Bluegrass pioneer Curly Seckler (b. 1919) was born in China Grove, North Carolina, into “a musically inclined family.” He began his professional career in 1935 as a tenor singer and mandolin player. In 1949 he joined Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Boys, remaining with them until 1962. In 1979, Seckler joined Flatt’s Nashville Bluegrass band, assuming leadership of the band following Flatt’s death in 1979. Seckler was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Hall of Fame in 2004.
In this 1983 recording, the Nashville Grass, with Seckler playing guitar and singing, performs old standards (“Old Joe”), new material (“China Grove, My Hometown”), and songs associated with Flatt and Scruggs (“Cold Cold Loving” and “Reuben”).
1) China Grove My Hometown
2) Little Marrowbone Creek
3) Cold Cold Loving
4) I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer
6) Dixie Holiday
7) Mother Is Gone
8) Old Joe
9) Till the End of the World Rolls Round
10) I Found the Way