Bill Monroe: Anthology
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So much has been said about the founding father of bluegrass music that it would be nice if there was an all-encompassing collection of Bill Monroe's music to accompany the legend. Although the almost-correctly titled Anthology comes close, there is still a wealth of Columbia and RCA-Victor recordings missing from this Decca-centric collection, which runs chronologically from 1950 to 1969 (with one final track from 1981). Unfortunately, this means that the classic lineup of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, with fiddler Chubby Wise and bassist Howard Watts, is not represented. Still, bluegrass luminaries Vassar Clements, Jimmy Martin, Kenny Baker, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, and many others, all drifted in and out of the Blue Grass Boys during their twenty-some years, and make appearances on classic tracks like "Sally Goodin," "Uncle Pen," "Blue Moon of Kentucky," and "New Mule Skinner Blues." All told, this may be the perfect collection of Monroe's work for Decca, but it falls only slightly short of being the Bill Monroe Anthology.
Born: 14 September 1911 in Rosine, KY
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
Top Albums and Songs by Bill Monroe
||Rocky Road Blues (1971 Version)||Bill Monroe: The Essential Collection||2:02||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bluegrass Breakdown||First Generation Blue Grass||2:19||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||White House Blues||All Time Greatest Hits||2:13||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Southern Flavor||Gotta Travel On - An Introduction to Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys||3:16||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||True Life Blues||Bluegrass||2:50||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||What Would You Give In Exchange for Your Soul?||Live Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Vol. 2||4:30||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Fireball Mail (Single Version)||Bill Monroe: The Essential Collection||2:33||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Kentucky Waltz||Country 100||2:46||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rocky Top||We Love Country & Western Music - The 75 Greatest Hits||2:38||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||A Beautiful Life||A Beautiful Life||2:28||£0.79||View In iTunes|