The Music of Bill Monroe

The Music of Bill Monroe

by Bill Monroe


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A four-disc set covering Bill Monroe's entire career from 1936 to 1994, this is a meticulously remastered and researched four-hours-and-20 minutes of music and features important recordings from seven decades of them from RCA, Columbia, Decca and MCA. It's an exceptional box set, put together with great care and knowledge, and it's essential for any fan of bluegrass or traditional country music.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/19/1994
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811104849
catalogNumber: 11048


Disc 1

  1. My Long Journey Home
  2. What Would You Give in Exchange
  3. Mule Skinner Blues
  4. Cryin' Holy Unto My Lord
  5. Back up and Push
  6. Goodbye Old Pal
  7. Heavy Traffic Ahead
  8. Wicked Path of Sin
  9. It's Mighty Dark to Travel
  10. Bluegrass Breakdown
  11. Can't You Hear Me Callin'
  12. My Little Georgia Rose
  13. I'm on My Way to the Old Home
  14. I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome
  15. Uncle Pen
  16. Lord Protect My Soul
  17. Rawhide
  18. Brakeman's Blues
  19. Sugar Coated Love
  20. Christmas Time's A-Coming
  21. The First Whippoorwill
  22. In the Pines
  23. Footprints in the Snow
  24. Walking in Jerusalem

Disc 2

  1. Memories of Mother and Dad
  2. The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake
  3. Y'all Come
  4. Sitting Alone in the Moonlight
  5. On and On
  6. White House Blues
  7. Happy on My Way
  8. A Voice from on High
  9. Close By
  10. Put My Little Shoes Away
  11. Wheel Hoss
  12. Cheyenne
  13. You'll Find Her Name Written There
  14. Roanoke
  15. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  16. The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band
  17. Used to Be
  18. A Good Woman's Love
  19. Cry, Cry Darling
  20. I'm Sitting on Top of the World
  21. I'll Meet You in the Morning
  22. Scotland
  23. Molly and Tenbrooks
  24. John Henry

Disc 3

  1. Big Mon
  2. Dark as the Night, Blue as the Day
  3. Sold Down the River
  4. Little Joe
  5. Lonesome Road Blues
  6. I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky
  7. Toy Heart
  8. Nine Pound Hammer
  9. Big Sandy River
  10. Darling Corey
  11. Salt Creek
  12. Sailor's Hornpipe
  13. Roll on Buddy, Roll On
  14. Bill's Dream
  15. Never Again (Will I Knock on Your Door)
  16. Dusty Miller
  17. Midnight on the Stormy Deep
  18. Soldier's Joy
  19. Blue Night
  20. Sally Goodin
  21. Kentucky Mandolin
  22. Walls of Time
  23. I Haven't Seen Mary in Years
  24. The Dead March
  25. With Body and Soul
  26. Walk Softly on My Heart
  27. Going up Caney

Disc 4

  1. Kentucky Waltz
  2. Get up John
  3. Lonesome Moonlight Waltz
  4. Rocky Road Blues
  5. Jenny Lynn
  6. My Old Kentucky and You
  7. You Won't Be Satisfied That Way
  8. Jerusalem Ridge
  9. Ashland Breakdown
  10. Come Hither to Go Yonder
  11. My Last Days on Earth
  12. My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin'
  13. Travelin' This Lonesome Road
  14. The Old Brown County Barn
  15. Stay Away from Me
  16. The Long Bow
  17. The Old Crossroads
  18. Southern Flavor
  19. Take Courage Un' Tomorrow
  20. Pike County Breakdown
  21. I'm Working on a Building
  22. You're Drifting Away
  23. Boston Boy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Monroe   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Norman Blake   Guitar
Lester Flatt   Guitar,Vocals
Del McCoury   Guitar,Vocals
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Vocals
Earl Scruggs   Banjo,Baritone (Vocal)
Ricky Skaggs   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Mac Wiseman   Guitar,Vocals
Bill Keith   Banjo
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Kenny Baker   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal)
Richard Greene   Fiddle
Don Stover   Banjo
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Grady Martin   Guitar
Clyde Moody   Bass,Guitar,Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Vic Jordan   Banjo
Charlie Monroe   Guitar,Vocals
Gordon Terry   Fiddle
Carl Butler   Guitar
Curtis McPeake   Banjo
Barbara Pennington   Banjo
Byron Berline   Fiddle
George Binkley   Violin
Bobby Black   Banjo
Robert Bowlin   Fiddle
Owen Bradley   Vibes
Boudleaux Bryant   Bass (Vocal)
Marvin Chantry   Viola
Roy Christensen   Cello
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Charlie Cline   Fiddle
Jack Cooke   Guitar
Randy Davis   Bass
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Bob Fowler   Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Lamar Grier   Banjo
Bobby Hardin   Background Vocals
Mark Hembree   Bass
Bobby Hicks   Fiddle
Tommy Jackson   Fiddle
Sheldon Kurland   Violin
Rudy Lyle   Banjo
Jimmy Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Bessie Lee Mauldin   Bass
Edd Mayfield   Guitar,Vocals
Dennis Molchan   Violin
Ernie Newton   Bass
Sonny Osborne   Banjo
Billy Rose   Bass
Dale Sellers   Rhythm Guitar
Charlie Smith   Fiddle
Carter Stanley   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Stuart   Banjo,Guitar
Clarence "Tater" Tate   Bass
Bobby Thompson   Banjo
Howard Watts   Bass
Roland White   Guitar
Tommy Williams   Fiddle
Robert Chubby Wise   Fiddle
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Joe Hayes   Fiddle
Earl Snead   Banjo
David Akeman   Banjo
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Joseph Robins   Banjo
Tex Willis   Guitar
James Ora Bowers   Banjo
Vernon "Jack" Cooke   Guitar
Hubert Davis   Banjo
J.C. "Cleo" Davis   Mandolin
Joe Drumright   Banjo
Milton Estes   Bass (Vocal)
Tom Ewing   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Feagan   Fiddle
Monroe Fields   Bass,Baritone (Vocal)
Amos Garen   Bass
Arlene Hardin   Background Vocals
Culley Holt   Bass (Vocal)
Lonnie Hoppers   Banjo
Tommy Magness   Baritone (Vocal)
Birch Monroe   Bass (Vocal)
Johnny Montgomery   Bass
Cindy Nelson   Background Vocals
Roland "Sonny" Osborne   Banjo
Joel Price   Bass
Oscar "Shorty" Sheehan   Bass
Jim Smoak   Banjo
Guy Stevenson   Bass
Dan Stover   Banjo
Merle "Red" Taylor   Fiddle
Bill Wesbrooks   Bass,Tenor (Vocal)
Horace "Benny" Williams   Fiddle
Art Wooten   Fiddle
Rual Yarbrough   Banjo
Johnny Thompson   Bass
Jackie Phelps   Guitar
Hal Smith   Fiddle
Wilene Forrester   Accordion
Blake Williams   Banjo
Dana Cupp   Banjo
Jimmy Maynard   Guitar,Vocals
Jack Thompson   Bass
Benny Williams   Guitar
Robert Yates   Bass
Robert Lee Pennington   Banjo
James "Hal" Smith   Fiddle
Pete Pyle   Guitar
Wayne Lewis   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer,Producer
Peter Rowan   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Doc Watson   Composer
Ph.D. A. Rae Price   Composer
Art Satherley   Producer
Cliff Carlisle   Composer
Harold Bradley   Producer
Steve Buchanan   Producer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Mel Foree   Composer
Emory Gordy   Producer
Walter Haynes   Producer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Bill McElhiney   Arranger
Clayton McMichen   Composer
Glenn Meadows   Contributor
Eli Oberstein   Producer
Glenn Rieuf   Remixing
Harry Silverstein   Producer
Alan Stoker   Remixing
Country Music Foundation   Producer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
John W. Rumble   Liner Notes
Frank Walker   Producer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Barnes & Company   Art Direction
Alan Riggs   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Slim Bryant   Composer
Albert Price   Composer
Miller   Composer
Rupert Jones   Composer
Wilbur Jones   Composer
James B. Smith   Composer
Kenny Baker   Composer

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The Music of Bill Monroe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
The master of bluegrass is given a great overview with this 4 CD set. Bill Monroe does songs of love, faith, heartache, and joy with such skill and depth that even those who are not usually fans of Country Music find themselves enjoying this man's art (I've shared it with several friends of this sort with great results). I have to give MCA a lot of credit for the skill with which they chose the selections for this set. It could not have been easy to select which recordings to pick out of the vast Monroe catalog for a four CD set and MCA was spot on perfect in their choices. A most enjoyable experience.