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Sep 25, 2022 - 8:43:59 AM
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1579 posts since 10/23/2003

Good morning Friends...
For those of you with an interest in Earl Scruggs, or the 5-string banjo in bluegrass, or have been waiting for the 'Book of Earl' (working title) we've started a brand new channel on YouTube to share scads of pictures and working text from the source files. Please visit the channel often and be sure to subscribe - the more subscribers and views we get the more the completion and publication of the book I began with Earl 4-5 years before his passing will be facilitated at long last.
Thanks a bunch!

youtube.com/watch?v=yjpDvyp_USA

Sep 25, 2022 - 9:04:33 AM
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6661 posts since 10/13/2007

Congratulations on getting back to your book. Wishing you all the best on it.

Ken

Edited by - From Greylock to Bean Blossom on 09/25/2022 09:09:45

Sep 25, 2022 - 9:08:49 AM

7238 posts since 9/21/2007

Will this be the typical fan service that we see written about Scruggs or will you go into detail about how, ahem... he treated Bill Keith, Lester Flat... well, his general way of entering into handshake deals then later pretending like they never happened without it "in writing"?

Sep 25, 2022 - 9:16:18 AM
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6661 posts since 10/13/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Joel Hooks

Will this be the typical fan service that we see written about Scruggs or will you go into detail about how, ahem... he treated Bill Keith, Lester Flat... well, his general way of entering into handshake deals then later pretending like they never happened without it "in writing"?


What a bunch of garbage. How negative. There is always 2 sides to a story and Earl is sure not here to give his side. So kind of a cheap shot.   And Perkins has some very unique knowledge that would be great for all of us to hear and would be good for banjo. And on the hangout this is how you greet someone starting a complex and demanding task!!   no                                                                          There are so many stories of Earl Scruggs kindness.   I just heard about how Doug Dillard as a very young boy wanted to play banjo. He struggled. His Dad drove him to Earl Scruggs house, knocked on the door, told him his situation and Earl invited them into his house. He spent time with the young Dillard and taught him things.

Ken

Edited by - From Greylock to Bean Blossom on 09/25/2022 09:18:53

Sep 25, 2022 - 10:18:41 AM
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4257 posts since 9/12/2016

My guess ==the penny pinching was Louise--I'm married to one like that-- Earl who ,I never met but everything he did showed proper and above manners and mutual respect

Sep 25, 2022 - 11:22:48 AM
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8166 posts since 9/5/2006

the biggest things that ever came between earl and lester was louise and bordem. louise ran the business and if it wasn't in writing it wasn't going to happen on her watch..she was a hard nose to the bone.
by the late 60s earl had been playing the same stuff for 20 years with lester and his boys were getting up in age and he wanted to do something with them plus he saw he could make 5 times as much doing folk/rock concerts at colleges and festivals then playing bluegrass with lester... and the bonus was he got to be on stage with his boys, you really can't blame him for any of that.... at least he never got up a petition to ban someone from the opry like a fellow whose initials are BM !

Sep 26, 2022 - 9:19:25 AM

7238 posts since 9/21/2007

I read that Lester Flatt made out very well when the Scruggs bought him out of the partnership.

Sep 27, 2022 - 9:25:02 AM
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larry p

USA

1579 posts since 10/23/2003

Thanks a bunch friends..
Just posted a new video on the channel..

youtube.com/channel/UCHcccO8ul...RGfLpJ_BQ

Sep 27, 2022 - 10:26:53 AM
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4257 posts since 9/12/2016

I,ll just put these here for you Larry--I am a big believer in Earl's personality being as important as his music .he never bragged on himself nor dissed other's musical opinions in public.

Edited by - Tractor1 on 09/27/2022 10:28:11

Oct 1, 2022 - 8:01:10 PM

larry p

USA

1579 posts since 10/23/2003

Thank you!

Oct 2, 2022 - 9:10:25 PM
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larry p

USA

1579 posts since 10/23/2003

Howdy Friends...

Got a new video posted on the 'Book of Earl' YouTube page...


Thanks for tuning in!


youtube.com/watch?v=ecHDw0quVGk

Oct 3, 2022 - 5:46:02 AM
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4257 posts since 9/12/2016

quote:
Originally posted by larry p

Howdy Friends...

Got a new video posted on the 'Book of Earl' YouTube page...


Thanks for tuning in!


youtube.com/watch?v=ecHDw0quVGk


 

Oct 10, 2022 - 11:57:10 AM
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larry p

USA

1579 posts since 10/23/2003

Howdy Friends...
There's a new video of excerpts from
'The 'Book of Earl'
posted
Come on by and 'like and subscribe' if you feel inclined.
Thanks a bunch!

youtube.com/watch?v=9nS0UA9sVHI

Oct 10, 2022 - 2:18:32 PM
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larry p

USA

1579 posts since 10/23/2003

More excerpts from 'The Book of Earl'
featuring notes and pics about
405 Douglas Street
Madison, Tennessee
the home we rented
from Louise and Earl Scruggs for about 13 years -

youtube.com/watch?v=18C2oitMHCQthe

Oct 17, 2022 - 9:27:27 AM
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larry p

USA

1579 posts since 10/23/2003

Good morning Friends!
Just got a new video of excerpts from
'The Book of Earl'
This one is Part V,
-or-
How I got to 4121 Franklin Rd
and had Earl Scruggs for a roommate

Thanks for tuning in!

youtube.com/watch?v=g3Lo_h0Af0E

Oct 17, 2022 - 9:33:33 AM

4257 posts since 9/12/2016

When time allows---I need to get over there with a bowl of popcorn Larry , --thanks

Oct 20, 2022 - 10:08:57 AM

larry p

USA

1579 posts since 10/23/2003

Howdy Friends!
Just got another video of excerpts from 'The Book of Earl' (working title) posted. This one is from Earl's days with Bill Monroe...if you're interested in such stuff drop by and check it out - and subscribe if you feel inclined. The more subscribers we get there the closer this project comes to finally being completed and published. Thanks!

youtube.com/watch?v=fLeWKkD0orY

Oct 27, 2022 - 8:10:49 AM
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larry p

USA

1579 posts since 10/23/2003

Good morning Friends...
Just uploaded another video chapter to the online Book of Earl
Thanks for tuning in!

youtu.be/msnEXBQtf4o

Nov 6, 2022 - 12:43:20 PM

larry p

USA

1579 posts since 10/23/2003

Just added another video to the Book of Earl channel in case you're interested...

youtu.be/lkicbCSSM-w

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