Bill Monroe The Definitive Collection

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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: MCA Nashville

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Blue Moon Of Kentucky
  • Buy for $0.992.Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
  • Buy for $0.993.I Saw The Light
  • Buy for $0.994.Goodbye Old Pal
  • Buy for $0.995.Footprints In The Snow
  • Buy for $0.996.Roll On Buddy Roll On
  • Buy for $0.997.I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky
  • Buy for $0.998.Molly & Tenbrooks
  • Buy for $0.999.When The Cactus Is Is Bloom
  • Buy for $0.9910.Walls Of Time
  • Buy for $0.9911.I'm Working On A Building
  • Buy for $0.9912.Scotland
  • Buy for $0.9913.Walk Softly On My Heart
  • Buy for $0.9914.Kentucky Waltz
  • Buy for $0.9915.In The Pines
  • Buy for $0.9916.Toy Heart
  • Buy for $0.9917.New Mule Skinner Blues
  • Buy for $0.9918.Roanoke
  • Buy for $0.9919.Midnight On The Stormy Deep
  • Buy for $0.9920.Uncle Pen
  • Buy for $0.9921.Gotta Travel On
  • Buy for $0.9922.My Last Days On Earth

Product Description:

Producers include: Harold Bradley, Owen Bradley, Walter Haynes, Harry Silverstein.
Compilation producer: Mary Katherine Aldin.
Recorded between 1954 & 1981. Includes liner notes by Mary Katherine Aldin.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Bill Monroe: Bill Monroe (vocals, mandolin); Jimmy Martin (vocals, guitar); Roland White (vocals); Grady Martin, Lester Flatt (guitar); Don Stover, Earl Scruggs, Sonny Osborne (banjo); Dale Potter, Joe Stuart, Kenny Baker , Vassar Clements, Charlie Cline (fiddle).
Liner Note Author: Mary Katherine Aldin.
Recording information: 02/03/1950-04/17/1981.
Although it's not a complete introduction to Bill Monroe's extensive career, THE VERY BEST OF BILL MONROE & HIS BLUEGRASS BOYS is an admirably thorough 22-track sampling of Monroe's finest recordings for Decca and MCA. Spanning more than 30 years, this collection covers the period from Monroe's signing with Decca in late 1949 to 1981's haunted "My Last Days on Earth" (a ballad that highlights bluegrass's connection to traditional English folk music). THE VERY BEST hits all of the high points from Monroe's less-frenetic later period, leaving out nothing that's essential and including absolutely no filler. There are more comprehensive Bill Monroe anthologies covering the Decca/MCA years, but this single-disc compilation takes the prize for concision.
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  • Sales Rank: 43,676
  • UPC: 602498809457
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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