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

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1-1. 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; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-2. Kentucky waltz2:44
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4355
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-3. 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:Tex Willis-L; B. Monroe- T
1-4. 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; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L; S.A. Forrester-T; Tex Willis-B
1-5. Goodbye old pal2:25
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4358
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-6. Footprints in the snow2:39
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Arr. Boyd Lane
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4359
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-7. Blue grass special2:26
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4360
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Tex Willis-g; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
1-8. 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; Chubby Wise-f; David "Stringbean" Akeman-bj; Sally Ann Forrester-accordion; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L; S.A.. Forrester-T; Tex Willis-B
1-9. Heavy traffic ahead2:51
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4605
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-10. 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; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
1-11. Blue moon of Kentucky3:03
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4607
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-12. Toy heart2:46
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4608
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
1-13. 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; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; Watts-BS
1-14. Mansions for me3:16
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4610
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
1-15. Mother's only sleeping3:16
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4611
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
1-16. Blue yodel no. 4 [no. 3]3:06
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4612
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1-17. 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 Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
1-18. 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 Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
1-19. 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
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; E. Scruggs-B; Burch Monroe-BS
1-20. 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; E. Scruggs-B; Burch Monroe-BS
2-1. I'm going back to old Kentucky3:15
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4874
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
2-2. It's mighty dark to travel2:52
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4875
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
2-3. 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; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; H. Watts-BS
2-4. 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
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
2-5. My rose of old Kentucky2:57
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:B. Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4878
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-6. Blue grass breakdown2:40
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4879
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
2-7. Sweetheart you done me wrong3:35
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Lester Flatt-Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4880
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
2-8. The Old cross road2:42
Recording Date:1947-10-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4881
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
2-9. That home above3:50
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4882
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; E. Scruggs-B; B. Watts-BS
2-10. Remember the cross3:03
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe-Howard Watts
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4883
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; E. Scruggs-B; B. Watts-BS
2-11. Little community church2:45
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe-Lester Flatt
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4884
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; E. Scruggs-B; B. Watts-BS
2-12. 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; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-13. 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; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
2-14. 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
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2-15. Shine, hallelujah, shine2:34
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4888
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; E. Scruggs-B; H. Watts-BS
2-16. I'm travellin' on and on2:36
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4889
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; E. Scruggs-B; H. Watts-BS
2-17. Can't you hear me callin'3:48
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:CO 41835
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Mac Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L; B. Monroe-T
2-18. Travellin' this lonesome road3:25
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:CO 41836
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Mac Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L; B. Monroe-T
2-19. Blue grass stomp3:00
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:CO 41837
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Mac Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
2-20. The girl in the blue velvet band3:12
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Composer:Cliff Carlisle-Mel Foree
Place:Castle Studios, Nashville, TN
Master:CO 41838
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Mac Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Chubby Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L