THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH: ESSENTIAL COUNTRY MUSIC SONGS: “UNCLE PEN”- BILL MONROE AND THE BLUEGRASS BOYS

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Three Chords And The Truth: Essential Country Music Songs: “Uncle Pen”- Bill Monroe And The Bluegrass Boys. The Father of Bluegrass Music- Bill Monroe wrote and first recorded this standard which was later a country hit #14 by Porter Wagoner in 1956 and Ricky Skaggs took it to #1 in 1984. The original of course is the best. Uncle Pen was Pendleton Vandiver- Bill Monroe’s uncle-was a fiddle player who Bill credited as ‘ the fellow I learned to play from.” Uncle Pen died in 1932 when Bill was in the early days of his career- he had yet to record. “Uncle Pen” was released by Bill Monroe in 1950.

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  1. Off-Topic… Last night hurt worse than the 2017 World Series for some reason. I guess it’s because Houston was so good and the Dodgers were good enough to beat the Nationals.

    I feel bad for Kershaw…and yep…Dave Roberts is enemy number 1 out there today. Bringing in Kershaw I understood. My only question is letting Kelly pitch a 2nd inning when he never pitches two innings…but at least they made it to the playoffs.

    • Sorry that your Dodgers lost. Disappointing no question- those short series you never can tell- I would have bet on the Dodgers to be playing the Braves right now- and who knows the Astros are now going into a Game 5- anything can happen in one game…. yes you win that many games in the regular season and being out in round 1 just doesn’t match expectations.

    • Yea I thought this year was their best chance. I’ve never seen Dodger fans so angry… of course they want Roberts fired.

  2. That’s some dang good music. I like the double fiddles and he makes whatever that instrument (mandolin?) playing look easy and casual, but to get to that place. They effortlessly finish at the same time.

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