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Roanoke
Composer: Joe Ahr

Roanoke was performed by Old & In The Way in 1973.

Joe Ahr was a songwriting pseudonym used occasionally by Bill Monroe. Roanoke was first recorded by Monroe on December 31st 1954 and released as a single. Monroe described writing the song as follows, "I was in Roanoke playing at the Old American Theater there. It was when I was having some tooth problems and I didn't feel like going out to eat, so I just stayed there and wrote that number.



Recordings

no info Single (Cheyenne / Roanoke), Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1955
info My All Time Country Favorites, Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1962
no info All Time Country & Western Original Hit Performers, Vol. 7, Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1966
info Bill Monroe's Greatest Hits, Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1968
no info Single (Roanoke / On The Banks Of The Ohio), Howard & Gerald & the Starlite Mountain Boys, 1970
info Muleskinner: A Potpourri Of Bluegrass Jam, Muleskinner, 1974
no info It's Bluegrass Time Again, Hubert Davis & the Season Travelers, 1976
info Nashville Jam, Various Artists, 1979
no info Twin Pickin', Dudley Murphy & Adam Granger, 1979
info Byron Berline & the L.A. Fiddle Band, Byron Berline & the L.A. Fiddle Band, 1980
info Live!, Hoyt Axton, 1981
no info Summertime, Blaine Sprouse, 1982
info Guitar, Dan Crary, 1983
no info Festival favorites: Southwest Sessions, Alan Munde, 1983
no info Prairie Home Companion, Stoney Lonesome, 1983
info Classic Bluegrass Instrumentals, Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, 1987
info Pick Along, Dana Cupp & the Urban Grass, 1987
info Bluegrass 1950-1958, Bill Monroe, 1990
no info Pace Yourself, P.T Gazell, 1990
no info Freewheeling, David Grier, 1991
info Once Upon A Time, Marty Stuart, 1992
no info The Mandolin of Bill Monroe (Video), Bill Monroe, 1992
info Live Recordings 1956-1969, Bill Monroe, 1993
no info Back in Business, Herschel Sizemore, 1993
no info Bluegrass Gold, Hal Wylie & Roger Sprung & the Progressive Bluegrassers, 1993
no info Goin' Across the Sea, Inaba Kazuhiro, 1993
no info Father Of Bluegrass Music (Video), Bill Monroe, 1993
info The Kitchen Tapes, Frank Wakefield and Red Allen, 1994
no info Alone and Together, Tony Trischka and Beppe Gambetta, 1994
info The Music Of Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe, 1994
no info High Lonesome (Video), Various Artists, 1994
info Hats Off! A Tribute to Bill Monroe, Various Artists (Lester Flatt's Nashville Grass), 1996
info Bluegrass Album Band, Vol. 6: Bluegrass Instrumentals, Bluegrass Album Band, 1996
no info Bluegrass '96, Scott Vestal & Friends, 1996
info Laid Back, The Masters, 1997
info The Best Of Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, 1999
info Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza, Various Artists, 1999
no info Home Is Where the Heart Is, Bluegrass Etc., 1999
no info The Dismembered Tennesseans, The Dismembered Tennesseans, 1999
no info Single (Roanoke / Banks of the Ohio), Howard & Gerald & the Starlite Mountain Boys, 19??
info American Traveler, Bill Monroe, 2000
no info Live at the Laurel, The Dismembered Tennesseans, 2001
no info Great Takes: Traditional Acoustic Music, Various Artists (Stoney Lonesome), 2001
no info 36 All-Time Favorites, Bill Monroe, 2001
no info Still a Little Rough Around the Edges, The Cherry Holmes Family, 2001
info The Very Best of Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, 2002
info A Night of Bluegrass at Sherwood Forest, Vassar Clements, Kathy Chiavola, Bobby Clark, James McKinney, 2002
no info World's Hottest Bluegrass, Various Artists (Nashville Grass), 2002
no info Best of the Bluegrass Mandolin, Various Artists (Nashville Grass), 2002
no info Masterworks of American Bluegrass, Various Artists (Nashville Grass), 2002
info Bluegrass Guitar, Bryan Sutton, 2003
info Blue Ridge Mountain Mandolin, Various Artists (Jesse McReynolds), 2003
info Anthology, Bill Monroe, 2003
info Gotta Travel On: An Introduction To Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe, 2003
no info Darkness on the Delta, Kenny Baker & Bobby Hicks, 2004
no info Journey, Larry Keel, 2004
info Old Gnarly Oak, Chad Manning, 2004
no info Licensed to Fiddle, Wayne Massengale, 2004
no info Little Fields, Hannigan, Gilmore, Cunningham & Cavage, 2004
info The Definitive Collection, Bill Monroe, 2005
no info Live at the Newburyport Firehouse, Dry Branch Fire Squad, 2005
no info Ultimate Picking: The Best Of Instrumental Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2005
info 36 Bluegrass Hits, Various Artists (Nashville Grass), 2006
no info Fiddlin', Randall Collins, 2006
no info Take Yer Medicine, Mark Cosgrove, 2007
info 1950-1958 (JSP box set), Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys, 2009
info Happy Birthday Bill Monroe: Dawg Plays Big Mon, David Grisman and various artists, 2011

 
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