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Bill Monroe - Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord

(MCA 10017) 1991

Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord

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This album includes Carter Stanley's Harbor Of Love with Ralph singing lead and Ricky Skaggs lending a hand on guitar and bass vocal. The song was recorded at Reflections Studio, Nashville Tn. on 21st May 1990.

Cryin' Holy... was Bill Monroe's last full studio album, and also featured The Osborne Brothers, Jim & Jesse, Ricky Skaggs and Mac Wiseman helping out on vocals.

The Stanley Brothers had first cut Harbor Of Love in Aug. 1954, nearly 45 years before. Bill Monroe was also present at that session to over see the Stanley's recording of Blue Moon Of Kentucky. The Stanley Brothers version, with Ralph handling tenor vocals, was first released on the Calling From Heaven / Harbor Of Love (Mercury 70483) single in Nov 1954.

Bill Monroe's album can also be found in its entirety on his 'My Last Days On Earth - Bluegrass 1981-1994' 4xCD box set (Bear Family BCD-16637) 2007, which comes with a lavish hard-back book, an unreleased live Gospel album, and his final 1994 'Radio Special' with Marty Stuart.

The personnel on the Harbor... is as follows:-

Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord

Irene Amburgey
Harbor Of Love
- Ralph Stanley

C. Stanley
Shine Hallelujah Shine

Bill Monroe
Just Over In The Glory Land
- Osborne Bros.

J.E. Reynolds / W.P. Snyder
Just A Little Talk With Jesus

Cleavant Derricks
You're Drifting Away
- Ricky Skaggs

Bill Monroe
He'll Take You In

Billy Smith / Steffan Baker
This World Is Not My Home
- Mac Wiseman

Brumley & Sons
Baptize Me In The Cumberland River

Bill Monroe
Are You Lost In Sin
- Jim & Jesse

Jim McReyonolds / Jesse McReynolds

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