Saturday Matinee – Diesel Brown Skaggs Pops & Perkins


Diesel speaks about work, kids, farming, mafia, pirates. The Anti-Boxxy.

Alison Brown has got to be one of the best banjo pickers I’ve ever heard. Very few can play like this without the comfort of studio editing.

Here’s Ricky Skaggs on mandolin, 7 years old, with Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass.

Here’s Ricky Skaggs’ classic “Highway 40 Blues” with the seminal bluegrass backup band, the Boston Pops.

Carl Perkins was one cool rockabilly cat.  He’s got an interesting back up band in this video… too hot to handle and too cold to hold.

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7 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Diesel Brown Skaggs Pops & Perkins”

  1. cbullitt Says:

    I remember seeing that version of “Matchbox” way back when. Good stuff.

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Mrs. Strutts and I stayed up last night to watch “Kelly’s Heroes.” This was kind of a last minute scramble to post, when Carl Perkins knocked on the door.

  3. cbullitt Says:

    Oddball, my man–“Just eatin’ some cheese, drinkin’ some wine and catchin’ some rays.”

  4. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Oddball: “Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”

    Moriarty: “Crap!”

    (There’s a nice collection of quotes here.)

  5. planetross Says:

    I liked the Diesel video. I’ve never seen him live before! hee hee! He might be funny, but I bet he ain’t no farmer.

  6. wheels Says:

    I got to see Alison Brown a few years ago, and own several of her CDs. Hadn’t heard that piece of music before; I guess I need to spend more time with YouTube.

  7. Bunk Strutts Says:

    plane– At first I didn’t get it since I don’t mess around with FaceBook, but daughter Bunkessa thought it was hilarious and said I should post it.

    wheels– I’ve been kinda out of the music loop for a while, and wasn’t familiar with Alison Brown until I read a concert review last weekend. Always wanted to play a banjo.

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