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Bill Monroe: My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set)

4-CD box (LP-size) with 84-page hardcover book, 89 tracks. Playing time approx. 267 mns.

  • Complete studio recordings by the Father of Bluegrass from 1981 – 1994!
  • Bear Family’s incredible project of reissuing every studio recording by Bill Monroe is now finished!
  • Collectors and fans can own everything that Bill Monroe recorded from 1936 - 1994.
  • This set includes recordings with the legendary Outlaws like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and others
  • It also includes the recordings with country legends, bluegrass stars and Monroe disciples like Emmylou Harris, the Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, Mac Wiseman, Carl Story, and others.

Mission Accomplished!  Back in 1988, we began the monumental task of issuing every recording by the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. Nearly 20 years and five boxed sets later, we’ve finished. When we started, Bill Monroe was still alive, and bluegrass was a minority-interest music. In the intervening years, Bill Monroe has died, but bluegrass music has gone from strength to strength. The industry bible, 'Billboard' magazine, actually started a Bluegrass chart, and bluegrass/old time country music formed the soundtrack to one of the most successful movies of recent times, 'O Brother.'

Our final Bill Monroe box captures the great man in the autumn of his years. He had nothing left to prove, but still made fabulous records because he wanted to, and because he still had legions of admirers who wanted nothing more than to record with him. That’s why this set includes vocal contributions from Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, John Hartford, Emmylou Harris, the Oak Ridge Boys,
Barbara Mandrell, and even Johnny Cash….not to mention fellow bluegrass stars like the Osbornes, Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Jim & Jesse, Mac Wiseman, the Country Gentlemen, Carl Story, and the Seldom Scene.

Bill Monroe’s earlier recordings were powerful, insurgent…even revolutionary… music. These are the works of an elder statesmen. A prideful man with plenty to be proud of!

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  • Interpret: Bill Monroe

  • Album titlle: My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set)

  • Genre Country

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Year of publication 2006
  • Price code DK
  • Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart Box set

  • EAN: 4000127166371

  • weight in Kg 2.05
Monroe, Bill - My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set) Box set 1
01 Old Ebenezer Scrooge (instr.) Bill Monroe
02 Go Hither To Go Yonder (instr.) Bill Monroe
03 Right, Right On (instr.) Bill Monroe
04 Lochwood (instr.) Bill Monroe
05 Old Danger Field (instr.) Bill Monroe
06 Fair Play (instr.) Bill Monroe
07 Melissas's Waltz For J.B. (instr.) Bill Monroe
08 Lady Of The Blue Ridge (instr.) Bill Monroe
09 My Last Days On Earth (instr. with vocal Bill Monroe
10 backing) Bill Monroe
11 Evening Prayer Blues (instr.) Bill Monroe
12 Precious Memories Bill Monroe
13 Little Shepherd (instr.) Bill Monroe
14 The Old Crossroads Bill Monroe
15 Wayfaring Stranger Bill Monroe
16 In The Gloryland Ways Bill Monroe
17 What A Friend We Have In Jesus Bill Monroe
18 Shouting On The Hills Of Glory Bill Monroe
19 Baptize Me In The Cumberland River Bill Monroe
20 Wicked Path Of Sin Bill Monroe
21 I'll Fly Away Bill Monroe
Monroe, Bill - My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set) Box set 2
01 My Louisiana Love (& MEL TILLIS) Bill Monroe
02 Is The Blue Moon Still Shining (& THE GATLIN Bill Monroe
03 BROS) Bill Monroe
04 My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin' (& RICKY SKAGGS) Bill Monroe
05 Old Riverman (& JOHN HARTFORD) Bill Monroe
06 With Body And Soul (& WAYLON JENNINGS) Bill Monroe
07 I Still Miss Someone (& JOHNNY CASH) Bill Monroe
08 Blue Moon Of Kentucky (THE OAK RIDGE BOYS) Bill Monroe
09 The Sunset Trail (& WILLIE NELSON) Bill Monroe
10 Kentucky Waltz (& EMMYLOU HARRIS) Bill Monroe
11 My Rose Of Old Kentucky (& BARBARA MANDRELL) Bill Monroe
12 I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling (& THE OSBORNE Bill Monroe
13 BROS) Bill Monroe
14 True Life Blues (& CARL STORY) Bill Monroe
15 Lord, Protect My Soul (& COUNTRY GENTLEMEN) Bill Monroe
16 Travelin' This Lonesome Road (& MAC WISEMAN) Bill Monroe
17 I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home (& JIM & Bill Monroe
18 JESSE) Bill Monroe
19 Mighty Dark To Travel (& JIM & JESSE) Bill Monroe
20 Remember The Cross (& THE SELDOM SCENE) Bill Monroe
21 Let The Gates Swing Wide (& TATER TATE) Bill Monroe
22 Can't You Hear Me Callin' (& RALPH STANLEY) Bill Monroe
23 The Golden West (inst.)(& BOBBY HICKS) Bill Monroe
24 Old Brown County Barn (instr.)(& BOBBY HICKS) Bill Monroe
25 I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky (& DEL Bill Monroe
26 McCOURY) Bill Monroe
27 Bluest Man In Town (& Del McCOURY) Bill Monroe
Monroe, Bill - My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set) Box set 3
01 Dancin' In Brancin' (instr.) Bill Monroe
02 Jekyll Island (instr.) Bill Monroe
03 Stay Away From Me Bill Monroe
04 Music Valley Waltz Bill Monroe
05 Angels Rock Me To Sleep Bill Monroe
06 The Long Bow (instr.) Bill Monroe
07 God Holds The Future In His Hands Bill Monroe
08 The Old Crossroads Bill Monroe
09 Southern Flavour (instr.) Bill Monroe
10 Stone Coal (instr.) Bill Monroe
11 Texas Lone Star (instr.) Bill Monroe
12 Sugar Loaf Mountain (instr.) Bill Monroe
13 The Days Gone By Bill Monroe
14 Whtie Rose Bill Monroe
15 Life's Highway Bill Monroe
16 Give Me Wings Bill Monroe
17 What A Wonderful Life Bill Monroe
18 Take Courage Un' Tomorrow Bill Monroe
Monroe, Bill - My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set) Box set 4
01 Molly And Tenbrooks Bill Monroe
02 Footprints In The Snow Bill Monroe
03 Sittin' Alone In The Moonlight Bill Monroe
04 Precious Memories Bill Monroe
05 Rawhide Bill Monroe
06 My Sweet Darlin' Bill Monroe
07 In The Pines Bill Monroe
08 Love, Please Come Home Bill Monroe
09 Pike County Breakdown (instr.) Bill Monroe
10 I'm Working On A Building Bill Monroe
11 Watermelon Hanging On The Vine (instr.) Bill Monroe
12 Just A Little Talk With Jesus Bill Monroe
13 Harbor Of Love Bill Monroe
14 Are You Lost In Sin? Bill Monroe
15 He'll Take You In Bill Monroe
16 Just Over In The Glory Land Bill Monroe
17 Baptize Me In The Cumberland River Bill Monroe
18 You're Drifting Away Bill Monroe
19 This World Is Not My Home Bill Monroe
20 Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord Bill Monroe
21 Shine Hallelujah Shine Bill Monroe
22 Boston Boy (instr.) Bill Monroe
23 Southern Flavor (instr.) Bill Monroe
24 Never Leave The E-String (instr.) Bill Monroe
25 Tennessee Blues (instr.) Bill Monroe
26 I'd Love To Be Over Yonder (instr.) Bill Monroe
27 Rawhide (instr.) Bill Monroe
28 Sally Goodin (instr.) Bill Monroe
THE MONROE BROTHERS - Bill Monroe William Smith Monroe was born on September 13, 1911 near... more
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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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Tracklist
Monroe, Bill - My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set) Box set 1
01 Old Ebenezer Scrooge (instr.)
02 Go Hither To Go Yonder (instr.)
03 Right, Right On (instr.)
04 Lochwood (instr.)
05 Old Danger Field (instr.)
06 Fair Play (instr.)
07 Melissas's Waltz For J.B. (instr.)
08 Lady Of The Blue Ridge (instr.)
09 My Last Days On Earth (instr. with vocal
10 backing)
11 Evening Prayer Blues (instr.)
12 Precious Memories
13 Little Shepherd (instr.)
14 The Old Crossroads
15 Wayfaring Stranger
16 In The Gloryland Ways
17 What A Friend We Have In Jesus
18 Shouting On The Hills Of Glory
19 Baptize Me In The Cumberland River
20 Wicked Path Of Sin
21 I'll Fly Away
Monroe, Bill - My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set) Box set 2
01 My Louisiana Love (& MEL TILLIS)
02 Is The Blue Moon Still Shining (& THE GATLIN
03 BROS)
04 My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin' (& RICKY SKAGGS)
05 Old Riverman (& JOHN HARTFORD)
06 With Body And Soul (& WAYLON JENNINGS)
07 I Still Miss Someone (& JOHNNY CASH)
08 Blue Moon Of Kentucky (THE OAK RIDGE BOYS)
09 The Sunset Trail (& WILLIE NELSON)
10 Kentucky Waltz (& EMMYLOU HARRIS)
11 My Rose Of Old Kentucky (& BARBARA MANDRELL)
12 I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling (& THE OSBORNE
13 BROS)
14 True Life Blues (& CARL STORY)
15 Lord, Protect My Soul (& COUNTRY GENTLEMEN)
16 Travelin' This Lonesome Road (& MAC WISEMAN)
17 I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home (& JIM &
18 JESSE)
19 Mighty Dark To Travel (& JIM & JESSE)
20 Remember The Cross (& THE SELDOM SCENE)
21 Let The Gates Swing Wide (& TATER TATE)
22 Can't You Hear Me Callin' (& RALPH STANLEY)
23 The Golden West (inst.)(& BOBBY HICKS)
24 Old Brown County Barn (instr.)(& BOBBY HICKS)
25 I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky (& DEL
26 McCOURY)
27 Bluest Man In Town (& Del McCOURY)
Monroe, Bill - My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set) Box set 3
01 Dancin' In Brancin' (instr.)
02 Jekyll Island (instr.)
03 Stay Away From Me
04 Music Valley Waltz
05 Angels Rock Me To Sleep
06 The Long Bow (instr.)
07 God Holds The Future In His Hands
08 The Old Crossroads
09 Southern Flavour (instr.)
10 Stone Coal (instr.)
11 Texas Lone Star (instr.)
12 Sugar Loaf Mountain (instr.)
13 The Days Gone By
14 Whtie Rose
15 Life's Highway
16 Give Me Wings
17 What A Wonderful Life
18 Take Courage Un' Tomorrow
Monroe, Bill - My Last Days on Earth (4-CD Box Set) Box set 4
01 Molly And Tenbrooks
02 Footprints In The Snow
03 Sittin' Alone In The Moonlight
04 Precious Memories
05 Rawhide
06 My Sweet Darlin'
07 In The Pines
08 Love, Please Come Home
09 Pike County Breakdown (instr.)
10 I'm Working On A Building
11 Watermelon Hanging On The Vine (instr.)
12 Just A Little Talk With Jesus
13 Harbor Of Love
14 Are You Lost In Sin?
15 He'll Take You In
16 Just Over In The Glory Land
17 Baptize Me In The Cumberland River
18 You're Drifting Away
19 This World Is Not My Home
20 Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord
21 Shine Hallelujah Shine
22 Boston Boy (instr.)
23 Southern Flavor (instr.)
24 Never Leave The E-String (instr.)
25 Tennessee Blues (instr.)
26 I'd Love To Be Over Yonder (instr.)
27 Rawhide (instr.)
28 Sally Goodin (instr.)