And His Bluegrass Boys 1950-1958

And His Bluegrass Boys 1950-1958

by Bill Monroe
     
 

Bill Monroe was not just one of the most celebrated bandleaders and instrumentalists in the history of bluegrass music, he's universally acknowledged as the man who truly invented the style, kicking up the speed and tightening the interplay of traditional string band music, adding high lonesome harmonies, and giving the players room to trade off solos. Monroe's band… See more details below

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Bill Monroe was not just one of the most celebrated bandleaders and instrumentalists in the history of bluegrass music, he's universally acknowledged as the man who truly invented the style, kicking up the speed and tightening the interplay of traditional string band music, adding high lonesome harmonies, and giving the players room to trade off solos. Monroe's band the Bluegrass Boys was also a training ground for some of the most celebrated pickers in the game, including Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Carter Stanley, Mac Wiseman, and many more. And His Bluegrass Boys 1950-1958 is a four-disc box set that features 97 tracks from the group's run in the '50s, with appearances by Jimmy Martin, Carter Stanley, Hal Smith, Rudy Lyle, Owen Bradley, and others. This set is a treasure trove for serious bluegrass fans, documenting an important period in the history of the genre's most influential artist.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065711924
catalogNumber:
77119
Rank:
358082

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Blue Grass Ramble  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  2. New Mule Skinner Blues  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  3. My Little Georgia Rose  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  4. Memories of You  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  5. I'm on My Way to the Old Home  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  6. Alabama Waltz  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  7. I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  8. I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  9. Boat of Love  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  10. The Old Fiddler  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  11. Uncle Pen  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  12. When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  13. Lord Protect My Soul  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  14. River of Death  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  15. Letter from My Darling  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  16. On the Old Kentucky Shore  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  17. Raw Hide  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  18. Poison Love  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  19. Kentucky Waltz  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  20. Prisoner's Song  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  21. Swing Low Sweet Chariot  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  22. Angels Rock Me to Sleep  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  23. Brakeman's Blues  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  24. Travelin' Blues  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys

Disc 2

  1. When the Cactus Is in Bloom  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  2. Sailor's Plea  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  3. Highway of Sorrow  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  4. Rotation Blues  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  5. Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  6. Sugar Coated Love  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  7. You're Drifting Away  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  8. Cabin of Love  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  9. Get Down on Your Knees and Pray  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  10. Christmas Time's A-Coming  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  11. The First Whipoorwill  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  12. In the Pines  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  13. Footprints in the Snow  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  14. Walking in Jerusalem  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  15. Memories of Mother and Dad  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  16. The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  17. Country Waltz  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  18. A Mighty Pretty Waltz  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  19. Pike County Breakdown  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  20. Wishing Waltz  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  21. I Hope You Have Learned  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  22. Get Up John  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  23. Sitting Alone in the Moonlight  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  24. Changing Partners  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys

Disc 3

  1. Y'all Come  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  2. On and On  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  3. I Believed in You Darling  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  4. New John Henry Blues  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  5. White House Blues  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  6. Happy on My Way  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  7. I'm Working on a Building  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  8. A Voice from on High  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  9. He Will Set Your Fields on Fire  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  10. Close By  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  11. My Little Georgia Rose  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  12. Put My Little Shoes Away  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  13. Blue Moon of Kentucky  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  14. Wheel Hoss  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  15. Cheyenne  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  16. You'll Find Her Name Written There  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  17. Roanoke  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  18. Wait a Little Longer Please Jesus  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  19. Let the Light Shine Down on Me  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  20. A Fallen Star  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  21. Four Walls  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  22. A Good Woman's Love  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  23. Cry Cry Darlin'  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  24. I'm Sittin on Top of the World  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys

Disc 4

  1. Out in the Cold World  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  2. Roane County Prison  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  3. Goodbye Old Pal  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  4. In Despair  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  5. Molly and Tenbrooks  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  6. Come Back to Me in My Dreams  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  7. Sally Jo  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  8. Brand New Shoes  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  9. A Lonesome Road to Travel  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  10. I Saw the Light  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  11. Lord Build Me a Cabin in Glory  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  12. Lord Lead Me On  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  13. Precious Memories  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  14. I'll Meet You in the Morning  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  15. Life's Railway to Heaven  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  16. I've Found a Hiding Place  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  17. Jesus Hold My Hand  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  18. I Am a Pilgrim  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  19. Wayfaring Stranger  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  20. A Beautiful Life  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  21. House of Gold  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  22. Scotland  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  23. Gotta Travel On  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  24. Panhandle Country  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  25. No One But My Darlin'  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Monroe   Primary Artist,Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Doug Kershaw   Guitar
Kenny Baker   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal)
Don Stover   Banjo
Grady Martin   Guitar
Gordon Terry   Fiddle
Owen Bradley   Organ,Piano,Vibes
Boudleaux Bryant   Bass,Vocals
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Charlie Cline   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Bobby Hicks   Fiddle
Rudy Lyle   Banjo
Jimmy Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Bessie Lee Mauldin   String Bass
Edd Mayfield   Guitar,Vocals
Ernie Newton   String Bass
Sonny Osborne   Banjo
Carter Stanley   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Stuart   Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar
Howard Watts   String Bass
Dale Potter   Fiddle
James Ora Bowers   Banjo
Hubert Davis   Banjo
Joe Drumright   Banjo
Milton Estes   Bass (Vocal)
Culley Holt   Bass (Vocal)
Birch Monroe   Bass (Vocal)
Joel Price   String Bass
Oscar "Shorty" Sheehan   String Bass
Jack Shook   Guitar
Jim Smoak   Banjo
Merle "Red" Taylor   Fiddle
Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys   Guitar,Vocals
Jackie Phelps   Guitar
Hal Smith   Fiddle
Jimmy Selph   Guitar
Red Taylor   Fiddle
Robert Lee Pennington   Banjo
James "Hal" Smith   Fiddle
Jimmy Elrod   String Bass
Birch Monroe   Bass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Pat Harrison   Liner Notes

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