One audio cassette tape. Vassar Clements discusses his personal history and how he became involved in music. He tells a story about Johnnie Masters, discusses where and what he played in the "early days" and how he came to play with Bill Monroe. He answers questions from the audience.
Sixty-six black and white images. the Bill Monroe performing at the Florida Folk Festival. Monroe, a mandolin player, was known as the creator of bluegrass style of music. Performing here with his band, the Bluegrass Boys (from which the musical genre's name is derived) Monroe was often referred to as the Father of Bluegrass. For more images of Monroe at the Festival, see S 1577, Box 37. For audio of Monroe performing, see tapes D93-11 and D93-12 in S 1576.
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