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Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs- Memory Eternal
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:15:33 PM »
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-03-28/earl-scruggs-banjo-legend-bluegrass-dies/53841194/1

Country Music Hall of Famer Earl Scruggs, a singular talent of collective import, died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital. He was 88.

A quietly affable presence, Scruggs popularized a complex, three-fingered style of playing banjo that transformed the instrument, inspired nearly every banjo player who followed him and became a central element in what is now known as bluegrass music.

But Scruggs' legacy is in no way limited to or defined by bluegrass, a genre that he and partner Lester Flatt dominated as Flatt and Scruggs in the 1950s and '60s: His adaptability and open-minded approach to musicality and to collaboration made him a bridge between genres and generations.

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Re: Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs- Memory Eternal
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 11:44:42 PM »
Vicnaja pamjat!

There was never one like him before and there will never be one like him again, at least when it comes to influencing a particular instrument.
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Re: Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs- Memory Eternal
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 11:55:34 PM »
This hour, On Pointthe life and music of the late, great Earl Scruggs.
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Re: Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs- Memory Eternal
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 07:08:33 AM »
A truly amazingly talented man.  Lord have mercy!

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Re: Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs- Memory Eternal
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 01:20:51 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs- Memory Eternal
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 07:37:47 PM »
Memory Eternal.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.