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  1. NPR 100 (2000): The Story Of ‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown’

    More than any other work, Earl Scruggs’ "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" established the banjo as the star instrument in bluegrass music. That song is still perhaps best known as the accompanying theme for a pair of roving gangsters in Arthur Penn’s 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. A bright and quick tune written by a quiet North Carolina country musician that introduced American bluegrass to new audiences around the world.

    —Huffduffed by smokler