Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys (1950-60)

Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys

Label:MCA MCA 9224-27
Release Date:1974
Format:LP

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1A-1. Brown County breakdown2:27
Recording Date:1955-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 9179 / 88685
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Charlie Cline-g; Joe Stuart-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Vassar Clements-f; Bessie Lee Maulden-bs
1A-2. My little Georgia rose2:41
Recording Date:1954-06-26
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3342 / 86568
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
1A-3. The old fiddler2:35
Recording Date:1950-04-08
Composer:Hugh Ashley-Ira Wright
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2120 / 76143
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1A-4. Alabama waltz2:25
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Composer:Hank Williams
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2081 / 75814
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
1A-5. Boat of love2:45
Recording Date:1950-04-08
Composer:James W. Smith
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2119 / 76142
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T ; J. Price-B; Birch Monroe-BS
1A-6. I'm blue, I'm lonesome2:51
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Composer:James B. Smith
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2082 / 75815
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-TV/LC; J. Martin-LV
1A-7. Memories of you2:57
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Composer:James B. Smith
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2079 / 75812
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
1B-1. Bluegrass ramble2:13
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2076 / 75809
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
1B-2. When the golden leaves begin to fall2:58
Recording Date:1950-10-15
Composer:Albert Price
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2255 / 80072
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
1B-3. Poison love2:35
Recording Date:1951-01-20
Composer:Mrs. Elmer Laird
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2327 / 80437
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Red Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
1B-4. On the old Kentucky shore3:10
Recording Date:1951-01-20
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2325 / 80435
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Red Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
1B-5. Lord protect my soul2:30
Recording Date:1950-10-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2256 / 80073
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T; R. Lyle-B; J. Price-BS
1B-6. River of death2:30
Recording Date:1950-10-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2257 / 80074
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T; R. Lyle-B; J. Price-BS
1B-7. The prisoner's song2:41
Recording Date:1951-03-05
Composer:Guy Massey
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2362 / 80726
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Grady Martin-electric g; Jimmy Selph-g; Tommy Jackson-f; Ernie Newton-sb; Farris Coursey-drums; Owen Bradley-organ/piano
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2A-1. Rotation blues2:56
Recording Date:1951-07-01
Composer:Lt. Stewart Powell
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2420 / 81249
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2A-2. Lonesome truck drivers blues2:54
Recording Date:1951-07-01
Composer:Lee Roberts
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2421 / 81250
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2A-3. Get down on your knees and pray2:58
Recording Date:1951-07-06
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2425 / 81275
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; C. Stanley-LC; R. Lyle-B; G. Terry-BS
2A-4. My dying bed2:48
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Albert Price
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2788 / 83137
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. Sugar coated love2:22
Recording Date:1951-07-06
Composer:Audrey Butler
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2422 / 81272
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; B. Monroe-T
2A-6. 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
2A-7. Travelin' blues2:53
Recording Date:1951-03-29
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers-Shelly Lee Alley
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2372 / 80792
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Hal Smith-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2B-1. 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
2B-2. Christmas time's a-coming2:41
Recording Date:1951-10-28
Composer:Tex Logan
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2521 / 81801
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; James Bowers-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Shorty Sheehan-bs; Owen Bradley-vibraphone
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; E. Mayfield-LC
2B-3. Rawhide2:32
Recording Date:1951-01-20
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2326 / 80436
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Red Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
2B-4. Letter from my darling3:07
Recording Date:1951-01-20
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2324 / 80434
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Red Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
2B-5. A mighty pretty waltz2:42
Recording Date:1952-07-26
Composer:Al Hoffman-Norman Gimbel
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2801 / 83171
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs; Owen Bradley-piano
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2B-6. In the pines3:08
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Jimmie Davis-Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2781 / 83130
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
2B-7. You're drifting away2:31
Recording Date:1951-07-06
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2424 / 81273
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; B. Monroe-T; R. Lyle-B; G. Terry-BS
3A-1. Cabin of love2:40
Recording Date:1951-07-06
Composer:Burch [sic] Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2423 / 81274
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Carter Stanley-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Gordon Terry-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; B. Monroe-T
3A-2. Country waltz2:24
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Bill Monroe-Claude V. Breland
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 2786 / 83135
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
3A-3. 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
3A-4. I hope you have learned2:28
Recording Date:1953-11-28
Composer:Carrigan-Butler
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3179 / 85545
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
3A-5. Wishing waltz2:37
Recording Date:1953-11-28
Composer:Gene Evans
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3178 / 85544
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
3A-6. Changing partners2:15
Recording Date:1954-01-19
Composer:Joe Darion-Larry Coleman
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3214 / 85697
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
3A-7. Get up John2:08
Recording Date:1953-11-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3180 / 85546
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
3B-1. Whitehouse blues2:09
Recording Date:1954-01-25
Composer:Wilbur Jones
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3208 / 85736
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
3B-2. He will set your fields on fire2:38
Recording Date:1954-01-25
Composer:Wilbur Jones
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3238 / 85753
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L; M. Estes-BS
3B-3. Happy on my way2:11
Recording Date:1954-01-25
Composer:Pete Pyle
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3235 / 85750
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T; C. Cline-B; M. Estes-BS
3B-4. Plant some flowers by my grave2:40
Recording Date:1954-01-19
Composer:Jimmie Davis-Rupert McClendon
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3213 / 85696
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
3B-5. A voice from on high2:34
Recording Date:1954-01-25
Composer:Bill Monroe-Bessie Mauldin
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3237 / 85752
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T; C. Cline-B
3B-6. Roanoke2:36
Recording Date:1954-12-31
Composer:Joe Ahr
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3416 / 87245
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jackie Phelps-g; Hubert Davis-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Ernie Newton-bs
3B-7. Wait a little longer please Jesus2:34
Recording Date:1955-01-28
Composer:Hazel Houser
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3425 / 87402
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jackie Phelps-g; Bobby Hicks-f; Charlie Cline-f; Buddy Killen-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; C. Cline-LC; B. Hicks-B; B. Killen-BS
4A-1. Let the light shine down on me1:55
Recording Date:1955-01-28
Composer:Dot Swan
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3426 / 87403
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jackie Phelps-g; Bobby Hicks-f; Charlie Cline-f; Buddy Killen-bs
Vocals:C. Cline-L; B. Monroe-T; B. Hicks-B; W. Killen-BS
4A-2. On and on2:44
Recording Date:1954-01-25
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3205 / 85733
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T; C. Cline-B
4A-3. Tall timber2:22
Recording Date:1955-09-16
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 9178 / 88684
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Charlie Cline-g; Joe Stuart-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Gordon Terry-f; Bessie Lee Maulden-bs
4A-4. I believe in you darling2:38
Recording Date:1954-01-25
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3206 / 85734
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T; C. Cline-B
4A-5. Sitting alone in the moonlight2:29
Recording Date:1954-01-19
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3212 / 85695
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Monroe-T
4A-6. Four walls2:20
Recording Date:1957-04-20
Composer:Marvin Moore-George Campbell
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 9814-6 / 102329
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Don Stover-bj; Tommy Jackson-f; Gordon Terry-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
4A-7. Scotland1:55
Recording Date:1958-04-08
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:10222 / 104836
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
4B-1. Panhandle country2:02
Recording Date:1958-04-08
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:10221-16 / 104835
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
4B-2. Dark as the night, blue as the day2:30
Recording Date:1959-01-30
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 10594 / 106541
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jack Cooke-g; Robert Lee Pennington-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Charles Smith-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
4B-3. Come go with me2:47
Recording Date:1959-11-25
Composer:Marty Robbins
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 10904 / 108460
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jack Cooke-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Dale Potter-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
4B-4. Lonesome wind blues2:10
Recording Date:1959-11-25
Composer:Wayne Raney
Place:Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 10902 / 108458
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jack Cooke-g; Joe Drumright-bj; Dale Potter-f; Benny Martin-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
4B-5. Big Mon2:16
Recording Date:1958-12-01
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 10518-5 / 106209
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jack Cooke-g; Buddy Pennington-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
4B-6. Monroe's hornpipe1:58
Recording Date:1958-12-01
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 10519-7 / 106210
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jack Cooke-g; Buddy Pennington-bj; Bobby Hicks-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
4B-7. Y'all come2:14
Recording Date:1954-01-19
Composer:Arlie Duff
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:NA 3215 / 85698
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Jimmy Martin-g; Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-T; unidentified chorus