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.
To avoid excessive duplication of songs appearing on earlier volumes in this series, Volume 9 combines performances from several different shows dated 1961–1962. Highlights include the Carter Family’s “Foggy Mountain Top” (the source of the band’s name), the popular folk song “Hear the Whistle Blow (A Hundred Miles),” “I Don’t Want Your Greenback Dollar,” and the traditional hymn “Walking in Jerusalem.” David “Stringbean” Akeman appears as guest.
Even if you don’t like bluegrass (and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?), you will enjoy this series just for the charming, period piece commercials filmed live on the set, and the homespun comedy sketches with “Cousin Jake” Tullock and “Uncle Josh” Graves.
Combined from performances from 1961-62
First Show 1.Opening 2.Pike Country Breakdown 3.Building On Sand 4.Foggy Mountain Top 5.Martha White Commercial 6.You Won’t Be Satisfied That Way 7.Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior 8.Daisy Mea 9.John Barleycorn 10.When The Angels Carry Me Home 11.Hear The Whistle Blow (A Hundred Miles) 12.Martha White Commercial 13.Standing In The Need Of Prayer 14.Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Second Show 1.Opening 2.I’ll Go Stepping Too 3.Sally Ann 4.Heaven 5.Commercial 6.Thunder Clouds Of Love 7.I’ll Never Be Lonesome Again 8.I Don’t Want Your Greenback Dollar 9.God Loves His Children 10.Commercial 11.Foggy Mountain Rock 12.Walking In Jerusalem 13.Twenty Cent Cotton And Ninty Cent Meat 14.Silvery Bell