From The Vault: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ “Down the Road”

(Editor’s Note: The Daily Music Break periodically re-posts great music. Earl Scruggs died on March 28, 2012, two days before this post–in a slightly different form–initially appeared. )

Earl Scruggs: 1924-2012

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Foggy Mountain Breakdown, with Steve Martin.

Orange Blossom Special, with Lester Flatt and the Foggy Mountain Boys.

The Ballad of Jed Clampett (the opening and Closing Theme of The Beverly Hillbillies), with Lester Flatt.

Here is an NPR story on his death and a discography.

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