Flatt And Scruggs - "At Carnegie Hall!" album review
Check out the below reviews of the Flatt And Scruggs album "At Carnegie Hall!" with songs like Durham's Reel and Rainbow. This version of the CD was released 12. of May 1998.
Tracklist At Carnegie Hall!Salty Dog Blues - Durham's Reel - Down The Road - Rainbow - Big Ball In Brooklyn - Flint Hill Special - Dig A Hole In The Meadow - I Hung My Head And Cried - Hot Corn, Cold Corn - Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine - You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming - Footprints In The Snow - The Martha White Theme - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight - Old MacDonald Had A Farm - He Will Set Your Field On Fire - Let The Church Roll On - Wildwood Flower - Hear That Whistle Bowl (A Hundred Miles) - Fiddle And Banjo - Old Leather Britches - Ballad Of Jed Clampett - Yonder Stands Little Maggie - Reuben - Mama Blues - I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome - Foggy Mountain Rock - Take This Hammer - McKinley's Gone - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms - Gotta Travel On - Mountain Dew
At Carnegie Hall! reviews
The Best Bluegrass Album ever made
If I could only own one Bluegrass Album, this would be the one. I bought the LP record many years ago when it first came out, and still treasure it, but it doesn't have the complete concert on it. The CD version is the complete concert, with additional material, including an encore of Flint Hill Special, the tune made possible by the famous "Scrugg's peg" tuning devices Earl Scruggs invented for his banjo. Josh Grave's dobro work on this number, imitating the banjo licks, is great, also.
With the New York audience hollering for "Martha White!!" , the theme song of the group's sponsor down in Nashville, Flatt & Scruggs delivers the tightly arranged and precisely executed performances that elevated bluegrass to a level that has never been exceeded and only rarely reached by any group since. You don't play this CD while you are washing the car or reading the newspaper. You sit back, close your eyes and--it's 1962 and you are in Carnegie Hall listening to the best bluegrass band ever. It's a shame they didn't film this concert so we could have a DVD of it now, like they did for "Down From the Mountain". This CD is an absolute must have for anyone who likes bluegrass. I bought two, and keep one in my bank safety deposit box.
Somedays, I wish I was Lester Flatt.
This is an essential bluegrass recording, documenting Flatt & Scruggs in top form before an appreciative, surely awe-struck, Carnegie Hall audience. I've heard it said that if you want to know what Bluegrass is all about, you've got to hear it, and see it produced, live. This recording, along with the Bill Monroe (et al) recording "Bean Blossom", captures the excitement and the fiery musicianship one finds at such events, along with a healthy dose of corn-ball humor. Get off you high horse and give this one a listen, and you may never go back to the city again.
Like being there
Just sit back, close your eyes, and your in Carnegie Hall with a rowdy NY crowd listening to some of the best live bluegrass ever.
Flatt and Scruggs at their finest. Lester's voice and guitar, Earl's banjo (and yes, guitar). Paul Warren on the fiddle. You just can't go wqrong.