“It’s Mighty Dark To Travel”, song written by Bill Monroe and recorded by Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys for the Columbia label, on October 27, 1947, on CBS Studio, Radio Station WBBM, The Wrigley Building, 410 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. In the same recording session, seven other songs were recorded, Bill was accompanied at this session by: Lester Flatt (lead vocal and guitar), Earl Scruggs (banjo), Howard Watts (bass) and Chubby Wise (fiddle). With the production of Art Satherley, the song was released in 78 RPM format on December 27, 1948.
The song would be re-recorded on December 3, 1960, at Bradley Film & Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN. In this session Bill was accompanied by: Carl Butler (gt), Curtis McPeake (banjo), Tony Ellis (bass) and Dale Potter (fiddle). With the production of Owen Bradley. The song was not released in single.
The song was featured on Bill Monroe’s third studio album, Mr. Blue Grass (Decca 1961).
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The Ridgerunners 1977 (Atteiram Records)
The Potomac Valley Boys 1979 (Old Homestead Records)
The Bluegrass Cardinals 1984 (BGC Records)
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Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys 1993 (CMH Records)
Blue Dogs 1993 (BDM)
Kruger Brothers 1998 (Double Time)
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