Thelonious Monk ‎– Genius Of Modern Music

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1952 10" LP compiling recordings from Oct./Nov. 1947 and July 1948 originally released as singles:
* Blue Note 543 Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight / Well, You Needn't
* Blue Note 547 Thelonious Monk - Evonce / Off Minor
* Blue Note 548 Thelonious Monk - In Walked Bud / Epistrophy
* Blue Note 549 Thelonious Monk - Ruby, My Dear / Evidence
* Blue Note 560 Thelonious Monk - Humph / Misterioso

In 1956 the compilation was expanded for the 12" format with a new cover, adding missing tracks from the above plus one from:
* Blue Note 1564 Thelonious Monk - I Mean You / Tadd Dameron - Symphonette
and one previously unreleased track, Introspection.

The 1989 CD added outtakes. The 2001 version was remastered and restored the 1952 cover design.

Please use compilation tag.

Tracklist

'Round About Midnight 3:10
Off Minor 3:00
Ruby My Dear 3:09
I Mean You 2:46
Thelonious 2:59
Epistrophy 3:06
Well You Needn't 2:59
Misterioso 3:21

Versions (74)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLP 5002 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music(10", Comp, Mono) Blue Note BLP 5002 US 1951 Sell This Version
BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(LP, Comp, Mono, RM) Blue Note BLP 1510 US 1956 Sell This Version
BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RM, RP) Blue Note BLP 1510 US 1957 Sell This Version
BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RM, RP) Blue Note BLP 1510 US 1958 Sell This Version
BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RM, RP) Blue Note BLP 1510 US 1960 Sell This Version
BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RM, RP) Blue Note BLP 1510 US 1960 Sell This Version
BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Blue Note BLP 1510 US 1962 Sell This Version
BLP 1510, 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume 1)(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BLP 1510, 1510 US 1966 Sell This Version
BST 81510, BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(LP, Comp, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 81510, BLP 1510 US 1966 Sell This Version
BST 81510, BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Vol 1(LP, Comp, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 81510, BLP 1510 US 1970 Sell This Version
NR-8836, BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, Promo, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note NR-8836, BLP 1510 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
NR-8836, BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note NR-8836, BLP 1510 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
BST 81510, BNST 81510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Vol 1(LP, Comp, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 81510, BNST 81510 US 1972 Sell This Version
BST 81.510 U Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music(LP, Comp, RE, S/Edition) Blue Note BST 81.510 U France 1972 Sell This Version
BST 81510, BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(LP, Comp, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 81510, BLP 1510 US 1973 Sell This Version
BST 81510, BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(LP, Comp, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BST 81510, BLP 1510 US 1975 Sell This Version
LNJ-70090 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music - Volume One (LP, Comp, RE) Blue Note LNJ-70090 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
GXF 3014(M), BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, Ltd) Blue Note, Blue Note GXF 3014(M), BLP 1510 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
GXK 8058(M), BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note GXK 8058(M), BLP 1510 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Vol 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Blue Note BLP 1510 France 1982 Sell This Version
BLP-1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note BLP-1510 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
BST 81510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Blue Note BST 81510 US 1985 Sell This Version
BST 81510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM, DMM) Blue Note BST 81510 France 1985 Sell This Version
BST 81510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(LP, Comp, RE, RM, DMM) Blue Note BST 81510 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music - Volume One(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, XDR) Blue Note 4BN 81510 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 581510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music - Volume One(Cass, Comp, RM) Blue Note 4BN 581510 US 1985 Sell This Version
BST 81510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Blue Note BST 81510 France 1985 Sell This Version
BST 81510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM, DMM) Blue Note BST 81510 France 1985 Sell This Version
CJ28-5114 Thelonious Monk 1st & 2nd Session On Blue Note(CD, Comp, Mono) Blue Note CJ28-5114 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
CDP-581510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(CD, Comp, Club, RE) Blue Note CDP-581510 US 1989 Sell This Version
CDP 7 81510 2 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(CD, Comp, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 81510 2 US 1989 Sell This Version
TOCJ-1510, BLP-1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note TOCJ-1510, BLP-1510 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
0777 7 81510 2 9, CDP 7 81510 2 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(CD, Comp, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note 0777 7 81510 2 9, CDP 7 81510 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CDP 7 81510 2 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(CD, Comp, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 81510 2 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
0724 3 49459 5 2, 49459 5 2 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(CD, Comp, RE, Dig) Blue Note, Blue Note 0724 3 49459 5 2, 49459 5 2 France 1998 Sell This Version
TOCJ-9041, BLP-1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(CD, Comp, Mono, Ltd, Promo, RE, RM, Pap) Blue Note, Blue Note TOCJ-9041, BLP-1510 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
TOCJ-9041, BNLP-1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(CD, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Blue Note, Blue Note TOCJ-9041, BNLP-1510 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
TOJJ-5002, BLP 5002 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music(10", Comp, Mono, Ltd, Promo, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note TOJJ-5002, BLP 5002 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
TOJJ-5002, BLP 5002 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music(10", Comp, Mono, Ltd, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note TOJJ-5002, BLP 5002 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
7243 5 32138 2 4 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(CD, Comp, Mono, Club, RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 5 32138 2 4 US 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 32138 2 4 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 5 32138 2 4 US 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 32138 2 4, 5321382 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note 7243 5 32138 2 4, 5321382 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
TOCJ-6433 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Vol.1(CD, Comp, Mono, Promo, RE, RM) Blue Note TOCJ-6433 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
TOCJ-7003 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note TOCJ-7003 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
TOCJ-8633 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(CD, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM) Blue Note TOCJ-8633 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
none Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(12xFile, AIFF, Comp, Mono, RE, RM, 24-) Blue Note none US 2013
none Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(12xFile, FLAC, Comp, Mono, RE, RM, 24b) Blue Note Records none 2013
TYCJ-81025 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(CD, Comp, RE, RM, SHM) Blue Note TYCJ-81025 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BLP 1510, 1510, B0020059-01A Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note BLP 1510, 1510, B0020059-01A Europe 2014 Sell This Version
1510, BLP 1510, 0602537730735 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Universal Music Group International 1510, BLP 1510, 0602537730735 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
BLP 1510, 1510, B0020157-01 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe BLP 1510, 1510, B0020157-01 US 2014 Sell This Version
BLP 5002, 5002, B0020409-01, LP 5002 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music(10", Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note BLP 5002, 5002, B0020409-01, LP 5002 US 2014 Sell This Version
DOL891H Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume 1)(LP, Comp, RE, 180) DOL DOL891H Russia 2016 Sell This Version
UCCQ-9246 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM, SHM) Blue Note UCCQ-9246 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
00009 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Vol. 1(CD, Comp, RE, Dig) Blue Note, Universal Music Group 00009 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
UCCU-5678 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(CD, Comp, RE, SHM) Blue Note UCCU-5678 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
072435321382 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note 072435321382 Brazil 2017 Sell This Version
BLP 1510, 1510, B0020157-01 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(LP, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, Gol) Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe BLP 1510, 1510, B0020157-01 US 2018 Sell This Version
UCCQ-9455 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM, UHQ) Blue Note UCCQ-9455 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
1510, BLP 1510, B0020157-01 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(LP, Album, Comp, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe 1510, BLP 1510, B0020157-01 Spain 2019 Sell This Version
1510, BLP 1510, B0020157-01 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume One(LP, Album, Comp, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe 1510, BLP 1510, B0020157-01 Portugal 2020 Sell This Version
BLP-1510, BN 81510, 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One)(LP, Comp, Mono) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note BLP-1510, BN 81510, 1510 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 81510 2 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(CD, Comp, Club, RE) Blue Note CDP 7 81510 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
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CDP 7 81510 2, 0777 7 81510 2 9 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(CD, Comp, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note CDP 7 81510 2, 0777 7 81510 2 9 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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BLP 1510 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RM, RP) Blue Note BLP 1510 US Unknown Sell This Version
BNST 36504 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1(LP, Comp, RM, Ele) Blue Note BNST 36504 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
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ChiefMojoBear

ChiefMojoBear

January 27, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Genius Of Modern Music Volume One, LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM, BLP 1510, 1510, B0020157-01
I went in the store looking for Volume One. They didn't have it. They did have Volume Two. So I went ahead and bought Volume Two. Came home, popped it on and to my surprise 'Round Midnight started playing. Took a look, sure enough the labels were Volume One. Matrix brought me here. My guardian angel's got my back. . . . oh by the way, this is some of the greatest Monk music ever recorded and the pressing sounds fantastic to me.
dmurkland

dmurkland

August 19, 2019
referencing Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One), LP, Comp, RE, BST 81510, BLP 1510

My kudos to Blue Note records (albeit very late) for stock issuing of plastic lined paper inner sleeves on this issue.
The Plastic Protector Inner Sleeves themselves are of a higher quality than many of the good ones I've purchased and liked over the years. Just the act of opening the cover for the first time and running into this pleasant surprise inspires the user to be more careful with the vinyl. I know that was my immediate reaction. It has a whole different effect than when you or I, the consumer, adds the plastic liner.
What a refreshing act from a record company actually thinking of the consumer and the long term value of their most important product.
For every one of these I see, there are a hundred stupid gimmick custom inner sleeve releases based on fancy looks, not the job the inner sleeve is supposed to be doing.
I've lost hundreds of dollars in value on my collection items simply because LPs get scratched by dumb or cheapo inner sleeves.
Record companies don't seem to care. Don't seem to know or want to know. So I must thank Blue Note and mention this delightful add on to collectors
cring41

cring41

April 21, 2019
referencing Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One), LP, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, Gol, BLP 1510, 1510, B0020157-01

Like the other reviewer said - great music. I don't think that reviewer had a bum pressing though, more likely that people with quiet pressings just got lucky. This pressing is awful, consistent with the shoddy pressing quality at United. Tons of background noise all over.
allnighterkid

allnighterkid

March 17, 2019
referencing Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1, LP, Comp, Mono, RM, RP, BLP 1510
Could you help me with my copy ?
is exactely like this one but have side one label with BLUE NOTE RECORDS INC NEW YORK USA
and side 2 label with BLUE NOTE RECORDS INC 47 WEST 63RD NYC
Is it this one or the one from 1962?
allnighterkid

allnighterkid

March 17, 2019
referencing Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1, LP, Comp, Mono, RE, BLP 1510
wich kind of release is this? would yould you like to upload back cover please?
are there 9M, and Plastylite ear in deadwax?
odder7

odder7

October 4, 2017
referencing Genius Of Modern Music (Volume One), LP, Comp, Mono, RM, BLP 1510
Shouldn't this version come AFTER the flat edge version? The flat edge is listed as 1957 and this one is labled as 1956. Guessing those dates need to be switched? Or this one needs to be changed to: flat edge, framed cover, Lexington Ave. on both labels and Lexington address on back of cover = 1956.
odder7

odder7

October 4, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Genius Of Modern Music Volume 1, LP, Comp, Mono, RM, RP, BLP 1510

Shouldn't this flat edge version pre-date the safety edge version? The flat edge is listed as 1957 and onother mono (RM for remastered) is labled as 1956. Guessing those dates need to be switched? Also, the flat edge version has Lexington labels. Everything should match up on the first 12" pressing: flat edge, framed cover, Lexington Ave. on both labels and Lexington address on back of cover = 1956.