Thursday January 29th 2009, 2:29 pm
Video of the Day: Bob Dylan and Earl Scruggs
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YouTube Preview ImageEarl Scruggs & Bob Dylan- East Virgina Blues and Nashville Skyline Rag

From the 1968 TV special “Earl Scruggs and Friends”. The film chronicles Earl’s search for new musical styles and pairs him up with the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Byrds, Doc Watson, The Morris Brothers and others. Earl Scruggs was a bit of a rebel in the traditional bluegrass scene, speaking out against the Vietnam War and recording protest songs by the likes of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.  This film is a must-see classic and unlike many other gems from that era, is actually available on dvd. More clips from the film are after the jump.

YouTube Preview ImageThe Byrds & Earl Scruggs- You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

YouTube Preview ImageEarl Scruggs & Doc Watson – John Hardy

YouTube Preview ImageEarl Scruggs & Bill Monroe- Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry

YouTube Preview ImageEarl Scruggs & Joan Baez – Love Is Just A Four Letter Word

YouTube Preview ImageEarl Scruggs & Joan Baez – It Ain’t Me Babe (plus she mimic’s Dylan’s voice)

YouTube Preview ImageEarl Scruggs & Morris Brothers- Salty Dog

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How cool to see and hear these classic performances with Dylan, The Byrds (country version) and Earl ” the master picker” Scruggs!

Comment by Dano 01.30.09 @ 2:42 am

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