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In Memory of the Man: Dedicated to Lester Flatt

In Memory of the Man: Dedicated to Lester Flatt

In 1980, bluegrass performer Harley “Red” Allen (1930–1993) recorded an album to honor the memory and legacy of country and bluegrass legend Lester Flatt (1914–1979). Allen, known for his “high, lonesome sound,” is backed by a band composed of veteran musicians including Marty Stuart on mandolin and several from Flatt’s last band, Nashville Grass, as well as his son Harley Jr. and Curly Seckler on vocals. The collection includes songs written by Flatt or associated with Flatt and Earl Scruggs of the Foggy Mountain Boys. The band gives a spirited vocal and instrumental workout to the bluegrass standard “Shady Grove,” titled here as “Going Back to Harlan.”

Track Listing

101
I'll Take the Blame Red Allen 2:26
102
What's Good for You Red Allen 2:32
103
Over the Hill to the Poorhouse Red Allen 3:42
104
Somehow Tonight Red Allen 3:05
105
I'll Never Shed Another Tear Red Allen 2:32
106
Give Mother My Crown Red Allen 2:34
201
Going Back to Harlan Red Allen 1:37
202
I'm Waiting to Hear You Call Me Darling Red Allen 2:45
203
Why Don't You Tell Me So Red Allen 2:32
204
My Darling's Last Goodbye Red Allen 2:15
205
Your Love is Like a Flower Red Allen 2:25
206
Gone Home Red Allen 2:36

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