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Jimmy Brown the Newsboy - Flatt and Scruggs

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Published on Jun 6, 2009

Earl Scruggs is the great innovator and master of the 5-string banjo; but many do not know that he was (is) also excellent on the guitar. This song, Jimmy Brown the Newsboy, features Earl on lead guitar.

Earl said that he learned a lot about guitar from his friend and neighbor, Mama Maybelle Carter. His style is very similar, except for finger movement. Enjoy!

If you are interested, you may purchase DVDs of these old Martha White Grand Ole Opry shows at http://earlscruggs.com, click on Merchandise, and scroll down to find them. I have no association with them or with Flatt and Scruggs, except as a long-time fan.

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Comments • 194

Amy Wilkinson
I love this song !! My Daddy sung this song a lot to my Brother and I when we were children and I just cried watching it brought back a lot of memories , because my Daddy passed on 17 years ago!
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john allison
Great music.Don't understand how anyone could give thumbs down on it.
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Mary Cage
Do you notice Earl plays it a little differently each time?
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Tom Frost
They were my all time favorites when it came to old time bluegrass!
david holliday
Earl deserves his place as one of the all-time banjo greats, but his guitar was sweet!
Humpy
What class, how can anyone dislike this?
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. minori
i love this song♡ inJapan
Ron Stewart
What a great old group. Love Seckler. I love the fact they were not trying to be what they weren't. Just play the music and don't worry about anything else. Pure and sweet country at its best.
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Larry K
Wow, Quality of this video is amazing, Thanks You Tube for bringing Lester and Earl into my living room!
Brian Pope
Absolute brilliant version of Jimmy brown the newsboy I loved the guitar solo & the casual look of the bass player, can't make my mind up who did this song best , it's such a wonderful song, cheers.
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