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
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. 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
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. 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
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
4. Blue grass stomp3:00
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:CO 41837
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Mac Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; 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
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
6. Blue grass special2:26
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4360
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
7. Kentucky waltz2:44
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4355
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. 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; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
9. Travelin' this lonesome road3:25
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:CO 41836
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Mac Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L; B. 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; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. 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:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; E. Scruggs-B; Burch Monroe-BS
12. Bluegrass breakdown
Composer:Bill Monroe
13. Little community church2:45
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe-Lester Flatt
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4884
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; E. Scruggs-B; B. Watts-BS
14. Blue yodel #43:06
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4612
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L