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Mule Skinner Blues

7 Oct

Charlie and Bill Monroe

Mule Skinner Blues was Bill Monroe’s first solo studio recording. Recorded on October 7, 1940 for RCA Victor, the song became a hit and one of Monroe’s signature tunes. It was originally recorded by Jimmie Rogers. It went on to be covered by many performers including, Woody Guthrie, Odetta, Lonnie Donegan,Bob Dylan and Van Morrison to name a few.