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By the end of the '60s, Scruggs wanted to expand their sound and pushed Flatt to cover Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" in 1968 as well as land concert appearances in venues that normally booked rock & roll acts. Flatt wanted to continue in a traditional bluegrass vein. Inevitably, the opposing forces came to a head in 1969, and the duo parted ways. Appropriately, Flatt formed a traditional bluegrass band, the Nashville Grass, while Scruggs assembled a more progressive outfit, the Earl Scruggs Revue, with his two sons.

The Revue appealed more to a young and urban audience and, with dobro player Josh Graves, played rock and other non-country music. By the end of the '70s, Flatt & Scruggs began ironing out the details of a proposed reunion album, but they were scrapped upon Flatt's death on May 11, 1979. Scruggs made many albums after his parting with Flatt, highlighted by 1982's The Storyteller and the Banjo Man (with Tom T. Hall) and 2001's Earl Scruggs and Friends (which featured an all-star cast including Johnny Cash, Elton John, Sting, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Leon Russell, and Steve Martin). Scruggs was often seen on TV as well, often for reunion appearances. In 2012, he died in Nashville at the age of 88.

 






  • Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Lester & The Foggy Mountain Boys - Final Fling

    Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Lester & The Foggy Mountain Boys - Final Fling

    1. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
    2. Nashville Skyline Rag (with The Foggy Mountain Boys)
    3. I Walk the Line
    4. Tonight Will Be Fine *
    5. A Boy Named Sue *
    6. Maggie's Farm
    7. Wanted Man
    8. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town *
    9. One More Night
    10. Girl from the North Country
    11. One Too Many Mornings
Flatt & Scruggs - 1964-1969, Plus

Flatt & Scruggs - 1964-1969, Plus

This 6-CD box set includes the single Mama, You Been On My Mind and all 16 tracks from thet albums

Changin' Times (1968)
Nashville Airplane (1969)
Final Fling (Just For Kicks) (1970)

 

Gary & Randy Scruggs - All The Way Home

Gary & Randy Scruggs - All The Way Home

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

1970

 

 

Lester Flatt - Flatt Out

Lester Flatt - Flatt Out

She Belongs To Me

1971

 

 

Earl Scruggs Nashville's Rock

Earl Scruggs Nashville's Rock

Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word
Nashville Skyline Rag

1971 Instrumentals

 

 

Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family and Friends

Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family and Friends

Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word (with Joan Baez)
Nashville Skyline Rag
(with Bob Dylan)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
(with The Byrds)

1971

 

 

The Earl Scruggs Revue

The Earl Scruggs Revue

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Down In The Flood

1973

 

 

Rockin’ ’Cross The Country

Rockin’ ’Cross The Country

I Shall Be Released

1974

 

 

Anniversary Special

Anniversary Special

Song To Woody vocals: Johnny Cash, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Earl Scruggs &
New Riders of The Purple Sage

1975

 

 

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Watching The River Flow

1976

 

 

Live! From Austin City Limits

Live! From Austin City Limits

Nashville Skyline Rag
I Shall Be Released

1977

 

 

Artist's Choice: The Best Tracks, 1970-198

Artist's Choice: The Best Tracks, 1970-198

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (with The Byrds, from Family & Friends)
Down In The Flood (from The Earl Scruggs Revue, 1973)
I Shall Be Released (from Rockin' 'Cross The Country, 1974)
Nashville Skyline Rag (from Live! From Austin City Limits, 1977)

1998 Compilation

 

 

Performing With His Family and Friends / Nashville Airplane

Performing With His Family and Friends / Nashville Airplane

CD package with 2 albums

 

 

 

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