Cant You Hear Me Calling

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Cant You Hear Me Calling
  • Richard D. Smith
  • English
  • 05 March 2018
  • 0306810549

About the Author: Richard D. Smith

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Cant You Hear Me Calling Considering the range of stars that have claimed Bill Monroe as an influence Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Garcia are just a few it can be said that no single artist has had as broad an impact on American popular music as he did For sixty years, Monroe was a star at the Grand Ole Opry, and when he died in 1996, he was universally hailed as the Father of Bluegrass But the personal life of this taciturn figure remained largely unknown Delving into everything from Monroe s professional successes to his bitter rivalries, from his isolated childhood to his reckless womanizing, veteran bluegrass journalist Richard D Smith has created a three dimensional portrait of this brilliant, complex, and contradictory man Featuring over 120 interviews, this scrupulously researched work a Chicago Tribune Choice Selection, New York Times Notable Book, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2000 stands as the authoritative biography of a true giant of American music. Best Read eBook Cant You Hear Me Calling author Richard D. Smith – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Cant You Hear Me Calling

  1. Ken says:

    This is one of those biographies that, despite the actual prose, still gets at least one extra star just for cataloging information from the life of a famous person Bill Monroe was one tortured dude, but you really have to read between the lines in order to catch that It s obvious that this book was written with the stern eye of the Nashville Mafia staring over Richard Smith s shoulder this bio pullspunc...

  2. Robbie Whelan says:

    Great read, but certainly an apologia for Monroe s shabby treatment of women, several generations of musicians he played and competed with, and pretty much everyone he came into contact with in the music industry Got the sense that Smith learned a lot about Monroe s orneriness but did not want to tarnish the myth too closely I did love all the palace intrigue in the Blue Grass Boys about who Bill s favorite fiddlers and singers etc were at any given time And the description of the country mu Great read, but certainly an apolo...

  3. Anthony Glass says:

    One of theengaging bios of another all in or not at all musicians, like Hank Williams, or Charlie Parker, who just could not stop exuding music 24 7 But unlike Parker, Williams, and others suchlike Monroe managed to avoid the self destructive impulses common among suc...

  4. Gregory Lamb says:

    A well researched work covering the life and times of one of my musical heroes This work isn t for everyone, but for those interested in the bluegrass music genre or the Nashville scene, it is a must read

  5. Garrett Cash says:

    Since last year, I ve been trying to go through a loosely chronological study of country music starting with The Carter Family This study mostly consists of reading biographies of the biggest names in the music, with general books thrown in A Good Natured Riot The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music, U.S.A., etc Since then, I ve read books on the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Grand Ole Opry Now I ve jumped my timeline a little bit, because I just bought a mandolin and I wo Since last year, I ve been trying to go through a loosely chronological study of country music starting with The Carter Family This study mostly consists of reading biographies of the biggest names in the music, with general books thrown in A Good Natured Riot The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music, U.S.A., etc Since then, I ve read books on the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Grand Ole Opry Now I ve jumped my timeline a little bit, because I just bought a mandolin and I would like to know as much about Monroe as po...

  6. Mark says:

    One thing I m learning while going through a series of biographies on old country music stars is that they re all assholes This is the rule with bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe in his biography Can t You Hear Me Callin The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass by Richard D Smith Monroe had a long 60 year career in bluegrass and country music being relatively important for at leastthan half of those years and appropriately revered for the last 10 years He was the progenitor for a g One thing I m lea...

  7. David Ward says:

    Can t You Hear Me Calling The Life Of Bill Monroe, Father Of Bluegrass by Richard D Smith Little, Brown Co 2000 Biography Bill Monroe was a start of the Grand Ole Opry for sixty years When he died in 1996, he was universally lauded as The Father of Bluegrass A proud native of Kentucky, he was an enigmatic man As a young adult, he was gruff, unapproachable, and downright unfriendly Yet as he aged, he mellowed He neither smoked, drank, or used drugs his principal vice was that Can t You Hear Me Calling The Life Of Bill Monroe, Father Of Bluegrass by Richard D Smith Little, Brown Co 2000 Biography Bill Monroe was a start of the Grand Ole Opry for sixty years When he died in 1996, he was universally lauded as The Father of Bluegrass A proud native of Kentucky, he was an enigmatic man As a young adult, he was gruff, unapproachable, and downright unfriendly Yet as he aged, he mellowed He neither smoked, drank, or used drugs his principal vice was that he was a perpetual womanizer Yes, he was a skirt chaser in the worst way Touring as much as 200 days a year with his band the Blue Grass Boys, he always left his wife at home on the farm and openly took a woman on tour with him He was married four times an...

  8. Jason Luellen says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting the author at a reading and book signing a number of years ago but never got around to reading it until recently I m glad I finally did.I have been a casual bluegrass fan for a while and enjoyed learningabout the Father of Bluegrass and arguably the grandfather of rock n roll His womanizing, famous feud with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, and stories about musicians he influenced either directly as members of his Blue Grass Boys or indirectly as fans are I had the pleasure of meeting the author at a reading and book signing a number of years ago but never got around to reading it until recently I m glad I finally did.I have been a casual bluegrass fan for a while and enjoy...

  9. Robert says:

    This was a terrific book It moved right along and gave detail where it was appropriate and left out detail where it would have been merely salacious and not relevant to the music There was actually some musical information, e.g., keys played in and harmony notes chosen, without becoming too technical for the non musician There was a discography and bibliography and a great deal of information about many of the other players in bluegrass music Anybody out there with an inter...

  10. Ellen says:

    An unplanned end child in a large family with no one to be a playmate and no one with time to nurture him All the people close to him who showed him some care and affection seemed to leave him.Constantly insecure Driven Fiercely dedicated to h...