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Flatt &amp Scruggs are one of the most respected and most popular bluegrass bands of all time. Along with Bill Monroe, they shaped and propelled this great style into a widely successful and artistically praised musical format. They left a legacy of wonderful recordings and were star attractions on the Grand Ole Opry for many years. The Best of the Flatt &amp Scruggs TV Show series is drawn from programs that aired during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Never available before, these shows feature Flatt &amp Scruggs in their prime with their group the Foggy Mountain Boys, playing many of their most famous songs as well as many other bluegrass classics. The shows have a great down-home feel with their easygoing demeanor and warm humor, both of which complement the music to produce a thoroughly entertaining show. Volume 4 in the series features an undated show, possibly from mid-1961, and one from March 1962. Making his TV debut on the latter is Randy Lynn Scruggs, Earls second son, who would go on to become one of Nashvilles most sought-after producers and session players. Randy Lynn plays autoharp (Maybelle Carters, no less!) on Wildwood Flower and Homestead on the Farm (a.k.a. I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home). Other highlights of this volume include Salty Dog Blues, Nine Pound Hammer, Shady Grove, Paul Warrens fiddle solo Cacklin Hen, and two guest performances by Hylo Brown. Even if you dont like bluegrass (and if you dont, whats wrong with you), you will enjoy this series just for the charming, period piece commercials filmed live on the set, and the homespun comedy sketches with Cousin Jake Tullock and Uncle Josh Graves. Volume 4 Songs include Undated 1.Opening 2.Ground Speed 3.I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome 4.Martha White Commercial 5.Thinking About You 6.Cacklin Hen 7.Cabin On The Hill 8.Martha White Commercial 9.Nine Pound Hammer 10.Down, Down, Down 11.Comedy with Jake and Josh 12.Lord Im Coming Home 13.Pet Milk Commercial 14.Salty Dog