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The Old Crossroads
Composer: Bill Monroe

The Old Crossroads was possibly played by Old & In The Way in 1973. The song does not appear on any tapes or setlists but was mentioned in a Rolling Stone review of a show at the Lion's Share in San Anselmo.

The song is sometimes called The Old Crossroads Is Waitin'.

The Old Crossroads was first recorded by Bill Monroe in 1947. It is not the same song as the song of the same name that had been performed by The Monroe Brothers in the 1930's. The earlier song, written by James Rowe in 1920, probably influenced the writing of the Monroe song.



Bill Monroe recordings

info Bill Monroe's Best, Bill Monroe, 1964
no info Classic Bluegrass Recordings, Vol. 1, Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, 1980
no info Bluegrass '87, Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, 1987
no info Essential Bill Monroe, 1945-1949), Bill Monroe, 1992
info The Music Of Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe, 1994
no info 16 Gems, Bill Monroe, 1996
no info Mansions For Me, Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, 2001
info Blue Moon of Kentucky 1936-1949, Bill Monroe, 2002
no info Heaven Bound: The Best Of Bluegrass Gospel, Various Artists (Bill Monroe), 2003
info Bluegrass 1981-1994: My Last Days on Earth, Bill Monroe, 2007

Other recordings

info Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass, Rose Maddox, 1962
no info John's Gospel Quartet, Stanley Brothers, 1966
info Country Songs and Tunes with Autoharp, Kilby Snow, 1969
no info Sing Gospel, Shenandoah Cut-Ups, 1973
no info Old Train, The Seldom Scene, 1974
no info Next Train South, Dub Crouch, Norman Ford & the Bluegrass Rounders, 1974
no info Stanley Brothers of Virginia, Vol. 3: Uncloudy Day, Stanley Brothers, 1977
no info There's An Eye In The Sky, Tom & Newell & the Grass-cutters, 1978
no info Bluegrass traditions, Wayne Lewis, 1979
no info Sacred Songs, Landon Messer & Harold Brewer, 1979
no info The Sullivan Family, The Sullivan Family, 1980
info Skaggs & Rice, Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice, 1980
no info I Like That Kinda Carryin' On, Helen Hoskins & Home Grown Grass, 1981
no info Are We Ready For The Calling, Bill Wells & the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass, 1981
no info Grant Street String Band, Grant Street String Band, 1983
no info Goin' Steppin', Jumbo String Band, 1983
no info A Song For Everyone, Bill Harrell & the Virginians, 1987
no info He Took Your Place, Sunrise Bluegrass Boys, 1987
info The One Rose: The Capitol Years, Rose Maddox, 1993
no info Bluegrass Style, Charlie Louvin, 1994
info Sunday Morning, Ralph Stanley, 1995
no info Come To That River, Josh Williams & High Gear, 1997
no info Little Old Country Church House, Various Artists (Stanley Brothers), 1997
no info Movin' on Up!, Hickory Project, 2000
info Roots and Branches, Various Artists (Rose Maddox), 2002
no info Highway to Heaven, Miller's Creek, 2002
no info First Generation Blue Grass, Various Artists (Sonny Osborne), 2002
no info Songs from the Longleaf Pines, Charlie Daniels, 2005
no info Walk On The Water, Lindley Creek Bluegrass, 2005
no info Cross 'N' the Creek, Gospel Creek Bluegrass Band, 2005
no info Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century, Various Artists (Skaggs & Rice), 2006
no info The Last Great Gospel Recordings, Porter Wagoner, 2007
no info One Beautiful Morning, Rich in Tradition, 2007
no info Remember the Cross, Churchyard Grass, 2007
info Best of the Sugar Hill Years, Ricky Skaggs, 2008
no info Bluegrass & Banjo, Various Artists (Sonny Osborne), 2009
no info Graveyard Train, Dirty River, 2010

 
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