1964-1969, Plus

1964-1969, Plus

by Flatt & Scruggs
     
 

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The final five years of the team of Flatt & Scruggs is documented on the six-CD Bear Family set 1964-1969, Plus. Their final six recordings together are on a Lester Flatt box set on the same label (Flatt on Victor PlusSee more details below

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The final five years of the team of Flatt & Scruggs is documented on the six-CD Bear Family set 1964-1969, Plus. Their final six recordings together are on a Lester Flatt box set on the same label (Flatt on Victor Plus More, Bear Family 15975). Though the pair never referred to themselves as bluegrass musicians -- because of its association with their mentor, Bill Monroe -- they had a difficult time telling the ever-increasing flood of international fans just what it was they did. Certainly it was folk music, but not the folk music of the folk revival of the late '50s and early '60s, and it was country music, though not what Owen Bradley and Chet Atkins was pushing through Nashville at the time, and while a lot of the music was rooted in blues and gospel, it couldn't be called that either. Flatt & Scruggs were the progenitors of what later pioneers like Tony Trischka, Randy Scruggs, Béla Fleck, and others would call "newgrass" -- the pair wouldn't have liked that either. What this set documents is how the musical styles emerging in the 1960s were explored by Flatt & Scruggs, were turned inside out, were popularized, and put enough pressure on the duo, musically and professionally because of increased fame, to tear them apart. Here are the recordings of Waylon Jennings' "I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow" (before Ralph Stanley cut it), Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe," Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind," Chuck Berry's "Memphis," "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" done for the film Bonnie & Clyde, traditional songs like "Sally Goodin," Mel Tillis and Danny Dill's "Detroit City," Tom T. Hall's "I'm Gonna Ride That Steamboat," John Sebastian's "Nashville Cats," Doc and Merle Watson's "Southbound," and Flatt & Scruggs' amazing instrumental "Jazzing." But before the reader looks away in disgust, muttering "sellout," perhaps the music itself should be taken as an example of its own merit. Flatt & Scruggs stood outside of tradition from the beginning by breaking with standard vocal and instrumentation regimens. Using four-part harmonies, drums, and harmonica on a Dylan song, the duo were merely doing what they had done throughout their careers -- they explored the roots of a song and discovered where it took them. Recording Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier," Donovan's "Catch the Wind," Dylan's "Wanted Man" and "Like a Rolling Stone," the Hall songs for the Bonnie & Clyde soundtrack, and Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" were high-wire acts, cliff edges both men were looking over into an abyss that refused to stare back at them, and finally it separated them. But it was never for lack of an adventurous spirit of laziness or lack of respect. What is documented here may be the sound of disintegration, but it is also the sound of courage and preservation that brought the heart and soul of country music to popular music, not the other way around.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/1995
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127158796
catalogNumber:
15879
Rank:
145009

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Petticoat Junction  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  2. Have You Seen My Dear Companion  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  3. The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  4. Workin' It Out  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  5. Amber Tresses (Tied in Blue)  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  6. Jimmie Brown, the Newsboy  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  7. When Papa Played the Dobro  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  8. Fireball Mail  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  9. Father's Table Grace  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  10. I'm Walking with Him  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  11. My Wandering Boy  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  12. Sally Don't You Grieve  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  13. A Faded Red Ribbon  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  14. Bummin' an Old Freight Train  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  15. Georgia Buck  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  16. Hello Stranger  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  17. Please Don't Wake Me  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  18. You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  19. I Still Miss Someone  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  20. Wabash Cannonball  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  21. Rose Conelly  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  22. You've Been Fooling Me Baby  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  23. Will You Be Lonesome Too?  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  24. Big Shoes to Fill  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  25. Branded Wherever I Go  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  26. Starlight on the Rails  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  27. Loafer's Glory  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  28. I'll Be on That Good Road Someday  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  29. Confessing  - Lester Flatt
  30. Gonna Have Myself a Ball  -  Flatt & Scruggs

Disc 2

  1. Rock, Salt and Nails  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  2. The Soldier's Return  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  3. Memphis  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  4. Jackson  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  5. Colours  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  6. For Lovin' Me  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  7. Houston  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  8. Detroit City  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  9. Foggy Mountain Breakdown  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  10. Kansas City  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  11. Nashville Blues  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  12. Take Me Back to Tulsa  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  13. The Last Public Hanging in West Virginia  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  14. The Boys from Tennessee  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  15. Ten Miles from Natchez  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  16. Seattle Town  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  17. Green Acres  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  18. I Had a Dream  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  19. When the Saints Go Marching In  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  20. God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  21. Call Me on Home, Too  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  22. Stone the Buildres Refused  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  23. Wait for the Sunshine  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  24. No Mother in This World  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  25. Thank God I'm on My Way  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  26. Troublesome Waters  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  27. The Last Thing on My Mind  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  28. Mama, You Been on My Mind  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  29. It Was Only the Wind  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  30. Why Can't I Find Myself with You  -  Flatt & Scruggs

Disc 3

  1. Southbound
  2. I'm Gonna Ride That Steamboat
  3. Roustabout
  4. Nashville Cats
  5. Wreck of the 1262
  6. Bringin' in the Georgia Mail
  7. Going Across the Sea
  8. The Atlantic Coastal Line
  9. East Bound Train
  10. Orange Blossom Special
  11. Last Train to Clarksville
  12. California Uptight Band
  13. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  14. Four Strong Winds
  15. Blowin' in the Wind
  16. It Ain't Me Babe
  17. Down in the Flood
  18. Buddy, Don't You Roll So Slow
  19. Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
  20. This Land Is Your Land
  21. Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  22. Mr. Tambourine Man
  23. Ode to Billie Joe
  24. Like a Rolling Stone
  25. I'd Like to Say a Word for Texas
  26. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  27. Folsom Prison Blues
  28. Gentle on My Mind
  29. The Times They Are A-Changin'

Disc 4

  1. If I Were a Carpenter
  2. Universal Soldier
  3. Long Road to Houston
  4. Catch the Wind
  5. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  6. Frieda Florentine
  7. Nashville Skyline Rag
  8. I Walk the Line
  9. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  10. A Boy Named Sue
  11. Maggie's Farm
  12. Wanted Man
  13. One More Night
  14. One Too Many Mornings
  15. Girl from the North Country
  16. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
  17. Tonight Will Be Fine
  18. The Story of Bonnie and Clyde
  19. Another Ride with Clyde
  20. A Picture of Bonnie
  21. The Barrow Gang Will Get You Little Man
  22. Bang You're Alive
  23. See Bonnie Die, See Clyde Die
  24. Reunion
  25. Get-Away
  26. The Chase
  27. Highway's End

Disc 5

  1. Pick Along
  2. John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man
  3. Jazzing
  4. Evelinan
  5. Tammy's Song
  6. Lonesome Ruben
  7. Spanish Two Step
  8. Careless Love
  9. Liberty
  10. Bill Cheatham
  11. Nothing to It
  12. Intro
  13. Lost All My Money
  14. Maggie Blues
  15. Steamboat Whistle Blues
  16. Paul and Silas
  17. Cannon Ball Blues
  18. You Are My Flower
  19. Old Leather Britches
  20. Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  21. Old Folks
  22. Going Back to Harlan
  23. Poor Rebel Soldier
  24. No Hiding Place
  25. Going up Cripple Creek
  26. Foggy Mountain Special

Disc 6

  1. Bile 'Em Cabbage Down
  2. Old Joe Clark
  3. Sally Goodin'
  4. Black Mountain Rag
  5. Billy in the Low Ground
  6. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  7. Old Fiddler
  8. Soldier's Joy
  9. Cheyenne
  10. Down Yonder
  11. Georgia Shuffle
  12. Golden Slippers
  13. Tennessee Wagner
  14. Chicken Reel
  15. Theme from Beverly Hillbillies
  16. Beverly Hillbillies
  17. Vittles
  18. A Long Talk with That Boy
  19. Jethro's a Powerful Man
  20. Elly's Spring Song
  21. Back Home U.S.A. (Jed & Jethro)
  22. Critters
  23. What a Great Doctor Granny Is
  24. Lady Lessons
  25. Birds and the Bees
  26. Love or Money
  27. Close

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flatt & Scruggs   Primary Artist
Lester Flatt   Guitar,Vocals
Earl Scruggs   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Paul Warren   Fiddle,Vocals
Doc Watson   Guitar
Howard Johnson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Grady Martin   12-string Guitar
Johnny Bond   Guitar
Buddy Ebsen   Vocals
June Carter Cash   Vocals
Charlie Daniels   Rhythm Guitar,12-string Guitar
Dirk Hamilton   Guitar
Neil Levang   Guitar
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Gary Scruggs   Guitar,Vocals
Randy Scruggs   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Jerry Shook   Rhythm Guitar,12-string Guitar
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Roy Huskey   Bass
Sam Weiss   Drums
Marilyn Harman   Drums,Tambourine
Monroe Fields   Mandolin,Vocals
Bob Moore   Bass
Bert Dodson   Bass
Zeke Manners   Piano,Conductor
Nancy Kulp   Vocals
William Edward "Billy" Liebert   Piano
Billy E. Powers   Guitar,Vocals
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Donna Douglas   Vocals
Irene Ryan & Gang   Vocals

Technical Credits

Earl Scruggs   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
John McEuen   Composer
Mother Maybelle Carter   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Sara Carter   Composer
Bob Johnston   Producer
Frank Jones   Producer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Don Law   Producer
Neely Plumb   Producer
Fred Rose   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Eddie Stubbs   Liner Notes
Irving Townsend   Producer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Norman Stevens   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Zeke Manners   Arranger
Neil V. Rosenberg   Liner Notes
Leverett   Photo Illustration
R.A. Andreas   Photo Illustration
Richard Weize   Liner Notes,Tape Research
Jake Lambert   Composer
Roy Cash   Composer
Louise Certain   Composer
Dixie Deen   Composer
Gladys Stacey Flatt   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Billy Graves   Composer

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