Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys

Live At Mechanics Hall

Live At Mechanics Hall

Products

Set One

Watermelon Hangin' On That Vine 22

4138-TRACK

Band Intros 51

4139-TRACK

Panhandle Country 125

4140-TRACK

Dark Hollow 139

4141-TRACK

On And On 167

4142-TRACK

Devil's Dream 154

4143-TRACK

Love's Gonna Live Here 124

4144-TRACK

Dreaming Of A Little Cabin 161

4145-TRACK

Muleskinner Blues 152

4146-TRACK

Footprints In The Snow 112

4147-TRACK

Blue Moon Of Kentucky 136

4148-TRACK

Rawhide 151

4149-TRACK

John Henry 164

4150-TRACK

I Saw the Light 132

4151-TRACK

Waiting For Bea 91

4152-TRACK

What Would You Give In Exchange? 300

4153-TRACK

Uncle Pen 155

4154-TRACK

Blue Ridge Mountain Blues 145

4155-TRACK

Y'All Come 63

4156-TRACK

Price for

$9.95

$9.95

Select Audio Format

Show Notes
  • RECORDED LIVE 11/16/63 at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
    by David Grisman

    This classic 1963 edition of Monroe's band featuring the revolutionary banjo playing of Bill Keith and the high lonesome sound of Del McCoury at the beginning of his career as a singer and rhythm guitaristówas recorded by David Grisman at one of America's finest pre-civil war concert halls.

    Live at Mechanics Hall features over 12 songs never released by this configuration, including two tracks featuring Bill's daughter Melissa Monroe and the only recorded Monroe duet with Bea Lilly of the Lilly Brothers.

    This concert provides a glimpse of Bill Monroe at a time when he was putting a lot of energy into his performances. Stand-out tracks like "On and On," "John Henry," "Blue Ridge Mt. Blues" and a blistering version of "Rawhide" shows Monroeís determination to keep up with the musical challenges presented by the hot young musicians in his band. Reflecting on his time with Monroe, Del McCoury states, "Iíve learned a lot from Bill, and Iíve learned that a lot of jazz, country and blues musicians wish they had gotten to be Blue Grass Boys. I was lucky to have gotten to play with him."

    In 1963 Bill Monroe was on the brink of becoming an icon of American music. Performances like these helped propel him to that status in his legendary career.
  • Reviews for this item

    JOSH 9/7/2008 9:02:29 PM

    "(In response to other post) Nuff Said."

    John Smallwood 2/13/2005 1:49:25 PM

    "bill monroe"