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Tribute to Bill Monroe
Tribute to Bill Monroe

The father of bluegrass is feted by peers, protégés, and spiritual descendants in this concert film, set in Nashville and featuring 15 country artists and groups performing Monroe's classic songs. The two-disc The Legend ...  more »


Movie Details

Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 09/09/2003
Release Year: 2003
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great, uncut, concert footage of top bluegrass acts
BanjoAndy | MA | 12/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is excellent and probably the best video to represent bluegrass music. The two disc set features live performances from the Bill Monroe tribute concert that took place in 1997 at the Ryman Auditorium (former home of the Grand Ole Opry). In between each performance artist talk and reflect on the life of the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. Unlike some bluegrass videos each song performed is shown from beginning to end, uncut, with no special effects. Highlights include the Del McCoury Band with Vasser Clements on second fiddle, Rick Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder and several other bands.
The biggest problem with this DVD is that the musicians and/or bands are not listed correctly. The Del McCoury Band for example is listed as "Del McCoury and the Clinch Mountain Boys" with the liner notes saying that Mike Bub (the bass player) is playing fiddle and Jason Carter (fiddle player) is listed as guitar player. These mistakes run rampant throughout the video so if you don't recognize the musicians you can't find out who they are, or you get the wrong name.
Overall the set is worth getting however, just keep in mind that the musicians/bands listed are not the musicians/bands you are seeing."
Tribute to Bill Monroe is a great bluegrass DVD
wolfindmist | Pacific Northwest | 01/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You get your moneys worth with this album. It is the next best thing to seeing this concert live. And in one way it is better than live, because you can view it over and over again. The close ups on the players hands and fingerings are great to study if you are a player yourself. Best of all is the sound quality coming through my stereo was unbeliveable. The balance was well done and you can hear each instrument clearly. There are no bad cuts on this DVD in my opinion."