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    Here's a wonderful recording of an interview with Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt done shortly after they reconciled after a 35-year feud....

    A classic piece of bluegrass music history...

    Enjoy!
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    So what jokester put that one together? They've got the voices down pretty good!

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    I heard that years ago.
    Nobody could figure out who it was for sure, but we had some ideas...
    Funny stuff, that.

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    Hehehe... He's getting the Barcus Berry setup for the fiddle. Good stuff.
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    Name that famous mandolinist playing the role of Lance Husky....

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    some 20 years ago I heard a similiar interview done with just Lester Flatt(voice done by Keith Whitley)in which Flatt talks about the problems with Monroe in more depth than this one. Anybody got a copy of that one they could post here? I heard it from Darryl Wolfe's dad back then on cassette tape. It was way funnier than this one and Lester used a lot of cuss words.
    I suspect the voice doing Monroe on the one above is Glen Duncan.

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    Ive got one of Donna Fargos old bus driver doing Flatt....doing a radio interview on WSEXX....absolutley the best Flatt impersonation Ive ever heard.....very funny stuff....To quote Flatt " Bluegrass was here before a horn was on a car"

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    Boy, howdy; the fellow playing Lester sounds like the genuine article, for sure. "Bill" really has quick responses to the questions and sounds pretty good also. A fun interview!
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    Lance is Ronnie McCoury.

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    "I suspect the voice doing Monroe on the one above is Glen Duncan."

    Correctomando!....
    With Charlie Van...

    "Lance is Ronnie McCoury."

    10 points!

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    OK, I was listening to this again and laughing my head off. I know it's Glen Duncan doing Monroe, I've heard him do this other places -- notably in the outro to "Train that Carried My Girl from Town" on one of the Longview CD's. So Lance is Ronnie McC. But -- who is Flatt?? He sounds so much like Lester I can't believe it isn't him.

    You've got to love the comments about Curly Seckler being better than Monroe -- and that there was a lot more cheating going on in the BG Boys band than Curly putting a cheater on his mando to play in closed chords...

    Please help!

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    Spruce - could you possibly re-post that clip you posted a few weeks ago of "Kentucky Mandolin"? I love that version, and would like to hear it again. Thanks, Frank.
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    Default Re: Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt Interview...

    haha..I just read the first post, clicked the link and walked in the kitchen for a snack and couldn't believe what I was hearing. Got me!
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    Default Re: Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt Interview...

    If you want to hear Keith Whitley doing his famous Lester Flatt imitation, listen to J D Crowe and the New South (1979-04-18) - Kosei Nenkin Sho Hall, Tokyo, Japan . On the 2nd disc the whole band impersonates the Foggy Mountain Boys circa 1962 (Carnegie Hall concert era), with the Martha White Theme (Bobby Sloane doing a great Paul Warren imitation), The Ballad Of Jed Clampett and Foggy Mountain Breakdown. "Lester" does some mighty fine MC work.

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