Can’t Get Enough of Bill Monroe Music?

Can’t Get Enough of Bill Monroe Music?

Can’t Get Enough of Bill Monroe Music?

If you simply can’t get enough of Bill Monroe music then here are several special collections and compilations to satisfy your craving for old school bluegrass tunes from the very best of them all.

Father of Bluegrass Music (DVD)

Released by MVD Visual in 2008, Father of Bluegrass Music is a 90-minute documentary of the Grandfather of Bluegrass Bill Monroe. Besides learning interesting and fascinating facts about Monroe’s personal life and career, you will also be treated with featured performances from the various artists that Monroe had collaborated with during his lengthy career, including Del McCoury, the Osborne Brothers, Lester Flatt, Paul McCartney, and of course performances of the most famous lineup of Monroe’s band, the Bluegrass Boys.

Gospel Spirit

For an all-bluegrass-gospel selection from the legend, be sure to check out Gospel Spirit, which features sixteen re-mastered tracks of Monroe’s original recordings. The CD, released by MCA Nashville in August 2004, includes songs such as I’ve Found a Hiding Place, Lord Lead Me On, I’m Working on a Building, Lord Protect My Soul, and Let The Light Shine Down On Me.

20th Century Masters

If you have only recently discovered the wonderful music that only Bill Monroe can produce, this album is the best introduction you’ll get to his works. It features many of his most well known songs, including those he had composed and performed with his band, the Bluegrass Boys, such as Uncle Pen, Footprints in the Snow, Blue Moon of Kentucky, and Molly & Tenbrooks. Also included are two solo performances of Monroe, namely My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin’ and I Saw The Light.

Anthology and Music of Bill Monroe

This album, released by MCA Nashville in April 2003, is the most comprehensive collection of Bill Monroe’s works next to Music of Bill Monroe, which was also released by the same record label and features a boxed 4-CD set containing ninety-eight tracks in total.

Anthology is the lite version, with fifty of Monroe’s best songs during his thirty-year career with record label Decca. Collaborators for this album include the likes of Jimmy Martin, Vassar Clements, Bobby Hicks, Del McCoury, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan.

Music of Bill Monroe was released in July 1994 and spanned virtually the entirety of Monroe’s sixty-plus years in the industry. The boxed set even gives listeners a taste of a young Bill, then singing in a duo act with his older brother Charlie Monroe.

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