'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered: The Essential Flatt & Scruggs

Flatt & Scruggs

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Genre: Country
Artist/Group Name: Flatt & Scruggs
Release Date: 01/27/1997
Original Release Date: 1997
Length of CD: 84:17
Label: Columbia/Legacy
# of Discs: 2
Total Time: 84:17

Disc 1
1. Come Back Darling
2. I'm Head over Heels in Love
3. I'm Workin' on a Road (To Glory Land)
4. 'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered
5. Earl's Breakdown
6. Flint Hill Special
7. Foggy Mountain Chimes
8. That Old Book of Mine - (previously unreleased)
9. Till the End of the World Rolls Around
10. Foggy Mountain Special
11. Randy Lynn Rag
12. Shuckin' the Corn
13. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
14. I'll Never Shed Another Tear - (previously unreleased)
15. Big Black Train
16. Crying My Heart Out over You
17. Cabin on the Hill

Disc 2
1. Polka on a Banjo
2. Just Ain't
3. Go Home
4. Legend of the Johnson Boys, The
5. Ballad of Jed Clampett, The
6. New York Town
7. Pearl, Pearl, Pearl
8. My Saro Jane
9. I'm Troubled - (previously unreleased)
10. You Are My Flower
11. Petticoat Junction
12. Workin' It Out
13. I Still Miss Someone
14. Nashville Cats
15. California Uptight Band
16. Down in the Flood
17. Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Release Notes

Recorded between 1950 and 1967. Includes liner notes by Patrick Carr.
All tracks on disc one are mono. All tracks on disc 2 are in stereo, except tracks 1-3, 14-15 which are mono.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Patrick Carr.
Recording information: 11/21/1950-10/20/1967.
Photographer: Michael Ochs.
Arranger: Doc Watson.
Excepting a few years with Mercury at the beginning of their career, Flatt & Scruggs made all of their studio recordings for Columbia. This double-disc set is the most useful survey of their work for the label, spanning 1950 to 1969, and throwing in three unreleased tracks along the way. In addition to the expected sterling bluegrass, it has their occasional commercial breakthroughs ("The Ballad of Jed Clampett," "Petticoat Junction," and the version of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" that was used as the theme to Bonnie and Clyde). Curiosity seekers will also be impressed by their cover of Bob Dylan's "Down in the Flood," recorded in late 1967, and unreleased by Dylan himself until The Basement Tapes. ~ Richie Unterberger


Down Beat (6/97, p.63) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...this 34-song collection documents their casual virtuosity and unstudied ebullience..."


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