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The Father of Bluegrass: The Essential Recordings Bill Monroe


Barcode: 805520091510

  • Format: CD Album
  • Category: Country
  • Released: 24th February 2014
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  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Will the Circle Be Unbroken Bill Monroe 2.28
    Track 2 What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul? Bill Monroe 3.1
    Track 3 Mule Skinner Blues Bill Monroe 2.42
    Track 4 Katy Hill Bill Monroe 2.36
    Track 5 Blue Yodel No. 7 Bill Monroe 2.5
    Track 6 In the Pines Bill Monroe 3.21
    Track 7 Orange Blossom Special Bill Monroe 2.3
    Track 8 Heavy Traffic Special Bill Monroe 2.47
    Track 9 True Life Blues Bill Monroe 2.47
    Track 10 Rocky Road Blues Bill Monroe 2.33
    Track 11 Blue Grass Special Bill Monroe 2.27
    Track 12 Summertime Is Past and Gone Bill Monroe 2.52
    Track 13 Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe 2.59
    Track 14 Toy Heart Bill Monroe 2.43
    Track 15 Wicked Path of Sin Bill Monroe 2.38
    Track 16 Bluegrass Breakdown Bill Monroe 2.17
    Track 17 Blue Yodel No. 4 Bill Monroe 3.03
    Track 18 My Rose of Old Kentucky Bill Monroe 2.55
    Track 19 Molly and Tenbrooks Bill Monroe 2.43
    Track 20 Little Cabin Home On the Hill Bill Monroe 2.58

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky Bill Monroe 2.54
    Track 2 It's Mighty Dark to Travel Bill Monroe 2.49
    Track 3 Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong Bill Monroe 3.17
    Track 4 The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band Bill Monroe 3.11
    Track 5 Can't You Hear Me Calling Bill Monroe 3.16
    Track 6 My Little Georgia Rose Bill Monroe 3.08
    Track 7 Uncle Penn Bill Monroe 2.43
    Track 8 New Mule Skinner Blues Bill Monroe 2.45
    Track 9 I'm On My Way to the Old Home Bill Monroe 2.27
    Track 10 Rawhide Bill Monroe 2.38
    Track 11 Kentucky Waltz Bill Monroe 3.18
    Track 12 Memories of Mother and Dad Bill Monroe 2.58
    Track 13 Footprints in the Snow Bill Monroe 2.41
    Track 14 Walking in Jerusalem Bill Monroe 2.01
    Track 15 Get Up John Bill Monroe 2.1
    Track 16 On and On Bill Monroe 2.48
    Track 17 Roanoke Bill Monroe 2.4
    Track 18 I'm Sitting On Top of the World Bill Monroe 2.19
    Track 19 Wayfaring Stranger Bill Monroe 3.08
    Track 20 I Am a Pilgrim Bill Monroe 2.35
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 2 disc(s)
    Format: CD / Album
    Label Primo
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