The programs on this initial volume in the series date from August 1961 and February 1962.
Highlights include “Jimmie Brown the Newsboy,” “Feast Here Tonight,“ “Brother, I’m Getting Ready to Go,” “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down,” “John Henry,” and “Precious Memories.”
Even if you don’t like bluegrass (and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?), you will enjoy this series just for the charming, period piece commercials filmed live on the set, and the homespun comedy sketches with “Cousin Jake” Tullock and “Uncle Josh” Graves.
Watching these thoroughly pro-fessional and entertaining shows, viewers can really appreciate Curly Seckler’s superb tenor singing, Scruggs’ amazingly solid & tasteful banjo picking, and Flatt’s smooth, consummate MC work (as well as his wonderful vocals). The group worked beautifully around two mikes—one for the instrumental breaks and the other for the vocals-- whether it be a solo, a duet, a trio or quartet, the band’s blend and choreography were impeccable. There’s plenty going on here. Country Sales Magazine