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Bill Monroe Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD)

Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD)
 
 
 

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weight in Kg 1,200

 

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Bill Monroe: Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD)

4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 48-page book, 109 tracks. Playing time approx. 282 mns.

Bluegrass is Bill Monroe's baby, and many of his finest recordings are in this stellar collection. In 1950 he signed with Decca, and began by cutting classics like New Mule Skinner Blues, I'm Blue I'm Lonesome,
Uncle Pen, Gotta Travel On, Roanoke, Molly And Tenbrooks, Footprints In The Snow, and Blue Moon Of Kentucky. The Blue Grass Boys on this set include Jimmy Martin, Carter Stanley, Sonny Osborne, Gordon Terry and Kenny Baker. Unavailable for years, this is haunting, intense and passionate music. Ultimate Bluegrass!

4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 48-page book, 109 tracks. Playing time approx. 282 mns


 

Songs

Bill Monroe - Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD) Medium 1
1: New Muleskinner Blues
2: My Little Georgia Rose
3: Memories Of You
4: I'm On My Way To The Old Home
5: Alabama Waltz
6: I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome
7: I'll Mee You In Church Sunday Morning
8: Boat Of Love
9: The Old Fiddler
10: Uncle Pen
11: When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall
12: Lord Protect My Soul
13: River Of Death
14: Letter From My Darling
15: On The Old Kentucky Shore
16: Raw Hide
17: Poison Love
18: Kentucky Waltz
19: Prisoner's Song
20: Swing Low Sweet Chariot
21: Angels Rock Me To Sleep
22: Brakeman's Blues/Travelin' Blues
23: When The Cactus Is In Bloom
Bill Monroe - Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD) Medium 2
1: My Carolina Sunshine Girl
2: Ben Dewberry's Final Run  
3: Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia  
4: Those Gambler's Blues  
5: Highway Of Sorrow  
6: Rotation Blues  
7: Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues  
8: Sugar Coated Love  
9: You're Drifting Away  
10: Cabin Of Love  
11: Get Down On Your Knees And Pray  
12: Christmas Time's A-Coming  
13: The First Whippoorwill  
14: In The Pines  
15: Footprints In The Snow  
16: Walking In Jerusalem  
17: Memories Of Mother And Dad  
18: The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake  
19: Country Waltz  
20: Don't Put It Off Til Tomorrow  
21: My Dying Bed  
22: A Mighty Pretty Waltz  
23: Pike County Breakdown  
24: Wishing Waltz  
25: I Hope You Have Learned  
26: Get Up John  
Bill Monroe - Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD) Medium 3
1: Plant Some Flowers By My Grave  
2: Changing Partners  
3: Y'All Come  
4: On And On  
5: I Believed In You Darling  
6: New John Henry Blues  
7: White House Blues  
8: Happy On My Way  
9: I'm Working On A Building  
10: A Voice From On High  
11: He Will Set Your Fields On Fire  
12: Close By  
13: My Little Georgia Rose  
14: Put My Little Shoes Away  
15: Blue Moon Of Kentucky  
16: Wheel Hoss  
17: Cheyenne  
18: You'll Find Her Name Written There  
19: Roanoke  
20: Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus  
21: Let The Light Shine Down On Me  
22: Used To Be  
23: Tall Timber  
24: Brown County Breakdown  
25: A Fallen Star  
26: Four Walls  
27: A Good Woman's Love  
28: Cry Cry Darlin'  
29: I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World  
Bill Monroe - Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD) Medium 4
1: Roane County Prison  
2: Goodbye Old Pal  
3: In Despair  
4: Molly And Tenbrooks  
5: Come Back To Me In My Dreams  
6: Sally-Jo  
7: Brand New Shoes  
8: A Lonesome Road  
9: I Saw The Light  
10: Lord, Build Me A Cabin In Glory  
11: Lord Lead Me On  
12: Precious Jewel  
13: I'll Meet You In The Morning  
14: Life's Railway To Heaven  
15: I've Found A Hiding Place  
16: Jesus Hold My Hand  
17: I Am A Pilgrim  
18: Wayfaring Stranger  
19: A Beautiful Life  
20: House Of Gold  
21: Panhandle Country  
22: Scotland  
23: Gotta Travel On  
24: No One But My Darlin'  
25: Big Mon  
26: Monroe's Hornpipe  

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Bill Monroe: Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD)

  • Interpret: Bill Monroe

  • Albumtitel: Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD)

  • Format Box set
  • Genre Country

  • Music Genre Country Music
  • Music Style Bluegrass
  • Music Sub-Genre 101 Bluegrass
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Title Blue Grass 1950-1958 4-CD-Box & 48-Page Book
  • Label BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

  • Price code DH
  • SubGenre Country - Bluegrass

  • EAN: 4000127154231

  • weight in Kg 1.200
 
 

Artist description "Monroe, Bill"

THE MONROE BROTHERS - Bill Monroe

William Smith Monroe was born on September 13, 1911 near Rosine, Ohio County, Kentucky. His older brother Charles had been born on July 4, 1903. Bill was the youngest child of the eight children born to Malissa Vandiver and James Buchanan 'Buck' Monroe, a local farmer, coal miner, and timber cutter. Rosine was far from the rugged mountains of eastern Kentucky, but was set in the rolling hills of the western end of the state, about 30 miles from the Ohio River. Young Bill, like the rest of his family, grew up doing hard physical chores on the family's 653-acre farm -- an experience that instilled in him a work ethic that would dominate his life.

 The Monroe children relaxed with music. Buck Monroe was an especially fine flat-foot dancer, often featuring a dance called the 'Kentucky Back-Step,' and three of the sons--Birch, Charlie, and Bill--would later begin their careers by doing such dancing on stage. The brothers learned music from their mother, who sang the old classic ballads; from their Uncle Pen Vandiver, who was the region's best-known square dance fiddler; from the shape-note singing schools local churches and travelling teachers held in the summer; from local black musicians like Arnold Shultz, who played a blues-tinged thumbpicking guitar style; and from the stars of Chicago station WLS's 'National Barn Dance,' such as Mac and Bob, blind musicians who used mandolin and guitar; and The Prairie Ramblers, a hot string band from western Kentucky that featured a mandola. Bill --along with thousands of others-- also admired the Victrola records of Vernon Dalhart, Jimmie Rodgers, and Bradley Kincaid.

It was the younger of the Monroe children who became most involved with the music. Older brother Birch took up the fiddle, and Charlie and sister Bertha began playing guitar. When Bill was eight or nine, he began fooling around with instruments, mainly the guitar and mandolin; he really wanted to specialize in the fiddle or guitar, but as the youngest and smallest he was stuck with the mandolin in the family music sessions. In later years, Bill liked to tell about how his brothers would only let him use four strings on the mandolin (instead of the usual eight) so he wouldn't sound too loud.

1921 Malissa Monroe died and it was several years after this that Bill started playing music seriously. He began by playing guitar backup for his Uncle Pen at dances, and later spoke of Pen as "the fiddler that I learned to play from."  He also began to play dances with Arnold Shultz, a local black guitar player who was comfortable playing the blues, traditional Anglo tunes, pop music, and even jazz. (Friends of Shultz recall that he used to spend winters in New Orleans, where he picked up a fondness for 'passing' chords.) In 1927, when Bill was only 16, his father Buck Monroe passed away as well, and since his older brothers and sisters had already moved away, he was sent to live with his Uncle Pen. Bill continued to learn music from him.

Birch and Charlie Monroe, like so many young men in the late 1920s, had left the farm and gone north to work in the new factories supplying the auto industry. For a time they were in Detroit, and then moved to the East Chicago area, first to Hammond and then to Whiting, where they found jobs in oil refineries. Around 1929 Bill, who was now 18, came north to join them. His first job was working in the barrel house at the Sinclair refinery in which he moved huge, heavy drums of oil all day long--something that built his physique up to that resembling a weight lifter. It was a bruising job, but with the Depression hitting, it was the best available; Bill kept it for five years. Some of his brothers who had 'lighter' jobs were often out of work during these years, leaving young Bill as the sole support for parts of the family.

From booklet BCD16399 - Bill Monroe 1936-1949 (6-CD)
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/monroe-bill-1936-1949-6-cd.html
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