Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe (2nd from left) and His Blue Grass Boys in the 1930s

Bill Monroe (2nd from left) and his Blue Grass Boys in the 1930s

Bill Monroe needs no introduction, but we’ll attempt a short one anyway. Bill’s career in music spanned nearly 70 years; he is credited with creating the bluegrass style of music. Indeed, the name “bluegrass” comes from the name of his band, “Blue Grass Boys.” For details, see his Wikipedia article.

The Recordings

Rocky Road Blues

 record label Group: Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (36907)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: February 13, 1945
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Kentucky Waltz

 record label Group: Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
Label: Columbia Matrix Number: Columbia (36907)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: February 13, 1945
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This bluegrass classic was Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys most commercially successful recording, reaching number three on the US Country & Western charts in 1946.

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