Bluegrass Anniversary

by | 29 Oct, 2010

This year marks the 63rd anniversary of the landmark recording which featured, what some will call the debut of the now classic  bluegrass sound.

There were three other earlier sessions recorded in the Columbia studios in Illinois. The first session in Feb. 1945 and the second and third sessions in Sept. 1946. However,  it was not until the fourth recording session on 27th October that the line up featured Bill Monroe on mandolin, Lester Flatt on Guitar, Robert R “Chubby” Wise on fiddle, Earl Scruggs on 5-string banjo and Howard “Cedric Rainwater” Watts on string bass. This line up produced the landmark sound that was to become known – by many – as the definitive bluegrass sound.

The tracks on that album were: I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky , It’s Mighty Dark To Travel, I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling, Little Cabin Home On The Hill, My Rose Of Old Kentucky, Blue Grass Breakdown, Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong, The Old Cross Road.

Listen to a clip of the classic  Blue Grass Breakdown.