Lester Flatt



Lester Flatt

Rating
Active
1940 to 1979
Born
June 19, 1914
Died
May 11, 1979
Location
Overton, Tennessee, United States
Biography
Lester Raymond Flatt (June 19, 1914 – May 11, 1979) was an American 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.

Top Songs by Lester Flatt


Foggy Mountain Top

by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys

My Little Girl in Tennessee

by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys

Bouquet in Heaven

by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.1

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.1

Earl Scruggs July 1, 2015

28 Tracks

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.2

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.2

Earl Scruggs July 1, 2015

24 Tracks

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.3

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.3

Earl Scruggs July 1, 2015

25 Tracks

Allen Fontenot & The Country Cajuns

Allen Fontenot & The Country Cajuns

Earl Scruggs January 27, 2015

20 Tracks

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