Andy tries to stump the expert, but doesn’t succeed. Hope he tries again. Hope anyone will try again.
This question was submitted by Andy Bing, the winner of the June 19th Trivia Contest. Although it is directed AT Dick Bowden, it is open to all players.
Answer and Additional comments from Andy Bing
1. Barbara Mandrell, on an LP Bill did with stars of the Grand Ole Opry released in 1984 called Bill Monroe And Friends. The song was My Rose Of Old Kentucky. See Rosenberg and Wolfe, The Music Of Bill Monroe 228 (Illinois 2007).
2. Mike Auldridge, on an LP that Bill did with other bluegrass musicians released in 1985 called Bill Monroe And The Stars Of The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame. The song was Remember The Cross.
I think most people will be surprised by the fact that anyone ever took a dobro break on a Bill Monroe recording given Bill’s expressed refusal to have one in his band. And perhaps even more surprised by the fact that Barbara Mandrell, rather than Josh Graves, or Mike Auldridge, or Jerry Douglas, or one of the other well known bluegrass dobro players, was the first dobroist to record with Bill. In addition to her great voice, for which she is best known, Barbara Mandrell is a virtuoso on several instruments including the pedal steel and dobro.
Ed. Note: Winner wasawarded the “HVBA Official Bragging Rights Award.”