I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #138

From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information will include births and deaths; recording sessions; single, LP and CD release dates; and other interesting tidbits. Richard F. Thompson is responsible for the research and compilation of this information. We invite readers to share any tidbits, photos or memories you would like us to include.

  • February 15, 1937 Monroe Brothers recording session – Bill and Charlie Monroe recorded 10 songs during what was their fourth session for RCA Victor; I Am Ready to Go, What Would the Profit Be?, Some Glad Day, I Have Found the Way, I Am Going That Way, Kate Cline, Roll on, Buddy, Weeping Willow Tree, I’ll Live On and Oh, Hide You in the Blood.
  • February 15, 1980 LP released – Bill Monroe: Bean Blossom ‘79 (MCA 3209) *

* Bill Monroe: Bean Blossom ‘79: This LP consists of nine songs and a three-song medley. Unlike the earlier Bean Blossom 2-LP set this album features only Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys.

Track listing – John Henry, Doghouse Blues, Old Mountaineer, Little Cabin Home On The Hill, Orange Blossom Special, Little Maggie/ Train 45/ Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Rocky Road Blues, Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake, In Despair and Y’all Come.

The album was released in Japan as MCA VIM 6222 in 1980.

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.