Curtis McPeake | The View From McPeake

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The View From McPeake

by Curtis McPeake

Bluegrass banjo legend Curtis McPeake backed by a band of some of the best pickers in Nashville: Aubrey Hanie, Dennis Crouch, Charlie Cushman, and Dave Harvey. Traditional and original instrumentals from a master.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Fire in the Furnace
2:13 album only
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2. Leap Frog
2:32 album only
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3. Long Way Home
2:35 album only
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4. Don\'t Let Your Deal Go Down
1:36 album only
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5. Gathering Flowers
2:17 album only
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6. Cotton-Eyed Joe
2:36 album only
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7. Hop Scotch
3:15 album only
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8. Drunkard\'s Hiccups
3:40 album only
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9. Sail Away Lady
2:15 album only
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10. When I Reach That City
2:26 album only
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11. Sally D. Goodin
3:26 album only
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12. Wreck of the Old 97
2:46 album only
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13. I\'m Going Back to Old Kentucky
2:40 album only

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Curtis McPeake, a five-string banjo legend, was one of the architects of modern bluegrass music. During a career spanning 50 years in the country music business, McPeake has played long stints with several world-famous bands, including some of the biggest names in the history of bluegrass music. In the early 1950s, Curtis began to appear on the "Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs" TV show, and eventually came to be counted on by Flatt & Scruggs as a stand-in for Earl when one was needed. He filled in for Earl on many occasions until Flatt & Scruggs broke up in the late 1960s. Curtis also played with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys in 1960-61, during which time Bill first played Carnegie Hall.

After leaving Bill Monroe, Curtis joined Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper and worked with them throughout 1963. After this stint he signed on with WSM as a staff musician and played the Grand Ole Opry for several years. He was also much in demand as a studio artist during this time, adding his signature sound to hundreds of cuts by various artists. In 1969 Curtis left the Opry to join "Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass", and toured around the world with them until 1987.

Curtis has also been involved with the music industry as a collector and dealer of fine vintage and new instruments, and continues that business today.

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