TIP #9-LISTEN TO THIS AMAZING SHOW

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      Rob Ickes
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      This is a recording made of Flatt and Scruggs playing a club in Los Angeles called “The Ash Grove” in 1961. The band was really in its prime and Josh Graves is just “on fire” during this set. Check out his break to “Head Over Heels,” he’s doing this “Bill Monroe-like” down strokes with his thumbpick.  Never heard him do that before I heard this show, love it! Click here to give it a listen.

       

       

       

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      Jeffrey Hahn
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      Awesome show! I never heard Uncle Josh sound like that before on his break on “Head Over Heels”. He was indeed a great player so influential to all dobro players. Thanks for sharing.

      Jeff

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      David Whitaker
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      The speed which the band is playing at is incredible. Also, there are different rhythm concepts in this set from what sounds like a Rumba bass line to a shuffle. There is also space for backup. Not every square foot is covered with a banjo roll or fiddle lick. The band has “bounce” unlike most current Bluegrass bands. To do that at super fast tempos is extraordinary!

      I saw them play in 1962 when I was a kid and they were incredible entertainers! Lester’s cocked hat and smile owned the crowd the afternoon I saw them. I think I picked up the term “Great Big Howdydoo” that day, which my Chattanooga Grandmother did not think was proper language to use at the dinner table. ?

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      Chris Kamen
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      All great tracks, track 3 is awesome especially, wow.

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