Bill Monroe
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Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) developed the style of country music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for his home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as "the father of bluegrass." In the rock (and roll) community, Bill Monroe may be best known via one of Elvis Presley's earliest recordings at Sun Records, that of Monroe's 'Blue Moon of Kentucky'. Read more on Last.fm



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Bill Monroe – Uncle Pen

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Oh, the people would come from far away They’d dance all night till the break of day When the caller hollered do-se-do You knew uncle pen was ready to go Late in the evening about sundown High on the hill above the town Uncle pen played the fiddle, lord, how it would ring You could..
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