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Offline YerDugliness

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RIP Earl Scruggs......
« on: March 28, 2012, 11:03:16 PM »
 :'(

Earl Scruggs died today at age 88. 

His most famous songs were the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillies TV series and Foggy Mountain Breakdown....nobody can forget the FMB after they've heard Earl do it!

He'll be missed......
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Re: RIP Earl Scruggs......
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 11:12:22 PM »
I just droped in to post this, thanks dugly.  he will be sadly missed  RIP Earl.
 

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Re: RIP Earl Scruggs......
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 02:59:29 AM »
wow .... talk about the end of an era !

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Re: RIP Earl Scruggs......
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 06:57:39 AM »
He was one that had to be admired, whether you are a fan of bluegrass or not.  His creativity and skills at his craft were among the best of any artist using any style of expression.

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Re: RIP Earl Scruggs......
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 10:33:14 AM »
The loss of a great innovator is always tough, and Earl was a great innovator for the banjo.  A tremendous loss for the music world.

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Re: RIP Earl Scruggs......
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 09:33:30 AM »
I don't always listen to the Banjer, but when I do, I listen to Earl Scruggs.



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RIP Scruggs, not reallly my generation, but he's amazing from what I have heard.

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Re: RIP Earl Scruggs......
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 10:43:40 AM »
RIP Scruggs, not reallly my generation, but he's amazing from what I have heard.

Here's another one from "not your generation" you might not expect....Steve Martin, the actor.  His most recent bluegrass CD was nominated for a Grammy, not sure if it won or not, but it's good stuff, and Steve plays the banjer on the CD, too.  "King Tut" is on it, of course.....always a winner  ;D

Not exactly the pioneer that Scruggs was (and not dead, either), but an unexpected pleasure, none-the-less.

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Re: RIP Earl Scruggs......
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 09:42:01 AM »
Another quiet exit for an artist heard around the world.What he leaves is a world that both hears and sounds better because of him.Influenced many a player who never even know it.RIP-Mr. Earl Scruggs.
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Re: RIP Earl Scruggs......
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 02:35:18 PM »
Here's another one from "not your generation" you might not expect....Steve Martin, the actor.  His most recent bluegrass CD was nominated for a Grammy, not sure if it won or not, but it's good stuff, and Steve plays the banjer on the CD, too.  "King Tut" is on it, of course.....always a winner  ;D

Not exactly the pioneer that Scruggs was (and not dead, either), but an unexpected pleasure, none-the-less.
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Yep, Steve Martin's a great banjo player.  Steve Martin also wrote a very nice remembrance piece on Scruggs...I think published in the New Yorker (online).  I don't have a link, if you have trouble finding it via google I'm sure I can find it again.



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Re: RIP Earl Scruggs......
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 08:02:31 AM »
Caught a PBS made show called "Pass The Banjo" hosted by the amazingly well informed Steve Martin.If you take the time to watch and listen,it goes a little beyond the obvious .Strongly recommended for ANY instrument player ,every genre .Eye-opener!!-peace-out,-Jamie.
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