Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters” as Want to Read:
Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  1 Review
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
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published August 30th 2012 by JRP Books (first published June 28th 1972)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Bossmen, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Bossmen

Community Reviews

(showing 1-23)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Jul 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished
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
Marty Henrickson
rated it it was amazing
Jul 10, 2015
Steve Leach
rated it liked it
May 22, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Aug 06, 2014
John McLaughlin
rated it it was amazing
Jan 13, 2015
Steve Smith
rated it really liked it
Dec 26, 2015
sherry beth
marked it as to-read
Feb 13, 2014
Jon D
is currently reading it
May 18, 2015
marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2015
marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2016
marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2016
Diane E. Amov
marked it as to-read
May 21, 2016
marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2017
Gregory A Roberts
is currently reading it
Mar 03, 2017
marked it as to-read
May 10, 2017
Darren Mitton
marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2017
marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2018
Paul Wilson
marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2018
Brad Easley
is currently reading it
Jul 19, 2018
marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2018
Sadie Rita
marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »