Bill Monroe

William Smith Monroe (; September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter, who contributed to the development of the style of music known as bluegrass. Because of this, he is commonly referred to as the "Father of Bluegrass".

The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 69 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 13th, 1911 (Rosine), Died September 9th, 1996 (Springfield)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: mandolin, vocalist, leader, yodeling, songwriter, arranger, composer, guitar

Recordings (Results 326-338 of 338 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 16316 1/20/1971 Jenny Lynn Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16317 1/20/1971 Heel and toe polka Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16318 1/20/1971 Milenberg joy Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16730 3/14/1972 Sweetheart you done me wrong-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16731 3/14/1972 Banks of the Ohio Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16732 3/14/1972 Tall pines-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16733 3/15/1972 Mother's only sleeping-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16734 3/15/1972 Foggy mountain top-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16735 3/15/1972 Love please come home-2 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16736 3/15/1972 What would you give in exchange?-2 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16737 3/21/1972 When the golden leaves begin to fall-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16738 3/21/1972 Walls of time-2 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Decca NA 16739 3/21/1972 My old Kentucky and you-3 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, mandolin  
(Results 326-338 of 338 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monroe, Bill," accessed January 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103708.

Monroe, Bill. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103708.

"Monroe, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103708

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