Earl Scruggs

Real Name:
Earl Eugene Scruggs
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Earl Scruggs (born January 6, 1924, Shelby, North Carolina, USA - died March 28, 2012, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) was an American banjo player and musician, noted for perfecting and popularizing a 3-finger style (now called Scruggs style) on the 5-string banjo that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. Along with Lester Flatt he founded The Foggy Mountain Boys. In 1986, received his Honorary Doctorate of Humanites from Gardner-Webb College, Boiling Springs, NC. and in 2005 Honorary Doctor Of Music, Berklee College Of Music, Boston MA. He first reached a mainstream audience in the early 1960's through his performance on "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", the theme for the TV series The Beverly Hillbillies.

His son, Randy Scruggs, was a musician that played with him on some projects.
His grandaughter, Lindsey Scruggs, is also a musician.
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Albums

BIA-1 Earl Scruggs - 5-String Banjo Instruction Album album art Earl Scruggs 5-String Banjo Instruction Album (Album) Earl Scruggs & Sons, Inc. BIA-1 US 1967 Sell This Version
CS 1007 Earl Scruggs - Nashville's Rock album art Earl Scruggs Nashville's Rock (Album) Columbia CS 1007 US 1970 Sell This Version
C 30584 Earl Scruggs - Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family And Friends album art Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family And Friends (Album) Columbia C 30584 US 1971 Sell This Version
UAS 9801 Earl Scruggs - Will The Circle Be Unbroken album art Mother Maybelle Carter*, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin Also Featuring Vassar Clements, Junior Huskey, Norman Blake (2), Pete 'Oswald' Kirby And The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band* Featuring Jimmie Fadden, Jeff Hanna, Jim Ibbotson*, John McEuen And Les Thompson Mother Maybelle Carter*, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin Also Featuring Vassar Clements, Junior Huskey, Norman Blake (2), Pete 'Oswald' Kirby And The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band* Featuring Jimmie Fadden, Jeff Hanna, Jim Ibbotson*, John McEuen And Les Thompson - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Album) United Artists Records UAS 9801 US 1972 Sell This Version
KC 31354 Earl Scruggs - I Saw The Light With Some Help From My Friends album art Earl Scruggs And The Earl Scruggs Revue Earl Scruggs And The Earl Scruggs Revue - I Saw The Light With Some Help From My Friends (Album) Columbia KC 31354 US 1972 Sell This Version
18C 31758 Earl Scruggs - Live At Kansas State album art Earl Scruggs And The Earl Scruggs Revue Earl Scruggs And The Earl Scruggs Revue - Live At Kansas State (Album) Columbia 18C 31758 US 1972 Sell This Version
18C 32268 Earl Scruggs - Dueling Banjos album art Earl Scruggs Dueling Banjos (Album) Columbia 18C 32268 US 1973 Sell This Version
SBP 237798 Earl Scruggs - The Storyteller And The Banjo Man album art Earl Scruggs & Tom T. Hall Earl Scruggs & Tom T. Hall - The Storyteller And The Banjo Man (Album) Columbia SBP 237798 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
FCT 38295 Earl Scruggs - Top Of The World album art Earl Scruggs Top Of The World (Album) CBS FCT 38295 US 1983 Sell This Version
FC 39586 Earl Scruggs - American Made - World Played album art Earl Scruggs American Made - World Played (Album) Columbia FC 39586 US 1984 Sell This Version
0881701892 Earl Scruggs - Earl Scruggs And Friends album art Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs And Friends (Album) MCA Nashville 0881701892 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
116 610 526-2 Earl Scruggs - The Three Pickers album art Earl Scruggs / Doc Watson / Ricky Skaggs Earl Scruggs / Doc Watson / Ricky Skaggs - The Three Pickers(CD, Album) Rounder Records 116 610 526-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
116 610 526-2A Earl Scruggs / Doc Watson / Ricky Skaggs Earl Scruggs / Doc Watson / Ricky Skaggs - The Three Pickers(CD, Advance, Album) Rounder Records 116 610 526-2A US 2003 Sell This Version
82876 77626 2 Earl Scruggs - I Saw The Light With Some Help From My Friends album art Earl Scruggs With Special Guest Stars* Earl Scruggs With Special Guest Stars* - I Saw The Light With Some Help From My Friends(CDr, Album, RE, RM) Legacy, Columbia 82876 77626 2 US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6247 Earl Scruggs - No Mother or Dad / Foggy Mountain Breakdown album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - No Mother or Dad / Foggy Mountain Breakdown(7", Single) Mercury 6247 US 1950 Sell This Version
6268 Earl Scruggs - Is It Too Late Now / So Happy I'll Be album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Is It Too Late Now / So Happy I'll Be (Single) Mercury 6268 US 1950 Sell This Version
6200 Earl Scruggs - Baby Blue Eyes / Bouquet In Heaven album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys - Baby Blue Eyes / Bouquet In Heaven (Single) Mercury 6200 US 1950 Sell This Version
21248 Earl Scruggs - I'd Rather Be Alone / Someone Took My Place With You album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys - I'd Rather Be Alone / Someone Took My Place With You(Shellac, 10") Columbia 21248 US 1954 Sell This Version
B-10191 Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Jamboree album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys - Foggy Mountain Jamboree(7", EP) Columbia B-10191 US 1957 Sell This Version
4-41786 Earl Scruggs - Polka On A Banjo album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys - Polka On A Banjo(7", Single) Columbia 4-41786 US 1960 Sell This Version
4-41983 Earl Scruggs - I Ain't Going To Work Tomorrow album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys - I Ain't Going To Work Tomorrow(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 4-41983 US 1961 Sell This Version
4-42280 Earl Scruggs - Cold, Cold Loving album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys - Cold, Cold Loving(7", Single) Columbia 4-42280 US 1962 Sell This Version
126088 MCE Earl Scruggs - Country & Western Aces album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys - Country & Western Aces(7", EP) Mercury Records 126088 MCE Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
WG-S-8140 Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Sunrise album art Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys / The Country Gentlemen Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys / The Country Gentlemen - Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Sunrise(7") W & G WG-S-8140 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
4-45218 Earl Scruggs - Nashville Skyline Rag album art Earl Scruggs Nashville Skyline Rag(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Columbia 4-45218 US 1970 Sell This Version