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07-27-2012, 06:05 PM
Mule Skinner Blues was the first recording I remember hearing.

It was written and recorded by Jimmie Rodgers in 1930 as "Blue Yodel #8" and later renamed.


The opening lyrics came from Tom Dickson's 1928 "Labor Blues"...


Roy Acuff covered it in 1939...


And so did Bill Monroe...


Many other's covered it. I kind of like this one by Merle Haggard...


But I've never found the recording I first heard.

Goldie Locks
07-27-2012, 09:29 PM
Dang, how old are you????....LOL

Goldie Locks
07-27-2012, 09:31 PM
Love it though.

07-28-2012, 09:43 AM
Not that old! :old:

The year was probably around 1960 I first heard it, at a friend's, from his dad's collection, a 45. We would play it again and again, rolling around laughing about the yodelling.

Was the first music I'd heard. For Christmas years earlier I got a radio kit with headphones I listened to late at night, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry.