Bootlegs of the Day: April 30, 2023 – Bill Monroe and Pink Floyd

Happy Sunday everyone. It would be a fun experiment to do a mashup of Bill Monroe and Pink Floyd songs. Could there be two artists with more completely different sounds?

Bill Monroe – 1960.08.14 – Berryville, VA

Bill Monroe – 1961.07.04 – Luray, VA

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson – 1963.05.17 – Los Angeles, CA

Bill Monroe – 1963.11.16 – Worcester, MA

Bill Monroe – 1966.04.03 – Bean Blossom, IN

Bill Monroe – 1966.04.29 – Haveford, PA

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson – 1969.06.21 – Bean Blossom, IN

Pink Floyd – 1994.04.10 – Mexico City, Mexico

Pink Floyd – 1994.04.14 – San Diego, CA

Pink Floyd – 1994.04.16 – Pasadena, CA

Pink Floyd – 1994.04.17 – Pasadena, CA

Bill Monroe – Berryville, VA (08/14/60)

Bill Monroe , Mac Wiseman And Don Reno Reunion 1960
1960-08-14 (Sunday)
Watermelon Park
Berryville, Va.

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1 Travelling Down This Lonesome Road
2 Can’t You Hear Me Callin’
3 Will You Be Lovin’ Another Man
4 When He Reached Down His Hand For Me
5 I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling
6 Bluegrass Stomp
7 When You Are Lonely
8 Lonesome Road Blues

This set has previously circulated incorrectly as Newport 1960. Bill Monroe did not play Newport until 1963 so we know that was incorrect.

Neil Rosenberg helped to track down the correct date, with a resource at Bluegrass Unlimited: Walt Saunders

“I tracked down the date of the show Don Owens produced at Watermelon Park, in Berryville, Va. The date was Sunday, August 14, 1960. It was billed as ‘Blue Grass Day.’ I found the ad in the newspaper archives of the Handley Library in Winchester, Va. It appeared in The Winchester Star several days before the event. The ad listed the artists. Here they are, misspellings and all, in the order and pretty much how they appeared:


The print for Wiseman, the Osbornes and Stoneman was bold and larger size than the other artists, which indicates who Owens considered to be the biggest draw, not only in the northern Shenandoah Valley, but also in the Washington, DC area, as he advertised in on his TV show.

Don knew all of these artists personally, so I assume the misspellings were not his, but likely the folks at the newspaper. Bill Harris of course is Bill Harrell, and Buck and Smitty were in his band.
This show was approximately a year before the one at Luray (I believe July 4, 1961), which has received all of the attention ever since.

First seeded in the Bluegrasshub by J Norstad
Research and identification by aikowolf
March 11, 2012

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson – Los Angeles, CA (05/17/63)

Bill Monroe and Doc Watson
Ash Grove
Los Angeles, CA

Download FLAC: Google Drive

Source: SBD

1. Bill Interview
2. Get Up John
3. Doc Interview
4. The Dream of the Miner’s Child
5. Rabbit in the Log
6. What Does the Deep Sea Say?
7. Banks of the Ohio
8. Midnight on the Stormy Deep
9. You Won’t Be Satisfied That Way

Known flaws: There are fade-outs between many tracks, so unfortunately lots of chatter and helpful identification tools are missing. So, these tracks may be out of order, and it is unknown whether all these songs are indeed from the same performance.

Bill Monroe – Luray, VA (07/04/61)

Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys
Oak Leaf Park
Luray, VA

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Watermelon On The Vine
Panhandle Country
I Gotta Travel On
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Put My Rubber Doll Away
Linda Lou
Sugar Coated Love (1)
What Would You Give (1)
Can’t You Hear Me Callin (2)
Travel That Lonesome Road (2)
Whitehouse Blues
Y’all Come

Bill Monroe
Beth Lee
Billy Baker
Bobby Smith
Tony Ellis

1 w/ Carter Stanley
2 w/ Mac Wiseman

The first event that used the words, “Bluegrass Festival,” was promoted by the legendary singer and recording artist, Bill Clifton. The location was Oak Leaf Park in Luray, Virginia, and the date was July 4, 1961. This was also the first time that more than two well-known Bluegrass acts were booked on the same show. Prior to that occasion, one or two Bluegrass bands would be booked on a country show of that period. The festival was a one day event that featured Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, The Country Gentlemen, Jim and Jesse, Mac Wiseman and Bill Clifton. This was also the first time that Bill Monroe called former members of The Blue Grass Boys to the stage to play and sing. When 2,200 people attended the show, it opened up a new venue for Bluegrass music.

Bill Monroe – Haveford, PA (04/29/66)

Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys
Haverford College
Haverford, PA

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01. Intro
02. Panhandle Country
03. Willow Garden
04. Can You Hear Me Calling
05. Bluegrass Breakdown
06. Muleskinner Blues
07. I Live In the Past
08. John Henry
09. Rawhide
10. All the Good Times Are Passed and Gone
11. Uncle Pen
12. I Saw the Light
13. Wayfaring Stranger
14. Orange Blossom Special
15. Midnight on the Stormy Deep
16. Shady Grove


01. Good Woman’s Love
02. True Life Blues
03. Little Maggie
04. Black Mountain Blues
05. Old Joe Clark
06. Mountain Dew
07. Molly and Tenbrooks
08. Don’t Forget Me Little Darling
09. Love Come Home
10. Ragtime Man
11. Kentucky Waltz
12. In the Pines
13. Roanoke
14. Goodbye Old Pal
15. Footprints in the Snow

Bill Monroe Archival Project
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Bill Monroe – Bean Blossom, IN (04/03/66)

Bill Monroe
Brown County Jamboree
Bean Blossom, IN

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Bill Monroe – Mandolin
Richard Greene – Fiddle
James Monroe – Bass
Lamar Grier – Banjo
Peter Rowan – Guitar

Disk 1
1. Instrumental/Intros+
2. I’m Knockin’ On Your Door+
3. Lonesome Road Blues+
4. Dear Old Dixie+
5. Sad Lonesome Day+
6. Knoxville Girl*
7. I’m Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail*
8. Old Joe Clark*
9. Red Rocking Chair+
10. I Live In The Past
11. Shady Grove
12. Midnight On The Stormy Deep
13. Muleskinner Blues
14. Highway Of Sorrow
15. Cheyenne
16. Monroe’s Hornpipe
17. Walls Of Time
18. A Good Woman’s Love
19. Dusty Miller
20. Wayfaring Stranger
21. Uncle Pen
22. Carroll County Blues@
23. A Beautiful Life

Disk 2
1. Orange Blossom Special
2. Bluegrass Twist
3. Rawhide
4. In The Pines
5. Y’all Come

+Bluegrass Boys Only
*w/ Bill Dudley
@w/ Birch Monroe

This show previously circulated as 4-6-1966. However, 4-3 was a Sunday so this date seems more likely.

Peter Rowan – Randolph, VT (11/11/11)

Peter Rowan with The Traveling McCourys – Bill Monroe Tribute
Chandler Music Hall
Randolph, Vermont
November 11. 2011 ñ Friday

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Download MP3: Mediafire

Soundboard: XLR Stereo Patch > Korg MR-1 DFF 1 Bit/2.8 mhz

Mastered at [24/96] in WaveLab 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5.0 dithered to 16/44.1

Peter Rowan – Guitar
Rob McCoury – Banjo
Ronnie McCoury – Mandolin
Jason Carter ñ Fiddle
Alan Bartram ñ Bass

** 16 Bit **

1st Set:

1.Introduction Becky McMeekin
2.Watermelon Hangin’ On The Vine
3.True Life Blues
4.On And On
5.Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake
6.Jason tells his story about Bill…
7.Jerusalem Ridge
8.Uncle Pen
9.Robbie tells his story about Bill…
10.Why Did You Wander
11.When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall
12.Cryin’ Holy Unto My Lord
13.Pete talks about Bill learning the Blues…
14.Bluegrass Stomp
15.Alan talks about missing seeing Bill…
16.Kentucky Waltz
17.Katie Hill

Time: 56:05

2nd Set:

1.Long Journey Home
2.Footprints In The Snow
3.Will You Be Lovin’ Another Man
4.Stiing Alone In The Moonlight
5.Rob’s story about Bill’s Strength…
7.The Walls Of Time
8.Blue Moon Of Kentucky
9.A Beautiful Life
10.Molly & Tembrooks
11.Body And Soul
12.I Hear A Sweet Voice A Calling
13.Thanks to all…
14.Muleskinner Blues
16.On My Way To The Old Home

Time: 61:13

wow! fantastic recording of an all star line up paying tribute to the Father of Bluegrass with many of his most beloved songs.

posted by Rauol Duke

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson – Bean Blossom, IN (06/21/69)

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson
Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival
Bean Blossom, IN

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Deep River Blues
Peach Pickin’ Time In Georgia
Watson Blues
Midnight On The Stormy Deep
Paddy On The Turnpike
Feast Here Tonight
East Tennessee Blues

Bill Monroe – Worcester, MA (11/16/63)

Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys
Mechanics Hall
Worcester, MA

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Watermelon Hanging On The Vine
Panhandle Country
Dark Hollow
On And On
Devil’s Dream
Love’s Gonna Live Here*
I’m Dreaming Of A Little Cabin*
Muleskinner Blues
Footprints In The Snow
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
John Henry
I Saw The Light
What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul **
Uncle Pen
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
Y’all Come

* With Melissa Monroe On Vocals
** With Bea Lilly (of The Lilly Brother) On Guitar And Vocal

Bill Monroe – Mandolin and Vocals
Bessie Lee Mauldin – Bass
Joe Stuart – Fiddle
Bill “Brad” Keith – Banjo
Del Mccoury – Guitar and Vocals