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MG-20358: Country Music / Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs with the Foggy Mountain Boys

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG-20358A M2    FF
SIDE-B MG-20358B M2    FF



Comments

Jacket cover has small taped seams on the back, otherwise beautiful.

Although the label and the cover don't have any "re-issue" signs, matrix number (and the included inner-sleeve) may suggest that this copy was 2nd pressing in the early 1960s.

Inside The Groove

A nice bluegrass album by legendary players.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt were the members of legendary Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys, the originator of Bluegrass music. Especially Earl Scruggs's banjo play definitely set the road - his way of playing banjo was a magic, and a masterpiece.

This album, a compilation of the legendary materials recorded in the 1950s, captures legitimate bluegrass style, which originated in Bill Monroe's band. Very swingy, cool, happy-to-listen-to, great ensemble.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 7062 Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms (C. Monroe) 2:35
A-2 7064 Farewell Blues (Schoebel - Mares - Roppelo) 2:21
A-3 7057 Doin' My Time (Skinner) 2:35
A-4 2031 God Loves His Children (Flatt & Scruggs) -
A-5 2609 Down The Road (Flatt & Scruggs) 2:38
A-6 7058 Pike Country Breakdown (R. Jones) -
SIDE-B
B-1 7065 Salty Dog Blues (Wiley & Zeke Morris) 2:30
B-2 2033 We'll Meet Again Sweetheart (Flatt & Scruggs) 2:35
B-3 2665 Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Earl Scruggs) 2:37
B-4 2034 My Cabin In Caroline (Flatt & Scruggs) 2:32
B-5 7068 I'll Just Pretend (Jessie Mae Martin) 2:30
B-6 7060 Preachin', Prayin', Singin' (E. C. McCarty) -

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

The personnel information was double-checked with the liner-notes of “The Complete Mercury Recordings” (Mercury 088 170 374-2).

A-4:
Lester Flatt (g, vo), Mac Wiseman (g, vo), Earl Scruggs (g, vo), Howard Watts (b).
Recorded at WROL Studio, Knoxville, TN, in Autumn 1948.

B-2:
Same personnel/date/place as A-4, except Earl Scruggs (banjo), add Jim Shoemate (= Jim Shoemate) (fiddle).

B-4:
Same personnel/date/place as B-2, except Mac Wiseman (g).

A-5:
Lester Flatt (g, vo), Earl Scruggs (banjo), Art Wooten (fiddle), Curly Seckler (mandolin), Howard Watts (b).
Recorded in Cincinnati, OH, in April-May 1949.

B-3:
Lester Flatt (g, vo), Earl Scruggs (banjo), Benny Sims (fiddle), Curly Seckler (mandolin), Howard Watts (b).
Recorded in Cincinnati, OH, in December 11, 1949.

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-6, B-1, B-5, B-6:
Lester Flatt (g, vo), Earl Scruggs (banjo, vo), Benny Sims (fiddle, b, vo), Curly Secker (mandolin, vo), Jody Rainwater (b, mandolin).
Recorded at Radio WDAE Studio, Tampa, FL, in October 20, 1950

The Artist Also Appears on...

Lester Flatt (g) & Earl Scruggs (banjo) with the Foggy Mountain Boys (group) :
  • Mercury MG-20358 : Country Music
  • Mercury MG-20542 : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs with the Foggy Mountain Boys
  • Mercury MG-20773 / SR-60773 : Original Sound Of Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
  • Mercury SR-61162 : Original Theme From Bonnie & Clyde

related information






Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20358 FRONT] [MG-20358 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20358 A] [MG-20358 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[SR-60737 FRONT SLEEVE] [SR-60737 BACK SLEEVE]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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