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China Grove, My Hometown

China Grove, My Hometown

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”).

Track Listing

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China Grove My Hometown Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 2:34
102
Little Marrowbone Creek Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 2:17
103
Cold Cold Loving Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 2:36
104
I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 3:11
105
Reuben Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 2:33
201
Dixie Holiday Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 2:30
202
Mother Is Gone Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 2:28
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Old Joe Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 1:50
204
Till the End of the World Rolls Round Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 2:19
205
I Found the Way Curley Seckler and the Nashville Grass 2:21

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