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: Tony Rice & Norman Blake – Live Oak, FL (03/25/00)

Tony Rice & Norman Blake
Suwanee Music Festival
Live Oak, FL

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lay Down My Old Guitar
Shipyard Apprentice
Red Haired Boy
Ginseng Sulliven
Salt Creek
Church St. Blues
Sittin’ on Top of the World
Green Light on the Southern
I’m Coming Back But I Don’t Know When
Mole in the Ground

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Frank Wakefield & The Good Old Boys – Essex Junction, VT (07/04/76)

Frank Wakefield & The Good Old Boys
Green Mountains Banjo Festival
Essex Junction, VT

Download: FLAC/MP3

Bluegrass Breakdown
Deep Elem Blues
Jesse Had A Wife
Knockin’ On Your Door
Bluegrass Stomp
Arkansas Traveler *
Camptown Races *
The Hobo Song *
Panama Red *
Jesus Loves His Bluegrass Band *
Countin’ On David
Blue Moon Of Kentucky *#

Set II
Pistol Packin’ Mama
Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player No. 17 *#
Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player No. 36 #
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Goin Down The Road Feelin’ Bad #
Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
Wild Horses
Uncle Penn

Frank Wakefield-mandolin
Peter Rowan-guitar
Vassar Clemens-fiddle
Tom Stern-banjo
Rick Lindner-bass fiddle

* w/ David Grisman
# w/ Jim Rooney on vocals

Thanks to @Mr_Completely for the show.

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.