Monument Story

Monument Story



The Monument Story is a two-disc overview of the Monument label spanning the late '50s through the mid '70s. Monument had a number of left-field chart successes and had an impressive roster of talents, including Ray Stevens, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton and Roy Orbison (all of whom are represented on this anthology). Although some may find Monument recordings intrinsically interesting, most listeners will be drawn to this collection by the many hard-to-find hits, including Henson Cargill's "Skip a Rope," the Dixie Belles' "(Down at) Papa Joe's," and Dick Flood's version of "The Three Bells." The 36 tracks include some rarities as well, notably Willie Nelson's "I Never Cared for You," one of a handful of sides he recorded for Monument before signing with RCA in the early '60s.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646610626
catalogNumber: 66106

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Norman Blake   Dobro
Josh Graves   Slide Dobro
Chet Atkins   Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano,Keyboards
Hank Garland   Guitar
Grandpa Jones   Track Performer
Kris Kristofferson   Track Performer
Willie Nelson   Track Performer
Dolly Parton   Track Performer
Ray Stevens   Track Performer
Merle Travis   Guitar
Connie Smith   Track Performer
Dr. John   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Jordanaires   Background Vocals
Roy Orbison   Track Performer
Joe Simon   Track Performer
Velvets   Track Performer
Donnie Fritts   Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Chris Gantry   Guitar
Mac Gayden   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Lloyd Green   Track Performer
Dennis Linde   Guitar,Voices
Billy Swan   Bass,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Tony Joe White   Track Performer
Billy Walker   Track Performer
Dixie Belles   Track Performer
Billy Grammer   Guitar,Track Performer
Grady Martin   Guitar
Robert Mitchum   Track Performer
Bobby Wood   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Henson Cargill   Track Performer
Robert Knight   Track Performer
Jerry Smith   Piano
Larry Gatlin   Track Performer
Billy Joe Shaver   Track Performer
Charles Trénet   Banjo
Anita Kerr Singers   Vocals
Byron Bach   Strings
Brenton Banks   Strings
George Binkley   Strings
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Stephen Bruton   Guitar
Boudleaux Bryant   Background Vocals
Kenny Buttrey   Percussion,Drums
Harrison Calloway   Musician
Jerry Carrigan   Percussion,Drums
Charles Chalmers   Saxophone
Marvin Chantry   Strings
Chip Young   Percussion,Rhythm Guitar
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Joseph Chrisman   Drums
John Christopher   Acoustic Guitar
Johnny Christopher   Acoustic Guitar
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Jim Colvard   Dobro,Electric Guitar
Sammy Creason   Drums
Shane Keister   Percussion,Moog Synthesizer
Tim Drummond   Guitar
Bobby Dyson   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Bobby Emmons   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Danny Finlay   Guitar
Solie Fott   Strings
Buddy Harman   Drums
Lillian Hunt   Strings
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Jim Isbell   Percussion,Drums
Jerry Kennedy   Guitar
Mike Leech   Bass
Rufus Long   Flute,Saxophone
Tommy McClure   Bass
Bill McElhiney   Trumpet
Pierre Menard   Strings
Farrell Morris   Percussion
Wayne Moss   Dobro,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Weldon Myrick   Pedal Steel Guitar
Andy Newmark   Drums
Linden Oldham   Organ
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Boots Randolph   Saxophone,Track Performer
Verna Richardson   Strings
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Billy Sanford   Guitar
Jeannie Seely   Track Performer
Jerry Shook   Guitar
Don Smith   Bass
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Bobby Thompson   Banjo,Dobro,Rhythm Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Mike Utley   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
Pete Wade   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Bergen White   Bass,Voices,Vibes
John "Bucky" Wilkin   Guitar
Bob Wilson   Piano
Reggie Young   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Roy Huskey   Bass
Jerry Byrd   Pedal Steel Guitar,Track Performer
Howard Carpenter   Strings
Farris Coursey   Drums
Uncle Jose Graves   Slide Dobro
Sadao Harada   Strings
Marvin Hughes   Organ
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Wilda Tinsley   Strings
Dorothy Cline Walker   Strings
Bob Moore   Bass,Track Performer
Akira Nagai   Strings
Karl Garvin   Trumpet
Jerry Reed Hubbard   Guitar
Jerry Lee Smith   Piano
Paul Garrison   Percussion
John W. Greubel   Drums
Michael Semanitzky   Strings
Joe Zincan   Bass
Louis Jones   Bass
Grandpa Jones & Ramona   Track Performer
Jerry Byrd & the String Dusters   Pedal Steel Guitar
Billy Graves   Track Performer
David Briggs   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Michael Leech   Musician
Dick Flood   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Ray Stevens   Composer,Producer
Billy Swan   Producer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Harrison Calloway   Producer
Chip Young   Producer
Gene Eichelberger   Engineer
Fred Foster   Producer,Liner Notes
Don Law   Producer
Mike Leech   Producer
Jim Malloy   Producer
Johnny Nash   Composer
Curly Putman   Composer
Boots Randolph   Composer
Jerry Stembridge   Producer
Tommy Strong   Engineer
Mort Thomasson   Engineer
Uncle Jose Graves   Contributor
James Rich   Composer
Virgil Johnson   Composer
Tom Asalone   Art Direction
Nick Shaffran   Concept
Ed Fenner   Artwork
Bill Everette   Composer
Tom Six   Composer
Dave Lazer   Composer

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