Richard Greene

Richard Greene (born November 9, 1942) is an American violinist who has been described as "one of the most innovative and influential fiddle players of all time". Greene is credited with introducing the chop to fiddle playing while working with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, the invention of which he attributes to pain in his wrist and arm and "laziness". He featured the technique in his performances with Seatrain.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 9th, 1942 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1966 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 14302 10/14/1966 When my blue moon turns to gold again Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14303 10/14/1966 I wonder where you are tonight Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14304 10/14/1966 Turkey in the straw (Instrumental) Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14324 11/3/1966 Pretty fair maiden in the garden-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14325 11/3/1966 Log cabin on the lane-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14326 11/3/1966 Paddy on the turnpike (Instrumental) Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14394 12/6/1966 That's all right Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14395 12/6/1966 It makes no difference now Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14396 12/6/1966 Dusty Miller (Instrumental) Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14421 12/16/1966 Midnight on the stormy deep-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14422 12/16/1966 All the good times are past and gone-2 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14423 12/16/1966 Soldier's joy (Instrumental) Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14474 1/23/1967 Blue night Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14475 1/23/1967 Grey eagle (Instrumental) Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Greene, Richard," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318853.

Greene, Richard. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318853.

"Greene, Richard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318853

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