Friday, July 24, 2015

WALTZES, STEEL GUITARS, ETC., ETC.

Sure wish ol’ Bill could’ve sped things up a little on that mandolin. . . .


Monroe Brothers (Charlie & Bill)


Bill Monroe, Charlie Monroe, vocal duet; Bill Monroe, mandolin; Charlie Monroe, guitar. Charlotte, North Carolina, 
17 February 1936 

Illustration: Ben Shahn. Four Piece Orchestra, 1944

2 comments:

  1. I've seen this disc about a dozen times lately, on music blogs in widely varing genres -- classical, jazz, blues, Americana, etc. -- and still can't think of another disc with such broad exposure.

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  2. Bill and Charlie wuz hittin' all the bases! Thanks for your comment, Mr King, and thanks for listening. . . .

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