Posted by Steve Johnson on August 23, 19101 at 17:01:15:
In Reply to: Earl and Bill Monroe, the early years posted by Richard P. King on August 22, 19101 at 21:18:21:
Richard, my guess is that autographed piece is from the period of about 1944 to 1947. Your paper is probably a desirable, if not rare, collector's item. Indeed, these were the members of the original Bluegrass Boys. Earl Scruggs' entry into the band sealed the true bluegrass sound. Earl was only about 20 then. Chubby Wise, who strongly influenced Kenny Baker, was and is an outstanding smooth, long-bow-style, fiddler, and also set the pattern for the bluegrass style. And of course, Lester Flatt was the model lead singer. In 1944, Bill and Lester wrote and introduced "Will You Be Loving Another Man," and I believe "Little Cabin Home on the Hill." You can find an entired set of recordings of this original band at places like Borders, Best Buy, or a good store with a Bluegrass section.
Hope this helps.
Sincerely, Steve Johnson
(A Die-Hard Fan and Student of Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs and Kenny Baker)
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