Lester Raymond Flatt (June 19, 1914 – May 11, 1979) was a bluegrass guitarist and mandolinist, best known for his collaboration with banjo picker Earl Scruggs in The Foggy Mountain Boys (popularly known as "Flatt and Scruggs").
Flatt's career spanned multiple decades, breaking out as a member of Bill Monroe's band during the 1940s and including multiple solo and collaboration works exclusive of Scruggs. He first reached a mainstream audience through his performance on "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", the theme for the network television hit The Beverly Hillbillies, in the early 1960s.
Flatt was born in Duncan's Chapel, Overton County, Tennessee, to Nannie Mae Haney and Isaac Columbus Flatt. A singer and guitarist, he first came to prominence as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1945. In 1948 he started a band with fellow Monroe alumnus Earl Scruggs, and for the next twenty years Flatt and ScruggsЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Gospel [альбом]
- Strictly Instrumental [альбом]
- No Mother or Dad / Foggy Mountain Breakdown [15.03.1950, сингл]
- Pike County Breakdown / Old Salty Dog Blues [05.1952, сингл]
- Flint Hill Special / Dim Lights Thick Smoke (And Loud Loud Music) [12.12.1952, сингл]
- Lester Raymond Flatt [1992, альбом]
- The Complete Mercury Sessions [1992, альбом]
- Foggy Mountain Special [23.09.2003, сборник]
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