World of Bluegrass

September 12, 2013

'Bluegrass for Beginners' continues with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky'

Day two of our "Bluegrass for Beginners" countdown brings us to one of the greats, "Blue Moon of Kentucky" by "Father of Bluegrass" Bill Monroe.

Continuing on with our pre-IBMA “Bluegrass for Beginners” countdown, Day Two brings us to the great Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (from yesterday’s entry) were both in Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys when he first recorded this stately bluegrass waltz in 1946. Beyond bluegrass, the most famous version is probably Elvis Presley’s uptempo cover on the B-side of his Sun Session side “That’s All Right.” The version here is from a 1980 Monroe appearance on “Austin City Limits.”

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