Live Recordings 1956-1969

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
The 27 numbers presented here offer Bill Monroe in more intimate settings, including workshops, jam sessions, and live performances where he's casually swapping yarns, offering anecdotes, and displaying the blistering yet folksy and down-home style that's made him a musical legend. His group included a number of marvelous players and future stars, such as Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, Bill Keith, and Tex Logan. Monroe was also playing with brothers Charlie and Birch. This is 75 minutes of breakdowns, folk tunes, railroad songs, and work songs, such classics as "Blue Grass Stomp" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and many others performed in a loose, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
The 27 numbers presented here offer Bill Monroe in more intimate settings, including workshops, jam sessions, and live performances where he's casually swapping yarns, offering anecdotes, and displaying the blistering yet folksy and down-home style that's made him a musical legend. His group included a number of marvelous players and future stars, such as Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, Bill Keith, and Tex Logan. Monroe was also playing with brothers Charlie and Birch. This is 75 minutes of breakdowns, folk tunes, railroad songs, and work songs, such classics as "Blue Grass Stomp" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and many others performed in a loose, next-door-neighbor atmosphere.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/1993
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074006320
  • Catalog Number: 40063
  • Sales rank: 29,385

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Monroe Primary Artist, Mandolin, Vocals
Del McCoury Guitar, Vocals
Peter Rowan Guitar, Vocals
Bill Keith Banjo
Kenny Baker Fiddle
Richard Greene Fiddle
Don Reno Banjo
Yates Green Guitar, Vocals
Lamar Grier Banjo
Bob "Barbecue Bob" Hicks Fiddle
Everett Lilly Bass
Tex Logan Fiddle
Rudy Lyle Banjo
Bessie Lee Mauldin Bass
Edd Mayfield Guitar
James Monroe Bass
Chick Stripling Bass
Joe Stuart Fiddle
Clarence "Tater" Tate Fiddle
Technical Credits
Bill Monroe Composer
Rev. Louis Overstreet Composer
Bill Cody Composer
Alice Gerrard Engineer
David Glasser Digital Editing
George McCorkle Composer
Ralph Rinzler Engineer, Executive Producer
Alan Yoshida Mastering
M. Christian Composer
Joe Ahr Composer
Carl Eugster Composer
Traditional Composer
Wilbur Jones Composer
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