Annotation

These previously unreleased recordings from the 1950s and '60s present Bill Monroe as many have never heard him: at live performances, jam sessions, and festival workshops with the Bluegrass Boys and brothers Charlie and Birch.

Annotation last modified on 2017-08-15 19:33 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Watermelon Hanging on the Vine
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 0:37
2 Roanoke
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1:20
3 Brakeman’s Blues
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:43
4 Close By
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:27
5 Kentucky Waltz
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:27
6 Blue Grass Stomp
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:17
7 Blue Moon of Kentucky
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:03
8 I'm Working on a Building
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1:56
9 Angels Rock Me to Sleep
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1:56
10 Wheel Hoss
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:01
11 Watermelon Hanging on the Vine
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 0:56
12 Katy Hill
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:46
13 True Life Blues
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:41
14 I Live in the Past
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:45
15 Wayfaring Stranger
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 4:31
16 Fire on the Mountain
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 3:46
17 Blue Grass Breakdown
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 3:19
18 Raw Hide
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:47
19 Y’all Come
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 0:53
20 Cotton-Eyed Joe
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 3:26
21 Get Up John
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:39
22 White House Blues
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:05
23 Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:38
24 Kansas City Railroad Blues
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 3:02
25 The Walls of Time
Bill Monroe and Peter Rowan 4:11
26 When He Reached Down His Hand for Me
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:48
27 Monroe Family Segment
Bill Monroe, Birch Monroe and Charlie Monroe 9:46

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New Jersey, United States (1965-06-17) (track 20)
New Jersey, United States (1966-06-20) (tracks 15, 22–23)
fiddle:
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (1956-05-13) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 10)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1956-05-13) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 10)
Clarence "Tater" Tate (1956-09-23) (tracks 3, 5–6)
Kenny Baker (US fiddler) (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 13)
Tex Logan (1964-10-31) (tracks 12, 17–19)
Tex Logan (1965-06-17) (track 20)
Benny Martin (bluegrass fiddler and guitar player) (1965-09-05) (track 26)
Richard Greene (US fiddler) (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (tracks 11, 14, 16)
Tex Logan (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (track 16)
Richard Greene (US fiddler) (1966-06-20) (tracks 15, 22)
Tex Logan (1966-06-20) (track 22)
Birch Monroe (1969-07-03) (track 27)
mandolin:
Bill Monroe (1956-05-13) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7–10)
Bill Monroe (1956-09-23) (tracks 3, 5–6)
Bill Monroe (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 13)
Bill Monroe (1964-10-31) (tracks 12, 17–19)
Bill Monroe (1965-06-17) (track 20)
Bill Monroe (1965-09-05) (tracks 21, 24–26)
Bill Monroe (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (tracks 11, 14, 16)
Bill Monroe (1966-06-20) (tracks 15, 22–23)
Bill Monroe (1969-07-03) (track 27)
guitar:
Yates Green (US bluegrass guitarist) (1956-05-13) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7–10)
Edd Mayfield (1956-09-23) (tracks 3, 5–6)
Del McCoury (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 13)
Peter Rowan (1964-10-31) (tracks 12, 17–19)
Peter Rowan (1965-06-17) (track 20)
Peter Rowan (1965-09-05) (tracks 21, 24–25)
Mac Wiseman (1965-09-05) (track 26)
Peter Rowan (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (tracks 11, 14, 16)
Peter Rowan (1966-06-20) (tracks 15, 22)
Charlie Monroe (1969-07-03) (track 27)
banjo:
Rudy Lyle (1956-05-13) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 10)
Don Reno (middle name Wesley) (1956-09-23) (track 6)
Bill Keith (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 13)
Bill Keith (1964-10-31) (tracks 12, 17–19)
Bill Keith (1965-06-17) (track 20)
Don Reno (middle name Wesley) (1965-09-05) (track 26)
Lamar Grier (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (tracks 11, 14, 16)
double bass [bass]:
Chick Stripling or Bessie Lee Mauldin (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1956-05-13) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 10)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 13)
Everett Allen Lilly (US bluegrass guitarist/bassist, son of Everett Lilly) (1964-10-31) (tracks 12, 17–19)
David Grisman (1965-06-17) (track 20)
James Monroe (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (tracks 11, 14, 16)
baritone vocals:
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1956-05-13) (tracks 8–9)
Don Reno (middle name Wesley) (1965-09-05) (track 26)
bass vocals:
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (1956-05-13) (tracks 8–9)
Benny Martin (bluegrass fiddler and guitar player) (1965-09-05) (track 26)
composer:
A.P. Carter (track 8)
Arlie Duff (track 19)
Wilbur Jones (track 27)
Bill Monroe (tracks 4, 6, 10, 13, 17–18, 21)
Robert Van Winkle (track 4)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 12, 15, 20, 22, 27)
Bill Monroe (1946) (tracks 5, 7)
lead vocals:
Yates Green (US bluegrass guitarist) (1956-05-13) (tracks 8–9)
Bill Monroe (1956-05-13) (tracks 4, 7–9)
Bill Monroe (1956-09-23) (tracks 3, 5)
Del McCoury (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 13)
Bill Monroe (1964-10-31) (track 19)
Bill Monroe (1965-06-17) (track 20)
Tex Logan (1965-06-17) (track 20)
Peter Rowan (1965-09-05) (track 25)
Mac Wiseman (1965-09-05) (track 26)
Bill Monroe (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (track 14)
Bill Monroe (1966-06-20) (tracks 15, 22–23)
Peter Rowan (1966-06-20) (track 15)
lyricist:
Arlie Duff (track 19)
Bill Monroe (tracks 5, 13)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 15, 20, 22)
tenor vocals:
Bill Monroe (1956-05-13) (tracks 8–9)
Bill Monroe (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 13)
Bill Monroe (1965-06-17) (track 20)
Bill Monroe (1965-09-05) (tracks 25–26)
Bill Monroe (1966-06-20) (track 15)
Hazel Dickens (1966-06-20) (track 23)
writer:
Marion Easterling (track 9)
Bill Monroe (tracks 2, 25)
Thomas Ramsey (track 9)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 3)
Peter Rowan (track 25)
Virginia Stauffer (track 14)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 11, 16, 23)
recorded at:
Fincastle Bluegrass Festival 1965 (1965-09-03 – 1965-09-05) (tracks 21, 24–26)
Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, 1969 (1969-07-01 – 1969-07-06) (track 27)
publisher:
Bill Monroe Music (track 6)
Sam Fox Publishing Co.Inc (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 20)
Unichappell Music, Inc. (tracks 6, 17, 21)
recorded at:
New River Ranch in Rising Sun, Maryland, United States (1956-05-13) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7–10)
New River Ranch in Rising Sun, Maryland, United States (1956-09-23) (tracks 3, 5–6)
Ash Grove in West Hollywood, California, United States (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 13)
Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1964-10-31) (tracks 12, 17–19)
Gaslight Cafe in New York, New York, United States (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (tracks 11, 14, 16)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 787) (track 22)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 942) (track 20)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3339) (track 15)
arrangements:
Wayfaring Stranger (Oysterband arrangement) (track 15)
later versions:
Cotton-Eye Joe (Rednex version) (track 20)
live instrumental recording of:
Watermelon on the Vine (1956-05-13) (track 1)
Watermelon on the Vine (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (track 11)
live partial recording of:
He Will Set Your Fields Afire (1969-07-03) (track 27)
Paddy on the Turnpike (1969-07-03) (track 27)
live recording of:
Angels Rock Me to Sleep (1956-05-13) (track 9)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (1956-05-13) (track 7)
Close By (1956-05-13) (track 4)
I'm Working on the Building (1956-05-13) (track 8)
Roanoke (1956-05-13) (track 2)
Wheel Hoss (1956-05-13) (track 10)
Blue Grass Stomp (1956-09-23) (track 6)
Kentucky Waltz (1956-09-23) (track 5)
The Brakeman’s Blues (1956-09-23) (track 3)
True Life Blues (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 13)
Blue Grass Breakdown (1964-10-31) (track 17)
Katy Hill (1964-10-31) (track 12)
Rawhide (1964-10-31) (track 18)
Y'all Come (1964-10-31) (track 19)
Cotton‐Eyed Joe (Traditional song) (1965-06-17) (track 20)
Get Up John (1965-09-05) (track 21)
The Walls Of Time (1965-09-05) (track 25)
Fire on the Mountain (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (track 16)
I Live in the Past (1966-05-04 – 1966-05-06) (track 14)
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (1966-06-20) (track 23)
White House Blues (1966-06-20) (track 22)
recording of:
Wayfaring Stranger (1966-06-20) (track 15)