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Live Recordings 1956-1969

Bill Monroe And The Bluegrass Boys

Initial release : 1993

Smithsonian Folkways 40063

A collection of live Bill Monroe performances from shows, workshops and jam session recorded between 1956 and 1969. Peter Rowan plays on some of the tracks.

Tracks

  • Watermelon Hanging on the Vine (Traditional)
  • Roanoke (Ahr)
  • Brakeman's Blues (Rodgers)
  • Close By (Monroe, VanWinkle)
  • Kentucky Waltz (Monroe)
  • Blue Grass Stomp (Monroe)
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky (Monroe)
  • I'm Working on a Building (Carter)
  • Angels Rock Me to Sleep (Traditional)
  • Wheel Hoss (Monroe)
  • Watermelon Hanging on the Vine (Traditional)
  • Katy Hill (Traditional)
  • True Life Blues (Monroe)
  • I Live in the Past (Stauffer)
  • Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)
  • Fire on the Mountain (Cody / Eugster)
  • Bluegrass Breakdown (Monroe)
  • Rawhide (Monroe)
  • Y'all Come (Duff)
  • Cotton Eyed Joe (Traditional)
  • Get Up John (Monroe)
  • White House Blues (Monroe, Traditional)
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (Monroe)
  • Kansas City Railroad Blues (Traditional)
  • Walls of Time (Monroe, Rowan)
  • When He Reached Down His Hand for Me (Wright)
  • Monroe Family Segment
Musicians

Musicians include;

  • Bill Monroe - guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Peter Rowan - guitar, vocals
  • James Monroe - guitar, bass
  • Del McCoury - guitar, vocals
  • Ed Mayfield - guitar
  • Yates Green - guitar, vocals
  • Mac Wiseman- guitar, vocals
  • Bill Keith - banjo
  • Lamar Grier - banjo
  • Don Reno - banjo, vocals
  • Rudy Lyle - banjo
  • Tex Logan - fiddle
  • Richard Greene - fiddle
  • Kenny Baker - fiddle
  • Clarence Tate - fiddle
  • Bobby Hicks - fiddle
  • Joe Stuart - fiddle
  • Birch Monroe - fiddle
  • Everett Allen Lilly - bass
  • Bessie Lee Mauldin - bass
  • Chick Stripling - bass
  • Benny Martin - bass
Credits

  • Executive producer, compilation, annotation - Ralph Rinzler
  • Production superviser - Matt Walters, Anthony Seeger
  • Editorial/production assistance - Doug Bell
  • Editorial advisory group - Pete Kuykendall, David Grisman, Tony Trischka, Mike Seeger, Dudley Connell
  • Editorial commentary - Tom Adams, Matt levine
  • Archival tape source assistance - Jeff Place, Eugene Earle, Sandy Rothman, Peter Feldmann, Alice Gerrard, Pete Kuykendall, Ed Kahn, David Grisman, Mike Casey, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina
  • Original recording - Jeremy Foster, Alice Gerard, Ralph Rinzler, Smithsonian Institution, unknown others
  • Editorial assistance - Kate Rinzler, Andrew Shahriari, Michael Schall
  • Digital editing - David Glasser, Lea Anne Sonnenstein
  • Digital transfers - Steve Greenback
  • Mastering - Alan Yoshida
  • Cover photo - David Gahr
  • Other photos - David Gahr, Phil Zimmerman
  • Design - Visual Dialogue
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