I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #45

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.

  • November 14, 1968 Recording session – During an evening session at the Columbia Recording Studio, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys recorded two songs; I Want To Go With You and Walls of Time, and the instrumental Crossing The Cumberlands. None of the cuts was released on a single. The Blue Grass Boys at this Thursday early evening session at the Columbia Recording Studio were Roland White [guitar], Vic Jordan [banjo], James Monroe [bass] and Kenny Baker [fiddle]. The producer was Harry Silverstein.
  • November 14, 1975 Bill Monroe was host at Bill Monroe’s Louisiana Bluegrass Festival at Running Water Campground, Montpelier, Louisiana.

Here is a video clip of Peter Rowan talking about and singing Walls of Time at Merlefest 2008.

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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.