'The Music Of Bill Monroe' by NEIL V. ROSENBERG & CHARLES K. WOLFE
by Neil Rosenberg and Charles Wolfe (Univ. Illinois Press, 2007) 350 pp, hardbound. Essentially a combination discography and biography, this amazing work documents around 1000 different recordings made by Bill Monroe over a legendary career that began with recordings made for the Bluebird label in 1936 and continued until 1994. There are notes, anecdotes and commentary from many of the dozens of musicians who worked with Bill over the years, as he recorded for Victor, Columbia, Decca and MCA labels on everything from 78rpm discs to CDs. A must for any Monroe fan!