Moon Mullican

Born: March 29, 1909
Corrigan, TX, USA
Died: January 1, 1967

Moon Mullican Recorded for many western swing bands in the 1930s and early 1940s, most notably Cliff Bruner's. He sang hundreds of songs during this era such as "Lay Me Down Beside My Darling", "Sundown Blues", "I'll Keep on Loving You", "Over the Trail", "Pipeliner Blues" and "Sorry, I'll Say I'm Sorry".

In 1946, Moon signed to the King label and had many country hits from that year on with songs like "When a Soldier Knocks", "Jole Blon", "Sweeter Than the Flowers" and especially "I'll Sail My Ship Alone." He also sung and played blues, gospel and jazz as well as country during this time as songs like "Triflin' Woman Blues", "Short but Sweet" and "I'm Gonna Move Home Bye and Bye." A singer who knew of no musical boundaries, Moon even recorded hardcore R&B such as "Rocket to the Moon", "I Done It" and "Grandpa Stole My Baby" during his King years.

Thanks to Patrick Wall for the great bio on Moon Mullican

Instruments Played / Skills:
Piano Guitar Organ Banjo Accordion Vocals

Conventional Country Western Swing

Moon Mullican Was Influenced By:
Leroy Carr Jimmie Davis Blind Lemon Jefferson Al Jolson Jimmie Rodgers Bessie Smith Big Joe Turner

Artists That Were Influenced By Moon Mullican:
Jerry Lee Lewis Bill Monroe
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"Your shoes have got to match what colour guitar you're playing. I had this black guitar and I was going, 'Gem, I can't seem to dress with this guitar'."

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