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    Quote Originally Posted by mandolirius View Post
    The one I learned is from the legendary 1980 Monroe show in Vancouver.
    I remember that Vancouver show, and have a wonderful recording of it here somewhere...

    I believe that was the first time I ever heard the tune, and it was the highlight of the evening for me...

    When MOB came out, I tried picking it, but never got the little tricks till Buell turned me on to a tab and verbal cues...

    As it turns out, I don't think there is any "right" way to play the thing...

    Listen to the Vancouver version--it varies considerably from the MOB version...

    And let's not even talk about the Deford version...
    How Bill got EPB out of that I'll never know...



    Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys
    Soft Rock Cafe
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    11/3/1980

    Wayne Lewis - guitar, vocals
    Butch Robins - banjo, vocals
    Kenny Baker - fiddle
    Mark Hembree - bass, vocals


    Disc 1

    1. Muleskinner Blues
    2. I'm On My Way Back to the Old Home
    3. Little Cabin Home on the Hill
    4. Dear Old Dixie
    5. Love Please Come Home
    6. Rocky Road Blues
    7. Lochwood
    8. Come Hither to Go Yonder
    9. Precious Memories
    10. Working on a Building
    11. The Road to Columbus
    12. Let Me Rest at the End of My Journey
    13. Kentucky Mandolin
    14. Rawhide
    15. Highway of Sorrow


    Disc 2

    1. Blue Moon of Kentucky
    2. The Old Mountaineer
    3. My Rose of Old Kentucky
    4. Bluegrass Breakdown
    5. It's Mighty Dark to Travel
    6. I'll Never Shed Another Tear
    7. Cripple Creek
    8. Cryin' Holy Unto the Lord
    9. Methodist Preacher
    10. Evening Prayer Blues
    11. Footprints in the Snow
    12. Wheel Hoss
    13. Medley: Swing Low Sweet Chariot
    I'll Fly Away
    I Saw the Light
    14. Watermelon on the Vine
    15. Medley: John Henry
    Y'all Come

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    Ok, so my curiosity is definitely piqued by this show. Anyone have a line on where to find it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Cantrell View Post
    Ok, so my curiosity is definitely piqued by this show. Anyone have a line on where to find it?
    It's out there...
    Do a bit of googlin'...

    However, I got a fresh copy awhile back from the master reels (much better quality that what circulates), and will be mastering it at some point...

    It'll be awhile, though....

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    I checked the usual suspects and didn't see it....but I will re-Google.
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    Sharing is a good thing.......
    Bill was very fond of & protective towards DeFord.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Much appreciated, Evan. That's the man, no doubt.
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    I was feeling a bit on the blue side today, and I didn't too much care to get off of the G train, so here was the result.
    Caution: This version has a blatant disregard for a proper time signature- I did not care to stay in step on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickinNgrinnin View Post
    Monroe's Evening Prayer Blues - anyone have a tabs or a tab link for this one?
    Thanks
    Just found this today, so I have no idea how it sounds yet. (But the midi track sounds pretty decent).
    Evening Prayer Blues Mandolin notation & Tab from traditionalmusic.co.uk
    c.1965 Harmony Monterey H410 Mandolin
    "What a long, strange trip it's been..." - Robert Hunter
    "Life is too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde
    Think Hippie Thoughts...
    Gear: The Current Cast of Characters

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    For those who haven't had enough of "Evening Prayer Blues" (and really, can you ever get enough), here's a nifty new take from Darol Anger and Sharon Gilchrist:



    I really like the way Gilchrist subtly references Monroe by way of all those down strokes in her playing, while at the same time bringing her patented rich and smooth tone to the piece. If you want to read a bit more about all this, visit my site, http://secondcousincurly.com

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    Gilchrist's playing here is incredibly fresh, dynamic and smart.
    This video reaffirms my belief that she is the most underrated mandolin player out there.
    Fantastic stuff.
    c.1965 Harmony Monterey H410 Mandolin
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    "Life is too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde
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    Did anyone else notice that the Anger/Gilchrist version is in E instead of Monroe's G? (which is copied by every other version I know, e.g. Bibey, David Davis, and the second half of Mike Compton's version). They also put some "no part of nuthin'" chords in there.

    I played along with the video in E, turns out to be a nice key for the tune.

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    All killer, no filler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasturepicker View Post
    David Davis currently owns this tune. It's on his last album. His version is definately worth checking out.
    Well, I did check it out and yes it's a really nice version, there are some great twists to it. I love the fiddle parts.

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    [QUOTE=JimRichter;471666]David Davis owns EPB? I thought I did:

    Evening Prayer Blues

    Try that Compton/Long or David Davis

    Jim[/QUOTE
    I think you own a good part of that. Sounds great to my ears. Thanks for putting that up.

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    I didn't care for that version so much. They are all obviously extremely talented. But EPB needs grit and grease on it for me!

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    Marvelous, Jim, like many of your others. Other versions are great, but you've giving the tune a nice, different touch.

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