Trio Bluegrass US formé en 1932 par Birch, Charlie et Bill Monroe. Ils se sont séparés en 1938.

The Monroe Brothers began as a trio of Birch, Charlie, and Bill Monroe on fiddle, guitar and mandolin respectively, performing square dance songs as well as traditional and gospel numbers. In 1932, Bill and Charlie began touring professionally with the WLS touring company as dancers, appearing with the Hoosier Hot Shots and Red Foley among others, and in 1934 secured the sponsorship of the Texas Crystals Company, a manufacturer of laxatives. The association provided the Monroes with a steady stream of radio work for over a year until competing laxative maker Crazy Water Crystals took over sponsorship of the duo while they continued working on many of the same stations. The radio appearances made the Monroe Brothers a popular live act, which prompted the interest of RCA to recording the two. In mid-February the Monroe Brothers made their first recordings for RCA's Bluebird imprint, and went on to wax 60 sides in the following two years. Their music at this point was firmly within the brother duo tradition and exhibited only hints of the style Bill Monroe would later pioneer as the Father of Bluegrass. They were set apart from other harmony duos by Bill's piercing harmonies and mandolin leads, as well as the energy and often fast tempos of their performances. The very use of the mandolin as a lead instrument would revolutionize its application in country music, as would Bill's unique fiddle-influenced style. It would be silly to label them the "rock & roll of the '30s," but certainly there was an excitement and an edge to their music that put them on the frontier of hillbilly innovation in their day. In early 1938, Bill and Charlie parted ways due to personality conflicts and business disagreements, and each formed his own band shortly thereafter. Charlie formed a group called the Kentucky Pardners, and by 1941 (after a short stint with a band called the Kentuckians and an abortive attempt at recreating the Monroe Brothers sound with partner Cleo Davis) Bill Monroe was recording again for RCA with a band he named the Blue Grass Boys. In this new group, Monroe built upon his earlier innovations and developed the distinctive and enduring style that came to be known as bluegrass.

Talents : Birch : Fiddle - Charlie : Guitar - Bill : Mandolin

Style musical : Gospel, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Traditional Country, Country-Folk, Close Harmony

NINE-POUND HAMMER IS TOO HEAVY (1936)

NEW RIVER TRAIN (1936)

MY SAVIOR'S TRAIN (1936)

THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER BOY (1937)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & EP

04/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6309 (US) . What Would You Give In Exchange / This World Is Not My Home
05/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6363 (US) . Drifting Too Far From The Shore / What Is A Home Without Love
06/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6422 (US) . My Long Journey Home / Nine-Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy
08/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6477 (US) . God Holds The Future In His Hands / You Got To Walk The Lonesome Valley
09/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6512 (US) . Darling Corey / Six Months Ain't Long
10/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6552 (US) . Don't Forget Me / Just A Song Of Old Kentucky
10/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6607 (US) . In My Dear Old Southern Home / On Some Foggy Mountain Top
11/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6645 (US) . Little Red Shoes / New River Train
11/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6676 (US) . The Old Cross Road / We Read Of A Place That's Called Heaven
12/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6729 (US) . My Savior's Train / I Dreamed I Searched Heaven
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 4745 (US) . What Would You Give In Exchange / This World Is Not My Home
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 4746 (US) . Drifting Too Far From The Shore / What Is A Home Without Love
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 4747 (US) . My Long Journey Home / Nine-Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 4748 (US) . Little Red Shoes / New River Train
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 4749 (US) . In My Dear Old Southern Home / On Some Foggy Mountain Top
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 5026 (US) . God Holds The Future In His Hands / You Got To Walk The Lonesome Valley
01/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6762 (US) . Where Is My Sailor Boy (MONROE BROTHERS) / (The Carter Family And Jimmie Rodgers In Texas) Jimmie RODGERS & The CARTER FAMILY
01/1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7010 (US) . On The Banks Of The Ohio / Watermelon Hangin' On The Wall
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7011 (US) . Don't Forget Me / Just A Song Of Old Kentucky
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7012 (US) . Darling Corey / Six Months Ain't Long
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7086 (US) . My Savior's Train / I Dreamed I Searched Heaven
1936 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7087 (US) . The Old Cross Road / We Read Of A Place That's Called Heaven
02/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6773 (US) . Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / I'm Thinking Tonight Of The Old Folks
02/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6820 (US) . When The Saints Go Marching In / Will The Circle Be Unbroken
03/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6829 (US) . Watermelon Hanging On The Vine / The Forgotten Soldier Boy
03/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6866 (US) . Some Glad Day / I Am Ready To Go
04/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6912 (US) . What Would The Profit Be / I Have Found The Way
04/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6960 (US) . Katy Cline / Roll On Buddy
05/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7007 (US) . I Am Going That Way / I'll Live On
07/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7055 (US) . I'm Going / Do You Call That Religion
08/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7093 (US) . Weeping Willow Tree / Oh Hide You In The Lord
09/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7122 (US) . What Would You Give In Exchange Pt 2 / What Would You Give In Exchange Pt 3
09/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7145 (US) . He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / On My Way To Glory
10/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7191 (US) . All The Good Times Are Passed And Gone / Let Us Be Lovers Again
11/1937 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7273 (US) . On That Old Gospel Ship / My Last Moving Day
1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7140 (US) .

Where Is My Sailor Boy / The Forgotten Soldier Boy

1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7141 (US) . I Am Thinking Tonight Of The Old Folks / I Am Going That Way
1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7142 (US) . When The Saints Go Marching In / Will The Circle Be Unbroken
1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7143 (US) . I'm Going / Do You Call That Religion
1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7144 (US) . Oh Hide You In The Blood / I'll Live On
1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7312 (US) . On That Old Gospel Ship / What Would You Give In Exchange, part 2
1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7313 (US) . What Would You Give In Exchange, part 3 / On My Way To Glory
1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7314 (US) . My Last Moving Day / What Would You Give In Exchange, part 4
1937 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7315 (US) . Sinner, You Better Get Ready / He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
01/1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7326 (US) . Sinner You Better Get Ready / What Would You Give In Exchange
02/1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7375 (US) .

On The Banks Of The Ohio (MONROE BROTHERS) / Fame Apart From God's Approval (Uncle Dave Macon)

03/1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7425 (US) . Old Man's Story / I've Still Got 99
03/1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7460 (US) . Pearly Gates / On My Way Back Home
04/1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7508 (US) . Have A Feast Here Tonight / Goodbye Maggie
05/1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7562 (US) . Beautiful Life / When Our Lord Shall Come Again
06/1938 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-7598 (US) . Rollin' On / Little Joe
1938 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7447 (US) . Have A Feast Here Tonight / Goodbye Maggie
1938 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7448 (US) . Old Man's Story / I've Still Got 99
1938 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7449 (US) . Pearly Gates / On My Way Back Home
1938 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7450 (US) . Beautiful Life / When Our Lord Shall Come Again
1938 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 7451 (US) . Rollin' On / Little Joe
1940 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 8453 (US) . Some Glad Day / I Am Ready To Go
1940 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 8454 (US) . What Would The Profit Be / I Have Found The Way
1940 78t. MONTGOMERY WARD M 8455 (US) . Katy Cline / Roll On Buddy
1941 78t. VICTOR 27493 (US) . Darling Cory (MONROE BROTHERS) / Riding Train No. 45 (Zeke Morris)
1962 EP RCA RCX 7103 (UK) Country Guitar Vol. 14 - My Long Journey Home / Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy / Little Red Shoes / New River Train
1962 EP RCA RCX 7104 (UK) Country Guitar Vol. 15 - Six Months Ain't Long / Darling Corey / Just A Song Of Old Kentucky / Don't Forget Me / I Am Thinking Tonight Of The Old Folks
1962 EP RCA RCX 7105 (UK) MONROE BROTHERS & THE BLUE GRASS BOYS - Country Guitar Vol. 16 - The MONROE BROTHERS And The Blue Grass Boys - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms (MONROE BROTHERS (Charles & Bill)) / Mule Skinner Blues (Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys) / Katy Hill (Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys) / Back Up And Push-Breakdown ((MONROE BROTHERS (Charles & Bill))

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums

06/1963 LP 12" CAMDEN CAL 774 (US)
EARLY BLUEGRASS MUSIC BY THE MONROE BROTHERS - New River Train / No Place To Pillow My Head / Great Speckled Bird / Once I Had A Darling Mother / On The Banks Of The Ohio / Weeping Willow Tree / Just A Song Of Old Kentucky / Don't Forget Me / I Am Thinking Of The Old Folks / Rosa Lee McFall / Bringin' In The Georgia Mail / Mother's Not Dead She's Only Sleeping
1968 LP 12" DECCA DL 75066 (US) BILL AND CHARLIE - No One But My Darlin' / I'm Old Kentucky Bound / Poison Love / Why Did You Say Goodbye / Louisville Breakdown / Angel In Disguise / I'm Weary Of Heartaches / First Whippoorwill / Weep And Cry / You're Drigting Away / That's What I Like About You
1975 2 LP 12" BLUEBIRD AXM2-5510 (US) FEAST HERE TONIGHT :
DISC 1 : My Long Journey Home / What Is A Home Without Love / What Would You Give In Exchange / Little Red Shoes / Nine Pound Hammer / On Some Foggy Mountain Top / Drifting Too Far From The Shore / In My Dear Old Southern Home / New River Train / Watermelon Hanging On The Vine / On The Banks Of The Ohio / God Holds The Future In His Hands / Darlin' Corey / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Saints Go Marching In / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
DISC 2 : Where Is My Sailor Boy / Some Glad Day / Katy Cline / Roll On Buddy / Weeping Willow Tree / On That Old Gospel Ship / All The Good Times Are Passed And Gone / He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / Sinner, You Better Get Ready / Have A Feast Here Tonight / Goodbye, Maggie / Rollin' On / Little Joe / Beautiful Life / Pearly Gates / When Our Lord Shall Come Again
1980 LP 12" Oldtime Classic 6003 (UK)

The Monroe Brothers - I'm Going That Way / My Saviour's Train / Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You / Old Cross Road / Forgotten Soldier Boy / What Would The Profit Be / I Have Found The Way / Oh Hide You In The Blood / Let Us Be Lovers Again / My Last Moving Day / Old Man's Story / On My Way Back Home

08/1993 CD HOT PRODUCTIONS 4402 (US) NAKED OPTIONS - Preachin' / Braslilia / You're Looking For A Miracle / Control Yourself / I Think I Think Too Much / Crazy Kat Beatnik Chick / There It Is / Imagination / The Star Spangled Banner
04/1997 CD RCA 07863-67450-2 (US) THE ESSENTIAL BILL MONROE & THE MONROE BROTHERS - Mule Skinner Blues / No Letter In The Mail / Cryin' Holy Unto My Lord / Six White Horses / Doghouse Blues / I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do / Katy Hill / Tennessee Blues / Shake My Mother's Hand For Me / Were You There When They Crucified My Lord / Anniversary (Blue Yodel No 7) / Coupon Song / Orange Blossom Special / Honky Tonk Swing / In The Pines / Back Up And Push / Great Speckled Bird / No Home No Place To Pillow My Head / New River Train / Once I Had My Darling Mother / On The Banks Of The Ohio / Weeping Willow Tree / Just A Song Of Old Kentucky / Don't Forget Me / I Am Thinking Tonight Of The Old Folks
04/1997 3 CD RCA ‎BVCP-8615-17 (JAP) The Legendary Collection (1936-1938) :
CD 1 : My Long Journey Home / What Is Home Without Love / What Would You Give In Exchange / Little Red Shoes / Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy / On Some Foggy Mountain Top / Drifting Too Far From The Shore / In My Dear Old Southern Home / New River Train / This World Is Not My Home / Watermelon Hanging On The Vine / On The Banks Of The Ohio / Do You Call That Religion? / God Holds The Future In His Hands / You've Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley / Six Months Ain't Long / Just A Song Of Old Kentucky / Don't Forget Me / I'm Going / Darling Corey
CD 2 : My Saviour's Train / I Am Thinking Tonight Of The Old Folks / Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You / The Old Cross Road / The Forgotten Solider Boy / We Read Of A Place That's Called Heaven / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / The Saints Go Marching By / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Where Is My Sailor Boy? / I Am Ready To Go / What Would The Profit Be / Some Glad Day / I Have Found The Way / I Am Going That Way / Katy Cline / Roll On Buddy / Weeping Willow Tree / I'll Live On / Oh Hide You In The Blood
CD 3 : What Would You Give In Exchange (Part 2) / On That Old Gospel Ship / What Would You Give In Exchange (Part 3) / Let Us Be Lovers Again / All The Good Times Are Passed And Gone / What Would You Give In Exchange (Part 4) / On My Way To Glory / My Last Moving Day / He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / Sinner You Better Get Ready / Have A Feast Here Tonight / Goodbye, Maggie / Rollin' On / The Old Man's Story / I've Still Got Ninety Nine / Little Joe / A Beautiful Life / Pearly Gates / On My Way Back Home / When Our Lord Shall Come Again
05/2000 CD ROUNDER CD-1073 (US) MONROE BROTHERS, VOLUME ONE - WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR SOUL - My Long Journey Home / What Is Home Wihout Love / What Would You Give in Exchange For Your Soul / Nine Pound Hammer / Little Red Shoes / On Some Foggy Mountain Top / Drifting Too Far From The Shore / New River Train / This World Is Not My Home / Watermelon Hangin' On That Vine / On The Banks Of The Ohio / Do You Call That Religion? / God Holds The Future In His Hands / In My Dear Old Southern Home / You've Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley
06/2001 CD ROUNDER 82161-1074-2 (US) MONROE BROTHERS - VOLUME TWO - JUST A SONG OF OLD KENTUCKY - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Don't Forget Me / My Savior's Train / Just A Song Of Old Kentucky / The Old Cross Road / I'm Going (Through) / Darling Corey / Six Months Ain't Long / The Saints Go Marching In / We Read Of A Place That's Called Heaven / The Forgotten Soldier Boy / I Am Thinking Tonight Of The Old Folks / (I) Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You / Where Is My Sailor Boy? / Will The Circle Be Unbroken
04/2003 CD BMG 75517476422 (US) ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY - Orange Blossom Special (Bill MONROE) / Darling Corey / Mule Skinner Blues (Bill MONROE) / The Saints Go Marching In / Back Up And Push (Bill MONROE) / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / My Long Journey Home / Will The Circle Be Unbroken? / Just A Song Of Old Kentucky / Nine-Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy
04/2005 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-8456 (US) ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY - Orange Blossom Special (Bill MONROE) / Darling Corey / Mule Skinner Blues (Bill MONROE) / The Saints Go Marching In / Back Up And Push (Bill MONROE) / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / My Long Journey Home / Will The Circle Be Unbroken? / Just A Song Of Old Kentucky / Nine-Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy

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