Bill Monroe My Last Days On Earth – Bluegrass 1981-1994 – Collector’s Box Set


4-CD box (LP-size) with 84-page hardcover book, 89 tracks. Playing time approx. 267 mns.

  • Complete studio recordings by the Father of Bluegrass from 1981 – 1994!
  • Bear Family’s incredible project of reissuing every studio recording by Bill Monroe is now finished!
  • Collectors and fans can own everything that Bill Monroe recorded from 1936 – 1994.
  • This set includes recordings with the legendary Outlaws like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and others
  • It also includes the recordings with country legends, bluegrass stars and Monroe disciples like Emmylou Harris, the Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, Mac Wiseman, Carl Story, and others.
Mission Accomplished!  Back in 1988, we began the monumental task of issuing every recording by the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. Nearly 20 years and five boxed sets later, we’ve finished. When we started, Bill Monroe was still alive, and bluegrass was a minority-interest music. In the intervening years, Bill Monroe has died, but bluegrass music has gone from strength to strength. The industry bible, ‘Billboard’ magazine, actually started a Bluegrass chart, and bluegrass/old time country music formed the soundtrack to one of the most successful movies of recent times, ‘O Brother.’
Our final Bill Monroe box captures the great man in the autumn of his years. He had nothing left to prove, but still made fabulous records because he wanted to, and because he still had legions of admirers who wanted nothing more than to record with him. That’s why this set includes vocal contributions from Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, John Hartford, Emmylou Harris, the Oak Ridge Boys,
Barbara Mandrell, and even Johnny Cash….not to mention fellow bluegrass stars like the Osbornes, Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Jim & Jesse, Mac Wiseman, the Country Gentlemen, Carl Story, and the Seldom Scene.
Bill Monroe’s earlier recordings were powerful, insurgent…even revolutionary… music. These are the works of an elder statesmen. A prideful man with plenty to be proud of!



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  1. Old Ebenezer Scrooge
  2. Go Hither To Go Yonder
  3. Right, Right On
  4. Lochwood
  5. Old Danger Field
  6. Fair Play
  7. Melissas’s Waltz For J.B.
  8. Lady Of The Blue Ridge
  9. My Last Days On Earth
  10. Evening Prayer Blues
  11. Precious Memories
  12. Little Shepherd
  13. The Old Crossroads
  14. Wayfaring Stranger
  15. In The Gloryland Ways
  16. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
  17. Shouting On The Hills Of Glory
  18. Baptize Me In The Cumberland River
  19. Wicked Path Of Sin
  20. I’ll Fly Away



  1. My Louisiana Love (& MEL TILLIS)
  2. Is The Blue Moon Still Shining ( & The Gatlin Bros)
  3. My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin’ (& RICKY SKAGGS)
  4. Old Riverman (& JOHN HARTFORD)
  5. With Body And Soul (& WAYLON JENNINGS)
  6. I Still Miss Someone (& JOHNNY CASH)
  7. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (THE OAK RIDGE BOYS)
  8. The Sunset Trail (& WILLIE NELSON)
  9. Kentucky Waltz (& EMMYLOU HARRIS)
  10. My Rose Of Old Kentucky (& BARBARA MANDRELL)
  11. I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling (& THE OSBORNE BROS)
  12. True Life Blues (& CARL STORY)
  13. Lord, Protect My Soul (& COUNTRY GENTLEMEN)
  14. Travelin’ This Lonesome Road (& MAC WISEMAN)
  15. I’m On My Way Back To The Old Home (& JIM & JESSE)
  16. Mighty Dark To Travel (& JIM & JESSE)
  17. Remember The Cross (& THE SELDOM SCENE)
  18. Let The Gates Swing Wide (& TATER TATE)
  19. Can’t You Hear Me Callin’ (& RALPH STANLEY)
  20. The Golden West (& BOBBY HICKS)
  21. Old Brown County Barn (& BOBBY HICKS)
  22. I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky (& Del McCOURY)
  23. Bluest Man In Town (& Del McCOURY)



  1. Dancin’ In Brancin’
  2. Jekyll Island
  3. Stay Away From Me
  4. Music Valley Waltz
  5. Angels Rock Me To Sleep
  6. The Long Bow
  7. God Holds The Future In His Hands
  8. The Old Crossroads
  9. Southern Flavour
  10. Stone Coal
  11. Texas Lone Star
  12. Sugar Loaf Mountain
  13. The Days Gone By
  14. White Rose
  15. Life’s Highway
  16. Give Me Wings
  17. What A Wonderful Life
  18. Take Courage Un’ Tomorrow



  1. Molly And Tenbrooks
  2. Footprints In The Snow
  3. Sittin’ Alone In The Moonlight
  4. Precious Memories
  5. Rawhide
  6. My Sweet Darlin’
  7. In The Pines
  8. Love, Please Come Home
  9. Pike County Breakdown
  10. I’m Working On A Building
  11. Watermelon Hanging On The Vine
  12. Just A Little Talk With Jesus
  13. Harbor Of Love
  14. Are You Lost In Sin?
  15. He’ll Take You In
  16. Just Over In The Glory Land
  17. Baptize Me In The Cumberland River
  18. You’re Drifting Away
  19. This World Is Not My Home
  20. Cryin’ Holy Unto The Lord
  21. Shine Hallelujah Shine
  22. Boston Boy
  23. Southern Flavor
  24. Never Leave The E-String
  25. Tennessee Blues
  26. I’d Love To Be Over Yonder
  27. Rawhide
  28. Sally Goodin