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The Back 40

The Back 40
Saturday May 20th, 2017 with Ron Moores
Part III Remembering Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 1959

Covering the period from late 1952 through to the spring of 1956.
I'll Go Steppin' Too
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59 - Bear Family Records
Foggy Mountain Chimes
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Someone Took My Place With You
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Till The End of the World Rolls Round
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Foggy Mountain Special
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Before I Met You
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
On My Mind
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Blue Ridge Cabin Home
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Some Old Day
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Joy Bells
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Reunion in Heaven
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
Pray for the Boys
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys - Flatt and Scruggs: 1948 - 59
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Jay Hunt
It is my understanding that it was Bill Monroe's continuing opposition to them that kept Flatt & Scruggs from being accepted as regular members of the Grand Ole Opry

12:30 PM, May 20th, 2017
Ron Moores (host)
Thanks for your comment Jay...the record would support your understanding...e.g. 1955: Despite opposition from Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs join the Grand Ole Opry. They also begin playing a series of television programs that demand 2,500 miles of travel each week. Louise Scruggs begins managing and booking the band, thus becoming Nashville’s first female manager and booker. She remained a guiding presence in her husband’s career until her death in 2006. The year also brought the addition of Buck “Uncle Josh” Graves on the Dobro — a significant departure from Monroe’s notion of proper bluegrass, which featured only mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bass and banjo.

11:56 AM, May 22nd, 2017