Bluegrass Bonanza

Bluegrass Bonanza


Proper's four-disc Bluegrass Bonanza collection focuses on the genre's early greats like Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Delmore Brothers. Each of the four CDs -- String Band Roots, 1927-38;See more details below


Proper's four-disc Bluegrass Bonanza collection focuses on the genre's early greats like Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Delmore Brothers. Each of the four CDs -- String Band Roots, 1927-38; The Monroe Legacy, 1936-45; Early Bluegrass, 1944-50; and Classic Bluegrass, 1946-50 -- is packed with classics, making this budget-priced box a pretty decent purchase. [All four discs are also available separately.]

Product Details

Release Date:
Proper Box Uk


Disc 1

  1. Hop Light Ladies  -  Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers
  2. Ain't Nobody's Business  -  Earl Johnson's Clodhoppers
  3. Carve That Possum  - Uncle Dave Macon
  4. Unlucky Road to Washington  -  Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers
  5. Hold the Woodpile Down  - Uncle Dave Macon
  6. Go Long Mule  - Uncle Dave Macon
  7. I Get My Whiskey from Rockingham  -  Earl Johnson's Clodhoppers
  8. Red Hot Breakdown  -  Earl Johnson's Clodhoppers
  9. Careless Love  -  Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers
  10. Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line  - Uncle Dave Macon
  11. Sally Goodin  -  Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers
  12. Susie Lee  - Uncle Dave Macon
  13. Western Kentucky Limited @@Hack String Band
  14. Hard to Love @@Appalachia Vagabond
  15. Shady Grove  -  Prairie Ramblers
  16. Hawkins' Rag  -  Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
  17. When the Train Comes Along  - Uncle Dave Macon
  18. Tanner's Boarding House  -  Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
  19. On Tanner's Farm  -  Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
  20. Are You from Dixie  -  Blue Sky Boys
  21. East Texas Drag  -  East Texas Serenaders
  22. If the River Was Whiskey  -  Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers
  23. Jackson Stomp  -  Mississippi Mud Steppers
  24. I'll Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms  - Preston Young

Disc 2

  1. New River Train  -  Monroe Brothers
  2. On the Banks of the Ohio  -  Monroe Brothers
  3. Rosa Lee McFall  - Charlie Monroe
  4. Just a Song of Old Kentucky  -  Monroe Brothers
  5. Don't Forget Me  -  Monroe Brothers
  6. I'm Thinking Tonight of the Old Folks  -  Monroe Brothers
  7. Weepin' Willow Tree  -  Monroe Brothers
  8. No Home No Place to Pillow My Head  - Charlie Monroe
  9. Great Speckled Bird  - Charlie Monroe
  10. Bringin' in the Georgia Mail  - Charlie Monroe
  11. Once I Had a Darling Mother  - Charlie Monroe
  12. Mother's Not Dead She's Only Sleeping  - Charlie Monroe
  13. Mule Skinner Blues  - Bill Monroe
  14. No Letter in the Mail  - Bill Monroe
  15. Six White Horses  - Bill Monroe
  16. Dog House Blues  - Bill Monroe
  17. I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do  - Bill Monroe
  18. Katy Hill  - Bill Monroe
  19. Tennessee Blues  - Bill Monroe
  20. Anniversary Blue Yodel  - Bill Monroe
  21. Orange Blossom Special  - Bill Monroe
  22. Honky Tonk Swing  - Bill Monroe
  23. In the Pines  - Bill Monroe
  24. Back Up and Push  - Bill Monroe
  25. Rocky Road Blues  - Bill Monroe
  26. Footprints in the Snow  - Bill Monroe

Disc 3

  1. Banjo Pickin' Girl  -  Coon Creek Girls
  2. Little Burdie  -  Coon Creek Girls
  3. It's Raining Here This Morning  -  Grandpa Jones & Ramona
  4. Going Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains  -  Delmore Brothers
  5. I'm Lonesome Without You  -  Delmore Brothers
  6. Will the Circle Be Unbroken  -  Brown's Ferry Four
  7. Rattlesnake Daddy  -  Bailey Brothers
  8. Happy Valley Special  -  Bailey Brothers
  9. Alabama  -  Bailey Brothers
  10. John Henry  -  Bailey Brothers
  11. I Will Never Marry  -  Bailey Brothers
  12. Cotton Eyed Joe  -  Stanley Brothers
  13. Death Is Only a Dream  -  Stanley Brothers
  14. I Can Tell You the Time  -  Stanley Brothers
  15. Mountain Dew  -  Grandpa Jones & Ramona
  16. Cabin Home in Caroline  -  Armstrong Twins
  17. Three Miles South of Cash in Arkansas  -  Armstrong Twins
  18. Mother No Longer Waits for Me  -  Stanley Brothers
  19. I'm Going to Make Heaven My Home  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  20. Farewell Blues  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  21. The Jealous Lover  -  Stanley Brothers
  22. My Cabin in Caroline  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  23. The Rambler's Blues  -  Stanley Brothers
  24. Come Here Soon  - Curly Fox
  25. Run Mountain  - J.E. Mainer
  26. Baby Girl  -  Armstrong Twins
  27. Let Me Be Your Friend  -  Stanley Brothers
  28. Beautiful Brown Eyes  -  Bailey Brothers
  29. Arkansas Special  -  Armstrong Twins
  30. Uncle Eph's Got the Coon  -  Grandpa Jones & Ramona

Disc 4

  1. Blue Moon of Kentucky  - Bill Monroe
  2. Toy Heart  - Bill Monroe
  3. California Blues  - Bill Monroe
  4. Will You Be Loving Another Man?  - Bill Monroe
  5. The Girl Behind the Bar  -  Stanley Brothers
  6. The Little Glass of Wine  -  Stanley Brothers
  7. My Rose of Old Kentucky  - Bill Monroe
  8. Bluegrass Breakdown  - Bill Monroe
  9. Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong  - Bill Monroe
  10. When You Are Lonely  - Bill Monroe
  11. Little Maggie  -  Stanley Brothers
  12. Old Rattler  -  Grandpa Jones & Ramona
  13. Molly and Tenbrooks  -  Stanley Brothers
  14. Blue Grass Stomp  - Bill Monroe
  15. The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band  - Bill Monroe
  16. We'll Meet Again Sweetheart  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  17. Our Darling's Gone  -  Stanley Brothers
  18. Is It Too Late Now?  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  19. Poor Ellen Smith  - Molly O'Day
  20. So Happy I'll Be  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  21. God Loves His Children  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  22. Baby Blue Eyes  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  23. Why Don't You Tell Me So  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  24. New Mule Skinner Blues  - Bill Monroe
  25. Uncle Pen  - Bill Monroe
  26. My Little Girl in Tennessee  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  27. I'll Never Shed Another Tear  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  28. Foggy Mountain Breakdown  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  29. I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome  - Bill Monroe

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flatt & Scruggs   Track Performer
Bill Monroe   Track Performer
Stanley Brothers   Track Performer
Blue Sky Boys   Track Performer
Delmore Brothers   Track Performer
Uncle Dave Macon   Track Performer
Gid Tanner   Track Performer
Armstrong Twins   Track Performer
Brown's Ferry Four   Track Performer
J.E. Mainer   Track Performer
Bailey Brothers   Track Performer
Curly Fox   Track Performer
Molly O'Day   Track Performer
Monroe Brothers   Track Performer
Coon Creek Girls   Track Performer
Buster Carter   Track Performer
Preston Young   Track Performer
East Texas Serenaders   Track Performer
Prairie Ramblers   Track Performer
Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers   Track Performer
Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers   Track Performer
Mississippi Mud Steppers   Track Performer
Grandpa Jones & Ramona   Track Performer
Earl Johnson's Clodhoppers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lester Flatt   Composer
Bill Monroe   Composer
Earl Scruggs   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Uncle Dave Macon   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Gid Tanner   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Bill Carlisle   Composer
Charlie Monroe   Arranger
Sam McGee   Composer
Cliff Carlisle   Composer
Roy Carter   Composer
Mel Foree   Composer
Byron Gregory   Composer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Paul Mares   Composer
Kirk McGee   Composer
Clayton McMichen   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Guy Smith   Composer
J.B. Smith   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
J.L. Frank   Composer
Adam Komorowski   Annotation
George L. Cobb   Composer
George Vaughn   Composer
Lane   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Slim Bryant   Composer
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert   Composer

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