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Format: CD
Sku: 223014784
UPC: 011661912328
UPC 14: 00011661912328
Release Date: 8/23/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Tall Timber - The Bluegrass Album Band ~ Various Artists
2. Will You Be Loving Another Man - The Grascals ~ Various Artists
3. Dark as the Night, Blue as the Day - Mike Cleveland - (featuring Dan Tyminski/Vince Gill) ~ Various Artists
4. Cheyenne - The Bluegrass Album Band ~ Various Artists
5. Close By - Dailey & Vincent ~ Various Artists
6. I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling - Joe Val & The New England Bluegrass Boys ~ Various Artists
7. Shenandoah Breakdown - Wyatt Rice ~ Various Artists
8. My Florida Sunshine - Claire Lynch ~ Various Artists
9. I'm Blue I'm Lonesome - The Nashville Bluegrass Band ~ Various Artists
10. Toy Heart - Ricky Skaggs ~ Various Artists
11. Wheel Hoss - The Bluegrass Album Band ~ Various Artists
12. On the Old Kentucky Shore - The Bluegrass Album Band ~ Various Artists
13. Come Back to Me in My Dreams - Frank Necessary & The Spruce Mountain Boys/Al Jones ~ Various Artists
14. Wicked Path of Sin - Blue Highway ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Old Brown County Barn - Michael Cleveland ~ Various Artists
2. You'd Better Get Right - Vern Williams Band ~ Various Artists
3. Voice From on High - Joe Val & The New England Bluegrass Boys ~ Various Artists
4. Lonesome Moonlight Waltz - The Bluegrass Album Band ~ Various Artists
5. Dog House Blues - The Nashville Bluegrass Band ~ Various Artists
6. Walls of Time - The Johnson Mountain Boys ~ Various Artists
7. Big Mon - Tony Rice ~ Various Artists
8. Footprints In the Snow - IIIrd Tyme Out ~ Various Artists
9. Jerusalem Ridge - Flamekeeper/Michael Cleveland ~ Various Artists
10. Mansions For Me - Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press ~ Various Artists
11. In Despair - Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys - (featuring Charlie Sizemore) ~ Various Artists
12. You're Drifting Away - The Nashville Bluegrass Band ~ Various Artists
13. True Life Blues - Hazel & Alice ~ Various Artists
14. Goodbye Old Pal - Joe Val & The New England Bluegrass Boys ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Tributee: Bill Monroe.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bill Nowlin.
Muze PNote Photographer: Carl Fleischhauer.
Muze PNote The Rounder compilation Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute anticipates what might have been the 100th birthday of the father of bluegrass music (September 13, 2011) by delving into the label's archives for 28 songs credited to Monroe (even if, as Bill Nowlin points out in his excellent liner notes, those tunes were occasionally adapted from older sources or even purchased from other songwriters) and performed by a bevy of his descendents, including Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, and Dan Tyminski. The heavy lifting is actually performed by such multiple participants as the Bluegrass Album Band (with five selections), Michael Cleveland, and Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys (with three each). Since Monroe is honored as the founder of bluegrass, those who play it are almost forced to copy him in the instrumentation of his band -- mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bass -- and in his high tenor vocals, and the artists here largely do that. When, for instance, a piano is heard on Skaggs' version of "Toy Heart," it's almost a shock, and the female vocals of Hazel & Alice on "True Life Blues" also constitute a novelty. But bluegrass is a virtuoso music, too, giving the instrumentalists leave to shine on their fast-paced solos, especially on the instrumentals, such as the lead-off track, the Bluegrass Album Band's "Tall Timber." And sometimes, there's actually a competition to replicate Monroe's high, lonesome vocal sound, as on "Dark as the Night, Blue as the Day," in which Cleveland, Tyminski, and Gill all take their turns. Nowlin estimates the number of Monroe's compositions at between 225 and 250, so this collection represents only a little over ten-percent of his output. Still, it's a good representation of his music as played by some of his most ardent followers. ~ William Ruhlmann

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Dan Tyminski
Muze Guest Artist Vince Gill
Muze Guest Artist Charlie Sizemore

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/23/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9123
Music Label Name Label : Rounder Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00011661912328

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