Earl Scruggs - The Ultimate Collection: Live at the Ryman

Earl Scruggs - The Ultimate Collection: Live at the Ryman
Artist: Earl Scruggs
Duration: 01:07:42
Genre: Country
Release Date: November 18, 2008
Album: The Ultimate Collection: Live at the Ryman
Styles: Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Bluegrass

Earl Scruggs first stepped onto the legendary Ryman Auditorium stage in 1945 as one of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. His signature three-fingered banjo style would go on to influence countless musicians in the years to come, cementing him as a legend in his own right. In 2007, at the age of 83, Scruggs took the stage again, this time with family and friends who included Rob Ickes (dobro), Randy Scruggs (guitar, vocals), John Jorgenson (mandolin, guitar, clarinet, vocals), Jon Randall (guitar vocals), Gary Scruggs (bass, vocals), Hoot Hester (fiddle, vocals), and John Gardner (drums) to record Ultimate Collection: Live at the Ryman for Rounder Records. Boasting 18 tracks that include perennial favorites like "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," "Lonesome Ruben," "Ballad of Jed Clampett," "Soldier's Joy," "In the Pines," and "Earl's Breakdown," it's not surprising that Scruggs hasn't lost a beat, as he's been tearing through most of these songs for well over 50 years. While 2005's Essential Earl Scruggs remains the best entry point into this bluegrass icon's impressive canon of songs, it would be hard not to want to delve deeper into the man's history after an evening spent with him at the Ryman.

Salty Dog Blues / Wiley Morris / Zeke MorrisEarl Scruggs2:56
Borrowed Love / Earl Scruggs / Randy Scruggs / Dwight YoakamEarl Scruggs3:37
Earl's Breakdown / Earl ScruggsEarl Scruggs3:08
Streamlined Cannonball / Roy AcuffEarl Scruggs2:48
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Bob DylanEarl Scruggs3:33
Soldier's Joy / John McEuen / Earl ScruggsEarl Scruggs2:27
In The Pines / TraditionalEarl Scruggs6:58
Doin' My Time / Jimmie SkinnerEarl Scruggs5:07
Sittin' On Top Of The World / Lonnie Carter / Walter VinsonEarl Scruggs3:18
Sally Gooding / Earl ScruggsEarl Scruggs2:36
Foggy Mountain Rock / Louise Certain / Gladys Stacey Flatt / Burkett GravesEarl Scruggs2:58
You Are My Flower / A.P. CarterEarl Scruggs4:42
Bound In Jail All Night Long / Gary Scruggs / Randy ScruggsEarl Scruggs3:04
Black Mountain Blues / Earl Scruggs / Gary Scruggs / Randy ScruggsEarl Scruggs2:15
Step It Up And Go / TraditionalEarl Scruggs5:12
Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Paul HenningEarl Scruggs4:07
Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Earl ScruggsEarl Scruggs3:39
Lonesome Ruben / Earl ScruggsEarl Scruggs5:17

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