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The Resource Bill Monroe : the life and music of the Blue Grass man, Tom Ewing

Bill Monroe : the life and music of the Blue Grass man, Tom Ewing

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Bill Monroe : the life and music of the Blue Grass man
Title
Bill Monroe
Title remainder
the life and music of the Blue Grass man
Statement of responsibility
Tom Ewing
Title variation
Life and music of the Blue Grass man
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe was a major star of the Grand Ole Opry for over fifty years; a member of the Country Music, Songwriters, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame; and a legendary figure in American music. This authoritative biography sets out to examine his life in careful detail--to move beyond hearsay and sensationalism to explain how and why he accomplished so much. Former Blue Grass Boy and longtime music journalist Tom Ewing draws on hundreds of interviews, his personal relationship with Monroe, and an immense personal archive of materials to separate the truth from longstanding myth. Ewing tells the story of the Monroe family's musical household and Bill's early career in the Monroe Brothers duo. He brings to life Monroe's 1940s heyday with the Classic Bluegrass Band, the renewed fervor for his music sparked by the folk revival of the 1960s, and his declining fortunes in the years that followed. Throughout, Ewing deftly captures Monroe's relationships and the personalities of an ever-shifting roster of band members while shedding light on his business dealings and his pioneering work with Bean Blossom and other music festivals. Filled with a wealth of previously unknown details, Bill Monroe offers even the most devoted fan a deeper understanding of Monroe's towering achievements and timeless music"--Inside dust jacket
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Summary
"The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe was a major star of the Grand Ole Opry for over fifty years; a member of the Country Music, Songwriters, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame; and a legendary figure in American music. This authoritative biography sets out to examine his life in careful detail--to move beyond hearsay and sensationalism to explain how and why he accomplished so much. Former Blue Grass Boy and longtime music journalist Tom Ewing draws on hundreds of interviews, his personal relationship with Monroe, and an immense personal archive of materials to separate the truth from longstanding myth. Ewing tells the story of the Monroe family's musical household and Bill's early career in the Monroe Brothers duo. He brings to life Monroe's 1940s heyday with the Classic Bluegrass Band, the renewed fervor for his music sparked by the folk revival of the 1960s, and his declining fortunes in the years that followed. Throughout, Ewing deftly captures Monroe's relationships and the personalities of an ever-shifting roster of band members while shedding light on his business dealings and his pioneering work with Bean Blossom and other music festivals. Filled with a wealth of previously unknown details, Bill Monroe offers even the most devoted fan a deeper understanding of Monroe's towering achievements and timeless music"--Inside dust jacket
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10734840
Cataloging source
YDX
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1946-
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Ewing, Tom
Dewey number
  • 781.642092
  • 782.421642
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.M5595
LC item number
E95 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Music in American life
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  • Monroe, Bill
  • Monroe, Bill
  • Bluegrass musicians
  • Bluegrass musicians
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the life and music of the Blue Grass man
Label
Bill Monroe : the life and music of the Blue Grass man, Tom Ewing
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031341945
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 611 pages
Isbn
9780252041891
Lccn
2018947543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031341945
Label
Bill Monroe : the life and music of the Blue Grass man, Tom Ewing
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031341945
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 611 pages
Isbn
9780252041891
Lccn
2018947543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031341945

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