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Bill Monroe and the Mandolin

Bill Monroe and the Mandolin

A popular joke in Bluegrass circles is that a Bluegrass picker dies and goes to Heaven.  When he arrives, he sees the best of the best Bluegrass players surrounding him.  But on a hill, above all the rest, is a large man in a white cowboy hat and a dark suit.  He’s picking a mandolin.  The picker turns to one of the players around him, and asks, “Is that Bill Monroe?”  The responders says, “Nah, that’s God, just pretending to be Bill Monroe.” READ MORE »

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Can’t Get Enough of Bill Monroe Music?

January 4, 2011 bill monroe

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 […]

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The Original Bluegrass Band: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys

September 6, 2010 bill monroe

1945 marked a new era for Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass boys an era that was characterized by fame and success and marked a significant turning point in the genre of bluegrass music itself. It was in this year that the Original Bluegrass Band was born into life. Earl Scruggs His real name is Eugene […]

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The History of Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

August 26, 2010 bill monroe

1938 was a year that closed a monumental chapter and opened a new one in the bluegrass scene. It was this year that the highly successful Monroe Bothers, composed of guitarist Charlie and mandolin-playing Bill Monroe, had broken up. It was also this year that Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys was born. Grand Ole […]

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Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boys: A Profile on the Classic Bluegrass Band

August 24, 2010 bill monroe

Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boys – A Profile on the Classic Bluegrass Band Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boys was the quintessential example of a bluegrass band. With the entry of Earl Scruggs in the end of 1945, Monroe’s already sensational group became a powerhouse that everyone clamored to watch. The “Original” Cast Members Besides founder Bill Monroe […]

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