Flatt & Scruggs are one of the most respected and most popular bluegrass bands of all time. Along with Bill Monroe, they shaped and propelled this great style into a widely successful and artistically praised musical format. They left a legacy of wonderful recordings and were star attractions on the Grand Ole Opry for many years.
The Best of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show series is drawn from programs that aired during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Never available before, these shows feature Flatt & Scruggs in their prime with their group the Foggy Mountain Boys, playing many of their most famous songs as well as many other bluegrass classics. The shows have a great down-home feel with their easygoing demeanor and warm humor, both of which complement the music to produce a thoroughly entertaining show.
Volume 7 includes the earliest surviving Flatt & Scruggs Martha White show, which pre-dates the other existing shows in this series by about five years. This show underwent extensive restoration for this DVD release, and a special bonus feature explains the process used to restore the shrunken and deteriorated film.
In addition to the musical performances, you will enjoy this series for the charming, period-piece commercials filmed live on the set, and the homespun comedy sketches with “Cousin Jake” Tullock and “Uncle Josh” Graves.
Volume 7 Songs include:
1960-61 Shows combined 1.Opening 2.My Long Journey Home 3.You Can’t Stop Me From Dreaming 4.Pet Milk Commercial 5.Love And Wealth 6.Cumberland Gap 7.On My Mind 8.Martha White Commercial 9.Little Darlin’ Pal Of Mine 10.I Want To Be Loved 11.Dear Old Dixie 12.A Million Years In Glory 13.Bill Cheatham
July 30, 1956 with special guest Kentucky Slim 1.Opening 2.Black Mountain Blues 3.Before I Met You 4.Martha White Commercial 5.You Can Feel It In Your Soul 6.Cumberland Gap 7.Comedy and Dance 8.Martha White Commercial 9.Down The Road 10.Old Fashioned Preacher 11.Martha White Commercial 12.Have You Come To Say Goodbye 13.Eight More Miles To Louisville 14.Billy In The Low Ground 15.Special Feature: Film Restoration