Bill Monoe's Orange Blossom Special
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||Mule Skinner Boys||Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys||2:45||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Orange Blossom Special||Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys||2:33||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||What Would You Give In Exchange (Pt. 3)||Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys||2:53||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||What Would You Give In Exchange (Pt. 4)||Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys||2:50||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||When Our Lord Shall Come Again||Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys||2:13||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||White House Blues||Bill Monoe||2:12||£0.79||View In iTunes|
A somewhat misleading set that states nowhere on its packaging that it is a live album, nor does it state where or when it was recorded. Plus, the recording quality sounds sort of hollow, with the vocals not always coming through very loudly or clearly. A good variety of material is included, though, from the fiddle workout on "Orange Blossom Special" to the Monroe classics "Uncle Penn," "Mule Skinner Blues" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky." The inclusion of Hank Williams' "I Saw the Light" is also a highlight. Monroe and his band are very sharp throughout the album, though one wishes the recording quality was also.
Born: 13 September 1911 in Rosine, KY
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s