• Bill MONROE & His Bluegrass Boys - Gotta Travel On

For over 60 years, the late great Bill Monroe reigned supreme as both the chief architect of bluegrass music, and its flagship artist. From his first sessions in the 1930s with his brothers Birch and Charlie onwards, Mr. Monroe never deviated from his chosen musical path and it is largely through his musical vision that bluegrass became country music's most popular and enduring sub-genre.

Many of Bluegrass' most eminent musicians passed through Mr. Monroe's Bluegrass Boys in that 60s years, among them Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Carter and Ralph Stanley. Jimmy Martin and Mac Wiseman (to name just a few). The careers of all those who worked with him benefited greatly from what they learned as a Bluegrass Boy.

Mr Monroe recorded prolifically in the 1950s, the decade which this Jasmine collection draws its repertoire from. Although very few of his records charted, all remained in catalogue for years - a measure of both his and their ongoing popularity.

Every A side and the very best of the B sides from every Monroe single of the 1950s is featured in this essential set. A great many went on to become both Monroe classics, and staples of the repertoire of any new bluegrass group trying to prove its mettle.

Bill Monroe may not have invented bluegrass music, but it would never have evolved as it did without him at the centre of things. This collection is a testament to his determination, and as comprehensive a collection of classic 1950s Bill Monroe as anyone could wish to own.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1 NEW MULE SKINNER BLUES
2 THE OLD FIDDLER
3 I'M BLUE, I'M LONESOME
4 BLUEGRASS RAMBLE
5 UNCLE PEN
6 ON THE OLD KENTUCKY SHORE
7 LORD PROTECT MY SOUL
8 KENTUCKY WALTZ
9 SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT
10 ROTATION BLUES
11 I'LL MEET YOU IN CHURCH SUNDAY MORNING
12 HIGHWAY OF SORROW
13 THE BRAKEMAN'S BLUES
14 CHRISTMAS TIME'S A COMING
15 RAWHIDE
16 I'M ON MY WAY BACK TO THE OLD HOME
17 WHEN THE CACTUS IS IN BLOOM
18 PIKE COUNTY BREAKDOWN
19 FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW
20 YOU'RE DRIFTING AWAY
21 CABIN OF LOVE
22 MEMORIES OF MOTHER AND DAD
23 I HOPE YOU HAVE LEARNED
24 A LETTER FROM MY DARLING
25 WALKING IN JERUSALEM
26 Y'ALL COME
27 GET UP JOHN
28 HAPPY ON MY WAY

Disc 2

1 BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
2 I'M WORKING ON A BUILDING
3 CHEYENNE
4 WAIT A LITTLE LONGER, PLEASE JESUS
5 PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY
6 ON AND ON
7 YOU'LL FIND HER NAME WRITTEN THERE
8 A FALLEN STAR
9 MOLLY AND TENBROOKS
10 PANHANDLE COUNTRY
11 GOTTA TRAVEL ON
12 MY LITTLE GEORGIA ROSE
13 ALABAMA WALTZ
14 POISON LOVE
15 THE PRISONER'S SONG
16 LONESOME TRUCK DRIVER'S BLUES
17 TRAVELLIN' BLUES
18 IN THE PINES
19 THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE DREADFUL SNAKE
20 CLOSE BY
21 A VOICE FROM ON HIGH
22 ROANOKE
23 NEW JOHN HENRY BLUES
24 WHEEL HOSS
25 FOUR WALLS
26 SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
27 SCOTLAND
28 NO ONE BUT MY DARLIN'

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date February 10th 2017
UPC Bar Code No 604988368024

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Bill MONROE & His Bluegrass Boys - Gotta Travel On

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