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The Bill Monroe reader

Author: Tom Ewing
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Former Blue Grass Boy Tom Ewing presents a full collection of writings concerning Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Bill Monroe; Bill Monroe; Bill Monroe; Bill Monroe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Ewing
ISBN: 0252025008 9780252025006 0252073991 9780252073991
OCLC Number: 43286427
Description: 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Monroe brothers : their life, their songs (excerpt) --
A story of the Grand Ole Opry (excerpt) / George D. Hay --
Bill Monroe's WSM Grand Ole Opry song folio no. 1 (excerpt) / George D. Hay and Gene Dudley --
Grand Ole Opry (excerpt) / William R. McDaniel and Harold Seligman --
Bluegrass background : folk music with overdrive / Alan Lomax --
Official WSM Grand Ole Opry picture-history book (excerpt) --
Bill Monroe- "the daddy of blue grass music" / Ralph Rinzler --
First bluegrass festival honors Bill Monroe / Mayne Smith --
The high, lonesome sound of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys (excerpt) / Ralph Rinzler --
Bill Monroe : king of blue grass music (interviews) / Doug Benson --
Growing up in Rosine, Kentucky : an interview with Bill Monroe / edited by Alice (Foster) Gerrard --
Pickin' and singin' / Newsweek staff --
Bill Monroe (from a farm boy to a legend) / James Monroe --
Mellowing father of bluegrass / Jack Hurst --
Bill Monroe (interview) / Steve Rathe --
Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys : an illustrated discography (excerpts) / Neil V. Rosenberg --
Bluegrass touches- an interview with Bill Monroe / Charles Wolfe --
Common-law wife seeks divorce from Bill Monroe / Valary Marks --
Stars of country music (excerpt) / Ralph Rinzler --
Daddy bluegrass and his blues / Martha Hume --
Bluegrass "father," Monroe, is at home on the farm / Jan Otteson --
Bill Monroe : from refined oil slick to slick music / Jack Hurst --
Bill Monroe interview (excerpts) / David Grisman --
Monroe, the father, Monroe, the son / Don Rhodes --
Bill Monroe goes about the business of bluegrass music / Lee Rector --
Bill Monroe's mandolin gets an apologetic facelift / Laura (Eipper) Hill --
My tribute to Monroe / Michelle H. Putnam --
Stayin' on the right road / Carole Ledford --
Cleo Davis : the original bluegrass boy / Wayne Erbsen --
Bill Monroe- the master speaks (interview) / Ray Edlund --
Happy birthday, Bill Monroe! / Marty Godbey --
Bill Monroe / Ronni Lundy --
Bill Monroe's birthday party / Sandy Rothman --
Bluegrass breakdown : the making of the old Southern sound (excerpts) / Robert Cantwell --
The Bill Monroe Museum and Bluegrass Hall of Fame : the dream comes true / Doug Hutchens --
Bill Monroe- his best days on Earth / Richard D. Smith --
Worst-case repair / Roger Siminoff --
Bill Monroe's mandolin is restored / Charmaine Lanham --
Bio : Bill Monroe / Roger Wolmuth --
Bill Monroe's mandolin / Jim Hatlo --
Bill Monroe (interview) / George Gruhn --
Recording the Grammy winner : Bill Monroe in the studio / Thomas Goldsmith --
"Womanizing" led to Monroe tussle, ex-girlfriend says / Charlie Appleton --
Charges against Monroe dropped / Catherine Thompson --
50 years on the Grand Ole Opry / Thomas Goldsmith --
One September 13, William Smith Monroe turns eighty / Richard Spottswood --
Bill Monroe / Charles Wolfe --
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys : live recordings, 1956-1969, vol. 1 : off the record (booklet excerpts) / Ralph Rinzler --
Bill Monroe has lots to sing but little to say / Jason DeParle --
Nobody does it like Bill / Jack Flippin --
The father of bluegrass / Jay Orr and Michael Gray --
It's a sad day, indeed, for legend's friends, fans / John Commins --
Tears, music fill bluegrass legend's final Ryman "show" / Jay Orr --
On the death of William Smith Monroe / Robert Ashley Logue --
A living legend dies / David McBride --
Tears fell on Rosine / Marye Yeomans --
The passing of a patriarch / Malcolm Jones Jr. --
Cross-eyed child / John Hartford --
The Bill I loved / Hazel Smith --
Bill Monroe : an appreciation / Richard Spottswood --
I Hear a sweet voice calling / Tom Wolf --
Thirty years of bean blossom recollections / Jim Peva --
The man in the white hat / Joel M. Vance --Bill Monroe's Rosine home / James Nold Jr. --
Forget me not / Jennie T. McHenry.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: edited by Tom Ewing.

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Known as the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe pioneered a different category of music and inspired generations of musicians and fans. This title offers a tribute to the man and the musician who  Read more...

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