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Total time 79:32

  1. New Muleskinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)
  2. Happy Birthday Bill Monroe (David Grisman)
  3. Uncle Pen (Bill Monroe)
  4. I'm Rollin' On* (traditional)
  5. Kentucky Waltz* (Bill Monroe)
  6. On & On* (Bill Monroe)
  7. Watson Blues (Bill Monroe)
  8. My Little Georgia Rose* (Bill Monroe)
  9. Wayfaring Stranger (traditional)
  10. In the Pines* (Bill Monroe)
  11. Roanoke (Bill Monroe)
  12. Wicked Path of Sin (Bill Monroe)
  13. Bluegrass Stomp* (Bill Monroe)
  14. Letter from My Darlin' (Bill Monroe)
  15. B Natural (Grisman-McCoury)
  16. Bury Me Beneath the Willow (traditional)
  17. Lonesome Moonlight Waltz (Bill Monroe)
  18. John Henry* (traditional)
  19. Rawhide* (Bill Monroe)
  20. My Last Days on Earth* (Bill Monroe)
  21. Ralph Rinzler Interviews Bill Monroe*
  22. * previously unissued

David Grisman with Red Allen, Darol Anger, Warren Blair, Ray Brown, Jimmy Buchanan, Jethro Burns, Enrique Coria, Joe Craven, Vassar Clements, Jerry Douglas, Matt Eakle, Jerry Garcia, Mike Garris, Matt Glaser, Jon Glik, Samson Grisman, John Hartford, John Kahn, Jim Kerwin, Keith Little, Shelley Manne, Chad Manning, Mike Marshall, Del McCoury, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Tiny Moore, Jim Nunally, Herb Pedersen, Tony Rice, Ralph Rinzler, Artie & Harriet Rose, Peter Rowan, Mike Seeger, Eldon Shamblin, Rob Wasserman & Doc Watson.

Dawg Plays Big Mon - Happy Birthday Bill Monroe

On a Sunday morning in 1961, Ralph Rinzler invited 16-year old David Grisman to hear Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys play at New River Ranch in Rising Sun, Maryland. That experience changed David's life and profoundly affected the musical journey he would take for the next half-century.

Now in celebration of Big Mon's 100th birthday, the Dawg has assembled an amazing collection of musical "Monroebillia" featuring some of Bill's greatest compositions and two original tributes featuring David with Red Allen, Ray Brown, Jethro Burns, Vassar Clements, Jerry Garcia, John Hartford, Tony Rice, Mike Seeger, Doc Watson and others. Ten tracks are previously unissued live and studio performances, including an 11-minute interview of Bill Monroe by Ralph Rinzler which David recorded in 1965.

CD Liner notes

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Happy Birthday Bill Monroe

In the Pines