The best of Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys

Label:MCA MCA2 4090
Release Date:1975-06
Format:LP
Country:United States

Song Information:

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1A-1. Uncle Pen2:44
Recording Date:1950-10-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2254 / 80071
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Red Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Martin-LC; J. Price-B
1A-2. Let me rest at the end of my journey2:35
Recording Date:1962-12-10
Composer:Trad.
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 12271 / 112924
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Lonnie Hoppers-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1A-3. Blue grass twist (Blue grass part one)2:46
Recording Date:1960-12-03
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11348 / 109927
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carl Butler-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Dale Potter-f; Tony Ellis-bs
1A-4. It's mighty dark to travel2:03
Recording Date:1960-12-03
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11347 / 109926
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carl Butler-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Dale Potter-f; Tony Ellis-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1A-5. Pretty fair maiden in the garden2:45
Recording Date:1966-11-03
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 14324 / 118149
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Peter Rowan-g; Lamar Grier-bj; Richard Greene-f; Buddy Spicher-f; James Monroe-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1B-1. Roane County Prison3:11
Recording Date:1957-05-15
Composer:Joe Ahr
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 9819 / 102737
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Sandy-g; Don Stover-bj; Joe Stuart-f; Gordon Terry-f; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1B-2. I live in the past2:55
Recording Date:1965-03-16
Composer:Virginia Stauffer
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 13374 / 115842
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jackie Phelps-g; Joe Stuart-bj; Benny Williams-f; Buddy Spicher-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1B-3. The first whippoorwill2:50
Recording Date:1951-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2522 / 81802
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; James Bowers-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Shorty Sheehan-bs; Owen Bradley-vibraphone
Vocals:E. Mayfield-L; B. Monroe-T
1B-4. Come back to me in my dreams2:25
Recording Date:1957-05-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 9823-10 / 102741
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Sandy-g; Don Stover-bj; Joe Stuart-f; Gordon Terry-f; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1B-5. Put my little shoes away2:33
Recording Date:1954-06-26
Composer:Arr. & adapted by Wilbur Jones
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3343 / 86569
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Jim Smoak-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Red Taylor-f; Gordon Terry-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2A-1. Blue moon of Kentucky2:08
Recording Date:1954-09-04
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3364 / 86763
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Charlie Cline-f; Red Taylor-f; Gordon Terry-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2A-2. The gold rush2:59
Recording Date:1967-08-23
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 14784 / 119363
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Roland White-g; Vic Jordan-bj; Byron Berline-f; James Monroe-bs
2A-3. Close by2:30
Recording Date:1954-06-26
Composer:Bill Monroe-Robert Van Winkle
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3341 / 86567
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Jim Smoak-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Red Taylor-f; Gordon Terry-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2A-4. Memories of mother and dad2:54
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Albert Price
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2784 / 83133
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
2A-5. Is the blue moon still shining3:25
Recording Date:1967-11-09
Composer:Melissa Monroe
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 14837 / 119587
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Roland White-g; Vic Jordan-bj; Benny Williams-f; Vassar Clements-f; James Monroe-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2B-1. Kentucky mandolin3:03
Recording Date:1967-11-09
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 14839 / 119589
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Roland White-g; Vic Jordan-bj; Benny Williams-f; James Monroe-bs
2B-2. Footprints in the snow2:37
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Rupert Jones
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2782 / 83131
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2B-3. I'm going back to old Kentucky2:23
Recording Date:1961-11-09
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 11804 / 111389
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Maynard-g; Curtis McPeake-bj; Buddy Spicher-f; Vassar Clements-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2B-4. The little girl and the dreadful snake3:06
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Albert Price
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2785 / 83134
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
2B-5. Highway of sorrow2:54
Recording Date:1951-04-23
Composer:Bill Monroe-Pete Pyle
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2384 / 80926
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Grady Martin-electric g; Jack Shook-g; Hal Smith-f; Ernie Newton-sb; Farris Coursey-drums
Vocals:B. Monroe-L