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Live Recordings 1956-1969: Off the Record Volume 1

Live Recordings 1956-1969: Off the Record Volume 1

Previously unreleased recordings from the 1950s and '60s present Monroe concert performances, jam sessions, and festival workshops of Bill with the Bluegrass Boys and his brothers Charlie and Birch. This 75-minute collection captures Monroe with Peter Rowan, Bill Keith, Tex Logan, Bobby Hicks, Del McCoury, Hazel Dickens, Roland White, and many, many others. Includes rare photos and extensive notes by Ralph Rinzler. "...[C]ulled from both concerts and picking parties, [this recording] reveals what a holy terror [Monroe] was in front of an audience—even of friends, at 4:45 a.m." — Newsweek

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Track Listing

101
Watermelon Hanging on the Vine Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 0:37
102
Roanoke Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 1:20
103
Brakeman's Blues Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:42
104
Close By Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:27
105
Kentucky Waltz Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:26
106
Bluegrass Stomp Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:16
107
Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:02
108
I'm Working on a Building Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 1:56
109
Angels Rock Me to Sleep Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 1:56
110
Wheel Hoss Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:01
111
Watermelon Hanging on the Vine Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 0:56
112
Katy Hill Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:45
113
True Life Blues Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:40
114
I Live in the Past Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:44
115
Wayfaring Stranger Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 4:31
116
Fire on the Mountain Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 3:46
117
Bluegrass Breakdown Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 3:18
118
Raw Hide Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:47
119
Y'All Come Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 0:52
120
Cotton-Eyed Joe Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 3:26
121
Get Up John Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:39
122
White House Blues Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:05
123
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:37
124
Kansas City Railroad Blues Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 3:01
125
The Walls of Time Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 4:10
126
When He Reached Down His Hand for Me Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 2:48
127
Monroe Family Segment: Paddy on the Turnpike / How Old are You Pretty Little Miss? / He Will Set Your Fields on Fire / Durang's Hornpipe / I Know My Lord's Gonna Lead Me Out (medley) Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 9:47

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