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Muleskinner Blues

Posted by Emiel


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Size: 2,298kb, uploaded 11/19/2006 2:50:44 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Muleskinner Blues like Derroll Adams sang it (more or less), not played it: three-finger picking, no picks, Clifford Essex openback banjo, Nylgut strings, vocals.

8 comments on “Muleskinner Blues”

maryzcox Says:
Friday, December 29, 2006 @7:55:52 PM

Your Clifford Essex is a really nice sounding banjo--records great too!

Best wishes,

Mary Z. Cox

Emiel Says:
Saturday, December 30, 2006 @4:51:24 AM

Thank you, Mary, for your comment. It really is a great sounding banjo. It's an original 5-string early C.E. Special model without any tonering whatsoever, just a tapered rim. It currently has a real skin head (Goldtone), Nylgut strings and a Moon bridge; the Renaissance head is very good too. It also sounds great with steel strings.


mainejohn Says:
Monday, January 8, 2007 @6:29:33 PM

Thta's a very nice rendition...thanks for sharing!

mainejohn Says:
Monday, January 8, 2007 @6:30:05 PM

OOps!  I meant "that's"

Emiel Says:
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 @9:18:14 AM

Thanks, John

marsan29 Says:
Thursday, July 12, 2007 @3:16:59 AM

I've always liked Mule Skinner Blues. I was very forturnate to have heard it done by Bill Monroe himself at a bluegrass festival in Tennessee back in 1972.  Once again. Nice job on this one Emiel.

Unclejohnnyboy Says:
Sunday, July 5, 2009 @3:46:56 PM

 Love your rendition of Muleskinner Blues as well as the tone of your banjo. Do you know where I could get the tabs? Best regards.

Emiel Says:
Monday, July 6, 2009 @12:46:31 AM

 Thank. Sorry, but I'm not aware of any tabs.

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