UNCLE PEN

Latest update on 04/02/2016

Artist: Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
Author: Bill Monroe
Label: Decca
Year: 1950

Ode to one of his uncles (from mother's side) and teacher: Uncle Pendleton Vandiver, an excellent fiddler with a Scots-Irish sound. Bill Monroe also learned a lot from a black fiddler, Arnold Schultz, but that's a lesser known fact. Why would that be? That same Bill Monroe is regarded as the undisputed father of bluegrass, which makes the banjo to be regarded as a white instrument, while it's coming out of Africa. More Taj Mahals, Alvin Harts and Corey Harrises please.

Covers:

1951:

Stanley Brothers

1956:

Porter Wagoner

1962:

Rose Maddox

1968:

Roy Acuff

1971:

Manassas [outtake]

1972:

Flying Burrito Brothers

1973:

Leon Russell

1973:

Eric Weissberg

1977:

Hank Williams Jr.

1984:

Ricky Skaggs [n°1 C&W, the first bluegrass n°1 ever]

Elvis Presley cut a version for Sun, shelved in favor of his Blue Moon Of Kentucky, also by Bill Monroe.

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