Bluegrass big three

Various artists

Label:Fantastic Voyage FVTD 064
Release Date:2010-08-16
Format:CD
Country:United Kingdom

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A-1. Rocky road bluesBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:46
A-2. Kentucky waltzBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:42
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4355-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Elliott Thurman 'Curley' Bradshaw?-g; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; David 'Stringbean' Akeman-bj; Wilene 'Sally Ann' Forrester-ac; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-3. Footprints in the snowBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:28
A-4. Blue grass specialBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:52
Composer:Bill Monroe
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-5. Heavy traffic aheadBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 3:04
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4605-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-6. Blue moon of KentuckyBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:48
A-7. Toy heartBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:57
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4608-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
A-8. Summertime is past and goneBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:59
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4609-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; H. Watts-BS
A-9. Wicked path of sinBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:57
Composer:Bill Monroe
A-10. I'm going back to old KentuckyBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 3:12
Recording Date:1947-10-27
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4874
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
A-11. Little cabin home on the hillBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:43
A-12. Blue grass breakdownBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 3:22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-13. Sweetheart, you done me wrongBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:48
A-14. Little community churchBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:48
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe-Lester Flatt
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4884-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-B; H. Watts-BS
A-15. When you are lonelyBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:48
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; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
A-16. Molly and Tenbrooks (the racehorse song)Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 3:01
A-17. Blue grass stompBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 3:16
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:41837-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Malcolm 'Mac' Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-18. The girl in the blue velvet bandBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:43
A-19. New Mule skinner bluesBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:47
A-20. Uncle PenBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:10
Composer:Bill Monroe
A-21. Blue moon of KentuckyBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:26
A-22. Cry, cry darlingBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 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
A-23. I saw the lightBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 1:56
A-24. ScotlandBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:34
Composer:Bill Monroe
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-25. Gotta travel onBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:39
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
B-1. Foggy Mountain breakdownLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-2. My cabin in CarolineLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-3. Baby blue eyesLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-4. Down the roadLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-5. My little girl in TennesseeLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-6. Cora is goneLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-7. Pike County breakdownLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-8. Pain in my heartLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-9. Roll in my sweet baby's armsLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-10. Old salty dog bluesLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-11. I'll just pretendLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-12. Come back, darlingLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-13. Jimmie Brown, the newsboyLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-14. Don't get above your raisin'Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-15. Tis sweet to be rememberedLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-16. Earl's breakdownLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-17. Flint Hill specialLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-18. Foggy Mountain specialLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-19. I'm gonna sleep with one eye openLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-20. Six white horsesLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-21. Don't let your deal go downLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-22. Big black trainLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-23. Cabin on the hillLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
B-24. Foggy Mountain rockLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-25. Crying my heart outLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
C-1. I'm using my Bible for a roadmapDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:33
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Reno-Shroeder; Lonat, BMI
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3334
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Jay Haney-sb
Vocals:R. Smiley-LV/BSC; D. Reno-TC; J. Haney-BC; C. Haney-LC
C-2. Crazy finger bluesDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:48
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3348
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-3. There's another baby waiting for me down the lineDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:30
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno-Red Smiley
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3343
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
C-4. Maybe you will change your mindDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:41
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno-Red Smiley
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3344
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
C-5. Tennessee Cut-Up breakdownDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:24
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3347
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-6. I'm gone, long goneDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:24
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno-Red Smiley
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3345
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
C-7. I'm the talk of the townDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:45
Recording Date:1953-01-30
Composer:Don Reno
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3544
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Red Rector-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-d
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
C-8. Choking the stringsDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:34
Recording Date:1953-01-30
Composer:Don Reno
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3541
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Red Rector-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-d
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-9. Tally-ho!Don Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:35
Recording Date:1954-04-06
Composer:Reno-Smiley
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3779
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Bill Haney-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-d
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
C-10. Your tears are just interest on the loanDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:43
Recording Date:1954-04-06
Composer:Don Reno
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3781
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Bill Haney-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-d
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
C-11. Dixie breakdownDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:23
Recording Date:1954-04-06
Composer:D. Reno-J. Lunsford
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3785
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Bill Haney-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-d
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-12. Charlotte breakdownDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:23
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Don Reno; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3898
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Smiley Hobbs-m; Mack Magaha-f; Jimmy Lunsford-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-13. I'm the biggest liar in townDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:12
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3893
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Smiley Hobbs-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:D. Reno-HL; R. Smiley-LT
C-14. Barefoot NellieDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:17
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Reno-Davis
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3891
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Smiley Hobbs-m; Mack Magaha-f; Jimmy Lunsford-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:D. Reno-HL; R. Smiley-LT; H. Rabon-BS
C-15. Hen scratchin' stompDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:30
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3903
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Smiley Hobbs-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-16. Double banjo bluesDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:44
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3904
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Smiley Hobbs-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-17. Home sweet homeDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:22
Recording Date:1955-04-25
Composer:Bishop-Payne
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3965
Instruments:Don Reno-g/bj/bs/d
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-18. Reno rideDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:37
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3905
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Julian 'Smiley' Hobbs-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-19. Banjo riffDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:38
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3906
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Smiley Hobbs-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-20. Green Mountain hopDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:16
Recording Date:1955-04-25
Composer:Don Reno
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3966
Instruments:Don Reno-bj/g/bs/d
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-21. Lonesome wind bluesDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:52
Recording Date:1959-10-26
Composer:Wayne Raney
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4418
Instruments:Don Reno-lg; Red Smiley-g; Ronnie Reno-m; Mack Magaha-f/perc; John Palmer-sb; Ray Pennington-d
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
C-22. Remington rideDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:27
Recording Date:1956-08-27
Composer:H. Penny-Herb Remington; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4100
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-23. Cumberland GapDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:23
Recording Date:1956-08-27
Composer:Trad.
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4099
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Benny Williams-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-24. Richmond ruckusDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:19
Recording Date:1956-08-27
Composer:Mack Magaha
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4102
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Benny Williams-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-25. Country boy rock 'n' rollDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:31
Recording Date:1956-08-27
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4093
Instruments:Don Reno-g; Red Smiley-g; Benny Williams-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:D. Reno-HL; R. Smiley-LT