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 26-50 of 338 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-02543 10-in. 10/12/1936 We read of a place that's called heaven Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
Victor BS-02544 10-in. 10/12/1936 Will the circle be unbroken Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
Victor BS-02545 10-in. 10/12/1936 The saints go marching in Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
Victor BS-02546 10-in. 10/12/1936 Roll in my sweet baby's arms Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
Victor BS-02547 10-in. 10/12/1936 Where is my sailor boy? Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
Victor BS-07019 10-in. 2/15/1937 I am ready to go Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-07020 10-in. 2/15/1937 What would the profit be? Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-07021 10-in. 2/15/1937 Some glad day Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-07022 10-in. 2/15/1937 I have found the way Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-07023 10-in. 2/15/1937 I am going that way Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-07024 10-in. 2/15/1937 Katy Cline Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-07025 10-in. 2/15/1937 Roll on, buddy Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-07026 10-in. 2/15/1937 Weeping willow tree Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-07027 10-in. 2/15/1937 I'll live on Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-07028 10-in. 2/15/1937 Oh, hide you in the blood Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-011875 10-in. 8/3/1937 What would you give in exchange?—part 2 Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin, songwriter  
Victor BS-011876 10-in. 8/3/1937 On that old gospel ship Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-011877 10-in. 8/3/1937 What would you give in exchange?—part 3 Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-011878 10-in. 8/3/1937 Let us be lovers again Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-011879 10-in. 8/3/1937 All the good times are passed and gone Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-011880 10-in. 8/3/1937 What would you give in exchange?—part 4 Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-011881 10-in. 8/3/1937 On my way to glory Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-011882 10-in. 8/3/1937 My last moving day Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-011883 10-in. 8/3/1937 He will set your fields on fire Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor BS-011884 10-in. 8/3/1937 Sinner, you better get ready Monroe Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
(Results 26-50 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.

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

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