Working On A Building
Old & In The Way
Breakdown, Old & In The Way, 1997
10/8/73 The Boarding House, San Francisco, Old & In The Way, 2008
Live At The Boarding House: The Complete Shows, Old & In The Way, 2013
This list is not intended to be comprehensive.
Carter Family, 1934
Single (I'm Working On A Building / A Voice From On High), Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, Dec 1954
Good Ole Mountain Music, Wade Mainer and Mountaineers , 1959
Old Country Church, Stanley Brothers, 1961
Old Time Camp Meeting, Stanley Brothers, 1961
EP (Campin' In Canaan Land / Little Bessie / Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Working On A Building), Stanley Brothers, 1962
Evening with Rev. Louis Overstreet, Louis Overstreet, 1962
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
A Voice From On High, Bill Monroe, 1969
EP, Carl Story & His Rambling Mountaineer Quartet, 196?
Legendary Stanley Brothers Recorded Live, Stanley Brothers, 1970
George Pegram, George Pegram, 1970
Over the Influence, Mylon, 1972
Single, Blue Ridge Rangers, 1972
Sing Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1973
Catch My Soul Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1973
Blue Ridge Rangers, John Fogerty, 1973
Old Train, Seldom Scene, 1974
Smokey Mountain Ballads, Harry and Jeanie West, 197?
Clarence White and The Kentucky Colonels, Clarence White and The Kentucky Colonels, 1980
15th Anniversary Celebration, Seldom Scene, 1981
Something Got a Hold on Me: A Treasury of Sacred Music, Various Artists (Carter Family), 1983
Traditional Ties, Hot Rize, 1986
Requests, Johnson Mountain Boys, 1988
Trinity Sessions, Cowboy Junkies, 1988
Live at the Opry: Celebrating 50 Years on the Grand Ole Opry, Bill Monroe, 1989
Bluegrass 1950-1958, Bill Monroe, 1990
Sun Blues Archives, Vol. 3, Deep Harmony, Various Artists, 1990
Strong Again, Williams, Marion, 1991
Classic Quartets: Southern Gospel's Best Four-Part Harmony, Various Artists (Dixie Echoes), 1992
Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Resue Unit, 1992
Live Recordings 1956-1969, Bill Monroe, 1993
Step by Step: Lesley Riddle Meets the Carter Family: Blues, Country and Sacred Songs, Lesley Riddle, 1993
That Gospel Feelin', Various Artists (Albertina Walker), 1993
Way Down Deep in My Soul: The Best of Sugar Hill Gospel, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Hot Rize), 1993
Live In L.A., Starlights, 1994
Deep in the Shadows, Tav Falco and Panther Burns, 1994
Music of Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe, 1994
Wretched Refuse String Band, Wretched Refuse String Band, 1994
The Best of Mountain Stage Live, Vol. 6, Various Artists (Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Resue Unit), 1994
Man In Black 1963-69, Johnny Cash, 1995
Great Gospel Men, Various Artists (Brother Joe May), 1995
1971-1973, Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys, 1995
Rev. Louis Overstreet With His Sons And The Congregation Of St. Luke's Powerhouse Church Of God In Christ, Louis Overstreet, 1995
The Man in Black: 1963-1969, Johnny Cash, 1996
Bluegrass Spirit, Various Artists (Johnson Mountain Boys), 1997
Walk with Me, Arc Choir, 1997
Pier Pressure, Cheasepeake, 1997
Live At The Opry , Bill Monroe, 1998
15 Down Home Gospel Classics, Various Artists (Louis Overstreet), 1998
Longing For Old Virginia-Their Complete Victor recordings, 1934, Carter Family, 1998
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bill Monroe, 1999
The Best Of Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, 1999
Live from Mountain Stage, Bill Monroe, 1999
Way Down Deep in My Soul, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Hot Rize), 19??
Something Got a Hold on Me - A Treasury of Sacred Music, Various Artists (Carter Family), 19??
EP, Forest Pelfrey and the Bluegrass Partners, 19??
The Camp Meeting Choir with Deacon Tom Foger and Sister Bernice Dobson, 19??
Old Time Classics, Carter Family, 19??
From 1936 Radio Transcripts, Carter Family, 19??
The Old Time Song Service Recorded Live In Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. C. J. Johnson and His Family, 19??
You Believe In Me, Albertina Walker, 19??
In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain, The Carter Family, 2000
Echoes of the Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 2001
Roots: An American Journey, Various Artists (Johnson Mountain Boys), 2001
The Carter Family: 1927-1934, The Carter Family, 2002
The Very Best of Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, 2002
Gotta Travel On: An Introduction To Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe, 2003
Anthology, Bill Monroe, 2003
Mo' Joe, Joe Craven, 2003
The King Years 1961-1965, The Stanley Brothers, 2003
Heaven Bound: The Best of Bluegrass Gospel (2 CD), Various Artists (Seldom Scene), 2003
Heaven Bound: The Best of Bluegrass Gospel (1 CD), Various Artists (Seldom Scene), 2003
Far Across the Blue Water, Bill Monroe, 2004
The Definitive Collection, Bill Monroe, 2005
Classic Southern Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists (Bill Monroe), 2005
The Appalachians, Various Artists (Bill MOnroe), 2005
Best Of Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups, Vol. 2, Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups, 2006
Live at the Delta of Venus, Mad Cow String Band, 2006
The Best of Bluegrass Gospel, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Hylo Brown), 2006
Bluegrass 1981-1994: My Last Days on Earth, Bill Monroe, 2007
Classic Bluegrass Collection, Vols. 1-4, Various Artists (Seldom Scene), 2007
1950-1958 (JSP box set), Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys, 2009
1/29/15, Brooklyn, NY, Greensky Bluegrass, 2015
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"