The essential Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, 1945-1949

Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys

Label:Columbia C2K 52478
Release Date:1992
Format:CD
Country:United States
BG Unlimited:1993-05
County Sales:#190
   Discogs.com ID: 1262026
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A-1. Rocky road blues2:36
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4354
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-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-2. Kentucky waltz2:44
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
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-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-3. True life blues2:50
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4356
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Chubby Wise-f; David 'Stringbean' Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:T. Willis-L; B. Monroe- T
A-4. Nobody loves me4:11
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Z. Clements
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4357
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-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L; S. Forrester-T; T. Willis-B
A-5. Goodbye old pal2:25
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4358-1
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-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-6. Footprints in the snow2:39
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Arr. Boyd Lane
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4359-1
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-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-7. Blue grass special2:26
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4360-1
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-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-8. Come back to me in my dreams3:00
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4361
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-accordion; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L; S. Forrester-T; T. Willis-B
A-9. Heavy traffic ahead2:51
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill 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-10. Why did you wander2:34
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4606
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. Blue moon of Kentucky3:03
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4607-1
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-12. Toy heart2:46
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-13. Summertime is past and gone2:55
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4609
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-14. Mansions for me3:16
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4610-1
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
A-15. Mother's only sleeping3:16
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4611-1
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
A-16. Blue yodel no. 4 [no. 3]3:06
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4612-1
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-17. Will you be loving another man?2:53
Recording Date:1946-09-17
Composer:Bill Monroe-Lester Flatt
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4613
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-18. How will I explain about you?2:57
Recording Date:1946-09-17
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4614
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-19. Shining path2:26
Recording Date:1946-09-17
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4615
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Birch Monroe-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-B; Birch Monroe-BS
A-20. Wicked path of sin2:54
Recording Date:1946-09-17
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4616
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-B; Birch Monroe-BS
B-1. I'm going back to old Kentucky3:15
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
B-2. It's mighty dark to travel2:52
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4875-1
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
B-3. I hear a sweet voice calling2:58
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4876
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; L. Flatt-LC; H. Watts-BS
B-4. Little cabin home on the hill3:11
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Bill Monroe-Lester Flatt
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4877-1
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
B-5. My rose of old Kentucky2:57
Recording Date:1947-10-27
Composer:B. Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4878-1
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
B-6. Blue grass breakdown2:40
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4879-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-7. Sweetheart you done me wrong3:35
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Lester Flatt-Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4880-1
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
B-8. The old cross road2:42
Recording Date:1947-10-27
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4881-1
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
B-9. That home above3:50
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4882
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-BV; H. Watts-BSV/BC
B-10. Remember the cross3:03
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe-Howard Watts
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4883-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-B; H. Watts-BS
B-11. Little community church2:45
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
B-12. Along about daybreak3:08
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4885
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
B-13. When you are lonely2:46
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
B-14. Molly and Tenbrooks (the race horse song)2:44
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4887-1
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
B-15. Shine, hallelujah, shine2:34
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4888-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-B; H. Watts-BS
B-16. I'm travellin' on and on2:36
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4889-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-B; H. Watts-BS
B-17. Can't you hear me callin'3:48
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:41835
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Malcolm 'Mac' Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L; B. Monroe-T
B-18. Travellin' this lonesome road3:25
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:41836
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Malcolm 'Mac' Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L; B. Monroe-T
B-19. Blue grass stomp3:00
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)
B-20. The girl in the blue velvet band3:12
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Cliff Carlisle-Mel Foree
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:41838-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Malcolm 'Mac' Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Jack Thompson-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L