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William Smith Monroe (/mənˈroʊ/; September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who created the style of music known as 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. He is often referred to as The Father of Bluegrass.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1958 Knee Deep in Bluegrass Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1958 I Saw the Light Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1961 Mr. Blue Grass Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1962 Bluegrass Ramble Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1963 Bluegrass Special Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1964 Sings Country Songs Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1964 I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1965 Bluegrass Instrumentals Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1965 The Original Bluegrass Sound Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1966 The High, Lonesome Sound of Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1967 Blue Grass Time Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1969 A Voice From on High Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
Bluegrass '87 Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
In the Pines Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
Mansions for Me Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
Mule Skinner Blues Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
Nine Pound Hammer Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1968 Bill Monroe's Greatest Hits Compilation Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1970 16 All-Time Greatest Hits Compilation Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
2005 The Definitive Collection Compilation Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
All the Classic Releases 1937-1949 Compilation Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
The Essential Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys: 1945-1949 Compilation Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
The Father of Bluegrass: The Early Years 1940-1947 Compilation Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Live at Mechanics Hall Live Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
Live at the Opry Live Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
Live: The Hay Barn, Shepherd, Texas Live Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
Off the Record, Volume 1: Live Recordings, 1956-1969 Live Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1941 Blue Yodel No. 7 / In the Pines Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys 1
1947 Goodbye Old Pal / Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1948 My Rose of Old Kentucky / Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1949 I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky / Molly and Tenbrooks (The Race Horse Song) Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1952 Footprints in the Snow / In the Pines Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1
1964 Shenandoah Breakdown / Mary at the Home Place Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 1

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