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Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute

By Mandolin Cafe
September 2, 2011 - 7:30 am

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Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute

Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute

Burlington, Mass. — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bill Monroe's birth, Rounder Records has produced a 2-disc 28-track set with performances by an all-star roster of Rounder's top bluegrass artists, including Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Dailey & Vincent, The Bluegrass Album Band and more.

Bill Monroe was both the father of bluegrass music and one of the genre's most prolific writers, with a legacy that remains a touchstone for instrumentalists and vocalists alike.

Disc 1:
Tall Timber - The Bluegrass Album Band
Will You Be Loving Another Man - The Grascals
Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day - Michael Cleveland
Cheyenne - Tony Rice
Close By - Dailey & Vincent
I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling - Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys
Shenandoah Breakdown - Wyatt Rice
My Florida Sunshine - Claire Lynch
I'm Blue I'm Lonesome - Nashville Bluegrass Band
Toy Heart - Ricky Skaggs
Wheel Hoss - The Bluegrass Album Band
On The Old Kentucky Shore - The Bluegrass Album Band
Come Back To Me In My Dreams - Al Jones
Wicked Path Of Sin - Blue Highway

Disc 2:
Old Brown County Barn - Michael Cleveland
You'd Better Get Right - The Vern Williams Band
Voice From On High - Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys
Lonesome Moonlight Waltz - The Bluegrass Album Band
Doghouse Blues - Nashville Bluegrass Band
Walls Of Time - The Johnson Mountain Boys
Big Mon - Tony Rice
Footprints In The Snow - IIIrd Tyme Out
Jerusalem Ridge - Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
Mansions For Me - Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
In Despair - Ralph Stanley
You're Drifting Away - Nashville Bluegrass Band
True Life Blues - Hazel Dickens
Goodbye Old Pal - Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys

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Mike Bromley
September 03, 2011 12:16 AM
Happy Hundred, Mr. Bill.
September 13, 2011 03:34 PM
On this day celebrating the Bill Monroe Centennial, I want to think Steve Ide for putting together some of my 1966 Fincastle photos with my recordings of the Blue Grass Boys at the 1979 Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival along with an article on his blog...

To hear at least 12 sets of Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys from 1969-1971...

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