dirt roads. One I have on cd is a twofer: Earl Scruggs His Family and Friends/Nashville Airplane. On one they play with Dylan,Baez & the Byrds on the other they do a Donovan song and four Dylan songs including Like a Rolling Stone & Rainy Day Women. Interesting songs for a banjo.

    Thanks BigO

    By sking on Apr 1, 2012

  7. This was broadcast on WHFS-FM. 102.3 fm in Bethesda MD. It was the festive re-opening of the Warner Theater under the auspices of New Era Concerts. Emmy Lou Harris and the Hot Band were the headliners. I ran the security & ushering crew and was a DJ on the station.

    By Tapedog on Apr 14, 2012

  8. Is Tapedogs 1st name don?

    By Steve m on Aug 17, 2014

  9. I’d walk into the sun for most country music, but give me a good bagpipe or well played banjo, and I’m sinkin’ my teeth in every time.

    THANKS BIG-0!!

    By undead on Mar 30, 2017

  10. see what I did there?

    ~ ~
    @ @

    By undead on Mar 30, 2017

  11. “I’d walk into the sun ”

    That wouldn’t be a good idea if you want to satay undead

    By Day Bill on Mar 30, 2017

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