The early years

Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys

Label:Vanguard VCD 79518
Release Date:1998-07-14
Format:CD
Country:United States
BG Unlimited:1998-09

Song Information:

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1. Blue moon of Kentucky3:03
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4607-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
2. Footprints in the snow2:39
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Arr. Boyd Lane
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4359-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Elliott Thurman 'Curley' Bradshaw?-g; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; David 'Stringbean' Akeman-bj; Wilene 'Sally Ann' Forrester-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
3. Sweetheart, you done me wrong3:35
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Lester Flatt-Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4880-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; Bill Monroe-T
4. Blue grass stomp3:00
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:41837-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Malcolm 'Mac' Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
5. Toy heart2:46
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4608-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-bs
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; Bill Monroe-T
6. Blue grass special2:26
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4360-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Elliott Thurman 'Curley' Bradshaw?-g; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; David 'Stringbean' Akeman-bj; Wilene 'Sally Ann' Forrester-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
7. Kentucky waltz2:44
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4355-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Elliott Thurman 'Curley' Bradshaw?-g; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; David 'Stringbean' Akeman-bj; Wilene 'Sally Ann' Forrester-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
8. Rocky road blues2:36
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4354
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Elliott Thurman 'Curley' Bradshaw?-g; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; David 'Stringbean' Akeman-bj; Wilene 'Sally Ann' Forrester-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
9. Travelin' this lonesome road3:25
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:41836
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Malcolm 'Mac' Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
Vocals:Malcolm 'Mac' Wiseman-L; Bill Monroe-T
10. When you are lonely2:46
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe-Lester Flatt
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4886
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; Bill Monroe-T
11. Wicked path of sin2:39
Recording Date:1946-09-17
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4616
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; Bill Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-B; Birch Monroe-BS
12. Bluegrass breakdown2:18
Recording Date:1947-10-27
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4879-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
13. Little community church2:45
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe-Lester Flatt
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4884-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-g
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; Bill Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-B; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-BS
14. Blue yodel #43:06
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4612-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L