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Bluegrass 1970-1979

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Bluegrass 1970-1979 is a four-disc box set containing all of Monroe's '70s recordings for Decca, including several unreleased cuts and a live album featuring Jim & Jesse, James Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt, and Carl Jackson. By the time he made these recordings, Monroe was no longer making any innovations with his music. Instead, he just demonstrated his skill and artistry -- the music on Bluegrass 1970-1979 is for afficianados, the kind of listener that can discern subtle differences between supporting bands and solos. Overall, the material on the box isn't as strong as the previous two box sets, but any Monroe completist will not be disappointed by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Bluegrass 1970-1979 is a four-disc box set containing all of Monroe's '70s recordings for Decca, including several unreleased cuts and a live album featuring Jim & Jesse, James Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt, and Carl Jackson. By the time he made these recordings, Monroe was no longer making any innovations with his music. Instead, he just demonstrated his skill and artistry -- the music on Bluegrass 1970-1979 is for afficianados, the kind of listener that can discern subtle differences between supporting bands and solos. Overall, the material on the box isn't as strong as the previous two box sets, but any Monroe completist will not be disappointed by the set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/1995
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127156068
  • Catalog Number: 15606
  • Sales rank: 70,745

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 McKinley's March (2:28)
  2. 2 Texas Gallop (2:12)
  3. 3 Road of Life (3:00)
  4. 4 It's Me Again Lord (2:19)
  5. 5 Beyond the Gate (1:57)
  6. 6 I Will Sing for the Glory of God (2:07)
  7. 7 Kentucky Waltz (3:06)
  8. 8 The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band (2:56)
  9. 9 Lonesome Moonlight Waltz (2:37)
  10. 10 Tallahassee (2:09)
  11. 11 Get Up John (2:36)
  12. 12 Summertime Is Past and Gone (2:24)
  13. 13 Rocky Road Blues (2:03)
  14. 14 Mule Skinner Blues (2:47)
  15. 15 Poor White Folks (2:19)
  16. 16 The Old Gray Mare Came Tearing Out of the Wilderness (1:55)
  17. 17 Kiss Me Waltz (2:14)
  18. 18 Jenny Lynn (2:15)
  19. 19 Heel and Toe Polka (2:35)
  20. 20 Milenburg Joy (2:19)
  21. 21 Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong (2:36)
  22. 22 Banks of the Ohio (3:08)
  23. 23 Tall Pines (2:58)
  24. 24 Mother's Only Sleeping (2:53)
  25. 25 Foggy Mountain Top (2:11)
  26. 26 Love Please Come Home (2:12)
  27. 27 What Would You Give in Exchange (3:31)
  28. 28 When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall (2:48)
  29. 29 Walls of Time (2:54)
  30. 30 My Old Kentucky and You (2:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hit Parade of Love - Jimmy Martin (3:08)
  2. 2 Mary Ann - Jimmy Martin (3:01)
  3. 3 Sunny Side of the Mountain (2:39)
  4. 4 Freeborn Man - Jimmy Martin (3:20)
  5. 5 Tennessee - Jimmy Martin (3:00)
  6. 6 Love Please Come Home - James Monroe (2:36)
  7. 7 Train '45 - James Monroe (2:19)
  8. 8 Bonny - James Monroe (2:12)
  9. 9 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again - James Monroe (2:09)
  10. 10 Ole Slewfoot (2:58)
  11. 11 Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes - Jim & Jesse (2:58)
  12. 12 Please Be My Love - Jim & Jesse (2:06)
  13. 13 I Wish You Knew - Jim & Jesse (2:45)
  14. 14 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms - Lester Flatt (2:58)
  15. 15 Feudin' Banjos - Lester Flatt (1:50)
  16. 16 Ballad of Jed Clampett - Lester Flatt (2:02)
  17. 17 Mule Skinner Blues (3:49)
  18. 18 You Won't Be Satisfied That Way (2:03)
  19. 19 Uncle Pen (2:20)
  20. 20 Blue Moon of Kentucky (4:24)
  21. 21 Roll on Buddy, Roll On - James Monroe (2:16)
  22. 22 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (3:05)
  23. 23 Orange Blossom Special - Carl Jackson (2:33)
  24. 24 Down Yonder - Carl Jackson (3:40)
  25. 25 Soldier's Joy - Carl Jackson (2:32)
  26. 26 Grey Eagle - Carl Jackson (2:47)
  27. 27 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Carl Jackson (3:45)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Clinging to a Saving Hand (2:24)
  2. 2 Show Me the Way (2:36)
  3. 3 Jerusalem Ridge (2:39)
  4. 4 Ashland Breakdown (2:20)
  5. 5 Mary Jane, Won't You Be Mine (1:57)
  6. 6 Old, Old House (2:35)
  7. 7 Watson Blues (4:31)
  8. 8 Thank God for Kentucky (2:44)
  9. 9 Reasons Why (2:13)
  10. 10 Weary Traveler (3:25)
  11. 11 My Cabin in Caroline (2:35)
  12. 12 No Place to Pillow My Head (2:23)
  13. 13 My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin' (2:14)
  14. 14 Monroe's Blues (3:55)
  15. 15 The First Whippoorwill (3:10)
  16. 16 Lucky Lady (2:36)
  17. 17 My Louisiana Love (2:06)
  18. 18 Christmas Time's A-Coming (2:43)
  19. 19 Texas Blue Bonnet (2:09)
  20. 20 The Sunset Trail (3:37)
  21. 21 My Sweet Memory (2:48)
  22. 22 She's Young and I'm Growing Old (2:29)
  23. 23 Blue Goose (2:35)
Disc 4
  1. 1 That's Christmas Time to Me (2:38)
  2. 2 Pinewood Valley (2:28)
  3. 3 My Florida Sunshine (2:20)
  4. 4 Wabash Cannonball (3:01)
  5. 5 Hard Times Have Been Here (But They've Gone) (3:04)
  6. 6 Six Feet Under the Ground (2:07)
  7. 7 Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet (2:31)
  8. 8 Jake Satterfield (2:46)
  9. 9 Muddy Waters (2:00)
  10. 10 Corrina, Corrina (1:50)
  11. 11 Have a Feast Here Tonight (1:57)
  12. 12 Golden River (3:06)
  13. 13 I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky (2:17)
  14. 14 Those Memories of You (3:19)
  15. 15 Intro (Watermelon Hangin' on the Vine) (1:27)
  16. 16 Rocky Road Blues (2:09)
  17. 17 The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake (4:08)
  18. 18 In Despair (2:24)
  19. 19 Molly and Tenbrooks Medley: Little Maggie/Train 45/Blue Moon of ... (4:03)
  20. 20 John Henry (2:15)
  21. 21 Dog House Blues (3:11)
  22. 22 The Old Mountaineer (2:56)
  23. 23 Little Cabin Home on the Hill (2:56)
  24. 24 Orange Blossom Special (2:11)
  25. 25 Y'all Come (2:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Monroe Primary Artist, Mandolin, Leader, Tenor (Vocal)
James Bryan Fiddle
Lester Flatt Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Marty Stuart Mandolin
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Kenny Baker Fiddle
Howard Johnson Bass
Jim Brock Fiddle
Blaine Sprouse Fiddle
Jesse McReynolds Mandolin, Vocals
Gordon Terry Fiddle, Guitar
Curley Ray Cline Fiddle
Walter Haynes Bells
Hicks Baritone (Vocal)
Jack Hicks Banjo
Carl Jackson Banjo
Jordan Baritone (Vocal)
Tex Logan Fiddle
J.D. Martin Vocals
Jimmy Martin Guitar, Leader
Jim McReynolds Guitar, Leader, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
James Monroe Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Alan O'Bryant Banjo
Marc Pruett Banjo
Curly Seckler Guitar
Joe Stuart Bass, Fiddle, Guitar
Clarence "Tater" Tate Bass, Fiddle
Joe Zinkan String Bass
Joe Hayes Fiddle
Earl Snead Banjo
Joe Meadows Fiddle
Monroe Fields Bass
Culley Holt Bass (Vocal)
Guy Stevenson Bass
Randall Collins Fiddle
Bill Holden Banjo
Paul Mullins Fiddle
Kenny Ingram Banjo, Baritone (Vocal)
Martin Bass (Vocal)
Lewis Vocals
Tommy Williams Jr. Fiddle
Haskel McCormick Baritone
Robert Wilson Black Banjo
Stephen Randy Davis Bass
Wayne Lewis Guitar
Fowler Vocals
Davis Baritone (Vocal)
Robert "Bob" Fowler Guitar
Hubert Duane "Hoot" Hester Fiddle
Victor H. Jordan Banjo
Ray W. Martin Electric Bass
Haskell D. McCormick Banjo
Charles M. "Charlie" Nixon Dobro
Technical Credits
Lester Flatt Composer
Bill Monroe Composer
Peter Rowan Composer
George Jones Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Pee Wee King Composer
Charlie Monroe Composer
Cliff Carlisle Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Ron Chancey Producer
Jay Farrar Arranger, Adaptation
Mel Foree Composer
Walter Haynes Producer
Bob Jones Mastering
Ervin T. Rouse Composer
Harry Silverstein Producer
Charles K. Wolfe Liner Notes, Biographical Information
J.L. Frank Composer
Doyle Wilburn Composer
Teddy Wilburn Composer
Jerry Strobel Illustrations
Les Leverett Illustrations
Snuffy Miller Producer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Sylke Holtrop Artwork
Gerd Weiler Artwork
Hal Bynum Composer
Joe Ahr Composer
George Vaughn Composer
Traditional Composer
Howard Hausey Composer
Randy Aronson Tape Research
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