The Last Columbia Recordings of Bill Monroe
Written by Annette Grady on November 13, 2022
On this date, October 28, 1947, the original Bluegrass Boys’ final Columbia recordings were made. At that time, the band consisted of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby Wise and Cedric Rainwater.
The 28 songs recorded by the Blue Grass Boys for Columbia Records in 1946 and 1947 soon became classics of the genre, including “Toy Heart”, “Blue Grass Breakdown”, “Molly and Tenbrooks”, “Wicked Path of Sin”, “My Rose of Old Kentucky”, “Little Cabin Home on the Hill”, and Monroe’s most famous song “Blue Moon of Kentucky“.