Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
Mac Wiseman with The Boys From Indiana & Chubby Wise
November 1984
South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival - Myrtle Beach, SC

Cassette Tape #436

Transfer by Keith Kreider 11/15/2018

Source Info:
Maxell UD XLII High Bias Cassette:Nakamichi ZX7 > Sound Devices Mixpre-6 @ 24/96

Side A: Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
(Bill Monroe Introduction)
Shenandoah Valley Breakdown
Rocky Road Blues
Back Up & Push
Ragtime Annie (w/ Birch Monroe?)
Old Joe Clark (w/ John Duffey)
Can't You Hear Me Calling (w/John Duffey)
Remember The Cross (w/John Duffey)
Body & Soul
Uncle Pen
Bluegrass Breakdown
Muleskinner Blues
The Old Old House
Roanoke (x)

Side B: Mac Wiseman with The Boys From Indiana & Chubby Wise
(Mac Wiseman Introduction)(Talking with Chubby Wise)
Wabash Cannonball/I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
Shackles & Chains
I Still Write Your Name In The Sand(Talk)
Maple On The Hill
The Prisoners Song
It Rains Just The Same In Missouri (x)
(Mac Talks About Chubby)
Dark Hollow (x)
By The Side of The Road
Keep On The Sunny Side
The Letter Edged In Black
(Mac Thanks The Boys From Indiana)
Eight More Miles To Louisville
Put My Little Shoes Away
Jimmie Brown, The Newsboy
The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me

Notes: Listed as
Bill Monroe 1984-Nov-xx Myrtle Beach,S.C (c436) 14t
Mac Wiseman with Boys from Indiana & Chubby Wise 1984-Nov. Myrtle Beach,S.C (c436) 14t


Side A of Cassette #436, features a splendid set from Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys from the South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC in November 1984.
Blue Grass Boys at the time were Blake Williams-banjo, virtual unknown Randall “Randy” Franks-fiddle (Franks was a Blue Grass Boy for less than a month from 10/30 – 11/23/84,
the time frame when this show was recorded; certainly a key bit of esoteric knowledge useful in any game of bluegrass trivia!), Clarence “Tater” Tate-fiddle, bass, and Wayne Lewis-guitar.
A highlight of the set is the guest appearance of mandolinist and vocalist John Duffey on several tracks, especially for a heartfelt duet with Monroe on “Remember The Cross”,
a song Monroe had written in the 1940’s, but had completely forgotten all about! A special moment. Monroe’s brother Birch may appear on “Ragtime Annie”. Side B features an upbeat set by Mac Wiseman,
“The Voice With A Heart”, with fiddler supreme Chubby Wise and The Boys From Indiana (Harley Gabbard-Dobro, Aubrey Holt-vocals, and unknown others). Mac and friends really have a lot of fun picking and singing together;
Gabbard’s fine Dobro work is especially evocative.

--Mitchell Wittenberg