David Royko Psy.D

david@davidroyko.com


Bill Monroe in Memoriam

including reviews of:
 
BILL MONROE
The Music of Bill Monroe, 1936-1994 (MCA, 4CDs)
The Essential Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys, 1945-1949 (Columbia, 2CDs)
16 Gems (Columbia)
Bluegrass 1950-1958 (Bear Family, 4 CDs)
Bluegrass 1959-1969 (Bear Family, 4 CDs)
Bluegrass 1970-1979 (Bear Family, 4 CDs)
Live Recordings, 1956-1969 (Smithsonian/Folkways)
 
Byron Berline: Fiddle & a Song (Sugar Hill)
Mark O’Connor: Heroes (Warner Bros)
Gary Brewer: Guitar (Copper Creek)
Butch Robins: Grounded Centered Focused (Hay Holler)
 

by David Royko, Chicago Tribune, September 22, 1996

Mentioned: Jelly Roll Morton, jazz, Blue Grass Boys, Flatt & Scruggs, Grand Ole Opry, Peter Rowan, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley, Blue Moon of Kentucky, newgrass, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Rosine Kentucky, September 13, 1911, mandolin, high lonesome tenor, father of Blue Grass music, Deliverence, Bear Family, Monroe Brothers, Kenny Baker, Bill Keith, Del McCoury, Roland White, Richard Greene, Vic Jordan, Southern Flavor