Bill Monroe - Castle Studio 1950-1951 Vol.1
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  • Blue Grass Ramble (instrumental) (take 1)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:11) [5 MB]
  • New Mule Skinner Blues (take 4)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:30) [5.74 MB]
  • My Little Georgia Rose (take 5)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:05) [7.06 MB]
  • Memories Of You (take 4)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:00) [6.87 MB]
  • I'm On My Way To The Old Home (take 2)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:25) [5.52 MB]
  • Alabama Waltz (take 5)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:24) [5.49 MB]
  • I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome (take 5)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:50) [6.49 MB]
  • I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning (take 4)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:43) [6.22 MB]
  • Boat Of Love (take 3)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:41) [6.13 MB]
  • The Old Fiddler (take 7)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:36) [5.95 MB]
  • When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall (take 2)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:03) [6.98 MB]
  • Lord Protect My Soul (take 4)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:45) [6.3 MB]
  • River Of Death (take 3, false start)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:18) [5.25 MB]
  • On The Old Kentucky Shore (take 5)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:12) [7.33 MB]
  • Raw Hide (instrumental) (take 6)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:36) [5.96 MB]

Bill Monroe – Castle Studio 1950/1951

Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys
Castle Studio 1950-1951
Complete Sessions
LABEL Richard Weize Archives
GENRE Bluegrass
TRACKS 181 (366 min.)
FORMAT 5-CD hardcover album (CD-size) •
68-page booklet

For devotees of Bill Monroe's music, the CD box sets issued by BEAR FAMILY beginning in 1989 were the answer to a listener's dream: having the bluegrass originator's complete recordings tastefully collected in boxes, with informative books included. What we now have is something even more dreamlike: all the familiar Monroe recordings for DECCA in 1950-51, featuring lead singers Jimmy Martin, Carter Stanley, and Edd Mayfield, presented next to unbelievably all the outtakes (none previously issued) of all the tracks. Among other things, this means multiple takes of Raw Hide. For musicians and careful listeners who have studied that spectacular recording for years, it's as though a new set of Stone Tablets has been found. It also means the "tape blip" we've always tolerated in The First Whippoorwill is now corrected, as the previously issued take was from a faulty tape dub whereas the "new" 1951 version is from the original master. Accompanying this gold at the end of the rainbow is a revised discography by Neil Rosenberg, and notes by Dick Spottswood (edited by Rosenberg) with recollections by Monroe fiddler Charlie Smith. Bluegrass music at its finest!

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