The Essential Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys 1945-1949

The Essential Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys 1945-1949 by Bill Monroe
Released: Oct 1992
Label: Legacy/Columbia
Mostly compiled of alternate takes from the original recordings, this 40-song collection serves as a seminal introduction to the man people have come to know as the "Godfather of Bluegrass." The weepy and soulfully-sung "Blue Moon of Kentucky" is as integral to the foundation of bluegrass and string band music as Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" is to rock 'n roll.
Eric Shea
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