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William Smith Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American musician who created the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for Monroe's 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.

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Kentucky Bluegrass [1970]

SongDuration 
Cripple Creek  

Bluegrass 1959-1969 [1991]

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Big River
w/ Tony Ellis, Carl Butler, Curtis McPeake, Owen Bradley, Dale Potter
2:11 
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
w/ Tony Ellis, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Horace "Benny" Williams, Franklin G. Buchanan, Haro Stanley
2:33 
Bonny
w/ Kenny Baker, James Monroe, Joe Zinkan, Thomas Williams, Rual Yarbrough
2:03 
Careless Love
w/ Tony Ellis, Owen Bradley, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Culley Holt, Franklin G. Buchanan, Red Stanley
2:42 
Cheap Love Affair
w/ Tony Ellis, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Horace "Benny" Williams, Franklin G. Buchanan, Haro Stanley
2:44 
Come Go with Me
w/ Curtis McPeake, Owen Bradley, Jackie Cook, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Dale Potter, Joe Drumright
2:47 
Cotton Fields
w/ Buddy Spicher, Tony Ellis, Joe Lesté, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Horace "Benny" Williams
2:31 
Danny Boy
w/ Buddy Spicher, Tony Ellis, Joe Lesté, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Horace "Benny" Williams
2:36 
Drifting Too Far from the Shore
w/ Tony Ellis, Owen Bradley, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Culley Holt, Franklin G. Buchanan, Red Stanley
2:28 
Farther Along
w/ Kenny Baker, Owen Bradley, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Joe Stuart, Lonnie Hoppers
3:29 
Flowers of Love
w/ Tony Ellis, Carl Butler, Curtis McPeake, Owen Bradley, Dale Potter
3:04 
Foggy River
w/ Tony Ellis, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Horace "Benny" Williams, Franklin G. Buchanan, Haro Stanley
2:17 
Going Home
w/ Tony Ellis, Owen Bradley, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Culley Holt, Franklin G. Buchanan, Red Stanley
2:03 
I Live in the Past
w/ Buddy Spicher, James Monroe, Horace "Benny" Williams, Jimmy Elrod, Don Lineberger
2:59 
I Was Left on the Street
w/ Tony Ellis, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Horace "Benny" Williams, Franklin G. Buchanan, Haro Stanley
2:44 
I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
w/ Peter Rowan, Richard Greene, Ray Edenton, James Monroe, Phillip Lamar Grier, LV-TC
2:35 
I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning
w/ Owen Bradley, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Joe Stuart, Joe Drumright, Horace "Benny" Williams
3:03 
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
w/ Tony Ellis, Owen Bradley, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Culley Holt, Franklin G. Buchanan, Red Stanley
2:13 
It Makes No Difference Now
w/ Peter Rowan, Richard Greene, Ray Edenton, Lamar Grier, James Monroe
2:08 
Linda Lou
w/ Carl Butler, Curtis McPeake, Owen Bradley, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Dale Potter
2:10 
Little Maggie
w/ Buddy Spicher, Curtis McPeake, Vassar Clements, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Jimmy Maynard
2:33 
Live and Let Live
w/ Owen Bradley, Horace "Benny" Williams
2:40 
Log Cabin in the Lane
w/ Peter Rowan, Buddy Spicher, Richard Greene, Lamar Grier, James Monroe
2:22 
Long Black Veil
w/ Buddy Spicher, James Monroe, Horace "Benny" Williams, Jimmy Elrod, Don Lineberger
2:40 
Tall Pines
w/ Kenny Baker, James Monroe, Joe Zinkan, Rual Yarbrough, Bill Yates
2:49 
There Was Nothing We Could Do
w/ Tony Ellis, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Horace "Benny" Williams, Franklin G. Buchanan, Haro Stanley
2:36 
Thinking About You
w/ Curtis McPeake, Owen Bradley, Jackie Cook, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Dale Potter, Joe Drumright
2:55 
Time Changes Everything
w/ Carl Butler, Curtis McPeake, Owen Bradley, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Dale Potter
2:15 
Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
w/ Kenny Baker, Owen Bradley, Bessie Lee Mauldin, Joe Stuart, Lonnie Hoppers
2:53 
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
w/ Peter Rowan, Richard Greene, Ray Edenton, James Monroe, Phillip Lamar Grier, LV-TC
2:34 

Bluegrass 1970-1979 [1995]

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Love Please Come Home2:12 

Bluegrass Festival [1996]

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Gotta Travel On2:33 

Live from Mountain Stage [1999]

SongDuration 
Beautiful Life3:30 

Anthology [2003]

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Old Joe Clark2:24 
Somebody Touched Me2:32 

Bluegrass for Beginners [2003]

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Body and Soul3:30 

Introduction [2003]

SongDuration 
On & On2:45 
Raw Hide2:35 
With Body & Soul3:04