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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bill Monroe

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Album Review

MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection is a good, basic collection of many of the best-known recordings of Bill Monroe's best-known songs, including "Blue Moon of Kentucky," "In the Pines," "New Mule Skinner Blues," "Uncle Pen," "I'm Sitting on Top of the World," "I Saw the Light," and "My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin'." These may not be his most historically important recordings, and undeniably there are some classic songs missing, but this should satisfy casual listeners on a tight budget.

Customer Reviews

Great!

My great grandma listened to this every time I was at her house, brings back good memories.

Memorable

Brings back memories of listening to it with my great papaw

He sounds like Wichita

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Biography

Born: September 13, 1911 in Rosine, KY

Genre: Country

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Bill Monroe is the father of bluegrass. He invented the style, invented the name, and for the great majority of the 20th century, embodied the art form. Beginning with his Blue Grass Boys in the '40s, Monroe defined a hard-edged style of country that emphasized instrumental virtuosity, close vocal harmonies, and a fast, driving tempo. The musical genre took its name from the Blue Grass Boys, and Monroe's music forever has defined the sound of classical bluegrass — a five-piece acoustic string...
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