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Music of Bill Monroe From 1936-1994

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4-CD set with built-in booklet. Includes 98 songs by Bill Monroe, some of which have never before been released, or have never before been released in the United States.

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It's the rare artist who virtually invents a genre single-handedly, and there's no artist in any genre whose work has remained as dominant a force as Bill Monroe. The songs here not only define bluegrass, they remain the core of any bluegrass band's repertoire. Monroe added a dose of sophistication to traditional hillbilly music--intricate group harmonies, expert musicianship--and he rehearsed his Blue Grass Boys for hours on end. MCA's lavish 4 CD set covers 60 years and 98 songs, adding detailed notes and anecdotes. Beginning with 1936 duets with brother Charlie, the list of Blue Grass Boys reads like a roster of legends: Flatt and Scruggs, Chubby Wise, Mac Wiseman, Jimmy Martin, Vassar Clements, Sonny Osborne, Bobby Hicks, Kenny Baker, Bill Keith, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, and Richard Greene; the list goes on and on, as does the legacy of Monroe's music. --Marc Greilsamer

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. My Long Journey Home - The Monroe Brothers
  2. What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul - The Monroe Brothers
  3. Muleskinner 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. Raw Hide
  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 & Dad
  2. The Little Girl & 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 Darlin'
  20. I'm Sittin' 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
  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. Goin' 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 Cross Roads
  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


Product details

  • Audio CD (July 19, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: July 19, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • ASIN: B000002OSF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,384 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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