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Working On A Building

Composer: Traditional

Old & In The Way

info Breakdown, Old & In The Way, 1997
info 10/8/73 The Boarding House, San Francisco, Old & In The Way, 2008
info Live At The Boarding House: The Complete Shows, Old & In The Way, 2013

Others

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Carter Family, 1934
no info Single (I'm Working On A Building / A Voice From On High), Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, Dec 1954
info Good Ole Mountain Music, Wade Mainer and Mountaineers , 1959
info Old Country Church, Stanley Brothers, 1961
info Old Time Camp Meeting, Stanley Brothers, 1961
no info EP (Campin' In Canaan Land / Little Bessie / Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Working On A Building), Stanley Brothers, 1962
no info Evening with Rev. Louis Overstreet, Louis Overstreet, 1962
no info EP (Working On A Building/Hold To God's Unchanging Hand/House Of Gold/The Ship That's Sailing Now), Forest Pelfrey & The Bluegrass Partners, 1964
info A Voice From On High, Bill Monroe, 1969
no info EP, Carl Story & His Rambling Mountaineer Quartet, 196?
info Legendary Stanley Brothers Recorded Live, Stanley Brothers, 1970
no info George Pegram, George Pegram, 1970
no info Over the Influence, Mylon, 1972
no info Single, Blue Ridge Rangers, 1972
info Sing Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1973
no info Catch My Soul Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1973
no info Blue Ridge Rangers, John Fogerty, 1973
no info Old Train, Seldom Scene, 1974
no info Smokey Mountain Ballads, Harry and Jeanie West, 197?
no info Clarence White and The Kentucky Colonels, Clarence White and The Kentucky Colonels, 1980
info 15th Anniversary Celebration, Seldom Scene, 1981
info Something Got a Hold on Me: A Treasury of Sacred Music, Various Artists (Carter Family), 1983
no info Traditional Ties, Hot Rize, 1986
no info Requests, Johnson Mountain Boys, 1988
no info Trinity Sessions, Cowboy Junkies, 1988
info Live at the Opry: Celebrating 50 Years on the Grand Ole Opry, Bill Monroe, 1989
info Bluegrass 1950-1958, Bill Monroe, 1990
no info Sun Blues Archives, Vol. 3, Deep Harmony, Various Artists, 1990
no info Strong Again, Williams, Marion, 1991
no info Classic Quartets: Southern Gospel's Best Four-Part Harmony, Various Artists (Dixie Echoes), 1992
no info Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Resue Unit, 1992
info Live Recordings 1956-1969, Bill Monroe, 1993
info Step by Step: Lesley Riddle Meets the Carter Family: Blues, Country and Sacred Songs, Lesley Riddle, 1993
no info That Gospel Feelin', Various Artists (Albertina Walker), 1993
info Way Down Deep in My Soul: The Best of Sugar Hill Gospel, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Hot Rize), 1993
no info Live In L.A., Starlights, 1994
no info Deep in the Shadows, Tav Falco and Panther Burns, 1994
no info Music of Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe, 1994
no info Wretched Refuse String Band, Wretched Refuse String Band, 1994
no info The Best of Mountain Stage Live, Vol. 6, Various Artists (Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Resue Unit), 1994
no info Man In Black 1963-69, Johnny Cash, 1995
no info Great Gospel Men, Various Artists (Brother Joe May), 1995
info 1971-1973, Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys, 1995
no info Rev. Louis Overstreet With His Sons And The Congregation Of St. Luke's Powerhouse Church Of God In Christ, Louis Overstreet, 1995
info The Man in Black: 1963-1969, Johnny Cash, 1996
info Bluegrass Spirit, Various Artists (Johnson Mountain Boys), 1997
no info Walk with Me, Arc Choir, 1997
no info Pier Pressure, Cheasepeake, 1997
no info Live At The Opry , Bill Monroe, 1998
no info 15 Down Home Gospel Classics, Various Artists (Louis Overstreet), 1998
no info Longing For Old Virginia-Their Complete Victor recordings, 1934, Carter Family, 1998
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bill Monroe, 1999
info The Best Of Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, 1999
info Live from Mountain Stage, Bill Monroe, 1999
no info Way Down Deep in My Soul, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Hot Rize), 19??
no info Something Got a Hold on Me - A Treasury of Sacred Music, Various Artists (Carter Family), 19??
no info EP, Forest Pelfrey and the Bluegrass Partners, 19??
no info The Camp Meeting Choir with Deacon Tom Foger and Sister Bernice Dobson, 19??
no info Old Time Classics, Carter Family, 19??
no info From 1936 Radio Transcripts, Carter Family, 19??
no info The Old Time Song Service Recorded Live In Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. C. J. Johnson and His Family, 19??
no info You Believe In Me, Albertina Walker, 19??
info In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain, The Carter Family, 2000
info Echoes of the Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 2001
info Roots: An American Journey, Various Artists (Johnson Mountain Boys), 2001
info The Carter Family: 1927-1934, The Carter Family, 2002
info The Very Best of Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, 2002
info Gotta Travel On: An Introduction To Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe, 2003
info Anthology, Bill Monroe, 2003
info Mo' Joe, Joe Craven, 2003
info The King Years 1961-1965, The Stanley Brothers, 2003
info Heaven Bound: The Best of Bluegrass Gospel (2 CD), Various Artists (Seldom Scene), 2003
info Heaven Bound: The Best of Bluegrass Gospel (1 CD), Various Artists (Seldom Scene), 2003
info Far Across the Blue Water, Bill Monroe, 2004
info The Definitive Collection, Bill Monroe, 2005
info Classic Southern Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists (Bill Monroe), 2005
info The Appalachians, Various Artists (Bill MOnroe), 2005
info Best Of Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups, Vol. 2, Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups, 2006
info Live at the Delta of Venus, Mad Cow String Band, 2006
no info The Best of Bluegrass Gospel, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Hylo Brown), 2006
info Bluegrass 1981-1994: My Last Days on Earth, Bill Monroe, 2007
info Classic Bluegrass Collection, Vols. 1-4, Various Artists (Seldom Scene), 2007
info 1950-1958 (JSP box set), Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys, 2009

Notes

Popularised by the Carter Family but dates back possibly into the latter part of the 19th century. Perhaps originated as a ring shout. Title varies on recordings, other variations are; "I'm Working On A Building", "I'm Workin' On A Building" and "Workin' On A Building"