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Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters

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Every field has its "bossman"--the one who sets the style and makes the rules. In bluegrass and early country music the man was Bill Monroe. In the world of urban blues, the man was Muddy Waters.
Using their own words and dozens of remarkable photographs by David Gahr, Carl Fleischhauer and John Byrne Cooke, James Rooney compares and contrasts the careers of these two bossm
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Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published August 30th 2012 by JRP Books (first published June 28th 1972)
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Interesting stories noting the similarities between two music greats. In Bluegrass, probably none is more notable than the "Father of Bluegrass", Bill Monroe. From his humble beginnings and all his insecurities to his womanizing and temper he remained faithful (with rare experiment by recording companies) to the music of his youth in the hills.
Likewise Muddy Waters of the warm low tones of "The Blues" stay true to the music of his youth. While he matured along with his sound, it was still the rh
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