Lester Flatt

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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 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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Lester Raymond Flatt Lester Flatt 1
1992 The Complete Mercury Sessions Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys 1
Gospel Lester Flatt 1
Strictly Instrumental Flatt & Scruggs with Doc Watson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Foggy Mountain Special Compilation Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1950 No Mother or Dad / Foggy Mountain Breakdown Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys 1
1952 Pike County Breakdown / Old Salty Dog Blues Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys 2
1952 Flint Hill Special / Dim Lights Thick Smoke (And Loud Loud Music) Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys 1

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