Posts tagged bill monroe
Posts tagged bill monroe
Live audio of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, recorded in San Francisco on February 6, 1979. The lineup here is stellar: Kenny Baker (fiddle), Butch Robins (banjo), Wayne Lewis (guitar), Randy Davis (bass). You know the mandolin picker. This piece of Irish-flavored instrumental fireworks is “Monroe’s Hornpipe”.
Live bluegrass from Bill Monroe and a dream line-up of his Blue Grass Boys: Kenny Baker on fiddle, Butch Robins on banjo, Wayne Lewis on guitar, and Randy Davis on bass. They’re performing Monroe’s classic, “My Sweet, Blue Eyed Darling”.
For Secular Saturday: Live bluegrass music from Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: “You’ll Find Her Name Written There”.
This star-studded clip from 1988 begins with Emmylou Harris and the Angel Band (Vince Gill, Carl Jackson, Emory Gordy) singing The Stanley Brothers’ “He Said If I Be Lifted Up.
They’re followed by The New Grass Revival with “Can’t Stop Now”. Then, Bill Monroe joins Ricky Skaggs for a juiced-up “Uncle Pen”.
Hatch show print for Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys
untitled by paul.malon on Flickr.
Live and kicking bluegrass from Bill Monroe: “I’m On My Way Back To the Old Home”.
Live, classic bluegrass from Peter Rowan and a crew of superstar sidemen, with Bill Monroe’s “The First Whippoorwill”.
Bluegrass for Labor Day. From 1946, Bill Monroe and the classic line-up of his Blue Grass Boys: Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby Wise, and Howard Watts.
“Heavy Traffic Ahead”
It’s Secular Saturday, and what a treasure to finish it up! This is Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys in their 1980 appearance on Austin City Limits. I believe this is all but the first few seconds of the full set, complete with encores.
This being Austin, Monroe includes plenty of superb, Texas-style fiddlin’ from the late, great Kenny Baker. That’s not to slight the rest of the band, one of my all-time favorite BGB line-ups. Enjoy!
Bluegrass gospel from Bill Monroe:
“Way Down Deep In My Soul”
Bluegrass gospel from Bill Monroe and Doc Watson, recorded live:
“What Would You Give (In Exchange For Your Soul)?
They sound so beautiful together. Notice how Monroe pours it on in the first verse, but pulls back in volume and intensity to meet Watson where he is. This is masterful duet singing by two of the best ever.
Bluegrass gospel from Bill Monroe, feat. Jimmy Martin
“Boat of Love”
I have no fear/ Christ is the Captain/ He’ll guide us o’er/ Life’s rolling sea.
Live bluegrass gospel from Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys
“A Beautiful Life”
“Travelin’ This Lonesome Road”
Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys
The Original Bluegrass Sound
Mac Wiseman is killin it in this track.
Triple fiddles, ya’ll! Live and swoon-worthy bluegrass from Bill Monroe