Bill Monroe is probably the only American to have invented an entirely new genre of music. He invented the style of Bluegrass, he invented its name, and throughout the 20th century, he embodied its art form. Beginning with his Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe defined a hard-edged style of country that emphasized instrumental virtuosity, close harmony vocals and a fast, driving tempo. The musical genre took its name from his band, which forever defined the sound of classic bluegrass - a five-piece acoustic string band, playing precisely and rapidly, switching solos and singing in a plaintive, high lonesome voice. Not only did he invent a genre of music, he was a mentor to several generations of musicians including Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs , Reno & Smiley , Vassar Clements , Carter Stanley and Mac Wiseman . Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys - All The Classic Releases 1937-1949 4 CD set captures 112 of his best-known tracks and features Lester Flatt , Earl Scruggs , Charlie Monroe in a collector's dream set. This is the real stuff for those who accept no substitutes.
This 4 CD super set is brand new and never been opened, still in its original factory shrink-wrap. 112 bluegrass classics (307 minutes of music!) include... My Long Journey Home What Is Home Without Love What... read more