40 Songs, 1 Hour 44 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

matt65000 ,

Save yourself some aggravation

It may seem strange to give a recording 5 stars and then recommend you not buy it, but that's exactly what I'm going to do. The problem is this music is so good, and so addicting, that within a few weeks I had bought most of the Flatt & Scruggs library and two Bill Monroe Boxsets - rendering most of the songs on this collection duplicates. Instead of this, just go now and buy Flatt & Scruggs' Complete Mercury Recordings and the Foggy Mountain Jamboree album, and The Essential Bill Monroe 1945-1949. You'll also want to download the song Foggy Mountain Top from the "Songs of the Carter Family" album. (Listen to all of the clips and decide if you want the whole album - but definitely get that song!) That covers most (but not all) of Essential Earl Scruggs. You're going to buy all of these anyway so you might as well just do it now. You've been warned!!

Mr.Miauger ,

Bluegrass fan

RIP Earl. Thanks for everything!

cnewmanusa ,

I took Matt6500s advice!

Incredible music from the master banjo player that I was going to buy, but read Matt6500s review below that recommended buying several more albums containing this "collection" to save myself the aggravation of liking the music so much I'd overspend and duplicate in the weeks to come. Great advice! It's an ITunes packaging game. I listened to everything this morning and bought 'em all! See Matt6500s review below and take his advice- I'd tell you the Carter family covers are also a "must buy."

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