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Can't you hear me callin' : the life of Bill Monroe, father of bluegrass

Author: Richard D Smith
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life and career of the creator of the unique sound of American bluegrass music and documents his influence on American popular music in the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Bill Monroe; Bill Monroe; Bill Monroe; Bill Monroe; Bill Monroe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Smith
ISBN: 0316803812 9780316803816
OCLC Number: 42690222
Description: xviii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Blue Moon of Kentucky rising (The beginnings to 1929) --
The big city, the big country (1929-1938) --
His own man (1938 to 1945) --
Bluegrass (1945 to 1953) --
Impacts: Rock 'n' Roll, flatt and Scruggs, Folk music (1953 to 1961) --
Renaissance: Folkies and Yankees (1962 to 1965) --
His best days on earth (1965 to 1983) --
Blue Moon of Kentucky setting (1983 to 1996) --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Richard D. Smith.

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Drawing on the traditional "hillbilly" music of his Kentucky childhood, the late Bill Monroe created the "high lonesome sound" of bluegrass; his accomplished mandolin-playing and haunting high-range  Read more...

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