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Flatt & Scruggs at Carnegie Hall! [The Complete Concert]

  • 1. Salty Dog Blues
    2. Durham's Reel
    3. Down the Road
    4. Rainbow
    5. Big Ball in Brooklyn
    6. Flint Hill Special
    7. Dig a Hole in the Meadow
    8. I Hung My Head and Cried
    9. Hot Corn, Cold Corn
    10. Little Darlin' Pal of Mine
    11. You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming
    12. Footprints in the Snow
    13. Martha White Theme, The
    14. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
    15. Old MacDonald Had a Farm
    16. He Will Set Your Fields on Fire
    17. Let the Church Roll On
    18. Wildwood Flower
    19. Hear That Whistle Blow (A Hundred Miles)
    20. Fiddle and Banjo
    21. Old Leather Britches
    22. Ballad of Jed Clampett
    23. Yonder Stands Little Maggie
    24. Reuben
    25. Mama Blues
    26. I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome
    27. Foggy Mountain Rock
    28. Take This Hammer
    29. McKinley's Gone
    30. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
    31. Gotta Travel On
    32. Mountain Dew
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7929

  • Credits

    Koch's reissue of AT CARNEGIE HALL! restores all 32 cuts from the original 1962 two-LP release.
    Flatt & Scruggs: Lester Flatt (guitar); Earl Scruggs (banjo).
    Additional personnel: Burkett H. "Buck" Graves, Billy E. Powers (guitar); Paul Warren (violin); English P. Tullock, Jr. (bass).
    Producers: Don Law, Frank Jones.
    Reissue producer: Dave Nives.
    Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York on December 8, 1962. Originally released on Columbia (8845).
    Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (12/08/1962).
    Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were big news at the height of the late '50s/early '60s folk revival. New York City was essentially ground zero for a mania that extended to all things musical and Southern. So something of a love-fest occurred when Flatt and Scruggs and their polished bluegrass band rolled into town on one December night in 1962 to play no less a venue than Carnegie Hall.
    There are screams from the crowd for "Martha White" (the theme song from the band's radio sponsor), and Scruggs has no choice but to encore the banjo showpiece "Flint Hill Special." To know what the Foggy Mountain Boys sounded like in their natural habitat, you'd have to go to transcripts of the band playing a school auditorium or radio hour somewhere south of the Jersey Turnpike. CARNEGIE HALL still gives you a taste of how Flatt and Scruggs put together a show before their original band disintegrated under the weight of the revival itself. As you might expect from a live recording of this era, the sound favors the top end. Vocals, fiddle, and banjo breaks come through best, especially as the band performs with only two microphones among its six performers.

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