All the Classic Releases 1937-1949

All the Classic Releases 1937-1949

by Bill MonroeBill Monroe


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Another great JSP boxed set of archival music at a budget price, All the Classic Releases 1937-1949 collects a great selection of Bill Monroe's recordings both with his Bluegrass Boys and with his brother Charlie as the Monroe Brothers. The extensive (though not really informative) liner notes don't really shed any light as to whether these are all of Monroe's recorded output from 1937-1949, if these are just complete album releases, singles, and B-sides, or some other permutation, but in listening to the discs it doesn't really matter. The recordings are all truly classic, even if they're not necessarily the versions the listening public is most familiar with ("Kentucky Waltz" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" both seem to be slightly different versions than the ones that have been established as the Monroe standards). Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby Wise, Clyde Moody, and other Bluegrass Boys alumni all make appearances, and nearly all of Monroe's best-loved songs are represented. While this four-disc set would not be the starting point for bluegrass beginners, die-hard fans of the genre will be quite satisfied with their selection.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2003
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065771225
catalogNumber: 7712


Disc 1

  1. My Long Journey Home
  2. What Is Home Without Love
  3. What Would You Give in Exchange
  4. Little Red Shoes
  5. Nine Pound Hammer
  6. On Some Foggy Mountain Top
  7. Drifting Too Far from the Shore
  8. In My Dear Old Southern Home
  9. New River Train
  10. This World Is Not My Home
  11. Watermelon Hanging on the Vine
  12. On the Banks of the Ohio
  13. Do You Call That Religion?
  14. God Holds the Future in His Hands
  15. You've Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley
  16. Six Months Ain't Long
  17. Just a Song of Old Kentucky
  18. Don't Forget Me
  19. I'm Going
  20. Darling Corey
  21. My Savior's Train
  22. I Am Thinking Tonight of the Old Folks
  23. Dreamed I Searched Heaven for You
  24. The Old Cross Road
  25. The Forgotton Soldier Boy
  26. We Read of a Place That's Called Heaven
  27. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  28. The Saints Go Marching In
  29. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  30. Where Is My Sailor Boy?

Disc 2

  1. Am I Ready to Go
  2. What Would the Profit Be
  3. Some Glad Day
  4. I Have Found the Way
  5. I Am Going That Way
  6. Kate Cline
  7. Roll on Buddy, Roll On
  8. Weeping Willow Tree
  9. I'll Live On
  10. Oh, Hide You in the Blood
  11. What Would You Give in Exchange, Pt. 2
  12. On That Gospel Ship
  13. What Would You Give in Exchange, Pt. 3
  14. Let Us Be Lovers Again
  15. All the Good Times Are Passed and Gone
  16. What Would You Give in Exchange, Pt. 4
  17. On My Way to Glory
  18. My Last Moving Day
  19. He Will Set Your Fields on Fire
  20. Sinner You Better Get Ready
  21. Have a Feast Here Tonight
  22. Goodbye Maggie
  23. Rollin' On
  24. The Old Man's Story
  25. I've Still Got Ninety-Nine
  26. Little Joe
  27. A Beautiful Life
  28. Pearly Gates
  29. On My Way Back Home
  30. When Our Lord Shall Come Again

Disc 3

  1. Mule Skinner Blues
  2. No Letter in the Mail
  3. Cryin' Holy Unto the Lord
  4. Six White Horses
  5. Dog House Blues
  6. I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do
  7. Katy Hill
  8. Tennessee Blues
  9. Shake My Mother's Hand for Me
  10. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
  11. Anniversary Blue Yodel
  12. The Coupon Song
  13. Orange Blossom Special
  14. Honky Tonk Swing
  15. In the Pines
  16. Back Up and Push
  17. Rocky Road Blues
  18. Kentucky Waltz
  19. True Life Blues
  20. Goodbye Old Pal
  21. Footprints in the Snow
  22. Blue Grass Special
  23. Heavy Traffic Ahead
  24. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  25. Toy Heart

Disc 4

  1. Summertime Is Past and Gone
  2. Mansions for Me
  3. Mother's Only Sleeping
  4. California Blues
  5. Will You Be Loving Another Man?
  6. How Will I Explain About You?
  7. Wicked Path of Sin
  8. I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky
  9. It's Mighty Dark to Travel
  10. I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling
  11. Little Cabin on the Hill
  12. My Rose of Old Kentucky
  13. Bluegrass Breakdown
  14. Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
  15. The Old Cross Road
  16. That Home Above
  17. Remember the Cross
  18. Little Community Church
  19. Along About Daybreak
  20. When You Are Lonely
  21. Molly and Tenbrooks
  22. Shine Hallelujah, Shine
  23. I'm Travelin' on and On
  24. Can't You Hear Me Callin'
  25. Travelin' This Lonesome Road
  26. Blue Grass Stomp
  27. The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Monroe   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Lester Flatt   Guitar,Vocals
Earl Scruggs   Banjo,Vocals
Mac Wiseman   Guitar,Vocals
Clyde Moody   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Charlie Monroe   Guitar,Vocals
Rudy Lyle   Banjo
Howard Watts   Bass
Robert Chubby Wise   Fiddle
David Akeman   Banjo
Tex Willis   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Magness   Fiddle,Vocals
Birch Monroe   Vocals
Bill Wesbrooks   Bass,Vocals
Wilene Forrester   Accordion
Jack Thompson   Bass

Technical Credits

Lane   Arranger
Drew Kent   Liner Notes

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