Bluegrass beginnings

Various artists

Label:Catfish KATCD195
Release Date:2001
Format:CD
Country:United Kingdom
BG Unlimited:2001-10

Song Information:

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1. Bluegrass breakdownBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:18
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. Kentucky is only a dreamRed Belcher & his Kentucky Ridge Runners
3. The white doveStanley Brothers
4. Down the roadLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:39
Recording Date:1949-04
Composer:Flatt-Scruggs; Fairway
Place:Cincinnati, OH
Master:2609
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Curley Seckler-m; Art Wooten-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L
5. Lint head stompPhebel Wright
6. Lonesome, sad and blueLonesome Pine Fiddlers
Recording Date:1950-03
Composer:Bob Osborne-Larry Richardson
Place:WHIS Radio Station, Bluefield, WV
Master:233
Instruments:Bobby Osborne-g; Larry Richardson-bj; Ray Morgan-f; Ezra Cline-sb
Vocals:B. Osborne-V; L. Richardson-V
7. Heavy traffic aheadBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:51
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Composer: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
8. Love no one but youStanley Brothers
9. They sleep together now at restLilly Brothers
10. My cabin in CarolineLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:35
Recording Date:1948
Composer:Flatt-Scruggs
Place:WROL Radio Station, Knoxville, TN
Master:2034
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Mac Wiseman-g; Jim Shumate-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L
11. Shine, hallelujah, shineBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:34
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
12. Gonna lay down my old guitarByron Parker & his Mountaineers
13. Rattlesnake daddyBailey Brothers
14. Why don't you tell me so?Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:39
Recording Date:1949-04
Composer:Lester Flatt; Peer, BMI
Place:Cincinnati, OH
Master:2610
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Curley Seckler-m; Art Wooten-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; C. Seckler-T
15. Sparkling brown eyesJerry & Sky
16. It's mighty dark to travelBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:52
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
17. The fields have turned brownStanley Brothers 2:29
Recording Date:1949-11-20
Composer:C. Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:41941
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Les Woodie-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; P.W. Lambert-HB
18. What are they doing in Heaven today?Lilly Brothers
19. Don't forget meLonesome Pine Fiddlers
20. Baby blue eyesLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:57
Recording Date:1949-04
Composer:Jim Eanes; Atlantic Music, BMI
Place:Cincinnati, OH
Master:2607
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Curley Seckler-m; Art Wooten-f; Howard Watts-bs
Vocals:L. Flatt-L
21. Hey! Hey! Hey!Stanley Brothers 2:39
Recording Date:1950-11-03
Composer:C. Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:4310
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Les Woodie-f; Ernie Newton-bs
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; P.W. Lambert-T
22. Orange Blossom SpecialJerry & Sky