Sunday, August 10, 2008

Gary & Randy Scruggs - The Scruggs Brothers (1972)



I got the idea of ripping this album when I read the review of Charlie Daniels' duets album 'Deuces'. He does a track with The Scruggs Brothers, which are Gary & Randy Scruggs. Gary and Randy of course being sons of the legendary bluegrass banjo picking Earl Scruggs. Earl Scruggs and his sons made some very interesting albums for Southern Rock fans throughout the 70's as The Earl Scruggs Revue (they had the greatest guests on their albums, ranging from Waylon to Amazing Rhythm Aces).
Before The Earl Scruggs Review however, Gary & Randy Scruggs made two album for Vanguard, the first being produced by Charlie Daniels (released on CD with bonus tracks). The second album, this one, features 'Little Maggie', which Charlie does with The Scruggs Brothers on his duets album 'Deuces'. How about that?
So what about the music, you ask? Well, it's not Lynyrd Skynyrd or The Allman Brothers Band. But it's rock, it's Southern and it has nice songs. Obviously there are bluegrass influences, but that is a welcome addition to this great album. Grab this, you'll be glad you did.

14 comments:

Jay said...

Hey can you re-upload this album when you have a chance!
I can't find it anywhere, and i love that song "The Lowlands"

Thanks in advance!

Skydogg said...

Hey Jay, it's re-upped. Enjoy! ;-)

Anonymous said...

OMG Thank you for posting this. The whole album is in my bones from when I was a kid. I love all of these songs.

Skydogg said...

You're welcome. You don't happen to have a copy of the 'All The Way Home' album?

Anonymous said...

No, I've never heard it.

Anonymous said...

Which button do I select?

Skydogg said...

Always the last words of each post. Enjoy ;)

Skydogg said...

If you're having trouble, read this: http://skydogselysium.blogspot.nl/2014/01/downloading-virus-not-really.html

Laurent said...

I recently purchased an original french copy (Vanguard 519048C) on a flea market, really fine album. Don't know their first album, is it as good as this one?.

Skydogg said...

Yes it is

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for this album for a while. If you can reupload it, I'll be forever indebted to you. Please!

Skydogg said...

New link up, anonymous!

Anonymous said...

abundant thanks, good sir

Skydogg said...

you're very welcome, mister ;-)