Not just one of the famous Bristol Sessions, it's the song that triggered these sessions' popularity. It was the first recording made and the local newspaper (News Bulletin) mentioned the singers' fee: producer Ralph Peer payed $50 cash per recording, $25 for the sidekick. Same article mentioned Mr Stoneman had cashed a total of $3.600 for recordings he'd made earlier that same year for Ralph Peer and that did it. New acts kept lining up for Peer's recording unit. The fact Peer kept the publishing was no issue. These sessions, including firsts for both Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, made him a wealthy man.
Elnora Crockett [as Skip To My Lou]
Lead Belly [idem]
Alexis Korner [with Cyril Davies]
New Lost City Ramblers [all as Skip To My Lou]
Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-69) used the theme of this fiddle tune in his composition La Savanne (ca 1850).