The essential Bill Monroe & the Monroe Brothers

Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys

Label:RCA Victor 07863-67450-2
Release Date:1997
Format:CD
Country:United States

Song Information:

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1. Mule skinner blues2:43
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers-George Vaughn
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054518-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-g; Clyde Moody-m; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
2. No letter in the mail2:41
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Bill Carlisle-Bobby Gregory
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054519
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:C. Moody-L; B. Monroe-T
3. Cryin' holy to the Lord2:27
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Trad.
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054520
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:C. Moody-L; B. Monroe-T; T. Magness-B; B. Westbrook-BS
4. Six white horses3:00
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Clyde Moody
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054521
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:C. Moody-L
5. Dog house blues3:06
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:J. L. Franks-PeeWee King
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054522
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
6. I wonder if you feel the way I do2:50
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Bob Wills
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054523
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:C. Moody-L; B. Monroe-T
7. Katy Hill2:37
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Trad.
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054524
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
8. Tennessee blues2:50
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054525
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
9. Shake my mother's hand for me3:05
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Johnnie Wright
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071070
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:P. Pyle-L; B. Monroe-T; A. Wooten-B; B. Westbrook-BS
10. Were you there?2:45
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Trad.
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071071
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L; P. Pyle-T; A. Wooton-B; B. Westbrook-BS
11. Blue yodel no. 72:51
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers-George Vaughn
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071072
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
12. The coupon song2:55
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:P.D.
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071073
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Westbrook-L
13. Orange Blossom Special2:31
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Ervin Rouse
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071074
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
14. Honky tonk swing2:29
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071075
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
15. In the pines3:22
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Clayton McMichen-Jimmie Davis
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071076
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
Vocals:B. Westbrook-L; B. Monroe-T
16. Back up and push2:47
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Trad.
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071077
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Westbrook-bs
17. The great speckled birdCharlie Monroe's Boys 2:11
Recording Date:1938-09-29
Composer:Roy Carter
Place:Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, SC
Master:027638-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Zeke Morris-m; Bill Calhoun-g
Vocals:C. Monroe-L; Z. Morris-H; B. Calhoun-H
18. No home, no place to pillow my headCharlie Monroe's Boys 2:05
Recording Date:1938-09-29
Composer:Trad.
Place:Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, SC
Master:027633-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Zeke Morris-m; Bill Calhoun-g
Vocals:C. Monroe-L; Z. Morris-H; B. Calhoun-H
19. New River trainMonroe Brothers 3:38
Recording Date:1936-02-17
Composer:Trad.
Place:Southern Radio Corp., Charlotte, NC
Master:99201-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Bill Monroe-m
20. Once I had a darling motherCharlie Monroe's Boys 3:19
Recording Date:1938-09-29
Composer:Trad.
Place:Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, SC
Master:027632-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Zeke Morris-m; Bill Calhoun-g
Vocals:C. Monroe-L; Z. Morris-H; B. Calhoun-H
21. On the banks of the OhioMonroe Brothers 3:29
Recording Date:1936-06-21
Composer:Trad.
Place:208 So. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Master:102740-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Bill Monroe-m
22. Weeping willow treeMonroe Brothers 3:15
Recording Date:1937-02-15
Composer:Charles Monroe
Place:Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, NC
Master:07026-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Bill Monroe-m
23. Just a song of old KentuckyMonroe Brothers 2:19
Recording Date:1936-06-21
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:208 So. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Master:102745-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Bill Monroe-m
24. Don't forget meMonroe Brothers 2:38
Recording Date:1936-06-21
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:208 So. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Master:102746-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Bill Monroe-m
25. I am thinking tonight of the old folksMonroe Brothers 2:28
Recording Date:1936-10-12
Composer:Charles Monroe
Place:208 So. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Master:02539-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Bill Monroe-m