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Earl Scruggs made the Google homepage today!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
  2. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2007
    Manassas Park, VA
    Cool!
    Right now I'm trying to learn Earl's beautiful GUITAR picking he played on The Carter's " You Are My Flower" ( the NGDB's version on Will the Circle be Unbroken recording)

    It's played in C position ( capo 7, tight on the fingers!- so it's real pitch is G) and really it's just two chords that are picked: C and G- but timing is weird!-Love it!
     
  3. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Jan 15, 2010
    Houston
    Thanks for the spot. Might do a little more searching today.
     
  4. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Cool. I had learned a total of three banjo tunes before I discovered Earl's 1967 book (which was 10 yrs old by the time I found it). While there was a full century of amazing banjo picking that predated Scruggs, he carved his own niche and revitalized the 5-string. The period between WWI and the 1960's has been described as "the dark ages" for 5-string banjo. However, it was simply out of the limelight, that thing hiding under the bed or in the attic.

    The banjo moves that Earl invented (rolls) had been done in the 19th C...but no one ever imagined them like Earl.
     
  5. Zipper

    Zipper TDPRI Member

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  6. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Man when I listen to Earl's playing, when he gets rolling, those percussive arpeggios seem to just hit me like a bunch of brass thumbtacks right between the eyes
     
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  7. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    A lot of people Google Earl . :cool:
     
  8. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    The first time I successfully played this ("Groundspeed") up to speed I thought, "I'm a banjo player!" :cool:

     
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  9. Georox

    Georox Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 30, 2014
    The tan house in AZ
    If they make a movie about Earl Scruggs Kevin Spacey is almost a dead lookalike.
    Just sayin'
     
  10. teledude66

    teledude66 Friend of Leo's

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    I live in Cleveland County, and at the Earl Scruggs Museum today, which is located in the old Shelby courthouse, they'll teach you Happy Birthday on banjo today.
     
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  11. Fireball519

    Fireball519 Tele-Meister

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    Another musical treasure in that video is Uncle Josh Graves!
     
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  12. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    I saw that and was surprised. Back in the mid-70s I saw "The Earl Scruggs Review" at the UW Madison Student Union Terrace. They tore it up - playing everything from the old bluegrass standards to rock (his son, Randy (RIP), could really tear it up on guitar,)
     
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  13. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 29, 2008
    Dixie
    NICE to see a nod to Earl Scruggs on the Google page(that often features sillier or more political themes)
    Thanks for spotting this and spreading the word!
     
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  14. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Pretty sure Spacey's Hollywood days are through
     
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  15. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
  16. Tommy Biggs

    Tommy Biggs Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 17, 2010
    Northern NJ
    I was so happy to see that this AM! What a great player.
     
  17. flathd

    flathd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 29, 2008
    Twin Cities,MN
    Yeah, great band. ESR Rocks!!...

     
  18. Georox

    Georox Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 30, 2014
    The tan house in AZ
    True. Gone like Earl.
     
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  19. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
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    I really miss Earl
     
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