I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #181

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.

  • March 30, 1976 County session for Kenny Baker – ?In the second part of the session Kenny Baker recorded four more instrumentals for his album Kenny Baker plays Bill MonroeBrown County Breakdown, Jerusalem Ridge, Mississippi Waltz and Ashland Breakdown. Accompanying Baker were Bill Monroe [mandolin], Joe Stuart [guitar], Bob Black [banjo] and Randy Davis [bass]. The producer was David Freeman.  *

* The four instrumentals are included on the album Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe (County 761 (LP), County CD 2708).

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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.