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.
- May 2, 1949 Single released – Remember the Cross / Old Cross Road (Columbia 20576)
- May 2, 1985 Recording session – During an afternoon session at the Sound Stage Studio Bill Monroe and the Osborne Brothers recorded I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling. Bobby Osborne sang lead and played mandolin, and Sonny Osborne sang baritone and played banjo. Other participating musicians were Wayne Lewis [guitar], Blake Williams [banjo], Tater Tate [bass], Glen Duncan [fiddle]. The producer was Emory Gordy, Jr. *
- May 2, 2005 CD released – I Saw the Light (Universal IMS B0004618-02) **
* I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling was included on the LP Bill Monroe & Stars of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame (MCA-5625), released on August 19, 1985. Later that same day at the same studio, Bill Monroe and Carl Story recorded True Life Blues.
Story sang the lead part while Monroe sang tenor. The Blue Grass Boys were Wayne Lewis [guitar], Blake Williams [banjo], Tater Tate [bass], Glen Duncan [fiddle]. The track was included on the album Bill Monroe & Stars of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame also.
Track listing – Precious Memories, House Of Gold, Life’s Railway To Heaven, Lord Lead Me On, I’ve Found A Hiding Place, Jesus Hold My Hand, I Saw The Light, I’ll Meet You In The Morning, Just A Little Talk With Jesus and Angels Rock Me To Sleep.