07 The Great Speckled Bird. 08 Tell Him To Come Back Sweet Fern. 09 Every Time I Feel. 10 You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone. 13 If You See My Saviour. 14 From Shore To Shore. 15 Is She Praying There. 16 Joy Bells In My Soul. 04 Patter and Story from Charlie Monroe. 05 Why Did You Ever Say Goodbye. 06 Find 'em, Fool 'em And Leave 'em Alone. 07 When The Women Get In Power. 08 I'm Old Kentucky Bound. 10 Down In The Willow Garden.
Great Speckled Bird is a country rock album by Great Speckled Bird, a band formed in 1969 by Canadian musicians Ian and Sylvia Tyson. The other group members at the time of recording were Buddy Cage, on pedal steel guitar, Amos Garrett, on guitar and backup vocals, and . Nashville session musicians David Briggs and Norbert Putnam sat in, with Briggs on piano and Putnam on bass guitar.
The Great Speckled Bird" is a hymn from the Southern United States whose lyrics were written by the Reverend Guy Smith. It is an allegory referencing Fundamentalist self-perception during the Fundamentalist–Modernist Controversy. The song is in the form of AABA and has a 12 bar count. It is based on Jeremiah 12:9, "Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour. It was recorded in 1936 by Roy Acuff
The Great Speckled Bird. Charlie Monroe's Boys. No Home, No Place To Pillow My Heart. Birth Of Bluegrass, Vol. 2. The Monroe Brothers. bill monroe (William Smith Monroe) (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American musician who created the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as The Father of Bluegrass.
Charlie Monroe was born on his family's farm in Rosine, Kentucky; he was the older brother of the mandolin player Bill Monroe. His sister Bertha also played guitar, and brother Birch, fiddle. Charlie, Birch, and Bill played together as a band in the middle of the 1920s, and played on radio starting in 1927. Soon after this, however, their parents died and Charlie and Birch moved to Detroit and then Indiana to find work, eventually taking jobs in oil refineries near Hammond, Indiana. Each then formed his own band, with Bill starting The Kentuckians (later the Blue Grass Boys) and Charlie The Kentucky Pardners. A number of noted bluegrass musicians played with Charlie's band, including Lester Flatt, Red Rector, Curly Seckler, Fiddlin Dale Cole and Ira Louvin. The Kentucky Pardners enjoyed considerable success as a touring outfit in the American South throughout the 1940s.
Great Speckled Bird" comes around on cd about as often as Halley's Comet, and usually for a similarly short duration of time. Originally issued in 1970 on Bearsville Records, this album is on a par with "Sweetheart of the Rodeo", "Workingman's Dead", "The Gilded Palace of Sin", and "Music From Big Pink". Together on "Great Speckled Bird", Garrett and Cage interweave beautifully. They sound like they were born to play together. Surely it would now be on every record shelf that also holds "Sweatheart of the Rodeo," "Nashville Skyline" and Michael Nesmith's first few solo albums.
|A||The Great Speckled Bird|
|B||Every Time I Feel|
- Guitar [Uncredited], Harmony Vocals [Uncredited] – Bill Calhoun
- Guitar [Uncredited], Lead Vocals [Uncredited] – Charlie Monroe
- Harmony Vocals [Uncredited] – Zeke Morris (tracks: B)
- Mandolin [Uncredited] – Zeke Morris
NotesBoth sides recorded 29 September 1938 in Rock Hill, SC.
Side A matrix no. 027638-1.
Side B matrix no. 027640-1.
Originally released on Bluebird B-7862.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): B B-7862A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): E B-7862B
|B-7862||The Monroe Boys*||The Great Speckled Bird / Every Time I Feel (Shellac, 10")||Bluebird||B-7862||US||Unknown|