Dockside Chat - R.I.P. Earl Scruggs

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glacierbaze
03-28-2012, 05:53 PM
Thanks for the licks.


Soundbounder
03-28-2012, 07:02 PM
Sad to hear the news:

Earl Scruggs, whose banjo-picking technique on hits such as “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” changed the way people play the instrument, has died. He was 88.
Scruggs died yesterday of natural causes at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, the Associated Press reported, citing his son, Gary.

Scruggs invented his style as a child in North Carolina, where many banjoists picked with three fingers instead of the usual two. His variation on that method let him play a song’s melody and rhythm simultaneously, making his sound unique.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-29/earl-scruggs-banjoist-who-invented-scruggs-style-dies-at-88.html

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capecuddy
03-28-2012, 08:12 PM
I'll never forget the Beverly Hillbillies Theme song.....one of the greatest pieces of popular banjo work ever done.


Gator56
03-29-2012, 04:03 AM
Thanks for all the good listening Mr. Scruggs and all that you passed down to others so we could continue to hear such great Mountain Music. Here's a good one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xdn6htjkx0



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