Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Another episode of Vic Mullen's "Country Road" radio show here, this one featuring Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys. Like the Wilma Lee & Stoney show, this was recorded at Nugget Studios in Nashville, two days earlier on May 4, 1976 (In fact Bob Black, the Blue Grass Boys' banjo player at the time, was lent out to the Coopers by Monroe for their session on the 6th).
There's some great music here, although Monroe's reputation as a man of few words is evident as well. Host Mullen tends to gush a little, with Monroe's typical responses things like "right" and a clipped "yes sir". The show is enjoyable nonetheless, certainly an interesting counterpoint to Bill's studio albums of the period.
Songs featured on show:
Uncle Pen, Footprints In The Snow, Jerusalem Ridge, I'm Working On A Building, Mary Jane Won't You Be Mine? (My Little Sweetheart Of The Mountains), Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Dear Old Dixie, It's Me Again Lord