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Flatt & Scruggs 

So thisis what it took to bring bluegrass to prime time. Between 1962 and 1971, 'The Beverly Hillbillies'were just about unavoidable. In the top-rated sitcom, family patriarch Jed Clampett discovers oil on his land somewhere in the South, sells up, and moves to Beverly Hills with his ragtag clan. Series creator Paul Henning used a lot of place names from the Ozarks, because that's where he was from. He also wrote the theme song, and, after going to see Flatt & Scruggs at Ash Grove in Hollywood, decided that they'd be the guys to sing it. Music supervisor Perry Botkin approached Flatt & Scruggs' business manager, Louise Scruggs, but she was leery, thinking that it made fun of their audience (or part of their audience, anyway...

Flatt & Scruggs were starting to play campuses and spots like the Ash Grove). Botkin and Henning showed Louise a pilot and assured her that the hillbillies outsmarted the city slickers every time. Earl Scruggs was still leery, saying later, "We'd worked so hard to get away from what you might call the hillbilly image." Introducing the song later, Flatt would say, "Here's one we weren't all that crazy about when we recorded, but after it sold a hundred thousand copies, why, we just learned to love it." Before the series aired, the theme song was re-recorded with a more mainstream vocal by Jerry Scoggins, formerly of the Cass County Boys who'd backed Gene Autry on his 'Melody Ranch'shows in the 1940s. By 1962, Scoggins was working as a stockbroker and only sang on weekends.

Flatt & Scruggs backed Scoggins and played on commercials for two of the sponsors, Kellogg's and Winston cigarettes. Later on, they made a few guest shots on the show. Henning's melody was generic and probably owed more of a debt to Woody Guthrie's talking blues than to anything in the bluegrass canon. The show began airing on September 26, 1962 and Louise Scruggs pressured Don Law to release The Ballad Of Jed Clampett when it was clear that the show was a hit. It charted on December 8, the day that Flatt & Scruggs played Carnegie Hall, and in January 1963, it became the first bluegrass song to ever top the country charts. For all the great music they recorded, Flatt & Scruggs' two biggest hits were The Ballad Of Jed Clampett and a spinoff song, Pearl, Pearl, Pearl.

FLATT & SCRUGGS 1948-1959 (4-CD)
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FLATT & SCRUGGS 1959-1963 (5-CD)
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Flatt & Scruggs: 1948-1959 (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15472

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4-CD Box (LP-Format) mit 15-seitigem Buch, 112 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 294 Minuten. Medien loben in überaus positiven Rezensionen diese Flatt & Scruggs -Box, ein Beleg dafür, dass die beiden auch viele Jahre nach ihrer Trennung 1969 unvergessen bleiben....

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Flatt & Scruggs: 1959-1963 (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15559

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5-CD Box (LP-Format) mit 20-seitigem Buch, 129 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 335 Minuten. Es waren die besten Jahre für Lester Flatt und Earl Scruggs . Während des Höhepunkts des Folk-Booms schwammen sie auf dessen erfolgreicher Welle, lieferten das Thema zu 'The...

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Flatt & Scruggs: 1964-1969, plus! (6-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15879

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Das Flatt & Scruggs Box Set mit 6 CDs, 28-seitigem Buch, 169 Einzeltitel und einer Spieldauer von ca. 420 Minuten. Hier ist der Schlußpunkt unserer kompletten Flatt & Scruggs Retrospektive. Sie führt uns durch die Phase ihrer größten Erfolge in den 60ern und...

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Flatt & Scruggs: The Essential Flatts & Scruggs (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY64877

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(1997/SONY) 34 Columbia tracks

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Flatt & Scruggs: Folk Songs Of Our Land - Hard Travellin'
Art-Nr.: CDTBIRD0035

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(2010/T-BIRD) 24 tracks 1962/63

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Flatt & Scruggs: Songs Of The Famous Carter Family
Art-Nr.: CDCK08464

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(2008/COLUMBIA) 12 tracks, original recordings

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