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DataNick
Jun-03-2016, 12:20pm
Many threads over the years on the Cafe have Bill Monroe videos posted to them, but in my search I've yet to see a thread dedicated just to Monroe videos.

With that in mind my thoughts are a one-stop shop where Bill Monroe videos are archived here on the Cafe. The ground rules for this thread is that Bill Monroe himself should be in the video and the video should not be exclusively someone else playing a Bill Monroe tune or talking about him. Of course postings that are commentary or questions, etc. are appropriate.

Let's just try to keep it positive though....meaning if Bill Monroe is not your cup of tea for whatever reasons, that's fine and dandy, but there's no need to inform us of that here. Do it somewhere else on the Cafe but not this thread, if you please!

Pretty straightforward I believe, so I'll get the ball rolling with probably my favorite Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys video: from the Austin City Limits show in 1981, Kentucky Mandolin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc6OWfOECYI

DataNick
Jun-03-2016, 12:58pm
Uncle Pen at The Grand Ole Opry 1965


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yijMEqRoB7I

DataNick
Jun-03-2016, 1:12pm
Berkshire Mountain Bluegrass Festival: late 1980s before Tom Ewing took the guitar chair from Wayne Lewis


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_6Tr7VcLh0

DataNick
Jun-03-2016, 6:44pm
Bluegrass Breakdown at The Grand Ole Opry 1965


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9iNkvtTrAE

DataNick
Jun-03-2016, 6:58pm
Goin Across The Sea


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcO_e5kpD84

DataNick
Jun-03-2016, 7:01pm
Southern Flavor


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrivWXrZgJs

Bill McCall
Jun-03-2016, 7:26pm
Great thread and videos. Thanks

DataNick
Jun-03-2016, 8:22pm
My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling: Austin City Limits 1981


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma7GfAw5af4

Rick Albertson
Jun-03-2016, 10:49pm
Keep 'em comin' Nick!

Dave Hanson
Jun-04-2016, 12:58am
Great idea for a thread, well done for stating it.

DataNick
Jun-04-2016, 2:22am
It's Mighty Dark To Travel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsD6ayvFLuM

DataNick
Jun-04-2016, 2:32am
Paddy On The Turnpike (with Doc Watson)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22QlsLdYF48

DataNick
Jun-04-2016, 2:39am
Red Wing & Old Joe Clark (with Red Rector)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTxol40qYmI

Bernie Daniel
Jun-04-2016, 7:15am
Soldiers Joy with Aly Bain and Kenny Baker...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2KzXwhUhQA

Bernie Daniel
Jun-04-2016, 7:21am
Goldrush! With a cast of stars -- Byron Berline, Mark O'Connor, Dan Crary and John Hickman


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVoLAvrexoA

"Bill has been in bluegrass music for a long time..."

Denny Gies
Jun-04-2016, 8:00am
DataNick, nice idea and I like your introduction about keeping this threat positive. Too much negativity going around today. Thank you.

- - - Updated - - -

Oops..............."thread".

DataNick
Jun-04-2016, 9:47am
Soldiers Joy with Aly Bain and Kenny Baker...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2KzXwhUhQA

Hey Bernie,

The owner of this video has disabled playback on other sites...I'll look for another version later...

DataNick
Jun-04-2016, 9:48am
Roanoke from the "You Are There" movie about the Opry in the 1950s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9k-QSbHCdE&feature=youtu.be

DataNick
Jun-04-2016, 11:23am
Blue Moon Of Kentucky: The Johnny Cash Show


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKuTiprotq0&feature=youtu.be

DataNick
Jun-04-2016, 2:45pm
I Saw The Light - Live on Nashville Now 1991


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgmdtGyH3cA&spfreload=10

AlanN
Jun-04-2016, 6:50pm
That video with Red Rector is marvelous, thanks. Red on the tenor...could Bill ever do that? lol

Ivan Kelsall
Jun-05-2016, 1:50am
Here's one i just came across, Bill Monroe with Rattlesnake Annie - Wembly UK in 1983 singing trouble in mind :-

https://youtu.be/upo_0PN3W7c Ivan;)

BradKlein
Jun-05-2016, 6:58am
There's a pretty good collection of Monroe on video at THIS YOUTUBE LINK (https://www.youtube.com/user/Jaymz8604/search?query=bill+monroe). I haven't watched them all (yet!)

J.Albert
Jun-05-2016, 5:49pm
I believe the video in post 3 above is from the last (and much-missed) Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival -- late July 1985, in Duanesburg, New York (I was there).

DataNick
Jun-05-2016, 10:49pm
In The Pines: Station Inn late 80s from James Stiltner's collection


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAAGtslSYTI

Bernie Daniel
Jun-06-2016, 6:29am
Hey Bernie,

The owner of this video has disabled playback on other sites...I'll look for another version later...

Wow I wonder if that just happened!! It played fine a few days ago. I know I've seen the original sometime ago -- anyone know where it if from?

Bernie Daniel
Jun-06-2016, 6:38am
Blue moon of the KY. Great guitar work by Jimmy Elrod. The audio if taken from the studio recording and matched up to the video. You can really see it in the fiddle opening! :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37bLLhYkrL4

AlanN
Jun-06-2016, 6:52am
One of the posted videos (many great ones, thanks) had a young Southpaw banjo picker, who was that?

Bernie Daniel
Jun-06-2016, 7:03am
Muleskinner Blues.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiRu03RgSWw

DataNick
Jun-06-2016, 8:34am
One of the posted videos (many great ones, thanks) had a young Southpaw banjo picker, who was that?

Don Lineberger...he passed away not too long ago I think...Tom could clue us in on more detail.

bingoccc
Jun-06-2016, 8:53am
http://www.folkstreams.net/pub/FilmPage.php?title=210

bingoccc
Jun-06-2016, 5:19pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg9nh3K1_HA

f5joe
Jun-07-2016, 11:07am
May I just say ..... Big Boss Man! :)

DataNick
Jun-07-2016, 12:23pm
Close By: from the "You Are There" movie about the Opry in the 50s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PovWQ7s9yY

DataNick
Jun-07-2016, 6:52pm
I'm Workin On A Building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBDZ3G4RCHc

DataNick
Jun-08-2016, 12:28pm
Travellin Down That Lonesome Road: with Mac Wiseman

This video is a bit rough, but I felt the performance was worthy to be archived here, enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MswE1wpGgXw

DataNick
Jun-09-2016, 6:56pm
TBT: Uncle Pen 1956 Opry production


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_TbkUo66IU

DataNick
Jun-10-2016, 12:11pm
Stars Of The Grand Ole Opry - from 1983

Video quality again is fair/poor, but worth archiving.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK_qimadpb4

Bernie Daniel
Jun-10-2016, 8:15pm
Old Dangerfield..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qktng0xK690

Bernie Daniel
Jun-10-2016, 8:18pm
1981 Interview...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NneRRJzKJiY

Bernie Daniel
Jun-10-2016, 8:56pm
A three-fer some less heard ones. 9:47 "Girl with the Blue Velvet Band; 17:47 "Oh Come Angel Band" 25:45 "I'm thinking of you"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ffXZmphhKk

Bernie Daniel
Jun-10-2016, 9:23pm
Bill Monroe 50th year on the Grand Old Opry.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PBTHuHM0ew

Bogle
Jun-11-2016, 2:22pm
Great thread, DataNick! Here's one of my favorites, also from the Berkshire event!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJlwEjxUfnU

DataNick
Jun-13-2016, 11:46am
Tennesse Waltz: Early 80s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvSaiphSQ2I

DataNick
Jun-13-2016, 3:04pm
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RapRcH79nE4

f5joe
Jun-13-2016, 3:49pm
That banjo break by Vic Jordan on When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again is great. Solid performance ....... other than the Grammer guitar that James is strumming (wink).

DataNick
Jun-13-2016, 6:48pm
More from the Berkshire festival: I've Lived A Lot n My Time


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ybipe-Icc

f5joe
Jun-13-2016, 6:53pm
I was fortunate to see Bill a lot during the Wayne Lewis period. He was/is one of my favorite BGBoys.

DataNick
Jun-14-2016, 1:33pm
From Austin City Limits 1981: The Old Crossroad


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5p4cIVYCbM

DataNick
Jun-17-2016, 4:25pm
From Bean Blossom 1990: It's Mighty Dark To Travel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJopcXy9P44

Charles E.
Jun-17-2016, 9:53pm
This has been posted before, a nice interview, Big Mon in his own words........

Timbofood
Jun-17-2016, 10:23pm
Nick, this was a stroke of genius! Yep, old school as it gets, this where I learned about "in your face" bluegrass music.
I was lucky enough to see the man several times, not nearly enough but, I have stayed up "Way yonder too late" watching this stuff, feed the need Nick! Thanks for starting this!
Bill, Dana Cupp, and I on his birthday somewhere around '81 or so, I think

147394

I have another (somewhere) not scanned in yet but, I will post when I can.

Michael Weaver
Jun-19-2016, 3:53pm
Hey, Doc! I haven't been on here in a while because I've been way too busy. It's cool to see that you started this thread, thanks!

DataNick
Jun-21-2016, 1:08pm
Late 1980s: Jerusalem Ridge


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKZIegO4hL4

DataNick
Jun-23-2016, 8:52am
From the late 80s as shot by Michelle Putnam: Dark Hollow
Notice Mr. Monroe's "shiny" mandolin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkI9rLTyThE

Timbofood
Jun-23-2016, 10:32am
"Tater" looks more serious than Kenny, if that's possible. I remember Bill saying " I just love to say this man's name so, here he is..Tater, Tater, Tater Tate!"
Nick, this is a good one indeed!

Ken Waltham
Jun-23-2016, 1:00pm
Bill sounds just like Bill on the shiny mandolin....

Rick Albertson
Jun-23-2016, 1:21pm
Now for something a little different.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fb8rjyiFs64

DataNick
Jun-23-2016, 2:13pm
Now for something a little different.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fb8rjyiFs64

Imbedded for ya Rick


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb8rjyiFs64&app=desktop

DataNick
Jun-23-2016, 2:14pm
Bill sounds just like Bill on the shiny mandolin....

+1...

Well Ken, as Lee Trevino reportedly said to a golf gear geek:"it ain't the arrow, it's the Indian!"

AlanN
Jun-23-2016, 7:00pm
My fave Lee Trevino quip:

You can feel it when you drive!...can apply to golf, cars, mandolins...

DataNick
Jun-23-2016, 7:12pm
My fave Lee Trevino quip:

You can feel it when you drive!...can apply to golf, cars, mandolins...

Definitely cars...LOL! Especially when I drive something else, then get back behind the wheel of my beamer...makes some cars feel like toys in comparison...LOL!...YMMV

FLATROCK HILL
Jun-23-2016, 7:38pm
Yeah Nick, I keep meaning to come here and thank you for starting this thread. One of my favorites you posted is 'Close By'. (Too bad it won't come up on this site anymore.)

I like the 'clogging' video that Mr. Albertson posted. I've always gotten a kick out of watching this 'Old Ebeneezer' clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVlDuWJcxY4

Bill breaks into a few hoofing steps during the fiddle break and you can tell the audience loves it. i got a feeling there might have been a little bit of 'shine' passed around that evening.

DataNick
Jun-23-2016, 7:42pm
Yeah Nick, I keep meaning to come here and thank you for starting this thread. One of my favorites you posted is 'Close By'. (Too bad it won't come up on this site anymore.) ...

This one shouldn't get disabled...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIlhvK2URmc

Timbofood
Jun-23-2016, 8:12pm
It's been a dream of mine to do a set of "Monroe" favorites with triple fiddles!
Thanks for refueling that Nick!
BG Bucket list!

DataNick
Jun-24-2016, 2:08pm
In memoriam of Dr. Ralph Stanley: Can't You Hear Me Calling 1992 Bean Blossom with Ralph Stanley


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqJcpQsDxlM&feature=share

Timbofood
Jun-24-2016, 4:07pm
Nice chat between the Giants after the tune.
I miss them both!

DataNick
Jun-27-2016, 12:30pm
Wheel Hoss: featuring the late Jimmy Campbell on fiddle


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvv6L5HPXIM

DataNick
Jun-30-2016, 2:37pm
Toy Heart: from Bean Blossom 92' with The Nashville Bluegrass Band


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc-yfNmKzuI

Timbofood
Jun-30-2016, 7:49pm
Nice one Nick! Roll on buddy, Roll on!

DataNick
Jul-01-2016, 12:07pm
Methodist Preacher: featuring Jimmy Campbell on fiddle


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STkszN8HVQk

DataNick
Jul-04-2016, 12:04am
Great interview and a live rendition of "Southern Flavor" from 1989.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMXGQ5ppGn0&feature=share

DataNick
Jul-04-2016, 10:02am
LONESOME Alert! on this one...whew!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyaoiPdI8P0

Timbofood
Jul-04-2016, 12:43pm
Great piece of video!
Don't watch Wayne's foot though, it is all over the place!

DataNick
Jul-06-2016, 1:22pm
Tombstone Junction from Bean Blossom 1990


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzIzIxC5DmY

Timbofood
Jul-07-2016, 5:29am
Don't ask me why but, "Tombstone Junction" I don't think I've heard before!

AlanN
Jul-07-2016, 6:32am
TJ is a good tune and indicative of the type of tunes Bill was writing and performing in the last decade of his life. Repeating fragments, constant pick movement, many low notes. Ashby Frank did a good job on this on his First Crossing recording. Compton, too.

DataNick
Jul-08-2016, 1:08pm
Monroe at Beanblossom at 78 y/o...are you kiddin me!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpmtVDMJGEw

Timbofood
Jul-08-2016, 5:45pm
"Aw, thank ya Tater."
Aw, thank ya "Data"
I have really enjoyed your effort with this thread!

Willie Poole
Jul-09-2016, 11:19am
I watched all of these videos and never did see Lamar Greer on any of them or did I miss something? He and I went to school together, of course he was a few grades behind me...I sold him a banjo one time, the first one he owned I believe...

Willie...

DataNick
Jul-11-2016, 1:06pm
Shenandoah Valley Breakdown:Late 80s at The Station Inn


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g_7r7QaVsk

DataNick
Jul-11-2016, 1:21pm
Red Wing & Old Joe Clark (with Red Rector)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTxol40qYmI

Red Henry posted the following info regarding this performance:

"Notice:
Red Rector did not use a strap, but he got around on the fingerboard in a very lively style anyway.
On Old Joe Clark, Bill and Red use an E in the middle of the B part, the traditional chord there.
On the A part of OJC the second time through, Red sensed his rhythm getting loose from Bill's, and he turned slightly toward him and tightened it back up. The audience noticed nothing. This is good stage musicianship."

Timbofood
Jul-11-2016, 3:24pm
That's what we "Fuddy-Duddys" still call "The Bluegrass Music" now, THINK Bill Monroe when you read the statement, if you smile, you are "Wiiiiise" to quote Wake Frankfield.
Nick, I was at a show after a gig we played in full dress(tuxedoes) where "Special Concensus" was playing, Greg asked for a request, I bellowed out "Shenandoah Valley Breakdown!" He stopped cold and said "stand u and show these folks what an enlightened bluegrass fan looks like!" I pulled my six foot plus frame up wearing my giant Black, Bailey "Red Pony" and the room went almost still! Greg still plays that every time I get the chance to see the guys! I love this music, no matter what you call it!
Thanks for keeping this one rolling! Strong work!!

DataNick
Jul-11-2016, 3:43pm
+1 Tim on all accounts...very cool story, thou enlightened one...LOL!

DataNick
Jul-13-2016, 4:29pm
The Long Bow: featuring Tater Tate and Jimmy Campbell


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hGjB1b6j9Y&feature=share

Timbofood
Jul-14-2016, 8:03am
Alright Nick, that's a pretty good spur for the gig my band has tonight! Jimmy and Tater get it right! I hope we do tonight. Being the old guys around here we are not in demand like we once were. This is the first thing will have played in probably eight months!
I don't think we will be playing "Roanoke or the Long Bow" tonight. Short gig, I have not played "Roanoke" in a few years and, we don't have fiddle players, doggone it!

DataNick
Jul-15-2016, 12:14pm
Gospel tune: I Found A Hiding Place 1991


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQlgwo0MJv0

DavidKOS
Jul-15-2016, 1:15pm
Red Rector did not use a strap, but he got around on the fingerboard in a very lively style anyway.
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And he didn't play an F model....heavens!

DataNick
Jul-15-2016, 1:18pm
And he didn't play an F model....heavens!

The gods must be crazy!

DataNick
Jul-18-2016, 12:58pm
In Despair


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_eM9yUJePQ

Austin Bob
Jul-23-2016, 6:45am
Wayfaring Stranger

DataNick
Jul-25-2016, 3:44pm
Monroe Mondays from 1994: "Had a piece of pie an' I had a piece of puddin',
An' I gave it all away just to see my Sally Goodin."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w1jZcp-SCc

Timbofood
Aug-02-2016, 11:13am
Nick, I've been in the non wifi world for ten days and this was another pleasure to come home to, a close third behind my own bed and bathroom!

DataNick
Aug-02-2016, 1:01pm
CLASSIC ALERT!: Footage is spotty, but the particpants and performance is worth the view


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr87nj3hJ9o

Timbofood
Aug-02-2016, 1:14pm
That's what it's all about, right there!
I can't make out the fiddle players other than Kenny! What a fine performance!

Why is it I can't even find one decent fiddle player and my burning desire is to do a show with three!

DataNick
Aug-02-2016, 1:42pm
Sounds like SoCal Tim...LOL! Hard to find fiddle players here, but I've corralled 3 that are really good!

Up in NoCal, they're all over the place, a veritable oasis for fiddle players, bluegrass and old time music...a desert here in SoCal...LOL! To give this some context, in the LA area (with population of roughly 14 million in LA County) there's about 6-7 bluegrass bands. In San Diego County (population of 1.3 million) there's about 15 bluegrass bands. In the Bay area (9 counties of 7.6 million) there's over 50 bluegrass bands!

Hendrik Ahrend
Aug-02-2016, 4:23pm
That's what it's all about, right there!
I can't make out the fiddle players other than Kenny! What a fine performance!

Why is it I can't even find one decent fiddle player and my burning desire is to do a show with three!

Timbo, if it helps any, I'm in the north, too - the north of Germany, not many fiddle players available either, gotta play it yourself it seems.:)

The other fiddle players should be Paul Warren (in the middle) and possibly Joe Stuart, the latter I'm not sure about.

Timbofood
Aug-03-2016, 8:31am
I was thinking maybe Joe Stuart too. Paul Warren would be in the right time frame.
The thing that really tickles me is how Roland swings right up with Bill like they'd been doing it for years! Well. They had but not both playing mandolins.
So, Henry, do you think it has something to do with latitude?;)

Hendrik Ahrend
Aug-03-2016, 12:44pm
I was thinking maybe Joe Stuart too. Paul Warren would be in the right time frame.
The thing that really tickles me is how Roland swings right up with Bill like they'd been doing it for years! Well. They had but not both playing mandolins.
So, Henry, do you think it has something to do with latitude?;)

Latitude? Thanks for the hint, but I'm afraid it has to do with a lot of water in between the continents. As for Roland's mandolin playing (which I have always admired), I found it interesting that he completely changed his right hand approach in 1967-69 while (and due to his) playing with Monroe.

DataNick
Aug-03-2016, 1:15pm
Latitude? Thanks for the hint, but I'm afraid it has to do with a lot of water in between the continents. As for Roland's mandolin playing (which I have always admired), I found it interesting that he completely changed his right hand approach in 1967-69 while (and due to his) playing with Monroe.

Yeah Henry,

I read an interview with Roland White; he was a finger "planter" when he joined Monroe and Mr. Monroe "advised" him to use the what I call "loose fist" grip to maximize speed and attack power as I recall...YMMV

Hendrik Ahrend
Aug-04-2016, 2:05am
Yeah Henry,

I read an interview with Roland White; he was a finger "planter" when he joined Monroe and Mr. Monroe "advised" him to use the what I call "loose fist" grip to maximize speed and attack power as I recall...YMMV

Kind of cool for me is that - independently from Roland - I went through a similar conversion in the early '80s, the cleanness suffered a bit, but tone and relaxed attack improved.

DataNick
Aug-04-2016, 3:00am
James Monroe carrying the lead on this one from a 1972 TV special


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgmqRYI3lVk

DataNick
Aug-08-2016, 1:20pm
Train 45 from the late 1960s I believe


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zN1RZdziy0

Timbofood
Aug-09-2016, 9:44am
The difference in stance between fiddle players is always fun to see! Kenny, little body work, intense. Almost no one else plays like him. One more great example of what the music is!
Thanks Nick!

DataNick
Aug-18-2016, 3:07pm
From 1993 I believe...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2aAHCjvVM0

Timbofood
Aug-18-2016, 7:50pm
Thanks Nick, I just kind of spouted off on the "Americana" thread, a shot of the classics,was just what I needed. Bill with no jacket!? Must have been hotter than Hades!
Would have gone to see "Sideline" tonight but, things came up....

Josh Levine
Aug-27-2016, 3:46pm
Working on Rocky Road Blues and came across this gem (hope it hasn't been posted):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKGb6t48Fhc

Timbofood
Aug-28-2016, 7:08am
Tater!

Hendrik Ahrend
Aug-29-2016, 5:48am
Excellent; Tater Tate wasn't a regular Bluegrass Boy at that time AFAIK.

Timbofood
Aug-31-2016, 7:37am
Tater toured as a "Boy" for a couple of seasons from what I have reported from a friend who followed them quite a bit.
I can't say for how long.

DataNick
Sep-02-2016, 11:01am
Nice spirited portion of a set at Bean Blossom in 1983


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmnjYIyc2Wo

DataNick
Sep-09-2016, 10:53am
Remembering Big Mon on this anniversary date of his passing; notice how the crowd of young people is going bonkers!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVlDuWJcxY4

Rich White
Sep-09-2016, 11:26am
I love this video!

Hendrik Ahrend
Sep-09-2016, 12:11pm
Really great. Too bad the soundman doesn't seem care for the mandolin - fiddle clearly audible, mandolin hardly.

Timbofood
Sep-09-2016, 2:56pm
Where is that one from Nick? The girl with the long hair on Wayne's side of the stage looks like it might be a friend of mine!
Yeah, iffy sound quality, indeed.

DataNick
Sep-11-2016, 1:41am
Hey Tim!

I don't know the actual performance reference from the video, but it came from James Stiltner's YouTube channel

Timbofood
Sep-11-2016, 9:06am
Thanks Nick!

DataNick
Sep-13-2016, 1:01pm
Celebrating the memorial of Mr. Monroe's birthday on this date in 1911...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdpkEdRYkzs

grassrootphilosopher
Sep-13-2016, 1:35pm
Really great. Too bad the soundman doesn't seem care for the mandolin - fiddle clearly audible, mandolin hardly.

Watching a lot of the Bill Monroe videos on youtube and mainly the ones that are professionally recorded (TV performances) I find that the mandolin is not in the foreground when Bill Monroe has a stellar band. When the band is not so tight the mandolin is heard in the foreground. It then drives the band like mad. Happy birthday to the man.

Charles E.
Sep-19-2016, 6:50am
"Going Across The Sea", was posted on the first page, here is the full video......




Bill talks about his Uncle Penn.

Dave Hanson
Sep-20-2016, 1:45am
That's beautiful, thanks for posting. For me, this song by Bill and The Bluegrass Boys epitomises bluegrass.

Dave H

Earl Gamage
Sep-20-2016, 8:24am
Just found this one.

Hendrik Ahrend
Sep-20-2016, 12:37pm
Very nice. I wonder if Tom Ewing's interpretation of the lead vocals where intended.

Charles E.
Sep-20-2016, 7:10pm
That's beautiful, thanks for posting. For me, this song by Bill and The Bluegrass Boys epitomises bluegrass.

Dave H

I agree and how about that young Peter Rowan!

DataNick
Oct-03-2016, 10:17am
Monroe Mondays!

Another one from this concert in the early 80s and the crowd reaction is crazy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc2kflqONZY

Timbofood
Oct-03-2016, 10:27am
Boy, I needed that one this Monday morning!
Thanks Nick!

DataNick
Oct-19-2016, 5:40am
This is a real treat, though the audio track is fair at best.

Both 1981 & 1986 Austin City Limits shows with Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys. The 1986 show has guests Jim & Jesse, Mac Wiseman, and Ralph Stanley.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJEtmApPzDA

Timbofood
Oct-19-2016, 7:09am
Nick, you have once again made opening my eyes this morning worth it!
I've had sick grandchildren with me for almost a solid week and when the phone rang this morning I though I'd have one more day with a sick little kid. Both able to go to school today so, I can have a cup and watch the whole show!
Is there another fiddle player with timing like Kenny Baker? I don't think so!
Hey, is that the Aaron Cowles F-5L in the '86 clip?
And does any other fiddle player look like he's having as much fun as Curly Ray Cline?
I saw him at Charlotte, MI. Years ago and he kept looking out the side door of the stage like he was waiting for the pizza guy! I laughed so hard I was in tears!
Thanks Nick!

DataNick
Oct-26-2016, 10:06am
Just received the link to this gem from a cafe friend; from the Alabama Jubilee in the late 80s.

Also features The Lost & Found with the D man...good audio quality, enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ0PJ6r5Xtc&feature=em-share_video_user

AlanN
Oct-26-2016, 10:31am
Monroe intros the fiddler as Tater Tater Tater Tater Tater...havin' some fun. And the L&F is of a good era, with Steve Wilson and Gene Parker still in the band.

DataNick
Oct-26-2016, 10:41am
Alan,

Did you notice the "shiney" F5?...Must be the 78'F5L that Gibson gave Monroe yes, while his Loar was getting worked on by Charlie D probably...

Timbofood
Oct-26-2016, 3:13pm
Same one as in the last part of your previous post Nick, I think that's the "Cowles" prototype. The story I heard was there were three and he chose Aaron's. The other two were from Roger Siminoff and Bill Halsey. At least, that's the way I heard it.
Nick, I am really happy that you have managed to keep finding such good examples of the style that "bit" us all and continues to drive the traditional BG nuts like me!
Now, maybe it's time to try to find a similar amount of John Duffey?
Really, this has been one of the things that makes the day worth while!

KR Strings
Oct-28-2016, 3:56am
Do you know who this fiddle player is?

Hendrik Ahrend
Oct-28-2016, 4:51am
Do you know who this fiddle player is?

Post #130 hints at it, the fiddle player is Clarence "Tater" Tate.

Timbofood
Oct-28-2016, 10:51am
I heard Bill introduce Tater Tate that way at a couple of shows back in those days.
"His name is so much fun to say, I have to say it a couple of times...!"

Hendrik Ahrend
Oct-29-2016, 5:10pm
I heard Bill introduce Tater Tate that way at a couple of shows back in those days.
"His name is so much fun to say, I have to say it a couple of times...!"

Might have referred to certain eating habits.;)

DataNick
Nov-07-2016, 10:50am
Jekyll Island from 1988


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K05M3oPFwN4

wildpikr
Nov-07-2016, 1:36pm
Thanks for another video fix Nick!

mandotool
Nov-07-2016, 1:47pm
Interesting that Monroe dedicates a song to Wanda Huff @ 21:30. in the Alabama Jubilee Video..
Especially if this was just after the fire poker incident.
Can anybody put an accurate date w/ this video ?

more info here..
http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1989/Judge-Drops-Assault-Charge-Against-Bluegrass-Music-Star-Bill-Monroe/id-fc9714c2401cee93fe8a126defef7016

DataNick
Nov-07-2016, 2:04pm
Fire poker incident was Nov 85'....no relation to Wanda Huff, trust me...

mandotool
Nov-07-2016, 3:51pm
"trust me" ...
funny..Ive been hearing that a lot lately...

in any event...some Monroephiles believe otherwise...
if you have a better person of interest? do tell..

DataNick
Nov-07-2016, 5:52pm
...if you have a better person of interest? do tell..

Can't go there, sorry...don't bother sending a private message either.

If you really want to know, do enough detective work and you'll figure it out...

mandotool
Nov-07-2016, 9:58pm
Rojer that...
Moving forward..

Here's a good'n
Monroe on Jekyll Island in 1988.. playing Jekyll Island with Wayne Jerrolds on fiddle..

mandotool
Nov-07-2016, 10:00pm
Maybe this one'l work better..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aw7Z7qp01A

DataNick
Nov-08-2016, 3:31am
Embedded it Thomas...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aw7Z7qp01A

DataNick
Nov-16-2016, 6:22pm
This version of "Close By" has been hard to keep up; hopefully this one won't get deleted


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ld6RkHwqI

Timbofood
Nov-16-2016, 6:48pm
I have no idea why I have seemingly missed about ten days of my "Bill Fix" (not to be confused with Paul Fix) from you Nick... hanging my head in shame!
These have been such a joy for me! Triple fiddles, my mind boggles! I have wanted that for one set since I STARTED playing this music. Had two once or twice but, never ironed out smoothly let alone three!
Great Lakes Grass at Old Dog in Kalamazoo Saturday night! Come one, come y'all !

Charles E.
Nov-16-2016, 8:14pm
Looks like Bill was listening to some Bob Wills and thought " huh, three fiddles,that would work". ;)

DataNick
Nov-17-2016, 1:47am
Looks like Bill was listening to some Bob Wills and thought " huh, three fiddles,that would work". ;)

I'm with ya Charley!....There had to be some cross-pollination between Wills and Monroe; being that they were contemporaries.

DataNick
Dec-01-2016, 11:56am
In The Gloryland Way


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E6fkmP9TBM

DataNick
Dec-09-2016, 11:08am
Old Brown County Barn


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj9mUAe2CrA

DataNick
Dec-22-2016, 10:56am
When You're Lonely; features James Monroe on lead vocals


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy7Nv6A3qc8

Timbofood
Jan-06-2017, 6:03pm
Gee Nick, I get caught up with this...
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And this...
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Ending with this...
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And I missed the last two videos! Today I had time to go back and look a minute.
Thanks my brother!

DataNick
Jan-18-2017, 2:39pm
Stay Away From Me


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlcMOTNnAP4

FPhil
Jan-18-2017, 4:54pm
Great thread! Yesterday I was searching for Monroe songs and this one showed up, ultimate cool performance of mr Monroe & his bluegrass Boys:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWh07XHVRdI

Don Grieser
Jan-18-2017, 10:04pm
Love how abstract Monroe's solo is on "When You Are Lonely." Lots of arpeggios and to hell with the melody. And then there's that tone.

DataNick
Jan-30-2017, 2:05pm
Bill Monroe sitting in with Larry Sparks band at The Station Inn in the late 80s, performing a medley of songs.

Notice the mandolin Mr. Monroe is holding/playing...looks like a 60s vintage F5 maybe?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHaOZNF9mmA

addamr
Jan-30-2017, 7:33pm
Enjoying the Monroe Videos. I appreciate you digging them up and posting them.

Adam

Hendrik Ahrend
Jan-31-2017, 12:13pm
Thanks, Nick, for keeping them coming. That mandolin should be the obscure wide-bodied 1941 F5 M, the one Grisman used on his Tone Poems II CD.

Don Grieser
Jan-31-2017, 7:56pm
That mandolin should be the obscure wide-bodied 1941 F5 M, the one Grisman used on his Tone Poems II CD.

I saw Dave Harvey perform with a mandolin like that one in the late 1990s. Could be the same one since I think Dave played with Larry Sparks?

Hendrik Ahrend
Feb-01-2017, 7:27am
Absolutely, David played with Larry Sparks ("Count Sparcula") from 1985 to around 87, if I'm not mistaken. Possibly it's that mandolin David plays on Sparks' "Silver Reflections" from 1987; highly recommended that one.

Timbofood
Feb-01-2017, 8:56am
Nobody plays "Muleskinner" like Kenny! Such grace!
Again, side tracked for a few weeks, brother in law broke the blazes out of his thumb but, I still had to cook for people153600

Folks have to eat to pick well or heal properly!

"Count Sparkula"! Now, that's funny! I don't care who you are!

DataNick
Feb-22-2017, 7:33pm
Body And Soul


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7WBbWDmbq0

DataNick
Mar-20-2017, 1:27pm
Watson Blues with the whole band playing it on this version.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkHMho2KDPY

72rcgrad
Apr-30-2017, 3:50pm
Former Blue Grass Boy, Butch Robins, invited to play on stage at Bean Blossom in 1992 ~
https://youtu.be/tgim2rd8plM

DataNick
May-10-2017, 11:23am
My Rose Of Old Kentucky


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2a2ftREoE0

addamr
May-10-2017, 8:54pm
DataNick, I enjoy the videos. Thanks for putting them up.

Adam

DataNick
Jun-22-2017, 12:34pm
Another version of Uncle Pen from right after Butch Robbins left the band and Blake Williams replaced him.
Also prior to Kenny Baker leaving so the Loar is pre-fire poker decimation; that manlin' sounds great!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJbkOL2YRL4

Timbofood
Jun-22-2017, 2:48pm
Thanks Nick, I've been watching for a new one from you!
Nobody played fiddle like Kenny! A friend of mine and I used to bake cookies for Bill and the boys, for Jim and Jesse, Doyle et al, too
She has continued the tradition from her home in Florida. I have not had the time and drive to do it anymore. One night before she headed out to a festival with 200 cookies(I'm NOT kidding!) we were up until about five in the morning! "These are for Kenny, these are for Blake, these are for Wayne,......"
It was nuts!

DataNick
Jul-29-2017, 4:15pm
Bluegrass Breakdown from the Austin City Limits show of 1981...Butch Robbins said he was "dueling" with Monroe on his breaks, trying to one-up him, and that Monroe put him in his place and winked at him on his mando break...classic!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsSTd6lIrok

Timbofood
Aug-01-2017, 9:42am
Now, that's what I think of as "playing" music. They clearly had a good time doing that show!
Good to be home and seeing a fresh one Nick!

Ivan Kelsall
Aug-02-2017, 3:42am
I always think that Bill Monroe 'sounds like Bill Monroe' regardless of the mandolin that he plays,& IMO,most times he does,but that Larry Sparks clip is the exception. It's no wonder that BM didn't really play it. Methinks he liked it 'not much' ?. I've never seen Bill Monroe simply hold a mandolin for so long without taking a break on it,
Ivan

Dave Hanson
Aug-03-2017, 12:41am
Why did Kenny Baker never have a proper size hat ? they always look far too small.

Dave H

Timbofood
Aug-03-2017, 5:17pm
He liked the "jaunty, devil-may-care look" I never saw him adjust his hat come to think of it, they stayed where he put them! I miss Kenny!

Don Grieser
Sep-10-2017, 12:15pm
Matinee performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Great version of "Come Hither to Go Yonder." Not sure if this has been already posted, but worth repeating.

AlanN
Sep-10-2017, 12:34pm
Thanks, Don. He takes CHTGY at a good clip here, much faster than the recorded version on MOB.

DataNick
Oct-11-2017, 2:40pm
I see the YT police have removed a few videos, oh well!

Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nWZ1sIYinc

Timbofood
Oct-11-2017, 3:31pm
Gee Nick, had not seen anything from you lately, happy to see you're back in the saddle!
I hope all is well with you.

DataNick
Oct-11-2017, 4:16pm
Tim,

It's been a Hard Days Night; working 2 peanuts jobs to survive; I'm alive but it's a struggle and hassle to get online too!

Later Bro!

DataNick
Nov-02-2017, 6:06pm
A new one I found with comments by Loretta Lynn: Her Name Is Written There


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aWZcZ67ZQw

DataNick
Dec-24-2017, 6:12pm
Footage from the 90s I believe, from someone's old Betamax to VHS to DVD...enjoy and Merry Christmas!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIfAMRxcz6Y&feature=share

DataNick
Jan-27-2018, 5:02pm
Rawhide from the Alabama Jubilee show in early 86'...Monroe is playing the 1978 F5L that Gibson & Roger Siminoff had gifted to him, whilst his Loar was being put back together again by Charlie D.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8_1wvziEzA

Timbofood
Jan-29-2018, 9:02am
That would be the Aaron Cowles prototype.
Thanks Nick, another gem from the man hisself!

DataNick
Feb-01-2018, 7:42pm
Soldier's Joy early 90s at Bean Blossom with Jacky Christian buck dancing


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRGqfzTcAVc

Bill Findley
Feb-01-2018, 11:14pm
I really like Mr. Monroe’s playing in this version. Of the 87 banjo players that worked for the band, who was this one, and what do you think Mr. Monroe might have been saying to him after his break?

DataNick
Feb-02-2018, 7:12pm
I really like Mr. Monroe’s playing in this version. Of the 87 banjo players that worked for the band, who was this one, and what do you think Mr. Monroe might have been saying to him after his break?

Bill,

The banjo picker was Blake Williams, I believe...

DataNick
Feb-02-2018, 7:35pm
Dear Old Dixie from 1988...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfU7O0gplAM

DataNick
Feb-03-2018, 7:34pm
"Kentucky Mandolin" from the Alabama Jubilee show in 86' I believe...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmFxmsFqNG4

Timbofood
Feb-09-2018, 9:50am
Missed the last few posts until this morning Nick, thanks! Nice way to come out of being laid out from throwing my back out and being laid out flat for four days!
I love Blake’s playing, I wonder what that (lengthy) chat was about too!?
Saw a rerun of a “Larry’s country diner”on RFD TV last night with Bobby Osborne, playing is showing the years but, voice sure wasn’t! He looked a little frail to be honest.
See them while we can, even recorded, the first generation is passing quickly anymore. Makes me proud to have seen them in years gone by. This thread keeps jogging my memory of seeing all the originals. Thank Nick!

DataNick
Mar-16-2018, 5:22pm
Another version of Sally Goodin, Monroe is in good form here...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e0Bz50MxWQ

Willie Poole
Mar-17-2018, 10:59am
Nick, I have the original recording of "Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine' and I noticed that on the video that you posted a while back that Bill changed the words ever so slightly, they make more sense the way he did it on the video, I guess now I will have to sing it the "new" way...A great song...

Thanks for posting all of those videos, sure is some great stuff ...

Willie

DataNick
Mar-17-2018, 11:50am
Nick, I have the original recording of "Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine' and I noticed that on the video that you posted a while back that Bill changed the words ever so slightly, they make more sense the way he did it on the video, I guess now I will have to sing it the "new" way...A great song...

Thanks for posting all of those videos, sure is some great stuff ...

Willie

Thank You kindly Willie!

Glad you're enjoying this resource, and thanks to the Café for letting us do stuff like this!

DataNick
Mar-31-2018, 4:29pm
Come Hither To Go Yonder with guest pickers David McLaughlin and a young Ronnie McCoury!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DRx1S1b_1o

FLATROCK HILL
Mar-31-2018, 8:05pm
Thanks Nick. I've watched that one many times before. Hadn't thought about if for a while though and it was nice to be reminded! And of course I have to play along with that one. Then as usual, that one led to a few more 'Bill' videos, then onto more by Ronny M. And then a few by the 'Earls' and naturally I had to watch the Flatt and Scruggs vids that came up. And I have to shapen up my tuning a few cents to play along with those guys.
Much more time spent than I'd planned to spend on this screen tonight.
So...Thanks Nick... I guess.

Timbofood
Apr-02-2018, 1:44pm
Didn’t get around to watching that until just now Nick, thanks!
Interesting to hear the three different mandolins “speak”. Bills sure does cut through, doesn’t it!?

DataNick
Apr-25-2018, 1:50pm
God Holds The Future In His Hands...from The TNN Show New Country


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_i1VF8vwGM&feature=share

FLATROCK HILL
Apr-25-2018, 3:11pm
Thanks Nick. That's a good one that I hadn't seen before.
"Recorded back in nineteen and thirty seven".
Some of the best stuff TNN featured on New Country was pretty old.

Timbofood
Apr-25-2018, 5:05pm
Nick, you must spend hours gleaning these gems from all your sources!

FPhil
May-15-2018, 2:17pm
Technically spoken not a video, but still great stuff, Bill Monroe with Del McCoury on the banjo!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fERPKZ1hn5A&list=PLNIczRqC2KkpIwTIaaQc0tsfwS_EOFoWf&index=4&t=0s

Timbofood
Jul-04-2018, 10:07am
I do find it funny how Bill refers to Del as”Dale” especially funny when Del tells the story.

DataNick
Aug-15-2018, 2:18pm
On My Way To The Old Home...early 90s Station Inn Jam featuring Jim & Jesse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK1OfeKPYy4...

Timbofood
Aug-16-2018, 1:29pm
Brother Nick, that is a real joy!
The band was driving to and from a gig last night and we got talking about how the music has changed and how lucky we were to have seen the founders like Jim and Jesse, Monroe, Ralph, Lester and Earl...
This video, technical problems not withstanding, is the kind of festival shows that welcomed us to the music,
Thanks for keeping the thread alive!
One day I will have to come and meet you!

Hendrik Ahrend
Aug-16-2018, 3:26pm
One day I will have to come and meet you!
Can I join?

Bogle
Aug-19-2018, 3:56pm
Man, if those walls (at The Station Inn) could talk!

Timbofood
Aug-20-2018, 9:21am
Can I join?

You bet!

DataNick
Oct-06-2018, 4:12pm
Live And Let Live with guest Roland White...late 80s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJASn33EpfE

Timbofood
Oct-11-2018, 2:53pm
For some reason, I managed to miss this until just now! How fun!
Thanks Nick!

Bogle
Oct-12-2018, 8:39am
It's a great reminder too of Roland's guitar skills!

Mandolin Cafe
Oct-12-2018, 9:04am
Here's a rare one, the only video of the event known to exist in fact. Full story behind the filming here (https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content.php?359-Bill-Monroe-Receives-his-Mandolin-from-Gibson-The-Video).

Timbofood
Oct-12-2018, 11:13am
Perfect placement Scott!

Bogle
Oct-13-2018, 8:52am
I've watched that video several times through the years.....still amazed at the meticulous precision and care that Charlie poured into that mandolin!