Vinyl Record Lovers Newsletter
Issue 008, April 10th, 2012

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Issue 008, April 10th, 2012...In this issue

---Good Vibrations - my second favorite song by Brian Wilson.

---A blue grass legend dies. My thoughts on bluegrass.

---Best Cover Songs follow-up. A fun page for visitors.

---What's the next projects on All About Vinyl Records?

Good Vibrations - My second favorite Brian Wilson Song.

If you're a Brian Wilson fan this cool page and video with Brian and his band, The Wondermints, will remind everyone just what an American treasure Brian Wilson is. Watch the Video here.

A Blue Grass Legend is gone...And my little extra about bluegrass music.

Earl Scruggs (January 6, 1924 - March 28, 2012)

Earl Scruggs known for perfecting the three-finger banjo-picking style that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music, died of natural causes at Nashville Hospital on March 28, 2012.

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs met as members of Bill Monroe's band, the Blue Grass Boys, in 1946. They left the band in 1948 and formed their own group, the "Foggy Mountain Boys."

In 2003 they ranked #24 on CMT's 40 Greatest Men of Country Music, one of only four non-solo artists to make the list. The others were The Eagles, Alabama, and Brooks & Dunn.

In the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" the band formed by the heroes is called the "Soggy Bottom Boys" as a tribute to the band, "Foggy Mountain Boys."

My favorite bluegrass song is the original 1967 "Rocky Top" by the Osborne Brothers.

The first phrase says it all...

Wish that I was on ole Rocky Top
Down in the Tennessee Hills.
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top,
Ain't no telephone bills.

No texting, No i-Pads, no nuttin' honey....just good music and friendly people.

Country music has changed quite a bit over the years. There is a lot of good country but there is also a lot with too much change.

Not so with bluegrass. Bluegrass remains the same, unchanged over the years and still considered by many as the heart of American music.

Best Cover Songs follow up.

I wasn't surprised that many had not heard most of the remakes that I added over the past month on the "Best Cover Songs" page.

Many really liked Jody Miller's "Baby I'm Yours" and the new video of Merle Haggard and Jewel's duet on "That's the way Love Goes." Please Click here and view all the Best Cover songs on that page.

What am I doing next? You can chip in if you want, no money, just ideas.

I have lots of projects.

I am working on pages about Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. I cannot forget these great memory makers from the past. I have albums and songs on these and many more of your favorites.

I like to write what I know and remember about all these great entertainers I grew up with in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

When their songs were #1 they were not oldies to me and so I continue to have lots to write.

It just takes some time to get everything written, documented and uploaded. But it will happen.

Special side note

I will be changing the Look of my site I'm hoping within the next 30 days, maybe sooner, so please return and tell me what you think when it's done.

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Thank you for reading my Newsletter. See you around the first Week of each month.


Danny Sandrik