The Bill Monroe reader / edited by Tom Ewing

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Subjects: Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2000
Series: Music in American life
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: 301 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
The Monroe Brothers: Their Life, Their Songs 7
A Story of the Grand Ole Opry / George D. Hay 10
Bill Monroe's WSM Grand Ole Opry Song Folio No. 1 / George D. Hay, Gene Dudley 12
Grand Ole Opry / William R. McDaniel, Harold Seligman 15
Bluegrass Background: Folk Music with Overdrive / Alan Lomax 16
Official WSM Grand Ole Opry History-Picture Book 19
Bill Monroe - 'The Daddy of Blue Grass Music' / Ralph Rinzler 22
First Bluegrass Festival Honors Bill Monroe / Mayne Smith 27
The High, Lonesome Sound of Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Ralph Rinzler 31
Bill Monroe: King of Blue Grass Music / Doug Benson 33
Growing Up in Rosine, Kentucky: An Interview with Bill Monroe 46
Pickin' and Singin' 51
Bill Monroe (from a Farm Boy to a Legend) / James Monroe 53
Mellowing Father of Bluegrass / Jack Hurst 60
Bill Monroe / Steve Rathe 66
Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys: An Illustrated Discography / Neil V. Rosenberg 73
Bluegrass Touches - An Interview with Bill Monroe / Charles Wolfe 76
Common-Law Wife Seeks Divorce from Bill Monroe / Valary Marks 86
Stars of Country Music / Ralph Rinzler 88
Daddy Bluegrass and His Blues / Martha Hume 92
Bluegrass 'Father,' Monroe, Is at Home on the Farm / Jan Otteson 100
Bill Monroe: From Refined Oil to Slick Music / Jack Hurst 101
Bill Monroe Interview / David Grisman 104
Monroe, the Father, Monroe, the Son / Don Rhodes 106
Bill Monroe Goes about the Business of Bluegrass Music / Lee Rector 113
Bill Monroe's Mandolin Gets an Apologetic Facelift / Laura (Eipper) Hill 118
My Tribute to Monroe / Michelle H. Putnam 120
Stayin' on the Right Road / Carole Ledford 122
Cleo Davis: The Original Blue Grass Boy / Wayne Erbsen 125
Bill Monroe - The Master Speaks / Ray Edlund 138
Happy Birthday, Bill Monroe! / Marty Godbey 146
Bill Monroe / Ronni Lundy 150
Bill Monroe's Birthday Party / Sandy Rothman 158
Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound / Robert Cantwell 161
The Bill Monroe Museum and Bluegrass Hall of Fame: The Dream Comes True / Doug Hutchens 165
Bill Monroe - His Best Days on Earth / Richard D. Smith 169
Worst-Cast Repair / Roger Siminoff 180
Bill Monroe's Mandolin Is Restored / Charmaine Lanham 183
Bio: Bill Monroe / Roger Wolmuth 185
Bill Monroe's Mandolin / Jim Hatlo 191
Bill Monroe / George Gruhn 194
Recording the Grammy Winner: Bill Monroe in the Studio / Thomas Goldsmith 199
Womanizing' Led to Monroe Tussle, Ed-girlfriend Says / Charlie Appleton 202
Charges against Monroe Dropped / Catherine Thompson 204
50 Years on the Grand Ole Opry / Thomas Goldsmith 205
On September 13, William Smith Monroe Turns Eighty / Richard Spottswood 210
Bill Monroe / Charles Wolfe 213
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys: Live Recordings, 1956-1969, vol. 1: Off the Record / Ralph Rinzler 219
Bill Monroe Has Lots to Sing but Little to Say / Jason Deparle 221
Nobody Does It Like Bill / Jack Flippin 226
The Father of Bluegrass / Jay Orr, Michael Gray 233
It's Sad Day, Indeed, for Legend's Friends, Fans / John Commins 238
Tears, Music Fill Bluegrass Legend's Final Ryman 'Show' / Jay Orr 240
On the Death of William Smith Monroe / Robert Ashley Logue 243
A Living Legend Dies / David McBride 244
Tears Fell on Rosine / Marye Yeomans 246
The Passing of a Patriarch / Malcolm Jones, Jr. 252
Cross-eyed Child / John Hartford 254
The Bill I Loved / Hazel Smith 256
Bill Monroe: An Appreciation / Richard Spottswood 258
I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling / Tom Wolf 261
Thirty Years of Bean Blossom Recollections / Jim Peva 264
The Man in the White Hat / Joel M. Vance 270
Bill Monroe's Rosine Home / James Nold, Jr. 273
Forget Me Not / Jennie T. McHenry 281
Selected Bibliography: Books about Bill Monroe and Bluegrass Music 283
Index 285
Additional Authors: Ewing, Tom, 1946-
Notes: LCCN: 00008015
ISBN: 0252025008
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-284) and index
OCLC Number: 43286427
ISBN/ISSN: 0252025008