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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bill Monroe day

Byron Berline, Bill Monroe, James Monroe, and 
Lamar Greir at the Barn at Bean Blossom Jamboree Park in
Bean Blossom, Indiana,  1967
Today 100 years ago on September 13, 1911, Bill Monroe was born on a farm outside the small community of Rosine, Kentucky. He is considered to be the "Father of Bluegrass," starting his career with his brothers Birch and Charlie. I could write a thousand things and details about his life, career, and music but I think y'all can read it on the web. I have compiled a couple of Monroe's recordings, many of them are my personal favorites.

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track list:
1. Cheyenne
2. Wayfaring Stranger (live)
3. Shady Grove (live)
4. It's Mighty Dark to Travel (live with Jim & Jesse)
5. Scotland



 

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