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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A-1. 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:B. Monroe-L
A-2. My little Georgia rose3:07
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2078 / 75811
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-3. 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:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Martin-LC; J. Price-B
A-4. Raw hide2:32
Recording Date:1951-01-20
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2326 / 80436
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Merle 'Red' Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-5. Kentucky waltz3:17
Recording Date:1951-03-05
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2361 / 80725
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Grady Martin-electric g; Jimmy Selph-g; Thomas Lee 'Tommy' Jackson-f; Ernie Newton-sb; Farris Coursey-drums
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-6. 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:B. Monroe-L
A-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:2425 / 81275
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; B. Monroe-T; R. Lyle-B; G. Terry-BS
A-8. 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:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
A-9. Footprints in the snow2:37
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:B. Monroe-L
A-10. Walking in Jerusalem just like John1:59
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2783 / 83132
Instruments:James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC/ J. Martin-TC; C. Cline-B; B. Bryant-BS
A-11. Get up John2:08
Recording Date:1953-11-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:3180 / 85546
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-12. On and on2:48
Recording Date:1954-01-07
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:3205 / 85733
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T; C. Cline-B
A-13. 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:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Martin-LC; C. Cline-B; Milton Estes-BS
A-14. 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:B. Monroe-L
A-15. Roanoke2:36
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
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-16. 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:B. Monroe-L
A-17. 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:B. Monroe-L
A-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:9817 / 102735
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Don Stover-bj; Thomas Lee 'Tommy' Jackson-f; Gordon Terry-f; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-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-sb
Vocals:E. Mayfield-L; B. Monroe-T; Kenny Baker-B; Gordon Terry-BS
A-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-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-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
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-22. 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:B. Monroe-L
A-23. Big Mon2:15
Recording Date:1958-12-01
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:10518-5 / 106209
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Vernon Crawford 'Jack' Cooke-g; Robert Lee 'Buddy' Pennington-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-24. Linda Lou2:10
Recording Date:1960-11-30
Composer:Carl Butler
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11334 / 109960
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carl Butler-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-25. Lonesome road blues2:29
Recording Date:1960-12-01
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11344 / 109923
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carl Butler-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-1. Time changes everything2:15
Recording Date:1960-12-01
Composer:Tommy Duncan
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11343 / 109922
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carl Butler-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-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: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:B. Monroe-L
B-3. 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:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Maynard-LC
B-4. Live and let live2:40
Recording Date:1961-11-10
Composer:Wiley Walker-Gene Sullivan
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11808 / 111393
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James H. 'Jimmy' Maynard-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Maynard-LC
B-5. Old Joe Clark2:22
Recording Date:1961-12-04
Composer:Trad.
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11824 / 111456
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James H. 'Jimmy' Maynard-g; Paul Anthony 'Tony' Ellis-bj; Bobby Joe Lester-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-6. Columbus Stockade blues3:05
Recording Date:1962-04-26
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12032 / 112154
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Franklin G. 'Frank' Buchanan-g; Paul Anthony 'Tony' Ellis-bj; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Harold 'Red' Stanley-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; F. Buchanan-LC
B-7. Drifting too far from the shore2:28
Recording Date:1962-05-16
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12068 / 112253
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Franklin G. 'Frank' Buchanan-g; Paul Anthony 'Tony' Ellis-bj; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:F. Buchanan-L; B. Monroe-T; Red Stanley-B; Culley Holt-BS
B-8. Somebody touched me2:31
Recording Date:1962-05-17
Composer:Bill Monroe-Harold Donny
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12075 / 112260
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Franklin G. 'Frank' Buchanan-g; Paul Anthony 'Tony' Ellis-bj; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:F. Buchanan-L; B. Monroe-T; R. Stanley-B; Culley Holt-BS
B-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:12236 / 112802
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Lonnie Hoppers-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-10. I'm so lonesome I could cry2:09
Recording Date:1962-11-23
Composer:Hank Williams
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12235 / 112801
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Lonnie Hoppers-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-11. Devil's dream2:25
Recording Date:1963-03-20
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12435 / 113296
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Horace 'Benny' Williams-g; William Bradford 'Bill/Brad' Keith-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-12. Highway of sorrow2:21
Recording Date:1964-01-27
Composer:Bill Monroe-Pete Pyle
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12800 / 114412
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-13. Roll on buddy, roll on2:13
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:B. Monroe-LV/TC; D. McCoury-LC
B-14. We're going just over in the gloryland2:24
Recording Date:1964-04-09
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12906 / 114774
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jackie Phelps-g; Joe Stuart-bj; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Buddy Spicher-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-15. Fire on the mountain2:01
Recording Date:1964-04-09
Composer:Bill Cody-Carl Eugster
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12907 / 114775
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Claude J. 'Jackie' Phelps-g; Joe Stuart-bj; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Buddy Spicher-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-16. The long black veil2:38
Recording Date:1965-03-16
Composer:Marijohn Wilkin-Danny Dill
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:13373 / 115841
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James 'Jimmy' Elrod-g; Don Lineberger-bj; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Buddy Spicher-f; James William Monroe-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-17. I wonder where you are tonight2:35
Recording Date:1966-10-14
Composer:Johnny Bond
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:14303 / 118063
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Peter Rowan-g; Lamar Grier-bj; Richard Greene-f; James William Monroe-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Monroe-LC; P. Rowan-B
B-18. Dusty miller2:23
Recording Date:1966-12-06
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:14396 / 118289
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Peter Rowan-g; Lamar Grier-bj; Richard Greene-f; James William Monroe-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-19. Midnight on the stormy deep3:40
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:P. Rowan-L; B. Monroe-T
B-20. Sally Goodin'3:14
Recording Date:1967-08-23
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:14785 / 119364
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Roland Joseph White-g; Victor Howard 'Vic' Jordan-bj; Byron Berline-f; James William Monroe-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-21. 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:R. White-L; B. Monroe-T
B-22. I haven't seen Mary in years3:05
Recording Date:1969-03-26
Composer:Damon Black
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:15500 / 121370
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James William Monroe-g; Rual Yarbrough-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Joe Herman 'Red' Hayes-f; Joe Zinkan-sb
Vocals:J. Monroe-L; B. Monroe-T
B-23. With body and soul3:05
Recording Date:1969-04-29
Composer:Virginia Stauffer
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:15593 / 121593
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James William Monroe-g; Rual Yarbrough-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Thomas 'Tommy' Williams-f; Joe Zinkan-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-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: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:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Monroe-LC; R. Yarbrough-B
B-25. 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