Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration

by | 22 Jul, 2011

Rounder Records is set to release the Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration a Classic Bluegrass Tribute on 23rd August, this year.

Bill Monroe was both the father of bluegrass music and one of the genre’s most prolific writers, with a legacy that remains a benchmark for instrumentalists and vocalists alike. Monroe created a distinctive music, a genre of its own that proved itself compelling and enduring. Over 60 years after its birth, bluegrass is as healthy as it’s ever been, with 500 festivals each year around the United States, and bands in more than two dozen other countries.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Monroe’s birth, on 23rd August 2011, Rounder will release a 2-disc 28-track set, with performances by an all-star roster of Rounder’s top bluegrass artists, including Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Dailey & Vincent, and the legendary Bluegrass Album Band.

Complete Track Listing:

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