Friday, May 28, 2010

Coming back, again...

After reading Don's comment where he mentioned the Greenbriar Boys and Jimmy Martin versions of today's Charlie Monroe song, I thought it might be nice to add them as a little bonus post for today. So while I was at it, I decided to throw in a classic Country Gentleman version and another Jimmy Martin version, this time with Ralph Stanley.

Keep comin' back!

"I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When"

The Country Gentlemen (1961)

The Greenbriar Boys (1961)

Jimmy Martin (1965)

Jimmy Martin & Ralph Stanley (1980)


Harlan Taylor said...

The king of Bluegrass has alwayes ruled this song in my opinion. (Bad pun, I know!)But I feel that way about most every song Jimmy recorded. It may not have been his before he recorded it, but it sure was after.


Anonymous said...

How fine it is to get to compare these five versions of the song. I like the scans of each album cover... nice touch.

Jimmy Martin sure set the standard high. I'd call it "perfection". I was a little surprised that Charlie's version holds up as well as it does. It's a really natural and comfortable performance.