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Documentary: Bill Monroe

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When you think of bluegrass music, you probably imagine guys with long beards in coveralls playing twanging guitars and banjos, a fiddle and upright bass. You may also assume that much of the music sounds alike. This documenary on Bill Monroe (1911-1996)—known as the “Father of Bluegrass"—will give you a finer sense of the music's beauty and importance and the man who helped make it special...


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