Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Bluegrass Ramble 2:13
2 New Muleskinner Blues 2:31
3 My Little Georgia Rose 3:07
4 Memories of You 3:00
5 I'm on My Way to the Old Home 2:27
6 Alabama Waltz 2:26
7 I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome 2:51
8 I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning 2:49
9 Boat of Love 2:45
10 The Old Fiddler 2:36
11 Uncle Pen 2:45
12 When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall 3:02
13 Lord Protect My Soul 2:43
14 River of Death 2:42
15 Letter From My Darling 3:09
16 On the Old Kentucky Shore 3:14
17 Rawhide 2:37
18 Poison Love 2:38
19 Kentucky Waltz 3:18
20 Prisoner's Song 2:41
21 Swing Low Sweet Chariot 2:44
22 Angels Rock Me to Sleep 2:40
23 Brakeman's Blues 2:37
24 Travelin' Blues 2:54
25 When the Cactus Is in Bloom 2:03
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Sailor's Plea 2:37
2 My Carolina Sunshine Girl 2:40
3 Ben Dewberry's Final Run 2:42
4 Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia 2:18
5 Those Gambler's Blues 2:36
6 Highway of Sorrow 2:54
7 Rotation Blues 2:56
8 Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues 2:55
9 Sugar Coated Love 2:25
10 You're Drifting Away 2:36
11 Cabin of Love 2:40
12 Get Down on Your Knees and Pray 3:01
13 Christmas Time's A-Coming 2:49
14 The First Whipoorwill 2:54
15 In the Pines 3:12
16 Footprints in the Snow 2:41
17 Walking in Jerusalem 2:00
18 Memories of Mother and Dad 2:58
19 The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake 3:05
20 Country Waltz 2:25
21 Don't Put It Off Til Tomorrow 2:37
22 My Dying Bed 2:48
23 A Mighty Pretty Waltz 2:43
24 Pike County Breakdown 2:41
25 Wishing Waltz 2:37
26 I Hope You Have Learned 2:29
27 Get Up John 2:09
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Sitting Alone in the Moonlight 2:29
2 Plant Some Flowers by My Grave 2:40
3 Changing Partners 2:15
4 Y'All Come 2:18
5 On and On 2:48
6 I Believed in You Darling 2:38
7 New John Henry Blues 2:29
8 White House Blues 2:13
9 Happy on My Way 2:11
10 I'm Working on a Building 2:45
11 A Voice From on High 2:38
12 He Will Set Your Fields on Fire 2:38
13 Close By 2:30
14 My Little Georgia Rose 2:42
15 Put My Little Shoes Away 2:34
16 Blue Moon of Kentucky 2:08
17 Wheel Hoss 2:21
18 Cheyenne 2:51
19 You'll Find Her Name Written There 2:52
20 Roanoke 2:39
21 Wait a Little Longer, Please Jesus 2:39
22 Let the Light Shine Down on Me 1:59
23 Used to Be 2:07
24 Tall Timber 2:23
25 Brown Country Breakdown 2:27
26 A Fallen Star 2:11
27 Four Walls 2:22
28 A Good Woman's Love 2:22
29 Cry Cry Darlin' 2:24
30 I'm Sitting on Top of the World 2:21
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Out in the Cold World 2:36
2 Roane County Prison 3:11
3 Goodbye Old Pal 2:07
4 In Despair 2:18
5 Molly and Tenbrooks 2:23
6 Come Back to Me in My Dreams 2:26
7 Sally Jo 2:40
8 Brand New Shoes 2:13
9 A Lonesome Road 2:40
10 I Saw the Light 2:31
11 Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory 2:04
12 Lord Lead Me On 2:28
13 Precious Memories 3:16
14 I'll Meet You in the Morning 2:13
15 Life's Railway to Heaven 2:50
16 I've Found a Hiding Place 3:27
17 Jesus Hold My Hand 2:26
18 I Am a Pilgrim 2:34
19 Wayfaring Stranger 3:07
20 A Beautiful Life 2:28
21 House of Gold 2:09
22 Panhandle Country 2:06
23 Scotland 1:54
24 Gotta Travel On 2:35
25 No One but My Darlin' 2:06
26 Big Mon 2:17
27 Monroe's Hornpipe 1:58

Credits

CD 1

fiddle:
Vassar Clements (1950-02-03) (tracks 1–7)
Vassar Clements (1950-04-08) (track 10)
Merle "Red" Taylor (country/bluegrass fiddler, songwriter, and singer) (1951-01-20) (tracks 15–18)
Tommy Jackson (Bluegrass fiddler) (1951-03-17) (tracks 19–22)
Hal Smith (bluegrass fiddler) (1951-03-29) (tracks 23–25)
Merle "Red" Taylor (country/bluegrass fiddler, songwriter, and singer) (1950-10-15) (tracks 11–12)
drums (drum set):
Ferris Coursey (1951-03-17) (tracks 19–22)
mandolin:
Bill Monroe (1950-02-03) (tracks 1–7)
Bill Monroe (1950-04-08) (tracks 8–10)
Bill Monroe (1950-10-15) (tracks 11–14)
Bill Monroe (1951-01-20) (tracks 15–18)
Bill Monroe (1951-03-17) (tracks 19–22)
Bill Monroe (1951-03-29) (tracks 23–25)
organ:
Owen Bradley (1951-03-17) (tracks 19, 21–22)
guitar:
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1950-04-08) (tracks 8–10)
Jimmy Selph (1951-03-17) (tracks 19–22)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1951-03-29) (tracks 23–25)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1950-02-03) (tracks 1–7)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1950-10-15) (tracks 11–14)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1951-01-20) (tracks 15–18)
banjo:
Rudy Lyle (1950-02-03) (tracks 1–7)
Rudy Lyle (1950-04-08) (track 10)
Rudy Lyle (1951-01-20) (tracks 15–18)
Rudy Lyle (1951-03-29) (tracks 23–25)
Rudy Lyle (1950-10-15) (tracks 11–12)
double bass:
Joel Price (1950-02-03) (tracks 1–7)
Joel Price (1950-04-08) (tracks 8–10)
Joel Price (1951-01-20) (tracks 15–18)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1951-03-17) (tracks 19–22)
Joel Price (1951-03-29) (tracks 23–25)
Joel Price (1950-10-15) (tracks 11–14)
electric guitar:
Grady Martin (country/rockabilly guitarist) (1951-03-17) (tracks 19–22)
piano:
Owen Bradley (1951-03-17) (track 20)
baritone vocals:
Joel Price (1950-04-08) (tracks 8–9)
Rudy Lyle (1950-10-15) (tracks 13–14)
Joel Price (1950-10-15) (track 11)
Merle "Red" Taylor (country/bluegrass fiddler, songwriter, and singer) (1950-10-15) (track 12)
Rudy Lyle (1951-03-17) (track 22)
bass vocals:
Birch Monroe (1950-04-08) (tracks 8–9)
Joel Price (1950-10-15) (tracks 13–14)
Unknown, possibly Culley Holt (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1951-03-17) (track 22)
composer:
Hugh Ashley (track 10)
Guy Massey (1920s US songwriter) (track 20)
James B. Smith (tracks 7, 9)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 6)
Wallace Willis (1862) (track 21)
Bill Monroe (1945) (track 19)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 2)
Mrs. Elmer Laird (track 18)
Bill Monroe (tracks 1, 3–5, 8, 11, 13–17)
Albert Price (track 12)
lead vocals:
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1950-04-08) (tracks 8–9)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1950-02-03) (tracks 4–5, 7)
Bill Monroe (1950-02-03) (tracks 2–3, 6)
Bill Monroe (1950-04-08) (tracks 8, 10)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1950-10-15) (tracks 11–14)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1951-01-20) (tracks 15–16, 18)
Bill Monroe (1951-03-17) (tracks 19–22)
Bill Monroe (1951-03-29) (tracks 23–25)
lead vocals and tenor vocals:
Bill Monroe (1950-02-03) (tracks 5, 7)
Bill Monroe (1950-10-15) (tracks 11–12)
lyricist:
Hugh Ashley (track 10)
George Vaughn (track 2)
Guy Massey (1920s US songwriter) (track 20)
James B. Smith (track 9)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 6)
Wallace Willis (1862) (track 21)
Bill Monroe (1945) (track 19)
Shelley Lee Alley (track 24)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 24)
Bill Monroe (tracks 4–5, 8, 11)
producer:
Paul Cohen (Nashville country producer) (tracks 11–14, 19–25)
tenor vocals:
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1950-04-08) (track 8)
Bill Monroe (1950-02-03) (track 4)
Bill Monroe (1950-04-08) (tracks 8–9)
Bill Monroe (1950-10-15) (tracks 13–14)
Bill Monroe (1951-01-20) (tracks 15–16, 18)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1951-03-17) (track 22)
vocals:
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (tracks 4, 16)
Bill Monroe (tracks 4, 16)
writer:
Shelley Lee Alley (track 24)
Marion Easterling (track 22)
Thomas Ramsey (track 22)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (tracks 23–25)
publisher:
APRS (track 2)
Bill Monroe Music (track 1)
E.C. Music (UK work publisher for Eric Clapton) (track 21)
Throat Music (track 21)
Unichappell Music (tracks 11, 15)
Unichappell Music, Inc. (tracks 1, 11, 13)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 21)
recorded at:
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1950-02-03) (tracks 1–7)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1950-04-08) (tracks 8–10)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1950-10-15) (tracks 11–14)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1951-01-20) (tracks 15–18)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1951-03-17) (tracks 19–22)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1951-03-29) (tracks 23–25)
compiled in:
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 5435) (order: 538) (track 21)
arrangements:
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (arrangement from “The Spiritual Medley”) (track 21)
is the basis for:
Sweet Chariot (march) (track 21)
later parody versions:
later versions:
recording of:
Alabama Waltz (1950-02-03) (track 6)
Blue Grass Ramble (1950-02-03) (track 1)
I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome (1950-02-03) (track 7)
I'm on My Way Back to the Old Home (1950-02-03) (track 5)
Memories of You (1950-02-03) (track 4)
My Little Georgia Rose (1950-02-03) (track 3)
New Mule Skinner Blues (revised lyrics, first recorded by Bill Monroe ca. 1950) (1950-02-03) (track 2)
Boat of Love (1950-04-08) (track 9)
The Old Fiddler (1950-04-08) (track 10)
Lord Protect My Soul (1950-10-15) (track 13)
River of Death (1950-10-15) (track 14)
Uncle Pen (1950-10-15) (track 11)
When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall (1950-10-15) (track 12)
Letter From My Darlin' (1951-01-20) (track 15)
On the Old Kentucky Shore (1951-01-20) (track 16)
Poison Love (1951-01-20) (track 18)
Rawhide (mandolin instrumental) (1951-01-20) (track 17)
Angels Rock Me to Sleep (1951-03-17) (track 22)
Kentucky Waltz (1951-03-17) (track 19)
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (1951-03-17) (track 21)
The Prisoner's Song (1951-03-17) (track 20)
The Brakeman’s Blues (1951-03-29) (track 23)
Travelin' Blues (1951-03-29) (track 24)
When the Cactus Is in Bloom (1951-03-29) (track 25)
referred to in medleys:
version of:

CD 2

fiddle:
Hal Smith (bluegrass fiddler) (1951-04-23) (tracks 1–6)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1951-07-01) (tracks 7–8)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1951-10-28) (tracks 13–14)
Charlie Cline (1952-07-18) (tracks 15–16, 18–22)
Charlie Cline (1952-07-26) (tracks 23–24)
Charlie Cline (1953-11-28) (tracks 25–27)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1951-07-06) (tracks 9, 11)
drums (drum set):
Ferris Coursey (1951-04-23) (tracks 1–6)
mandolin:
Bill Monroe (1952-07-26) (tracks 23–24)
Bill Monroe (1953-11-28) (tracks 25–27)
Bill Monroe (1951-04-23) (tracks 1–6)
Bill Monroe (1951-07-01) (tracks 7–8)
Bill Monroe (1951-07-06) (tracks 9–12)
Bill Monroe (1951-10-28) (tracks 13–14)
Bill Monroe (1952-07-18) (tracks 15–16, 18–22)
guitar:
Grady Martin (country/rockabilly guitarist) (1951-04-23) (track 5)
Jack Shook (1951-04-23) (tracks 1–6)
Carter Stanley (1951-07-01) (tracks 7–8)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1952-07-26) (tracks 23–24)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1953-11-28) (tracks 25–27)
Carter Stanley (1951-07-06) (tracks 9–12)
Edd Mayfield (1951-10-28) (tracks 13–14)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1952-07-18) (tracks 15–22)
banjo:
Rudy Lyle (1951-04-23) (tracks 1–6)
Rudy Lyle (1951-07-01) (tracks 7–8)
James Bowers (bluegrass banjoist) (1951-10-28) (tracks 13–14)
Sonny Osborne (1952-07-18) (tracks 15–16, 18–22)
Sonny Osborne (1952-07-26) (tracks 23–24)
Rudy Lyle (1953-11-28) (tracks 25–27)
Rudy Lyle (1951-07-06) (tracks 9, 11)
vibraphone [vibes]:
Owen Bradley (1951-10-28) (track 13)
double bass:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1951-04-23) (tracks 1–6)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1951-07-01) (tracks 7–8)
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1951-07-06) (tracks 9–12)
Shorty Shehan (1951-10-28) (tracks 13–14)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1952-07-18) (tracks 15–22)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1952-07-26) (tracks 23–24)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1953-11-28) (tracks 25–27)
electric guitar:
Grady Martin (country/rockabilly guitarist) (1951-04-23) (tracks 1–4, 6)
piano:
Owen Bradley (1952-07-26) (track 23)
arranger:
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 5)
baritone vocals:
Charlie Cline (1952-07-18) (track 17)
Rudy Lyle (1951-07-06) (tracks 10, 12)
bass vocals:
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1951-07-06) (tracks 10, 12)
Boudleaux Bryant (1952-07-18) (track 17)
composer:
Gene Evans (Western songwriter and singer, active 1940s-50s) (track 25)
Birch Monroe (track 11)
Lee Roberts (track 8)
Stewart Powell (US military officer and songwriter) (track 7)
Tex Logan (track 13)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
Audrey Butler (track 9)
Al Hoffman (track 23)
Clayton McMichen (track 4)
Elsie McWilliams (American songwriter) (tracks 1, 1)
Albert Price (tracks 18–19, 22)
Bill Monroe (tracks 10, 12, 14, 17, 21, 27)
Rupert Jones (tracks 16, 24)
Pete Pyle (track 21)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (tracks 1, 1–2, 4)
lead vocals:
Bill Monroe (1952-07-26) (track 23)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1953-11-28) (track 26)
Bill Monroe (1953-11-28) (track 25)
Bill Monroe (1951-04-23) (tracks 1–6)
Bill Monroe (1951-07-01) (tracks 7–8)
Carter Stanley (1951-07-06) (tracks 9–12)
Edd Mayfield (1951-10-28) (tracks 13–14)
Bill Monroe (1951-10-28) (track 13)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1952-07-18) (tracks 15, 17–19, 22)
Bill Monroe (1952-07-18) (tracks 16–17, 20–21)
lyricist:
Gene Evans (Western songwriter and singer, active 1940s-50s) (track 25)
Norman Gimbel (track 23)
Birch Monroe (track 11)
Lee Roberts (track 8)
Stewart Powell (US military officer and songwriter) (track 7)
Tex Logan (track 13)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
Albert Price (track 18)
Bill Monroe (track 17)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 2)
producer:
Paul Cohen (Nashville country producer) (tracks 1–27)
tenor vocals:
Bill Monroe (1953-11-28) (track 26)
Bill Monroe (1951-07-06) (tracks 9–12)
Bill Monroe (1951-10-28) (tracks 13–14)
Bill Monroe (1952-07-18) (tracks 15, 17–19, 22)
vocals:
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (track 22)
Bill Monroe (tracks 9, 22)
writer:
Claude V. Breland (US songwriter) (track 20)
Eugene Butler (composer, conductor, educator and church musician) (track 26)
Bill Carrigan (US songwriter) (track 26)
Andrew W. Jenkins (Blind Andrew Jenkins) (track 3)
Bill Monroe (tracks 6, 20)
Pete Pyle (track 6)
publisher:
Unichappell Music, Inc. (tracks 14, 27)
recorded at:
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1951-04-23) (tracks 1–6)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1951-07-01) (tracks 7–8)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1951-07-06) (tracks 9–12)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1951-10-28) (tracks 13–14)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1952-07-18) (tracks 15–22)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1952-07-26) (tracks 23–24)
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1953-11-28) (tracks 25–27)
compiled in:
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3421) (order: 476) (track 15)
cover recording of:
Peach Pickin’ Time Down in Georgia (1951-04-23) (track 4)
The Sailor's Plea (1951-04-23) (track 1)
is the basis for:
In the Pines (track 15)
later versions:
Black Girl (track 15)
In the Pines (track 15)
In the Pines (additional lyrics about police violence) (track 15)
In the Pines (track 15)
recording of:
Ben Dewberry’s Final Run (1951-04-23) (track 3)
Highway of Sorrow (1951-04-23) (track 6)
My Carolina Sunshine Girl (1951-04-23) (track 2)
The Sailor's Plea (1951-04-23) (track 1)
Those Gambler’s Blues (1951-04-23) (track 5)
Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues (1951-07-01) (track 8)
Rotation Blues (1951-07-01) (track 7)
Cabin of Love (1951-07-06) (track 11)
Get Down on Your Knees and Pray (1951-07-06) (track 12)
Sugar Coated Love (1951-07-06) (track 9)
You're Drifting Away (1951-07-06) (track 10)
Christmas Time's A-Coming (1951-10-28) (track 13)
The First Whippoorwill (1951-10-28) (track 14)
Country Waltz (1952-07-18) (track 20)
Don't Put Off Until Tomorrow (1952-07-18) (track 21)
Footprints in the Snow (1952-07-18) (track 16)
In the Pines (Black Girl) (1952-07-18) (track 15)
Memories of Mother and Dad (1952-07-18) (track 18)
My Dying Bed (1952-07-18) (track 22)
The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake (1952-07-18) (track 19)
Walking in Jerusalem Just Like John (1952-07-18) (track 17)
A Mighty Pretty Waltz (1952-07-26) (track 23)
Pike County Breakdown (1952-07-26) (track 24)
Get Up John (1953-11-28) (track 27)
I Hope You Have Learned (1953-11-28) (track 26)
Wishing Waltz (1953-11-28) (track 25)
version of:

CD 3

fiddle:
Charlie Cline (1954-01-07) (tracks 5–8)
Charlie Cline (1954-01-08) (tracks 1–4)
Charlie Cline (1954-06-26) (tracks 13–15)
Merle "Red" Taylor (country/bluegrass fiddler, songwriter, and singer) (1954-06-26) (tracks 13–15)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1954-06-26) (tracks 13–15)
Charlie Cline (1954-09-04) (track 16)
Merle "Red" Taylor (country/bluegrass fiddler, songwriter, and singer) (1954-09-04) (track 16)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1954-09-04) (track 16)
Charlie Cline (1954-12-31) (tracks 17–20)
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (1954-12-31) (tracks 17–20)
Vassar Clements (1955-09-16) (tracks 23, 25)
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (1955-09-16) (tracks 23–25)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1955-09-16) (tracks 23–24)
Tommy Jackson (Bluegrass fiddler) (1957-04-20) (tracks 26–27)
Dale Potter (1957-04-20) (track 26)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1957-04-20) (track 26)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1957-04-20) (tracks 26–27)
Tommy Jackson (Bluegrass fiddler) (1957-05-14) (tracks 28–30)
Dale Potter (1957-05-14) (tracks 28–30)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1957-05-14) (tracks 28–30)
Charlie Cline (1955-01-28) (track 21)
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (1955-01-28) (track 21)
mandolin:
Bill Monroe (1954-12-31) (tracks 17–20)
Bill Monroe (1955-09-16) (tracks 23–25)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-07) (tracks 5–8)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-08) (tracks 1–4)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-14) (tracks 9–12)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-25) (track 10)
Bill Monroe (1954-06-26) (tracks 13–15)
Bill Monroe (1954-09-04) (track 16)
Bill Monroe (1955-01-28) (tracks 21–22)
Bill Monroe (1957-04-20) (tracks 26–27)
Bill Monroe (1957-05-14) (tracks 28–30)
guitar:
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1954-01-07) (tracks 5–8)
Grady Martin (country/rockabilly guitarist) (1954-01-08) (tracks 1–4)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1954-01-08) (tracks 1–4)
Edd Mayfield (1954-06-26) (tracks 13–15)
Edd Mayfield (1954-09-04) (track 16)
Jackie Phelps (1954-12-31) (tracks 17–20)
Charlie Cline (1955-09-16) (tracks 23–25)
Leslie Sandy (1957-04-20) (track 26)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1957-04-20) (tracks 26–27)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1957-05-14) (tracks 28–30)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1954-01-14) (tracks 9–12)
Jackie Phelps (1955-01-28) (tracks 21–22)
banjo:
Rudy Lyle (1954-01-07) (tracks 5–8)
Rudy Lyle (1954-01-08) (tracks 1–4)
Jim Smoak (1954-06-26) (tracks 13–15)
Hubert Davis (US bluegrass banjoist) (1954-12-31) (tracks 17–20)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1955-09-16) (tracks 23–25)
Don Stover (1957-04-20) (tracks 26–27)
Don Stover (1957-05-14) (tracks 28–30)
double bass:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1954-01-07) (tracks 5–8)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1954-01-08) (tracks 1–4)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1954-01-14) (tracks 9–12)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1954-01-25) (track 10)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1954-06-26) (tracks 13–15)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1954-09-04) (track 16)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1954-12-31) (tracks 17–20)
William D. Killen (1955-01-28) (track 22)
Buddy Killen (1955-01-28) (track 21)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1955-09-16) (tracks 23–25)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1957-04-20) (tracks 26–27)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1957-05-14) (tracks 28–30)
baritone vocals:
Charlie Cline (1954-01-07) (tracks 5–6)
Charlie Cline (1954-01-14) (tracks 9–12)
Charlie Cline (1954-01-25) (track 10)
Charlie Cline (1955-01-28) (tracks 21–22)
bass vocals:
Milton Estes (1954-01-14) (tracks 9–10, 12)
Milton Estes (1954-01-25) (track 10)
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (1955-01-28) (tracks 21–22)
composer:
A.P. Carter (track 10)
Arlie Duff (track 4)
Harold Hensley (track 19)
James Joiner (track 26)
Pete Pyle (track 9)
Bill Monroe (1946) (track 16)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (track 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 8)
George Campbell (track 27)
Cy Coben (track 28)
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (track 18)
Bill Monroe (tracks 1, 5–6, 11, 13–14, 17–18, 23–25)
Marvin Moore (songwriter, best known for "Four Walls" and "The Green Door") (track 27)
Jimmy C. Newman (tracks 29, 29)
Dot Swan (track 22)
Robert Van Winkle (track 13)
Wilbur Jones (tracks 7, 12)
lead vocals:
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1954-01-07) (tracks 5–6)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1954-01-08) (track 1)
Bill Monroe (1954-12-31) (track 19)
Bill Monroe (1955-09-16) (track 23)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-07) (tracks 7–8)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-08) (tracks 2–4)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1954-01-14) (tracks 9–12)
Bill Monroe (1954-06-26) (tracks 13–15)
Bill Monroe (1954-09-04) (track 16)
Bill Monroe (1955-01-28) (track 21)
Jackie Phelps (1955-01-28) (tracks 21–22)
Bill Monroe (1957-04-20) (tracks 26–27)
Bill Monroe (1957-05-14) (tracks 28–30)
lyricist:
A.P. Carter (track 10)
Arlie Duff (track 4)
Harold Hensley (track 19)
James Joiner (track 26)
Pete Pyle (track 9)
Bill Monroe (1946) (track 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 8)
Bill Monroe (tracks 1, 5–6)
producer:
Paul Cohen (Nashville country producer) (tracks 1–15, 17–30)
revised by:
Wilbur Jones (track 15)
tenor vocals:
Bill Monroe (1954-01-07) (tracks 5–6)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-08) (track 1)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-14) (tracks 9–12)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-25) (track 10)
Bill Monroe (1955-01-28) (tracks 21–22)
writer:
Lonnie Carter (track 30)
Larry Coleman (track 3)
Joe Darion (track 3)
Jimmie Davis (Singer and songwriter) (track 2)
Hazel Houser (track 21)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (track 11)
Walter Vinson (track 30)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
Bill Monroe (tracks 11, 20)
publisher:
APRS (tracks 10, 16)
E. H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (track 30)
Ernest Tubb Music (track 9)
Southern Music Publishing (tradename Peermusic) (track 16)
ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion) (track 16)
recorded at:
Bradley Studios (Hillsboro Village location, circa 1952-1954) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1954-09-04) (track 16)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1955-09-16) (tracks 23–25)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1957-04-20) (tracks 26–27)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1957-05-14) (tracks 28–30)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 787) (order: 271) (track 8)
cover recording of:
Cry Cry Darling (track 29)
Sitting on Top of the World ("Now she's gone, I don't worry...") (track 30)
later translated versions:
Tussen vier muren (track 27)
舞伴淚影 (track 3)
later versions:
Sittin' on Top of the World (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 30)
recording of:
I Believed in You Darling (1954-01-07) (track 6)
New John Henry Blues (1954-01-07) (track 7)
On and On (1954-01-07) (track 5)
White House Blues (1954-01-07) (track 8)
Changing Partners (1953 song) (1954-01-08) (track 3)
Plant Some Flowers by My Grave (1954-01-08) (track 2)
Sitting Alone in the Moonlight (1954-01-08) (track 1)
Y'all Come (1954-01-08) (track 4)
A Voice From on High (1954-01-14) (track 11)
Happy on My Way (1954-01-14) (track 9)
He Will Set Your Fields Afire (1954-01-14) (track 12)
I’m Working on the Building (1954-01-14) (track 10)
Close By (1954-06-26) (track 13)
My Little Georgia Rose (1954-06-26) (track 14)
Put My Little Shoes Away (1954-06-26) (track 15)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954-09-04) (track 16)
Cheyenne (Instrumental by Bill Monroe & Bobby Hicks) (1954-12-31) (track 18)
Roanoke (1954-12-31) (track 20)
Wheel Hoss (1954-12-31) (track 17)
You'll Find Her Name Written There (1954-12-31) (track 19)
Let the Light Shine Down on Me (1955-01-28) (track 22)
Wait a Little Longer Please, Jesus (1955-01-28) (track 21)
Brown County Breakdown (1955-09-16) (track 25)
Tall Timber (1955-09-16) (track 24)
Used to Be (1955-09-16) (track 23)
A Fallen Star (1957-04-20) (track 26)
Four Walls (1957-04-20) (track 27)
A Good Woman's Love (1957-05-14) (track 28)
Cry Cry Darling (1957-05-14) (track 29)

CD 4

fiddle:
Dale Potter (1957-05-15) (tracks 1–6)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1957-05-15) (tracks 1–6)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1957-05-15) (tracks 1–6)
Kenny Baker (US fiddler) (1957-12-15) (tracks 7–9)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1957-12-15) (tracks 7–9)
Kenny Baker (US fiddler) (1958-04-08) (tracks 22–23)
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (1958-04-08) (tracks 22–23)
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (1958-12-01) (tracks 24–27)
mandolin:
Bill Monroe (1958-04-08) (tracks 22–23)
Bill Monroe (1958-12-01) (tracks 24–27)
Bill Monroe (1957-05-15) (tracks 1–6)
Bill Monroe (1957-12-15) (tracks 7–9)
Bill Monroe (1958-02-25) (tracks 10–12)
Bill Monroe (1958-03-19) (tracks 13–15)
Bill Monroe (1958-03-20) (tracks 16–19)
Bill Monroe (1958-03-21) (tracks 19–21)
organ:
Owen Bradley (1958-03-19) (tracks 13, 15)
Owen Bradley (1958-03-21) (tracks 19, 21)
guitar:
Leslie Sandy (1957-05-15) (tracks 1–6)
Doug Kershaw (American fiddle player, singer and songwriter from Louisiana) (1957-12-15) (tracks 7–9)
Edd Mayfield (1958-03-21) (tracks 19–21)
Edd Mayfield (1958-04-08) (tracks 22–23)
Jack Cooke (bluegrass musician, bass, guitar & voaclist) (1958-12-01) (tracks 24–27)
Edd Mayfield (1958-02-25) (tracks 10–12)
Edd Mayfield (1958-03-19) (tracks 13–15)
Edd Mayfield (1958-03-20) (tracks 16–19)
banjo:
Don Stover (1957-05-15) (tracks 1–6)
Jimmy Elrod (1957-12-15) (tracks 7–9)
Joe Drumright (1958-04-08) (tracks 22–23)
Robert Lee Pennington (1958-12-01) (tracks 24–27)
double bass:
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1957-05-15) (tracks 1–6)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1957-12-15) (tracks 7–9)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1958-02-25) (tracks 10–12)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1958-03-19) (tracks 13–15)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1958-03-20) (tracks 16–18)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1958-03-21) (tracks 19–21)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1958-04-08) (tracks 22–23)
Bessie Lee Mauldin (1958-12-01) (tracks 24–27)
Culley Holt (1958-03-19) (track 15)
Culley Holt (1958-03-20) (tracks 16–17, 19)
additional writer:
Ronnie Gilbert (American folk singer) (track 24)
Lee Hays (track 24)
Fred Hellerman (track 24)
baritone vocals:
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1957-05-15) (track 4)
Kenny Baker (US fiddler) (1958-02-25) (tracks 10–12)
Kenny Baker (US fiddler) (1958-03-19) (tracks 13–15)
Kenny Baker (US fiddler) (1958-03-20) (tracks 16–19)
Kenny Baker (US fiddler) (1958-03-21) (tracks 19–20)
bass vocals:
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1958-02-25) (tracks 10–12)
Culley Holt (1958-03-19) (tracks 13–15)
Culley Holt (1958-03-20) (tracks 16–19)
Culley Holt (1958-03-21) (tracks 19–20)
composer:
Albert E. Brumley (tracks 14, 16–17)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (track 9)
Merle Travis (track 18)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (tracks 10, 21)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 19, 19)
Doug Kershaw (American fiddle player, singer and songwriter from Louisiana) (track 7)
Rusty Kershaw (track 7)
Lester Blackwell (track 8)
William Golden (track 20)
Joe Ahr (tracks 1–2, 4)
Bill Monroe (tracks 3, 5–6, 22–23, 25–27)
Juanita Pennington (track 4)
Curtis Stewart (track 11)
Kenneth Tuttle (track 12)
lead vocals:
Don Stover (1957-05-15) (track 4)
Edd Mayfield (1958-03-21) (tracks 19–20)
Bill Monroe (1958-12-01) (tracks 24–25)
Bill Monroe (1957-05-15) (tracks 1–3, 5–6)
Bill Monroe (1957-12-15) (tracks 7–9)
Edd Mayfield (1958-02-25) (tracks 10–12)
Edd Mayfield (1958-03-19) (tracks 13–15)
Bill Monroe (1958-03-19) (tracks 14–15)
Edd Mayfield (1958-03-20) (tracks 16–17, 19)
Bill Monroe (1958-03-20) (tracks 16, 18)
Bill Monroe (1958-03-21) (tracks 19, 21)
lead vocals [co-lead vocals]:
Edd Mayfield (1958-03-19) (track 15)
lead vocals [co-lead vocals] and tenor vocals:
Bill Monroe (1958-03-19) (track 15)
lead vocals and tenor vocals:
Bill Monroe (1957-05-15) (track 4)
lyricist:
Albert E. Brumley (track 17)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (track 9)
Merle Travis (track 18)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (tracks 10, 21)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 19, 19)
producer:
Harold Bradley (tracks 22–23)
Owen Bradley (tracks 10–21, 24–27)
Paul Cohen (Nashville country producer) (tracks 1–9)
tenor vocals:
Bill Monroe (1958-02-25) (tracks 10–12)
Bill Monroe (1958-03-19) (tracks 13–15)
Edd Mayfield (1958-03-20) (track 18)
Bill Monroe (1958-03-20) (tracks 16–17, 19)
Bill Monroe (1958-03-21) (tracks 19–20)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
Paul Clayton (track 24)
Larry Ehrlich (track 24)
Doug Kershaw (American fiddle player, singer and songwriter from Louisiana) (track 7)
Rusty Kershaw (track 7)
Dave Lazer (track 24)
Pete Seeger (track 24)
J. B. E. Wright (track 13)
publisher:
APRS (track 3)
Bill Monroe Music (tracks 3, 5)
EMHA (track 24)
Figs D Music, Inc. (track 24)
Sanga Music (track 24)
The Bicycle Music Company (part of Concord Bicycle Music since 2015/04/01, overseeing publishing and rights management) (track 24)
Wintrup Musikverlag (track 24)
recorded at:
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1957-05-15) (tracks 1–6)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1957-12-15) (tracks 7–9)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1958-02-25) (tracks 10–12)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1958-03-19) (tracks 13–15)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1958-03-20) (tracks 16–18)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1958-03-21) (tracks 19–21)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1958-04-08) (tracks 22–23)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1958-12-01) (tracks 24–27)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3339) (order: 473) (tracks 19, 19)
arrangements:
Wayfaring Stranger (Oysterband arrangement) (tracks 19, 19)
Wayfaring Stranger (The Sacred Harp #457) (tracks 19, 19)
is based on:
later translated versions:
Nyt nostan kytkimen (track 24)
recording of:
Come Back to Me in My Dreams (1957-05-15) (track 6)
Goodbye Old Pal (1957-05-15) (track 3)
In Despair (1957-05-15) (track 4)
Molly and Tenbrooks (1957-05-15) (track 5)
Out in the Cold World (1957-05-15) (track 1)
Roane County Prison (1957-05-15) (track 2)
A Lonesome Road (To Travel) (1957-12-15) (track 9)
Brand New Shoes (1957-12-15) (track 8)
Sally Jo (1957-12-15) (track 7)
I Saw the Light (1958-02-25) (track 10)
Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory (1958-02-25) (track 11)
Lord, Lead Me On (1958-02-25) (track 12)
I'll Meet You in the Morning (1958-03-19) (track 14)
Life's Railway to Heaven (1958-03-19) (track 15)
Precious Memories (1958-03-19) (track 13)
I Am a Pilgrim (1958-03-20) (track 18)
I've Found a Hiding Place (1958-03-20) (track 16)
Jesus Hold My Hand (1958-03-20) (track 17)
Wayfaring Stranger (1958-03-20) (track 19)
A Beautiful Life (1958-03-21) (track 20)
House of Gold (1958-03-21) (track 21)
Wayfaring Stranger (1958-03-21) (track 19)
Panhandle Country (1958-04-08) (track 22)
Scotland (1958-04-08) (track 23)
Big Mon (1958-12-01) (track 26)
Gotta Travel On (1958-12-01) (track 24)
Monroe's Hornpipe (1958-12-01) (track 27)
No One but My Darlin' (1958-12-01) (track 25)