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Individual barcodes:

CD 1: 604988921328
CD 2: 604988921427
CD 3: 604988921526
CD 4: 604988921625

Annotation last modified on 2012-01-02 19:12 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1: String Band Roots 1927-38
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Hop Light Ladies
Ernest V. Stoneman and His Dixie Mountaineers 4:18
2 Ain't Nobody's Business
Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers 2:59
3 Carve That Possum
Uncle Dave Macon 2:56
4 Unlucky Road to Washington
Ernest V. Stoneman and His Dixie Mountaineers 3:25
5 Hold the Woodpile Down
Uncle Dave Macon 3:04
6 Go Along Mule
Uncle Dave Macon 3:05
7 I Get My Whiskey From Rockingham
Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers 3:03
8 Red Hot Breakdown
Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers 3:02
9 Careless Love
Ernest V. Stoneman and His Dixie Mountaineers 3:35
10 Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line
Uncle Dave Macon 3:10
11 Sally Goodin
Ernest V. Stoneman and His Dixie Mountaineers 3:40
12 Susie Lee
Uncle Dave Macon 2:49
13 Western Kentucky Limited
Hack String Band 3:02
14 Hard to Love
Hayes Shepherd 3:15
15 Shady Grove
The Prairie Ramblers 2:47
16 Hawkins Rag
Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers 2:50
17 When the Train Comes Along
Uncle Dave Macon 3:06
18 Tanner's Boarding House
Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett 3:06
19 On Tanner's Farm
Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett 2:54
20 Are You From Dixie
The Blue Sky Boys 2:44
21 East Texas Drag
East Texas Serenaders 2:35
22 If the River Was Whiskey
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers 3:11
23 Jackson Stomp
Mississippi Mud Steppers 3:11
24 I'll Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Buster Carter & Preston Young 2:58
CD 2: The Monroe Legacy 1936-45
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 New River Train
The Monroe Brothers 3:41
2 On the Banks of the Ohio
The Monroe Brothers 3:32
3 Rosa Lee McFall
Charlie Monroe 2:35
4 Just a Song of Old Kentucky
The Monroe Brothers 2:21
5 Don't Forget Me
The Monroe Brothers 2:40
6 I'm Thinking Tonight of the Old Folks
The Monroe Brothers 2:30
7 Weepin' Willow Tree
The Monroe Brothers 3:17
8 No Home, No Place to Pillow My Head
Charlie Monroe's Boys 2:07
9 The Great Speckled Bird
Charlie Monroe's Boys 2:13
10 Bringin' in the Georgia Mill
Charlie Monroe 2:54
11 Once I Had a Darlin' Mother
Charlie Monroe's Boys 3:21
12 Mother's Not Dead, She's Only Sleeping
Charlie Monroe 2:53
13 Mule Skinner Blues
Bill Monroe 2:45
14 No Letter in the Mail
Bill Monroe 2:43
15 Six White Horses
Bill Monroe 3:04
16 Dog House Blues
Bill Monroe 3:06
17 I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do
Bill Monroe 2:52
18 Katy Hill
Bill Monroe 2:40
19 Tennessee Blues
Bill Monroe 2:52
20 Blue Yodel No. 7
Bill Monroe 2:54
21 Orange Blossom Special
Bill Monroe 2:34
22 Honky Tonk Swing
Bill Monroe 2:31
23 In the Pines
Bill Monroe 3:24
24 Back Up and Push
Bill Monroe 2:52
25 Rocky Road Blues
Bill Monroe 2:36
26 Footprints in the Snow
Bill Monroe 2:43
CD 3: Early Bluegrass 1944-1950
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Banjo Pickin' Girl
The Coon Creek Girls 2:50
2 Little Birdie
The Coon Creek Girls 2:30
3 It's Raining Here This Morning
Grandpa Jones 2:56
4 Going Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
The Delmore Brothers 2:50
5 I'm Lonesome Without You
The Delmore Brothers 2:42
6 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Brownsferry Four 3:02
7 Rattlesnake Daddy
Bailey Brothers 2:07
8 Happy Valley Special
Bailey Brothers 2:22
9 Alabama
Bailey Brothers 2:54
10 John Henry
Bailey Brothers 2:43
11 I Will Never Marry
Bailey Brothers 2:56
12 Cotton Eyed Joe
The Stanley Brothers 1:14
13 Death Is Only a Dream
The Stanley Brothers 2:21
14 I Can Tell You the Time
The Stanley Brothers 2:09
15 Mountain Dew
Grandpa Jones 2:47
16 Cabin Home in Caroline
The Armstrong Twins 2:36
17 Three Miles South of Cash in Arkansas
The Armstrong Twins 2:31
18 Mother No Longer Waits for Me
The Stanley Brothers 2:36
19 I'm Going to Make Heaven My Home
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:39
20 Farewell Blues
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:30
21 The Jealous Lover
The Stanley Brothers 2:13
22 My Cabin in the Hills of Caroline
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:36
23 The Rambler's Blues
The Stanley Brothers 2:47
24 Come Here Soon
Curly Fox 2:59
25 Run Mountain
J.E. Mainer 2:54
26 Baby Girl
The Armstrong Twins 2:32
27 Let Me Be Your Friend
The Stanley Brothers 1:55
28 Beautiful Brown Eyes
Bailey Brothers 2:46
29 Arkansas Special
The Armstrong Twins 2:43
30 Uncle Eph's Got the Coon
Grandpa Jones 2:44
CD 4: Classic Bluegrass 1946-50
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Blue Moon of Kentucky
Bill Monroe 3:03
2 Toy Heart
Bill Monroe 2:46
3 Blue Yodel No. 4
Bill Monroe 3:05
4 Will You Be Loving Another Man
Bill Monroe 2:53
5 The Girl Behind the Bar
The Stanley Brothers 2:15
6 The Little Glass of Wine
The Stanley Brothers 3:06
7 My Rose of Old Kentucky
Bill Monroe 2:58
8 Bluegrass Breakdown
Bill Monroe 2:19
9 Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
Bill Monroe 3:19
10 When You Are Lonely
Bill Monroe 2:46
11 Little Maggie
The Stanley Brothers 2:18
12 Old Rattler
Grandpa Jones 2:52
13 Molly and Tenbrooks
The Stanley Brothers 2:25
14 Bluegrass Stomp
Bill Monroe 2:59
15 The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band
Bill Monroe 3:14
16 We'll Meet Again Sweetheart
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:43
17 Our Darling's Gone
The Stanley Brothers 2:12
18 Is It Too Late
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:39
19 Poor Ellen Smith
Molly O'Day 2:41
20 So Happy I'll Be
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:31
21 God Loves His Children
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:56
22 Baby Blue Eyes
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:58
23 Why Don't You Tell Me So
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:41
24 New Mule Skinner Blues
Bill Monroe 2:31
25 Uncle Penn
Bill Monroe 2:45
26 My Little Girl in Tennessee
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:43
27 I'll Never Shed Another Tear
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:27
28 Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:41
29 I'm Blue and I'm Lonesome
Bill Monroe 2:50

Credits

CD 1: String Band Roots 1927-38

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1930-01-23) (track 22)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1939-08-21) (track 20)
fiddle:
Odell Smith (1930-01-23) (track 22)
mandolin:
Bill Bolick (1939-08-21) (track 20)
guitar:
Roy Harvey (old time musician) (1930-01-23) (track 22)
Earl Bolick (1939-08-21) (track 20)
banjo:
Charlie Poole (1930-01-23) (track 22)
composer:
George L. Cobb (track 20)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
lyricist:
Jack Yellen (track 20)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
producer:
Dan Hornsby (track 20)
Frank Walker (track 20)
vocals:
Charlie Poole (1930-01-23) (track 22)
Bill Bolick (1939-08-21) (track 20)
Earl Bolick (1939-08-21) (track 20)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 4456) (track 15)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Shady Grove (track 15)
recording of:
Shady Grove (track 15)

CD 2: The Monroe Legacy 1936-45

recorded in:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1940-10-07) (track 19)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1941-10-02) (track 23)
fiddle:
Art Wooten (American fiddler) (1941-10-02) (track 23)
Chubby Wise (1945-02-13) (track 26)
mandolin:
Bill Monroe (1936-06-21) (track 4)
Bill Monroe (1940-10-07) (track 19)
Bill Monroe (1941-10-02) (track 23)
Bill Monroe (1945-02-13) (track 26)
guitar:
Charlie Monroe (1936-06-21) (track 4)
Clyde Moody (1940-10-07) (track 19)
Pete Pyle (1941-10-02) (track 23)
Tex Willis (country/bluegrass guitarist) (1945-02-13) (track 26)
banjo:
Stringbean (1945-02-13) (track 26)
double bass:
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1945-02-13) (track 26)
double bass [string bass]:
Bill Wesbrooks (bluegrass/country singer, bassist, and comedian) (1940-10-07) (track 19)
Bill Wesbrooks (bluegrass/country singer, bassist, and comedian) (1941-10-02) (track 23)
accordion:
Wilene "Sally Ann" Forrester (country singer and accordionist) (1945-02-13) (track 26)
composer:
Rupert Jones (track 26)
Charlie Monroe (track 3)
lead vocals:
Charlie Monroe (1936-06-21) (track 4)
Bill Wesbrooks (bluegrass/country singer, bassist, and comedian) (1941-10-02) (track 23)
Bill Monroe (1945-02-13) (track 26)
lyricist:
Charlie Monroe (track 3)
producer:
Eli Oberstein (track 4)
tenor vocals:
Bill Monroe (1936-06-21) (track 4)
Bill Monroe (1941-10-02) (track 23)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 4)
recorded at:
recording of:
Rosa Lee McFall (track 3)
Just a Song of Old Kentucky (1936-06-21) (track 4)
Footprints in the Snow (1945-02-13) (track 26)

CD 3: Early Bluegrass 1944-1950

recorded in:
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States (1948) (track 19)
Tampa, Florida, United States (1950-10-20) (track 20)
fiddle:
Benny Sims (American fiddler) (1950-10-20) (track 20)
mandolin:
Curly Seckler (1950-10-20) (track 20)
guitar:
Lester Flatt (1948) (track 19)
Earl Scruggs (1948) (track 19)
Lester Flatt (1950-10-20) (track 20)
banjo:
Earl Scruggs (1950-10-20) (track 20)
double bass [string bass]:
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1948) (track 19)
Jody Rainwater (American bluegrass bassist) (1950-10-20) (track 20)
composer:
Paul Mares (track 20)
Leon Rappolo (track 20)
Elmer Schoebel (track 20)
vocals:
Lester Flatt (1948) (track 19)
Earl Scruggs (1948) (track 19)
Mac Wiseman (1948) (track 19)
writer:
Lester Flatt (track 19)
Earl Scruggs (track 19)
cover recording of:
Farewell Blues (1950-10-20) (track 20)
recording of:

CD 4: Classic Bluegrass 1946-50

recorded in:
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States (1948) (track 16)
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States (1949-04 – 1949-05) (track 22)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1949-12-11) (tracks 20, 26–28)
fiddle:
Chubby Wise (1946-09-16) (tracks 1–3)
Chubby Wise (1947-10-28) (track 10)
Jim Shumate (1948) (track 16)
Art Wooten (American fiddler) (1949-04 – 1949-05) (track 22)
Benny Sims (American fiddler) (1949-12-11) (tracks 20, 26–28)
mandolin:
Bill Monroe (1946-09-16) (tracks 1–3)
Bill Monroe (1947-10-28) (track 10)
Curly Seckler (1949-04 – 1949-05) (track 22)
Curly Seckler (1949-12-11) (tracks 20, 26–28)
guitar:
Lester Flatt (1946-09-16) (tracks 1–3)
Lester Flatt (1947-10-28) (track 10)
Lester Flatt (1948) (track 16)
Mac Wiseman (1948) (track 16)
Lester Flatt (1949-04 – 1949-05) (track 22)
Lester Flatt (1949-12-11) (tracks 20, 26–28)
Earl Scruggs (1949-12-11) (track 20)
banjo:
Earl Scruggs (1946-09-16) (tracks 1–3)
Earl Scruggs (1947-10-28) (track 10)
Earl Scruggs (1948) (track 16)
Earl Scruggs (1949-04 – 1949-05) (track 22)
Earl Scruggs (1949-12-11) (tracks 26–28)
double bass:
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1946-09-16) (tracks 1–3)
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1947-10-28) (track 10)
double bass [string bass]:
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1948) (track 16)
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1949-04 – 1949-05) (track 22)
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1949-12-11) (tracks 20, 26–28)
composer:
Lester Flatt (tracks 10, 26–27)
Bill Monroe (tracks 2, 10)
Earl Scruggs (track 28)
Jim Eanes (track 22)
Bill Monroe (1946) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Lester Flatt (1946-09-16) (track 2)
Bill Monroe (1946-09-16) (tracks 1, 3)
Lester Flatt (1947-10-28) (track 10)
lyricist:
Lester Flatt (tracks 26–27)
Jim Eanes (track 22)
producer:
Art Satherly (tracks 1–3, 10)
tenor vocals:
Bill Monroe (1946-09-16) (track 2)
Bill Monroe (1947-10-28) (track 10)
vocals:
Lester Flatt (1948) (track 16)
Mac Wiseman (1948) (track 16)
Lester Flatt (1949-04 – 1949-05) (track 22)
Lester Flatt (1949-12-11) (tracks 20, 26–27)
Earl Scruggs (1949-12-11) (track 20)
Curly Seckler (1949-12-11) (tracks 20, 26–27)
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1949-12-11) (track 20)
writer:
Lester Flatt (tracks 16, 20)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 3)
Earl Scruggs (tracks 16, 20)
publisher:
recorded at:
WBBM Studio (radio/tv station) in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1946-09-16) (tracks 1–3)
WBBM Studio (radio/tv station) in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1947-10-28) (track 10)
part of:
later translated versions:
Saiskos pluvan? (track 28)
recording of:
Blue Moon of Kentucky (1946-09-16) (track 1)
Blue Yodel No. 3 (Evening Sun Yodel) (1946-09-16) (track 3)
Toy Heart (1946-09-16) (track 2)
When You Are Lonely (1947-10-28) (track 10)
We'll Meet Again Sweetheart (1948) (track 16)
Baby Blue Eyes (1949-04 – 1949-05) (track 22)
Foggy Mountain Breakdown (1949-12-11) (track 28)
I'll Never Shed Another Tear (1949-12-11) (track 27)
My Little Girl in Tennessee (1949-12-11) (track 26)
So Happy I'll Be (1949-12-11) (track 20)