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


Bill Monroe and Doc Watson
Ash Grove
Los Angeles, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

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.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bill Monroe – Luray, VA (07/04/61)

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

Download: FLAC/MP3
The FLAC zip file is mislabeled as 1967 (the FLACS themselves may be labeled that way too)

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.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bill Monroe – Haveford, PA (04/29/66)

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Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys
Haverford College
Haverford, PA

Download: FLAC/MP3



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
The Bluegrass Hub – Legal, Live, Lossless Bluegrass
Direct Connect: bluegrasshub.no-ip.com

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bill Monroe – Bean Blossom, IN (04/06/66)

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Bill Monroe
Brown County Jamboree
Bean Blossom, IN

Donwnload: FLAC/MP3

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.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bill Monroe & Doc Watson – Been Blossom, IN (06/21/69)

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

Download: FLAC/MP3

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

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bill Monroe – Worcester, MA (11/16/63)

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Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys
Mechanics Hall
Worcester, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

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