Jug Music

Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band – “Highway No. 61”

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Several decades before Bob Dylan recorded his breakthrough “Highway 61 Revisited” album, the folk-blues song “Highway No. 61” was interpreted […]

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Clifford Hayes’ Louisville Stompers – “Dance Hall Shuffle”

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Another important figure in early Jug Music, Clifford Hayes was born in 1895 in Glasgow, Kentucky. Hayes played fiddle with […]

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King David’s Jug Band – “Sweet Potato Blues”

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King David’s Jug Band was a popular attraction in Cincinnati, Ohio’s West End in the early 20’th century. Named for […]

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Dixieland Jug Blowers – “Boodle-Am Shake”

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The Dixieland Jug Blowers fused the traditional Jug Band lineup of jug, banjo, guitar and fiddle, with jazz woodwinds, brass […]

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Bobby Leecan’s Need More Band – “Washboard Cut Out”

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th Born in Philadelphia in 1897, Bobby Leecan was an influential steel string guitarist whose style embraced blues, vaudeville, jug […]

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Will Shade – “Better Leave That Stuff Alone”

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Jug music pioneer and Memphis blues great Will Shade created most of his over 100 recorded sides as leader of […]

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Memphis Jug Band – “Stealin’ Stealin'”

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An American music institution, The Memphis Jug Band was active from the 1920’s all the way through the late 1950’s. […]

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Robert Wilkins – “That’s No Way To Get Along”

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In his long career, Robert Wilkins tutored musicians such as Furry Lewis, Memphis Minnie and even Son House, and provided […]

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Beale Street Sheiks – “Jazzin’ The Blues”

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Frank Stokes and Dan Sane recorded for Paramount Records in the 1920s as the Beale Street Sheiks. A busy live […]

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Cannon’s Jug Stompers – “Walk Right In”

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Gus Cannon and his Jug Stompers helped define jug music, and how the banjo was used in popular music, in […]

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