And His Bluegrass Boys 1950-1958

And His Bluegrass Boys 1950-1958

by Bill MonroeBill Monroe


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Bill Monroe was not just one of the most celebrated bandleaders and instrumentalists in the history of bluegrass music, he's universally acknowledged as the man who truly invented the style, kicking up the speed and tightening the interplay of traditional string band music, adding high lonesome harmonies, and giving the players room to trade off solos. Monroe's band the Bluegrass Boys was also a training ground for some of the most celebrated pickers in the game, including Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Carter Stanley, Mac Wiseman, and many more. And His Bluegrass Boys 1950-1958 is a four-disc box set that features 97 tracks from the group's run in the '50s, with appearances by Jimmy Martin, Carter Stanley, Hal Smith, Rudy Lyle, Owen Bradley, and others. This set is a treasure trove for serious bluegrass fans, documenting an important period in the history of the genre's most influential artist.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2009
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065711924
catalogNumber: 77119


Disc 1

  1. Blue Grass Ramble
  2. New Mule Skinner Blues
  3. My Little Georgia Rose
  4. Memories of You
  5. I'm on My Way to the Old Home
  6. Alabama Waltz
  7. I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome
  8. I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning
  9. Boat of Love
  10. The Old Fiddler
  11. Uncle Pen
  12. When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall
  13. Lord Protect My Soul
  14. River of Death
  15. Letter from My Darling
  16. On the Old Kentucky Shore
  17. Raw Hide
  18. Poison Love
  19. Kentucky Waltz
  20. Prisoner's Song
  21. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  22. Angels Rock Me to Sleep
  23. Brakeman's Blues
  24. Travelin' Blues

Disc 2

  1. When the Cactus Is in Bloom
  2. Sailor's Plea
  3. Highway of Sorrow
  4. Rotation Blues
  5. Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues
  6. Sugar Coated Love
  7. You're Drifting Away
  8. Cabin of Love
  9. Get Down on Your Knees and Pray
  10. Christmas Time's A-Coming
  11. The First Whipoorwill
  12. In the Pines
  13. Footprints in the Snow
  14. Walking in Jerusalem
  15. Memories of Mother and Dad
  16. The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake
  17. Country Waltz
  18. A Mighty Pretty Waltz
  19. Pike County Breakdown
  20. Wishing Waltz
  21. I Hope You Have Learned
  22. Get Up John
  23. Sitting Alone in the Moonlight
  24. Changing Partners

Disc 3

  1. Y'all Come
  2. On and On
  3. I Believed in You Darling
  4. New John Henry Blues
  5. White House Blues
  6. Happy on My Way
  7. I'm Working on a Building
  8. A Voice from on High
  9. He Will Set Your Fields on Fire
  10. Close By
  11. My Little Georgia Rose
  12. Put My Little Shoes Away
  13. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  14. Wheel Hoss
  15. Cheyenne
  16. You'll Find Her Name Written There
  17. Roanoke
  18. Wait a Little Longer Please Jesus
  19. Let the Light Shine Down on Me
  20. A Fallen Star
  21. Four Walls
  22. A Good Woman's Love
  23. Cry Cry Darlin'
  24. I'm Sittin on Top of the World

Disc 4

  1. Out in the Cold World
  2. Roane County Prison
  3. Goodbye Old Pal
  4. In Despair
  5. Molly and Tenbrooks
  6. Come Back to Me in My Dreams
  7. Sally Jo
  8. Brand New Shoes
  9. A Lonesome Road to Travel
  10. I Saw the Light
  11. Lord Build Me a Cabin in Glory
  12. Lord Lead Me On
  13. Precious Memories
  14. I'll Meet You in the Morning
  15. Life's Railway to Heaven
  16. I've Found a Hiding Place
  17. Jesus Hold My Hand
  18. I Am a Pilgrim
  19. Wayfaring Stranger
  20. A Beautiful Life
  21. House of Gold
  22. Scotland
  23. Gotta Travel On
  24. Panhandle Country
  25. No One But My Darlin'

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Monroe   Primary Artist,Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Doug Kershaw   Guitar
Kenny Baker   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal)
Don Stover   Banjo
Grady Martin   Guitar
Gordon Terry   Fiddle
Owen Bradley   Organ,Piano,Vibes
Boudleaux Bryant   Bass,Vocals
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Charlie Cline   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Bobby Hicks   Fiddle
Rudy Lyle   Banjo
Jimmy Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Bessie Lee Mauldin   String Bass
Edd Mayfield   Guitar,Vocals
Ernie Newton   String Bass
Sonny Osborne   Banjo
Carter Stanley   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Stuart   Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar
Howard Watts   String Bass
Dale Potter   Fiddle
James Ora Bowers   Banjo
Hubert Davis   Banjo
Joe Drumright   Banjo
Milton Estes   Bass (Vocal)
Culley Holt   Bass (Vocal)
Birch Monroe   Bass (Vocal)
Joel Price   String Bass
Oscar "Shorty" Sheehan   String Bass
Jack Shook   Guitar
Jim Smoak   Banjo
Merle "Red" Taylor   Fiddle
Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys   Guitar,Vocals
Jackie Phelps   Guitar
Hal Smith   Fiddle
Jimmy Selph   Guitar
Red Taylor   Fiddle
Robert Lee Pennington   Banjo
James "Hal" Smith   Fiddle
Jimmy Elrod   String Bass
Birch Monroe   Bass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Pat Harrison   Liner Notes

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