Bill Monroe - 1936-1949 (CD)

SKU: BCD16399

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Description

6-CD box (LP-size) with 88-page hardcover book, 176 tracks. Playing time approx. 465 mns

Between 1936 and 1949 Bill Monroe made a series of recordings that laid the foundation for what is today called bluegrass music. This collection brings together - for the first time -the complete works from that seminal era, all remastered with state-of-the-art technology from first generation sources.

The set includes all 60 of the legendary Monroe Brothers duets from 1936-38; all 16 of the 1940-41 performances that marked the very first appearance of Bill Monroe's recordings under his own name; and all of the classic Columbia sessions from 1945-49, including the revolutionary sides with Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and Chubby Wise. An added bonus is the inclusion of every alternate take from the Columbia sessions, a total of 50 previously unheard and unreleased out-takes, including an un-numbered master of a gospel song that was not even known to exist.

This collection includes the original versions of masterworks like What Will You Give In Exchange For Your Soul, Orange Blossom Special, True Life Blues, Blue Moon Of Kentucky and
I'm Going BackTo Old Kentucky.

It is a breathtaking survey that presents the definitive chronicle of the ground-breaking recordings of a man who helped change the face of American music.

Altogether, this set includes more than 170 recordings, as well as an LP-sized hardcover-book that includes rare photographs, a newly researched biography by Charles Wolfe, and a complete discography by Neil V. Rosenberg.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • My Long Journey Home
  • What Is Home Without Love
  • What Would You Give In Exchange'
  • Little Red Shoes
  • Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy
  • On Some Foggy Mountain Top
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore
  • In My Dear Old Southern Home
  • New River Train
  • This World Is Not My Home
  • Watermelon Am Hangin' On That Vine
  • On The Banks Of The Ohio
  • Do You Call That Religion'
  • God Holds The Future In His Hands
  • You've Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley
  • Six Months Ain't Long
  • Just A Song Of Old Kentucky
  • Don't Forget Me
  • I'm Going
  • Darling Corey
  • My Saviour's Train
  • I Am Thinking Tonight Of The Old Folks
  • Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You
  • The Old Cross Road
  • The Forgotten Soldier Boy
  • My Read Of A Place That's Called Heaven
  • Will The Circle Unbroken
  • The Saints Go Marching In
  • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Disc 2:
  • Where Is My Sailor Boy
  • I Am Ready To Go
  • What Would The Profit Be
  • Some Glad Day
  • I Have Found The Way
  • I Am Going That Way
  • Kate Cline
  • Roll On, Buddy
  • Weeping Willow Tree
  • I'll Live On
  • Oh, Hide You In The Blood
  • What Would You Give In Exchange (part 2)
  • On That Gospel Ship
  • What Would You Give In Exchange (part 3)
  • Let Us Be Lovers Again
  • All The Good Time Are Passed And Gone
  • What Would You Give In Exchange (part 4)
  • On My Way To Glory
  • My Last Moving Day
  • He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
  • Sinner You Better Get Ready
  • Have A Feast Here Tonight
  • Goodbye Maggie
  • Rollin' On
  • The Old Man's Story
  • I've Still Got Ninety-Nine
  • Little Joe
  • A Beautiful Life
  • Pearly Gates
  • On My Way Back Home
Disc 3:
  • When Our Lord Shall Come Again
  • Mule Skinner Blues
  • No Letter In The Mail
  • Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord
  • Six White Horses
  • Dog House Blues
  • I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do
  • Katy Hill (instrumental)
  • Tennessee Blues
  • Shake My Mother's Hand For Me
  • Were You There
  • Blue Yodel, No.7
  • The Coupon Song
  • Orange Blossom Special
  • Honky Tonk Swing (instrumental)
  • In The Pines
  • Back Up And Push (instrumental)
  • Rocky Road Blues
  • Kentucky Waltz
  • True Life Blues
  • Nobody Loves Me
  • Goodbye Old Pal
  • Footprints In The Snow
  • I'll Have A New Life
  • Bluegrass Special (instrumental)
  • Come Back To Me In My Dreams
  • Heavy Traffic Ahead
  • Why Did You Wander
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Disc 4:
  • Toy Heart
  • Summertime Is Past And Gone
  • Mansions For Me
  • Mother's Only Sleeping
  • Blue Yodel No.4
  • Will You Be Loving Another Man'
  • How Will I Explain About You'
  • Shining Path
  • Wicked Path Of Sin
  • I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky
  • It's Mighty Dark To Travel
  • I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
  • Little Cabin Home On The Hill
  • My Rose Of Old Kentucky
  • Blue Grass Breakdown (instrumental)
  • Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
  • That Home Above
  • Remember The Cross
  • Little Community Church
  • Along About Daybreak
  • When You Are Lonely
  • Molly And Tenbrooks
  • Shine Hallelujah, Shine
  • I'm Travelin' On And On
  • Can't You Hear Me Callin'
Disc 5:
  • Travelin' This Lonesome Road
  • Blue Grass Stomp
  • The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band
  • Kentucky Waltz (take 2)
  • True Life Blues (take 4)
  • True Life Blues (take 3)
  • True Life Blues (take 2)
  • Nobody Loves Me (take BD)
  • Nobody Loves Me (take 3)
  • Nobody Loves Me (take 1)
  • Goodbye Old Pal (take 2)
  • Footprints In The Snow (take 2)
  • Bluegrass Special (instrumental)(take 2)
  • Bluegrass Special (take 3)
  • Heavy Traffic Ahead (take 2)
  • Why Did You Wander (take 2)
  • Summertime Is Past And Gone (take BD1)
  • Summertime Is Past And Gone (take BD2)
  • Summertime Is Past And Gone (take 2)
  • Summertime Is Past And Gone (take BD3)
  • Blue Yodel No.4 (take 2)
  • Will You Be Loving Another Man' (take 2)
  • How Will I Explain About You' (take 2)
  • How Will I Explain About You' (take 3)
  • Wicked Path Of Sin (take 2)
  • It's Mighty Dark To Travel (take 2)
  • I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky (take BD)
  • I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky (take 2)
  • It's Mighty Dark To Travel (take 3)
  • Little Cabin Home On The Hill (take 2)
Disc 6:
  • My Rose Of Old Kentucky (take 2)
  • Blue Grass Breakdown (instrumental)(take 2)
  • Blue Grass Breakdown (take 3)
  • Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong (take 2)
  • Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong (take BD1)
  • Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong (take BD2)
  • Sweethaert You Done Me Wrong (take 3)
  • The Old Cross Road (take 2)
  • The Old Cross Road (take BD2)
  • The Old Cross Road (take BD3)
  • The Old Cross Road (take 3)
  • The Old Cross Road (take BD1)
  • That Home Above (take BD)
  • Remember The Cross (take 2)
  • Along About Daybreak (take 2)
  • Little Community Church (take 2)
  • Little Community Church (take BD)
  • Along About Daybreak (take BD)
  • Molly And Tenbrooks (take 2)
  • Shine Hallelujah, Shine (take 2)
  • I'm Travelin' On And On (take 2)
  • Can't You Hear Me Callin' (take 4)
  • Can't You Hear Me Callin' (take 3)
  • Can't You Hear Me Callin' (take BD)
  • Can't You Hear Me Callin' (take 2)
  • Travelin' This Lonesome Road (take 2)
  • Blue Grass Stomp (instrumental) (take 3)
  • Blue Grass Stomp (take BD)
  • Blue Grass Stomp (take 2)
  • The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band (take 3)
  • The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band (take 2)

Additional Details

Label: Bear Family Records

Genre: Bluegrass

Run Time: 465 mins

Release Date: 01/02/07

UPC: 4000127163998

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