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Bill Monroe father of bluegrass music

Summary: Bill Monroe's life is chronicled with care and precision in Steve Gebhardt's portrait of Monroe, which benefits from extensive interview footage shot three years before Monroe passed away in 1996. Under the gentle interrogation of musical acolytes, folk veteran John Hartford and country-bluegrass star Ricky Skaggs, Monroe relives his bluegrass genesis. He recounts the pivotal influences of his fiddle-playing Uncle Pen Vandiver (inspiration for Monroe's classic "Uncle Pen") and black bluesman Arnold Schultz, discusses how he came to devise the style's classic instrumentation (fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and "bull fiddle"), and reminisces about his 1940s emergence as an early star of WSM/Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Includes interviews and duets with Hartford and Skaggs, with additional interviews and archival film, television, and still photographs. Past and present members of Monroe's Bluegrass Boys testify to Monroe's sure command of his lifelong franchise, as do an impressive choir of believers including Emmylou Harris, Jerry Garcia, Marty Stuart, and former Bluegrass Boys Del McCoury and Peter Rowan.

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  • "Father of bluegrass music"

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  • "Summary: Bill Monroe's life is chronicled with care and precision in Steve Gebhardt's portrait of Monroe, which benefits from extensive interview footage shot three years before Monroe passed away in 1996. Under the gentle interrogation of musical acolytes, folk veteran John Hartford and country-bluegrass star Ricky Skaggs, Monroe relives his bluegrass genesis. He recounts the pivotal influences of his fiddle-playing Uncle Pen Vandiver (inspiration for Monroe's classic "Uncle Pen") and black bluesman Arnold Schultz, discusses how he came to devise the style's classic instrumentation (fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and "bull fiddle"), and reminisces about his 1940s emergence as an early star of WSM/Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Includes interviews and duets with Hartford and Skaggs, with additional interviews and archival film, television, and still photographs. Past and present members of Monroe's Bluegrass Boys testify to Monroe's sure command of his lifelong franchise, as do an impressive choir of believers including Emmylou Harris, Jerry Garcia, Marty Stuart, and former Bluegrass Boys Del McCoury and Peter Rowan."@en
  • "Features music performances by Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys and other artists, and interviews with Monroe and past and current members of his group."@en
  • "In addition to the songs, there are interviews with Monroe and past and current members of The Blue Grass Boys, as well as a rare moment with Roy Acuff."@en
  • "In addition to the songs, there are interviews with Monroe and past and current members of The Blue Grass Boys, as well as a rare moment with Roy Acuff."
  • "In addition to the songs, there are interviews with Monroe and past and current members of The Bluegrass Boys, as well as a rare moment with Roy Acuff."

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  • "Nonfiction films"
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  • "Biography"
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  • "Documentary films"
  • "Documentary films"@en
  • "Downloadable video collection"@en
  • "Documentary"@en
  • "Biographical films"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"@en
  • "Concert films"@en
  • "Feature films"

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  • "Bill Monroe father of bluegrass music"
  • "Bill Monroe father of bluegrass music"@en
  • "Bill Monroe father of Bluegrass music"