I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #139

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 16, 1999 CD released – Bill Monroe – Live in Concert : Lookin’ Back (Silver Eagle SEA-CD-70007)  *

* Bill Monroe – Live in Concert : Lookin’ Back The two shows by Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys at the Bottom Line club in New York City were recorded on December 15, 1983.

“Great mix of songs form Bill’s vast repertoire. Haunting vocals, breakneck-speed instrumentals and beautiful interplay amongst the band.”

The band members were Wayne Lewis [guitar and lead vocal], Randy Davis [bass], Kenny Baker [fiddle] and Butch Robbins [banjo].

Track listing – On My Way To The Old Home, I’ve Lived A Lot In My Time, Footprints In The Snow, The Old, Old House, Old Ebenezer Scrooge, Wayfaring Stranger, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Close By, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Shuckin’ The Corn, Rocky Road Blues, Mule Skinner Blues and Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms.

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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.