Bill Monroe : the essential collection

Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys

Label:Spectrum 113 068-2
Release Date:2003
Format:CD
Country:United Kingdom

Song Information:

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1. Uncle Pen2:44
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
2. I'm blue, I'm lonesome2:51
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Composer:James B. Smith
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2082 / 75815
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-TV/LC; J. Martin-LV
3. 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
4. Nine pound hammer2:18
Recording Date:1961-11-10
Composer:Trad.
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11807 / 111392
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James H. 'Jimmy' Maynard-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
5. Blue moon of Kentucky2:08
Recording Date:1954-09-04
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:3364 / 86763
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Charlie Cline-f; Red Taylor-f; Gordon Terry-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
6. I saw the light2:30
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
7. Footprints in the snow2:41
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
8. You're drifting away2:31
Recording Date:1951-07-06
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2424 / 81273
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; B. Monroe-T; R. Lyle-B; G. Terry-BS
9. Rocky road blues
Recording Date:1971-01-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, TN
Master:16301 / 123354
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James William Monroe-g; Earl Snead-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Joe Stuart-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
10. Cry, cry darlin'2:32
Recording Date:1957-05-14
Composer:Jimmy Newman
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:9816 / 102734
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Leslie Sandy-g; Don Stover-bj; Thomas Lee 'Tommy' Jackson-f; Gordon Terry-f; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
11. 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)
12. Gotta travel on2:34
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
13. The long black veil2:38
Recording Date:1965-03-16
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
14. 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
15. Jimmy Brown, the newsboy2:24
Recording Date:1962-11-23
Composer:A. P. Carter
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
16. Fireball mail2:33
Recording Date:1969-03-26
Composer:Floyd Jenkins
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:15501 / 121371
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James William Monroe-g; Rual Yarbrough-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Joe Herman 'Red' Hayes-f; Joe Zinkan-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
17. Kentucky waltz3:06
Recording Date:1970-12-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, TN
Master:16262 / 123259
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James William Monroe-g; Robert C. 'Bobby' Thompson-bj; Joe Herman 'Red' Hayes-f; Kenny Baker-f; Gordon Terry-f
Vocals:B. Monroe-L