Charlie Monroe I'm Old Kentucky Bound [Import] (4-CD Box Set)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: November 12, 2007
  • Label: Bear Family

Entertainment Reviews:

Dirty Linen - p.40
"Charlie's high, sweet vocals shine on tunes like 'Rosa Lee McFall'....[A] musical trip back in time revisiting an unsung hero of bluegrass and country music."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Once I Had A Darling Mother
  • 2.No Home, No Place To Pillow My Head
  • 3.Farther Along
  • 4.When The World's On Fire (Part 2)
  • 5.Take Me Back To The Valley
  • 6.Happy Spirit
  • 7.The Great Speckled Bird
  • 8.Tell Him To Come Back Sweet Fern
  • 9.Every Time I Feel
  • 10.You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
  • 11.Oh Death
  • 12.Guided By Love
  • 13.If You See My Saviour
  • 14.From Shore To Shore
  • 15.Is She Praying There?
  • 16.Joy Bells In My Soul
  • 17.Just One Year
  • 18.Black Sheep
  • 19.Who's Calling You Sweetheart Tonight
  • 20.Rubber Neck Blues
  • 21.There's No Depression In Heaven
  • 22.Mother's Not Dead, She's Only Sleeping

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.I'm Comin' Back But I Don't Know When
  • 2.It's Only A Phonograph Record
  • 3.Down In The Willow Garden
  • 4.Bringin' In The Georgia Mail
  • 5.When The Angels Carry Me Home
  • 6.If We Ever Meet Again
  • 7.Campin' In Canaan's Land
  • 8.Don't Forget To Pray
  • 9.The Grave At The Foot of The Mountain
  • 10.I See A Bright Light Shining
  • 11.End of Memory Lane
  • 12.Shenandoah Waltz
  • 13.Sweetheart I Love You Best
  • 14.I Know You'll Understand
  • 15.What Became of That Beautiful Picture
  • 16.Walking With You In My Dreams
  • 17.They Didn't Believe It Was True
  • 18.Time Clock of Life
  • 19.Red Rocking Chair
  • 20.Without Me Are You Blue
  • 21.Our Mansion Is Ready
  • 22.A Valley of Peace
  • 23.Rosa Lee McFall
  • 24.My Saviour's Train

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Gonna Shake Hands With Mother Over There
  • 2.Gonna Shake Hands With Mother Over There
  • 3.Springtime In Glory
  • 4.So Blue
  • 5.Sugar Cane Mama
  • 6.Down In Caroline
  • 7.I Know He's Been Dealing With Me
  • 8.I Know He's Been Dealing With Me
  • 9.You'd Better Be Somewhere Praying
  • 10.You'll Find Me There
  • 11.'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb of Stone
  • 12.'Neath A Cold Gray Tone of Stone
  • 13.Good Morning To You
  • 14.I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing
  • 15.I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing
  • 16.Gold Star Mother
  • 17.Jesus Is Calling
  • 18.Jesus Is Calling
  • 19.My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race
  • 20.My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race
  • 21.That Wild Black Engine
  • 22.You'll Find Her Name Written There
  • 23.You'll Find Her Name Written There
  • 24.An Angel In Disguise
  • 25.Find 'Em, Fool 'Em and Leave 'Em Alone
  • 26.I'm Old Kentucky Bound
  • 27.These Triflin' Women
  • 28.Why Did You Say Good - bye?
  • 29.I'm Weary of Heartaches
  • 30.That's What I Like About You
  • 31.Weep and Cry

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Old Joe Clark
  • 2.Opening remarks from Charlie Monroe
  • 3.Penitentiary Blues
  • 4.Patter and Story from Charlie Monroe
  • 5.Why Did You Ever Say Goodbye?
  • 6.Find 'em, Fool 'em and Leave 'em Alone
  • 7.When The Women Get In Power
  • 8.I'm Old Kentucky Bound
  • 9.Down In Caroline
  • 10.Down In The Willow Garden
  • 11.Bill Cheatham
  • 12.I Know You'll Understand
  • 13.Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
  • 14.I'm Old Kentucky Bound
  • 15.Bile 'Em Cabbage Down
  • 16.Good Morning To You
  • 17.Hop Along Peter
  • 18.Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
  • 19.Orange Blossom Special
  • 20.I'll Thank The Friends Who Prayed For Me
  • 21.Penitentiary Blues
  • 22.Lonely Little Robin
  • 23.Shine On Me
  • 24.John Henry
  • 25.Paul and Silas Bound In Jail
  • 26.Rocky Road Blues (instrumental)
  • 27.Bile Dem Cabbage Down
  • 28.Who's Calling You Sweetheart Tonight?
  • 29.It's Only A Phonograph Record
  • 30.Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
  • 31.Down In Caroline
  • 32.(I'm Gonna) Sing, Sing, Sing
  • 33.Fiddle Outro

Product Description:

Personnel: Charlie Monroe (vocals, guitar); Orne H. Osborne (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Clyde Carl Baum (vocals, mandolin); James "Slim" Martin (vocals, fiddle, harmonica, tenor saxophone); Don Helms (tenor, steel guitar); Howard Watts (baritone); Gerald M. Rivers (bass voice, fiddle); Tex Isley (guitar, electric guitar); Joe Medford (guitar, banjo); Robert C. McNett, Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Bill Callahan (guitar); Robert Lee "Bob" Foster (steel guitar); Curly Seckler, Ira Louvin, Red Rector, Zeke Morris (mandolin); Thomas Lee Jackson Jr., Paul Prince (fiddle); Owen Bradley (piano).
Liner Note Author: Richard K. Spottswood.
Recording information: Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, SC (09/29/1938-08/03/1956); Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN (09/29/1938-08/03/1956); Brown Radio Productions, Nashville, TN (09/29/1938-08/03/1956); Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN (09/29/1938-08/03/1956); Fox Theatre Building, Atlanta, GA (09/29/1938-08/03/1956); New York, NY (09/29/1938-08/03/1956); Piedmont Hotel, Atlanta, GA (09/29/1938-08/03/1956); RCA Studio A, Chicago, IL (09/29/1938-08/03/1956); RCA Victor Studio, New York, NY (09/29/1938-08/03/1956).
Authors: Curly Seckler; Ernest Ferguson; Johnnie Wright; Mac Wiseman; Wade Mainer; Raymond Davis; Charlie Monroe.
Illustrators: David Freeman ; Richard K. Spottswood; Penny Parsons; R.A. Andreas; Campbell Mercer; Tommy Scott ; Buddy Hogan; Sylvia Monroe; Gordon Parker; Raymond Davis; Pete Kuykendall.
Photographers: David Freeman ; Richard K. Spottswood; Penny Parsons; R.A. Andreas; Campbell Mercer; Tommy Scott ; Buddy Hogan; Sylvia Monroe; Gordon Parker; Raymond Davis; Pete Kuykendall.
Arranger: Charlie Monroe.
While history has virtually ignored Charlie Monroe in light of his brother Bill's seismic accomplishments, this comprehensive box set reveals a career deserving of serious respect in its own right. I'M OLD KENTUCKY BOUND: HIS RECORDINGS 1938-1956 covers practically everything in the Charlie Monroe solo catalog including his entire stints on RCA Victor, Bluebird, and Decca in a beautifully packaged four-disc set that is accompanied by an informative 60-page booklet. A must-have for the Bluegrass completist and for fans of rootsy WWII-era entertainment.

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  • UPC: 4000127168085
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