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BILL MONROE '1970 - 1979' (4CDs)

Price: $85.00 (excluding tax)
SKU: BCD-15606-CD
Weight: 2.50 LBS


Product Description

This is the 3rd Bear Family boxed set devoted to the Decca/MCA recordings of Monroe, and while it is not as strong as the first two, there is still a lot of wonderful music here, nicely presented & documented by the label’s trademark booklet—this one another lovely 32-page effort with photos, discography and session by session notes from Charles Wolfe. The music is not as powerful as Monroe’s 1950s’ classics (BCD-15423) or even his 60s’ work (BCD-15529), especially in the vocal work—his later lead vocalists, including son James (who is heard on much of this box) could not match the power of Jimmy Martin, Edd Mayfield, and others of the early Decca days. The other drawback to this set is the fact that over 35 of the 100-odd tracks are live recordings of Monroe & others cut at Bean Blossom in 1973 and 1979—there is nothing wrong with this material except that it pretty much duplicates earlier studio recordings without improving on them (and the 1973 Festival is already available on an MCA CD (MCAD-8002). But now to the positive: there are a generous number of great instrumentals here, many with fine twin & triple fiddle work by Kenny Baker, Gordon Terry, Buddy Spicher & others; these include the lovely LONESOME MOONLIGHT WALTZ, WATSON BLUES, MONROE’S BLUES, TALLAHASSEE, JERUSALEM RIDGE, LUCKY LADY, and all the superb cuts from the classic UNCLE PEN FIDDLE TUNES LP. Another important documentation of the genius of one of the key musical figures of this or any age. 4 CDs & booklet

Other Details

Track Listing:
  • Disc 1:
  • MCKINLEY´S MARCH
  • TEXAS GALLOP
  • ROAD OF LIFE
  • IT´S ME AGAIN LORD
  • BEYOND THE GATE
  • I WILL SING FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
  • KENTUCKY WALTZ
  • THE GIRL IN THE BLUE VELVET BAND
  • LONESOME MOONLIGHT WALTZ
  • TALLAHASSEE
  • SUMMERTIME IS PAST AND GONE
  • ROCKY ROAD BLUES
  • MULESKINNER BLUES
  • POOR WHITE FOLKS
  • THE OLD GRAY MARE CAME TEARING OUT OF THE...
  • KISS ME WALTZ
  • JENNY LYNN
  • HEEL AND TOE POLKA
  • MILENBURG JOY
  • SWEETHEART YOU DONE ME WRONG
  • BANKS OF THE OHIO
  • TALL PINES
  • MOTHER´S ONLY SLEEPING
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN TOP
  • LOVE PLEASE COME HOME
  • WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE IN EXCHANGE?
  • WHEN THE GOLDEN LEAVES BEGIN TO FALL
  • WALLS OF TIME
  • MY OLD KENTUCKY AND YOU
  • Disc 2:
  • HIT PARADE OF LOVE
  • MARY ANN
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
  • FREEBORN MAN
  • TENNESSEE
  • LOVE PLEASE COME HOME
  • TRAIN
  • BONNY
  • WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN
  • OLE SLEWFOOT
  • SWEET LITTLE MISS BLUE EYES
  • PLEASE BE MY LOVE
  • I WISH YOU KNEW
  • ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY´S ARMS
  • FEUDIN´ BANJOS
  • BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT
  • MULE SKINNER BLUES (BLUE YODEL #8)
  • YOU WON´T BE SATISFIED THAT WAY
  • UNCLE PEN
  • BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
  • ROLL ON BUDDY
  • I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
  • DOWN YONDER
  • SOLDIER´S JOY
  • GREY EAGLE
  • SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
  • Disc 3:
  • CLINGING TO A SAVING HANDSHOW ME THE WAY
  • JERUSALEM RIDGE
  • ASHLAND BREAKDOWN
  • MARY JANE, WON´T YOU BE MINE
  • OLD, OLD HOUSE
  • WATSON BLUES
  • THANK GOD FOR KENTUCKY
  • REASONS WHY
  • WEARY TRAVELER
  • MY CABIN IN CAROLINE
  • NO PLACE TO PILLOW MY HEAD
  • MY SWEET BLUE EYED DARLING
  • MONROE´S BLUES
  • THE FIRST WHIPPOORWILL
  • LUCKY LADY
  • MY LOUISIANA LOVE
  • CHRISTMAS TIME´S A-COMING
  • TEXAS BLUE-BONNET
  • THE SUNSET TRAIL
  • MY SWEET MEMORY
  • SHE´S YOUNG AND I´M GROWING OLD
  • BLUE GOOSE
  • Disc 4:
  • THAT´S CHRISTMAS TIME TO ME
  • PINEWOOD VALLEY
  • MY FLROIDA SUNSHINE
  • WABASH CANNON BALL
  • HARD TIMES HAVE BEEN HERE (BUT THEY´VE...)
  • SIX FEET UNDER THE GROUND
  • WHO´S GONNA SHOE YOUR PRETTY LITTLE FEET
  • JAKE SATTERFIELD
  • MUDDY WATERS
  • CORRINA, CORRINA
  • HAVE FEAST HERE TONIGHT
  • GOLDEN RIVER
  • I´M GOING BACK TO OLD KENTUCKY
  • THOSE MEMORIES OF YOU
  • INTRO: WATERMELON HANGIN´ ON THE VINE
  • ROCKY ROAD BLUES
  • THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE DREADFUL SNAKE
  • IN DESPAIR
  • MOLLY AND TENBROOKS MEDLEY: LITTLE MAGGIE/
  • TRAIN 45/BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
  • JOHN HENRY
  • DOG HOUSE BLUES
  • THE OLD MOUNTAINEER
  • LITTLE CABIN HOME ON THE HILL
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
  • Y´ALL COME
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