Christmas time's a-comin' : the essential bluegrass collection

Various artists

Label:Time-Life CD 18988
Release Date:2004
Format:CD
Country:United States
County Sales:#269

Song Information:

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1. Christmas time's a-comin'Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:41
Recording Date:1951-10-28
Composer:Tex Logan
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2521 / 81801
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; James Garfield 'Gar' Bowers-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Oscar 'Shorty' Sheehan-sb; Owen Bradley-vibraphone
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; E. Mayfield-LC
2. Christmas time is nearStanley Brothers 2:16
Recording Date:1960-06-01
Place:Radio Station WNER?, Live Oak, FL
Master:2817
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Richard Edward "Curley" Lambert?-m; Ralph Mayo?-f; unknown-sb
Vocals:Carter Stanley-L; Ralph Stanley-T; Ralph Mayo?-B
3. Christmas time back homeCountry Gentlemen 3:02
Recording Date:1962-11-01
Place:Wynwood Studios, Falls Church, VA
Master:111621
Instruments:Charlie Waller-rhythm g; Eddie Adcock-bj; John Duffey-m; Tom Gray-sb; Ray Marshall-vibes
Vocals:C. Waller-L; J. Duffey-T; E. Adcock-B
4. Bluegrass ChristmasThe McCoury Brothers
5. Beautiful star of BethlehemEmmylou Harris
6. Old-fashioned ChristmasJimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys 2:39
Recording Date:1960-08-17
Composer:Jimmy Martin-Paul Williams
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11229 / 109506
Instruments:Jimmy Martin-g; J.D. Crowe-bj; Paul Williams-m; Herb Hooven-f; Junior Huskey-bs; Willie Ackerman-drums
Vocals:J. Martin-L; H. Hooven-BS
7. It's Christmas timeLarry Sparks
8. Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeerLynn Morris Band
9. Merry Christmas from our house to yoursDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver
10. That's Christmas time to meBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:36
Recording Date:1977-07-28
Composer:Virginia Stauffer
Place:Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, TN
Master:18011 / MC 6760
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James William Monroe-g; Wayne Lewis-g; William O'Neal 'Bill' Holden-bj; Buddy Spicher-f; Randy Davis-sb; [Walter Haynes-bells]
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
11. I'm going home, it's Christmas timeRalph Stanley
12. Call collect on ChristmasDel McCoury
13. Jingle bellsDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 1:40
Recording Date:1963-06-04
Composer:Traditional
Place:King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:11582
Instruments:Red Smiley-g; Don Reno-bj; Ronnie Reno-m; Mack Magaha-f; Steven Chapman-electric g; John Palmer-sb
Vocals:D. Reno-sp; (Instrumental)
14. I feel the Christmas spiritThe Isaacs
15. The friendly beastsJohnson Mountain Boys
16. Away in a mangerLarry Stephenson
17. White ChristmasLarry Sparks
18. The first Noel / It came upon a midnight clear / JoyDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver