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Big Mon: The Songs Of Bill Monroe
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Popster Burce Hornsby does a fine interpretation of "Darlin' Corey." [His bluegrass talents were first heard on Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2.] Dolly Parton adds her wonderful vocal to "Cry, Cry Darlin'." The Whites' gorgeous harmonies make "Used To Be" a pure joy. Skaggs' mandolin adds a haunting quality to his duet with the Dixie Chicks on "Walk Softly." In addition to his solid reading of "My Little Georgia Rose," Travis Tritt plays a banjo(!) solo. Perhaps the biggest suprise is the duet with Skaggs and Joan Osborne on the moving "On the Old Kentucky Shore." But John Fogerty steals the show with his rockabilly performance of "Blue Moon of Kentucky."
Sure, bluegrass purists will be disappointed with this album, but if you're looking for an album to show how deep and far-reaching Bill Monroe's impact was on music, this album is a winner. RECOMMENDED
Bill's contribution and influence on Rock N' Roll, was recognized with his induction, into the "ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM" in 1997.
There isn't a country artist today, who doesn't owe Bill a debt of gratitude, because of his great talent, we have his music and memory living on forever.
Stand outs: "BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY" by John Fogerty, is priceless, "USED TO BE" by The Whites, just grinning and picking, what talent, "MY LITTLE GEORGIA ROSE" by Travis Tritt, wonderful performance, takes you back, where the tall pines grow, "ON THE OLD KENTUCKY SHORE", we hear Joan Osborne & Ricky Skaggs, singing near the Ohio River, just wonderful.
Highlight: "BIG MON", last track, some of the best, paying tribute to this legendary figure - "Father of Bluegrass" - Mr. Bill Monroe!
Entire album, is a lifetime of memories through music, wonderful human being - "Big Mon" The Songs of Bill Monroe!
Total Time: 45:24 on 13 Tracks/ Skaggs Family Records - SKFR CD 1002 (2000)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
big mon's unique guitar riffs and odd musical style made this album an instant classic. Perfect soundtrack for all moodsPublished 2 months ago by brenda willard
This is an "okay" cd I think you have to be a rock hard fan of the song's and artist to like it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by lol
these are such great musicians! I love bluegrass, & this album is an exceptional display of talent - all good!Published on January 7, 2014 by pen name
Dolly Parton together with Ricky Skaggs and LeeAnn Womack on Cry, Cry, Darlin' is awesome and produces heartbreakingly beautiful harmony. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by japlangston
A great addition to your collection. It took Clyde 45 years to get me to like bluegrass music and now I can't get enough of it. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by Carolyn Greene
Love this tribute! John Fogerty is amazing! Dixie Chicks and Ricky Skaggs together sound phenomenal! Anyone who loves Bluegrass music would appreciate this!Published on January 30, 2013 by Shawn
I had this CD before but lost it. When I found it on Amazon at a VERY reasonable price it was just the best of luck. I really enjoy listening to the different artists. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Marilyn
The real hidden treasure on here is the Bill Monroe tune "Used To Be". The Whites do a fine job, sounds like Ricky on fiddle, Jerry Douglas and the White family or Buck White and... Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by Steve T
I love this cd. Had one from a friend and I played it to death, I guess. I've shared this with people and they love it. Read morePublished on May 4, 2011 by D. Bowen