Anthology, 1950-1981

Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys

Label:MCA 088 113 207-2
Release Date:2003-04-22
Format:CD
Country:United States

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1-1. New mule skinner blues2:27
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers-George Vaughn
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2077 / 75810
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-2. My little Georgia rose3:07
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2078 / 75811
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-3. Uncle Pen2:42
Recording Date:1950-10-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2254 / 80071
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Red Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Martin-LC; J. Price-B
1-4. Raw hide2:32
Recording Date:1951-01-20
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2326 / 80436
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Red Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
1-5. Kentucky waltz3:17
Recording Date:1951-03-05
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2361 / 80725
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Grady Martin-electric g; Jimmy Selph-g; Tommy Jackson-f; Ernie Newton-sb; Farris Coursey-drums
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-6. When the cactus is in bloom2:03
Recording Date:1951-03-29
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2373 / 80793
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Hal Smith-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-7. Get down on your knees and pray3:01
Recording Date:1951-07-06
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2425 / 81275
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; C. Stanley-LC; R. Lyle-B; G. Terry-BS
1-8. In the pines3:08
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Jimmie Davis-Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2781 / 83130
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
1-9. Footprints in the snow2:37
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Rupert Jones
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2782 / 83131
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-10. Walking in Jerusalem just like John1:59
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2783 / 83132
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC/ J. Martin-TC; C. Cline-B; B. Bryant-GS
1-11. Get up John2:08
Recording Date:1953-11-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3180 / 85546
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
1-12. On and on2:48
Recording Date:1954-01-25
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3205 / 85733
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T; C. Cline-B
1-13. I'm working on a building2:41
Recording Date:1954-01-25
Composer:A. P. Carter
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3236 / 85751
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Martin-LC; C. Cline-B; M. Estes-BS
1-14. Blue moon of Kentucky2:08
Recording Date:1954-09-04
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3364 / 86763
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Charlie Cline-f; Red Taylor-f; Gordon Terry-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-15. Roanoke2:36
Recording Date:1954-12-31
Composer:Joe Ahr
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3416 / 87245
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jackie Phelps-g; Hubert Davis-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Ernie Newton-bs
1-16. Goodbye old pal2:06
Recording Date:1957-05-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 9820-14 / 102738
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Sandy-g; Don Stover-bj; Joe Stuart-f; Gordon Terry-f; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-17. Molly and Tenbrooks2:19
Recording Date:1957-05-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 9822 / 102740
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Sandy-g; Don Stover-bj; Joe Stuart-f; Gordon Terry-f; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-18. I'm sittin' on top of the world2:21
Recording Date:1957-05-14
Composer:R. Henderson-J. Young-S. Lewis
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 9817 / 102735
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Sandy-g; Don Stover-bj; Tommy Jackson-f; Gordon Terry-f; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-19. 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-bs
Vocals:E. Mayfield-L; B. Monroe-T; K. Baker-B; G. Terry-BS
1-20. Scotland1:50
Recording Date:1958-04-08
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:10222 / 104836
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
1-21. Panhandle country2:02
Recording Date:1958-04-08
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:10221-16 / 104835
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
1-22. Gotta travel on2:32
Recording Date:1958-12-01
Composer:Paul Clayton
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 10516 / 106200
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jack Cooke-g; Buddy Pennington-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-23. Big Mon2:15
Recording Date:1958-12-01
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 10518-5 / 106209
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jack Cooke-g; Buddy Pennington-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
1-24. Linda Lou2:10
Recording Date:1960-11-30
Composer:Carl Butler
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11334 / 109960
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carl Butler-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-25. Lonesome road blues2:29
Recording Date:1960-12-01
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11344 / 109923
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carl Butler-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-1. Time changes everything2:15
Recording Date:1960-12-01
Composer:Tommy Duncan
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11343 / 109922
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carl Butler-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-2. I'm going back to old Kentucky2:23
Recording Date:1961-11-09
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11804 / 111389
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Maynard-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Buddy Spicher-f; Vassar Clements-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-3. Toy heart2:14
Recording Date:1961-11-09
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11805 / 111390
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Maynard-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Buddy Spicher-f; Vassar Clements-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Maynard-LC
2-4. Live and let live2:40
Recording Date:1961-11-10
Composer:Wiley Walker-Gene Sullivan
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11808 / 111393
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Maynard-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Bennie Williams-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Maynard-LC
2-5. Old Joe Clark2:22
Recording Date:1961-12-04
Composer:Trad.
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11824 / 111456
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Maynard-g; Tony Ellis-bj; Bobby Joe Lester-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
2-6. Columbus Stockade blues3:05
Recording Date:1962-04-26
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12032 / 112154
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Frank Buchanan-g; Tony Ellis-bj; Benny Williams-f; Red Stanley-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; Buchanan-LC
2-7. Drifting too far from the shore2:28
Recording Date:1962-05-16
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12068 / 112253
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Frank Buchanan-g; Tony Ellis-bj; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:F. Buchanan-L; B. Monroe-T
2-8. Somebody touched me2:31
Recording Date:1962-05-17
Composer:Bill Monroe-Harold Donny
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12075 / 112260
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Frank Buchanan-g; Tony Ellis-bj; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:F. Buchanan-L; B. Monroe-T
2-9. Jimmy Brown, the newsboy2:25
Recording Date:1962-11-23
Composer:A. P. Carter; Peer International, BMI
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12236 / 112802
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Lonnie Hoppers-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-10. I'm so lonesome I could cry2:09
Recording Date:1962-11-23
Composer:Hank Williams
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12235 / 112801
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Lonnie Hoppers-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-11. Devil's dream2:25
Recording Date:1963-03-20
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12435 / 113296
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Bennie Williams-g; Bill Keith-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
2-12. Highway of sorrow2:21
Recording Date:1964-01-27
Composer:Bill Monroe-Pete Pyle
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12800 / 114412
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Benny Williams-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-13. Roll on buddy, roll on2:13
Recording Date:1964-01-28
Composer:Teddy Wilburn-Doyle Wilburn
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12802 / 114414
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Del McCoury-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Benny Williams-f; Joe Stuart-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; D. McCoury-LC
2-14. We're going just over in the gloryland2:24
Recording Date:1964-04-09
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12906 / 114774
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jackie Phelps-g; Joe Stuart-bj; Benny Williams-f; Buddy Spicher-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-15. Fire on the mountain2:01
Recording Date:1964-04-09
Composer:Bill Cody-Carl Eugster
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12907 / 114775
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jackie Phelps-g; Joe Stuart-bj; Benny Williams-f; Buddy Spicher-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
2-16. The long black veil2:38
Recording Date:1965-03-16
Composer:Marijohn Wilkin-Danny Dill
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 13373 / 115841
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jackie Phelps-g; Joe Stuart-bj; Benny Williams-f; Buddy Spicher-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-17. I wonder where you are tonight2:35
Recording Date:1966-10-14
Composer:Johnny Bond
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 14303 / 118063
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Peter Rowan-g; Lamar Grier-bj; Richard Greene-f; James Monroe-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC/ P. Rowan-B; J. Monroe-LC
2-18. Dusty miller2:23
Recording Date:1966-12-06
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 14396 / 118289
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Peter Rowan-g; Lamar Grier-bj; Richard Greene-f; James Monroe-bs
2-19. Midnight on the stormy deep3:40
Recording Date:1966-12-16
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 14421 / 118347
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Peter Rowan-g; Lamar Grier-bj; Richard Greene-f; James Monroe-bs
Vocals:P. Rowan-L; B. Monroe-T
2-20. Sally Goodin'3:14
Recording Date:1967-08-23
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 14785 / 119364
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Roland White-g; Vic Jordan-bj; Byron Berline-f; James Monroe-bs
2-21. Walls of time3:17
Recording Date:1968-11-14
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 15332 / 120938
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Roland White-g; Vic Jordan-bj; Kenny Baker-f; James Monroe-bs
Vocals:R. White-L; B. Monroe-T
2-22. I haven't seen Mary in years3:05
Recording Date:1969-03-26
Composer:Damon Black
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 15500 / 121370
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Monroe-g; Rual Yarbrough-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Red Hayes-f; Joe Zinkan-bs
Vocals:J. Monroe-L; B. Monroe-T
2-23. With body and soul3:05
Recording Date:1969-04-29
Composer:Virginia Stauffer
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 15593 / 121593
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Monroe-g; Rual Yarbrough-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Tommy Williams-f; Joe Zinkan-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-24. 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:NA 15821 / 122181
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Monroe-g; Rual Yarbrough-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Red Hayes-f; Bill Yates-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Monroe-LC; R. Yarbrough-B
2-25. My last days on Earth4:38
Recording Date:1981-02-19
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Music Mill Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:MC 11422