Gibson Bluegrass All Stars say Merry Christmas

Earl Scruggs, Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs and Phil Leadbetter play Jingle Bells for GibsonGibson has posted a video on their web site featuring their top bluegrass endorsers playing a lively version of Jingle Bells. The All Stars consist of Earl Scruggs on banjo, Sam Bush and Ricky Skaggs on mandolins, and Phil Leadbetter on dobro. They are accompanied by Randy and Gary Scruggs on guitar and bass, respectively.

Each of them takes a break on Jingle Bells – except the bass – and Earl Scruggs is in fine form. All of them seem to have been enjoying this very much.

The video runs for just over three and a half minutes, and the site shows a link to download a free iPod version of the video. When I followed that link and tried to save the file, the “Save As Source” option was not available. You may need to use the right click (ctrl click for Mac) “Download Linked File” option from the main video page in order to get the video file, in the .M4v format.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • The “Save As Source” option worked just fine for me.

    One thing, you do have to wait for it to completely load in the browser before the option become available. If you attempt to save it before it has finished downloading into your browser window, the option to “Save As Source” will be grayed out.

    I just watched it play to the end, and then selected that option and saved it.

  • I’ll bet you have QuickTime Pro, not just the free web plug in. The “Save As Source” option shows as only available in QT Pro for me.

  • Ahhhhh!

    You are correct, I do have the pro version of QT. Your original solution is the answer then.