Music of Bill Monroe From 1936-1994

Music of Bill Monroe From 1936-1994

  • Bill Monroe’s Music from 1936-1994
  • Includes 98 Songs
  • Includes Some Songs Never Before Released
  • Includes Some Songs Never Before Released in the US
  • Built-In Booklet With Lots of Photos and Commentary

4-CD set with built-in booklet. Includes 98 songs by Bill Monroe, some of which have never before been released, or have never before been released in the United States.It’s the rare artist who virtually invents a genre single-handedly, and there’s no artist in any genre whose work has remained as dominant a force as Bill Monroe. The songs here not only define bluegrass, they remain the core of any bluegrass band’s repertoire. Monroe added a dose of sophistication to traditional hillbilly music–intricate group harmonies, expert musicianship–and he rehearsed his Blue Grass Boys for hours on end. MCA’s lavish 4 CD set covers 60 years and 98 songs, adding detailed notes and anecdotes. Beginning with 1936 duets with brother Charlie, the list of Blue Grass Boys reads like a roster of legends: Flatt and Scruggs, Chubby Wise, Mac Wiseman, Jimmy Martin, Vassar Clements, Sonny Osborne, Bobby Hicks, Kenny Baker, Bill Keith, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, and Richard Greene; the list goes on and on, as does the legacy of Monroe’s music. –Marc Greilsamer

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2 Responses to Music of Bill Monroe From 1936-1994

  • kevinj@unm.edu says:
    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The cornerstone to any bluegrass music collection, August 12, 1999
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    kevinj@unm.edu (Albuquerque, New Mexico) –

    This review is from: Music of Bill Monroe From 1936-1994 (Audio CD)
    Bill Monroe is truely the father of bluegrass music. Thiscollection spans his entire career, from his earliest recordings withhis brother Charlie, through his final session in 1994. Throughout his career, Monroe has produced some of the greatest legends in all of bluegrass. Del McCoury,Peter Rowan, Jimmy Martin, Flatt and Scruggs, Don Reno, Kenny Baker, Richard Greene, Vassar Clements and countless others made their debuts on Monroe records. All these artists appear on multiple tracks throughout the anthology. This anthology is a necessary addittion for any lover of American Music.
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  • ABH says:
    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A must-have for ANY Bluegrass fan, September 1, 2000
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    ABH (Nashville, TN USA) –

    This review is from: Music of Bill Monroe From 1936-1994 (Audio CD)
    We grew up calling him Uncle Bill. We listened to his music so much in our house that he felt like part of the family (even if he wasn’t really). His songs, most of which are Bluegrass standards now, could make your hair stand on end or put you into a crying fit. This box set is a wonderful collection of those songs. Everything about this set is perfect. From the sound to the song selection. Even the packaging is classy. The music contained herein is delivered by true artists. Many a Bluegrass legend has “served time” in Mr. Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Kenny Baker, “Tater” Tate, Peter Rowen, Cubby Wise are all on this box set for your listening pleasure. And the great thing about it is that the extensive discography will tell you who’s playing what and even when the track was recorded! I cannot think of a better collection of “Uncle” Bill’s songs.
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