The very best of Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys

Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys

Label:MCA 088 112 982-2
Release Date:2002-08-27
Format:CD
Country:United States
County Sales:#264
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1. Blue moon of Kentucky2:08
Recording Date:1954-09-04
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:3364 / 86763
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Charlie Cline-f; Merle 'Red' Taylor-f; Gordon Terry-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
2. Jimmy Brown, the newsboy2:25
Recording Date:1962-11-23
Composer:A. P. Carter; Peer International, BMI
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12236 / 112802
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Lonnie Hoppers-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
3. I saw the light2:27
Recording Date:1958-02-25
Composer:Hank Williams
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:10163 / 104726
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:Edd Mayfield-L; Bill Monroe-T; Kenny Baker-B; Gordon Terry-BS
4. Goodbye old pal2:06
Recording Date:1957-05-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:9820-14 / 102738
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Leslie Sandy-g; Don Stover-bj; Joe Stuart-f; Gordon Terry-f; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
5. Footprints in the snow2:41
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Rupert Jones
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2782 / 83131
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
6. Roll on buddy, roll on2:09
Recording Date:1964-01-28
Composer:Teddy Wilburn-Doyle Wilburn
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12802 / 114414
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Del McCoury-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Joe Stuart-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-LV/TC; Del McCoury-LC
7. I'm going back to old Kentucky2:23
Recording Date:1961-11-09
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11804 / 111389
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James H. 'Jimmy' Maynard-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Norman 'Buddy' Spicher-f; Vassar Clements-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
8. Molly and Tenbrooks2:19
Recording Date:1957-05-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:9822 / 102740
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Leslie Sandy-g; Don Stover-bj; Joe Stuart-f; Gordon Terry-f; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
9. When the cactus is in bloom2:03
Recording Date:1951-03-29
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2373 / 80793
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; James 'Hal' Smith-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
10. Walls of time3:17
Recording Date:1968-11-14
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:15332 / 120938
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Roland White-g; Victor Howard 'Vic' Jordan-bj; Kenny Baker-f; James William Monroe-sb
Vocals:Roland Joseph White-L; Bill Monroe-T
11. I'm working on a building2:41
Recording Date:1954-01-14
Composer:A. P. Carter
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:3236 / 85751
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-LV/TC; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-LC; Charlie Cline-B; Milton Estes-BS
12. Scotland1:50
Recording Date:1958-04-08
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:10222 / 104836
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
13. Walk softly on my heart2:36
Recording Date:1969-10-28
Composer:Jake Landis-Bill Monroe; Bill Monroe Music, BMI
Place:Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, TN
Master:15821 / 122181
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James William Monroe-g; Rual Yarbrough-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Joe Herman 'Red' Hayes-f; Bill Yates-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-LV/TC; James William Monroe-LC; Rual Yarbrough-B
14. Kentucky waltz3:06
Recording Date:1970-12-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, TN
Master:16262 / 123259
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James William Monroe-g; Robert C. 'Bobby' Thompson-bj; Joe Herman 'Red' Hayes-f; Kenny Baker-f; Gordon Terry-f
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
15. In the pines3:08
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Jimmie Davis-Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2781 / 83130
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-L; Bill Monroe-T
16. Toy heart2:14
Recording Date:1961-11-09
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11805 / 111390
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James H. 'Jimmy' Maynard-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Norman 'Buddy' Spicher-f; Vassar Clements-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-LV/TC; James H. 'Jimmy' Maynard-LC
17. New mule skinner blues2:27
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers-George Vaughn
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2077 / 75810
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
18. Roanoke2:39
Recording Date:1954-12-31
Composer:Joe Ahr
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:3416 / 87245
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Claude J. 'Jackie' Phelps-g; Hubert Davis-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Bobby Hicks-f; Ernie Newton-sb
19. Midnight on the stormy deep3:45
Recording Date:1966-12-16
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:14421 / 118347
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Peter Rowan-g; Lamar Grier-bj; Richard Greene-f; James William Monroe-sb
Vocals:Peter Rowan-L; Bill Monroe-T
20. Uncle Pen2:42
Recording Date:1950-10-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2254 / 80071
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Merle 'Red' Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-LV/TC; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-LC; Joel Price-B
21. Gotta travel on2:32
Recording Date:1958-12-01
Composer:Paul Clayton
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:10516 / 106200
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Vernon Crawford 'Jack' Cooke-g; Robert Lee 'Buddy' Pennington?-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
22. My last days on Earth4:38
Recording Date:1981-02-19
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Music Mill Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11422
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Norman Lee Blake-g; Mark Hembree-sb; Sheldon Kurland Strings: Carl Gorodetzky, George Binkley III, Marvin D. Chantry, Roy Christensen, Conni L. Ellisor, Dennis W. Molchan
Vocals:Arlene Hardin, Curtis Young, Cindy Nelson-background V