Live Recordings 1956-1969

Live Recordings 1956-1969

by Bill MonroeBill Monroe


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/1993
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093074006320
catalogNumber: 40063
Rank: 51388

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
Ralph Rinzler   Engineer,Executive Producer
M. Christian   Composer
Joe Ahr   Composer
Carl Eugster   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Wilbur Jones   Composer

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