Clinch Mountain Echo

V/A - The Legend Lives On: A Tribute To Bill Monroe

(Koch Vision KOC-DV-6156) 2003


The Legend Lives On: A Tribute To Bill Monroe
Rear Cover Ralph being interviewed
Ralph and Jack Cooke LR: James Price, James Alan Shelton, Steve Sparkman, Ralph, Ralph II, John Rigsby
Ralph and Ralph II Jack Cooke and Ralph II
Ralph and Ralph II James Price
Ralph II Ralph
Ralph and the CMB's Steve Sparkman and Ralph
Ralph LR: James Price, James Alan Shelton, Steve Sparkman, Ralph, Ralph II, John Rigsby

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This 2xDVD set features the same live recordings as the companion The Legend Lives On: A Tribute To Bill Monroe 2xCD set, which was recorded at the Ryman Auditorium in April 1997 about seven months after Bill Monroe had died, but with intervening song introductions by Lorrie Morgan and short interviews with some of the performers. Bonus material includes addtional interviews with Jimmy Martin, Alison Krauss and Butch Baldassari, who performed at the concert but sadly didn't get their songs included on the DVD/CD (although Jimmy Martin is on the finale tracks).

Ralph and the Clinch Mountain Boys get to perform two of Bill's classics, Can't You Hear Me Calling and Letter From My Darling (shown here as I Got A Letter).

Ralph had previously helped Bill Monroe record a version of Can't You Hear Me Calling on Bill's Bill Monroe And Stars Of The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame album in 1985, and Bill appeared on Ralph's 1992 version of Letter From My Darling on Ralph's Saturday Night (and Saturday Night / Sunday Morning).

Ralph is also featured at the end of the show in the finale with one of those 'all bands on stage' affairs singing I'll Fly Away and Will The Circle Be Unbroken.

The running order is the same as per the CD set, with the artists performances and finale split so that one song is on 'Disc 1' and the other on 'Disc 2'.

Ralph's rendition of Can't You Hear Me Calling and Letter From My Darling from the DVD can also be found on youtube here and here.

A proportion of the profits on the CD/DVD's went to the Bill Monroe Foundation which oversaw the $3 million restoration of Bill's old home in Rosine, Kentucky[1]... and I think also paid for his grave monument.

Track:
Title:
DVD One:
(56 min)
1
Uncle Pen
- Ricky Skaggs

Bill Monroe
2
Cross Eyed Child
- John Hartford

John Hartford
3
John Henry
-Del McCoury Band

P.D.
4
Walkin' In Jerusalem
- Connie Smith & The Whites

P.D.
5
Rawhide
Marty Stuart with The Del McCoury Band

Bill Monroe
6
Can't You Hear Me Callin'
- Ralph Stanley

Bill Monroe
7
My Rose Of Old Kentucky
- Larry Sparks

Bill Monroe
8
Highway Of Sorrow
- Tim O'Brien

Bill Monroe / Pete Pyle
9
Wicked Path Of Sin
- Jerry & Tammy Sullivan

Bill Monroe
10
Orange Blossom Special
- Charlie Daniels

Ervin T. Rouse
11
Rocky Road Blues
- Jim & Jesse

Bill Monroe
12
Blue Eyed Darlin'
- The Blue Grass Boys

Jimmy Martin / Bob Osborne
13
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
- James Monroe

Bill Monroe
14
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
- All Artists

A.P. Carter

 

Track:
Title:
DVD Two:
(52 min)
1
Rabbit In The Log
- Marty Stuart

Pete Kirby
2
True Life Blues
- Del McCoury Band

Bill Monroe
3
What Would You Give In Exchange?
- Larry Sparks

Charlie Monroe
4
Get Up John
- Ricky Skaggs

Bill Monroe
5
Used To Be
- The Whites

Bill Monroe
6
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
- Bill Carlisle

P.D.
7
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
- Charlie Daniels

P.D.
8
Letter From My Darling (aka I Got A Letter)
- Ralph Stanley

Bill Monroe
9
In The Pines
- The Blue Grass Boys

P.D.
10
Workin' On A Building
- Tim O'Brien

P.D.
11
I'll Meet You In Church
- Jerry & Tammy Sullivan

Bill Monroe
12
Little Cabin On The Hill
- John Hartford

Lester Flatt / Bill Monroe
13
Bean Blossom Memories
- James Monroe

Damon Black
14
I'll Fly Away
- All Artists

Albert E. Brumley

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