Father of bluegrass: the early years, 1940-1947

Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys

Label:ASV AJA 5298
Release Date:1999-07-20
Format:CD
Country:United Kingdom
   Discogs.com ID: 2696634

Song Information:

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1. Mule skinner blues2:37
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054518-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-g; Clyde Moody-m; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
2. No letter in the mail2:37
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Carlisle
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054519-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:Clyde Moody-L; Bill Monroe-T
3. Six white horses3:00
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Moody
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054521-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:Clyde Moody-L
4. Dog house blues3:00
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Moody-King-Frank
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054522
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
5. I wonder if you feel the way I do2:47
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054523-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:Clyde Moody-L; Bill Monroe-T
6. Katy Hill2:35
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054524-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
7. Tennessee blues2:55
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Monroe
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054525-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Clyde Moody-g; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
8. Blue yodel no. 7 (Anniversary blue yodel)2:50
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Rodgers
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071072
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:Bill Monroe-L
9. Orange Blossom Special2:30
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071074
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:Art Wooten-L; Bill Monroe-T
10. Honky tonk swing2:27
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Monroe
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071075
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
11. In the pines3:17
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:McMichen
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071076
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:Bill Wesbrooks-L; Bill Monroe-T
12. Back up and push2:27
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 Wesbrooks-sb
13. Rocky road blues2:36
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4354-1
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:Bill Monroe-L
14. Kentucky waltz2:44
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4355-2
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:Bill Monroe-L
15. Footprints in the snow2:39
Recording Date:1945-02-13
Composer:Arr. Boyd Lane
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4359-2
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:Bill Monroe-L
16. 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:Bill Monroe-L
17. 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:Bill Monroe-L
18. 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; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; Bill Monroe-T
19. 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:Lester Flatt-L; Bill Monroe-T
20. Blue yodel no. 43:06
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:Bill Monroe-L
21. Little cabin home on the hill2:59
Recording Date:1947-10-27
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:Lester Flatt-L; Bill Monroe-T
22. 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:Bill Monroe-L
23. 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
24. 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:Lester Flatt-L; Bill Monroe-T
25. 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:Bill Monroe-L