Bill Monroe



Bill Monroe

Rating
Active
1930 to 1996
Born
September 13, 1911 in Kentucky
Died
September 9, 1996
Location
Rosine, Kentucky, United States
Biography
Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911 - September 9, 1996) developed the style of country music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for his home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as "the father of bluegrass." In the rock (and roll) community, Bill Monroe may be best known via one of Elvis Presley's earliest recordings at Sun Records, that of Monroe's 'Blue Moon of Kentucky'. Patsy Cline also made a highly regarded version of this song.
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Top Songs by Bill Monroe


Live 1964

Muleskinner Blues

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The Father of Bluegrass

What Would You Give in Exchange

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The Walls Of Time - Live

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Bean Blossom

Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms

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Folk Music At Newport Part 1

Shady Grove

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BlueGrass Vol. 1

Brakeman's Blues

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Live 1964

Can't You Hear Me Calling

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BlueGrass Vol. 3

Close By

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Storyteller, Poet, Philosopher

Molly and Tenbrooks

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The Brakeman's Blues

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


I Saw The Light

I Saw The Light

Bill Monroe March 25, 2016

10 Tracks

Blue Moon Of Kentucky Vol.1 1936-1949

Blue Moon Of Kentucky Vol.1 1936-1949

Bill Monroe July 1, 2015

29 Tracks

Blue Moon Of Kentucky Vol.2 1936-1949

Blue Moon Of Kentucky Vol.2 1936-1949

Bill Monroe July 1, 2015

30 Tracks

Blue Moon Of Kentucky Vol.3 1936-1949

Blue Moon Of Kentucky Vol.3 1936-1949

Bill Monroe July 1, 2015

24 Tracks

Blue Moon Of Kentucky Vol.4 1936-1949

Blue Moon Of Kentucky Vol.4 1936-1949

Bill Monroe July 1, 2015

27 Tracks

BlueGrass 1950-1958 Vol.1

BlueGrass 1950-1958 Vol.1

Bill Monroe July 1, 2015

25 Tracks

BlueGrass 1950-1958 Vol.4

BlueGrass 1950-1958 Vol.4

Bill Monroe July 1, 2015

27 Tracks

BlueGrass 1959-1963

BlueGrass 1959-1963

Bill Monroe July 1, 2015

43 Tracks

The Collection '36-'59

The Collection '36-'59

Bill Monroe September 22, 2014

50 Tracks

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