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Gus Cannon Vol. 1 (1927 - 1928)

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Jonestown Blues
Artist: Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
3:07
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Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home
Artist: Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
3:08
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Madison Street Rag
Artist: Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
2:55
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Jazz Gypsy Blues
Artist: Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
2:54
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Can you Blame The Colored Man
Artist: Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
2:41
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My Money Never Runs Out
Artist: Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
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Minglewood Blues
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:40
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Big Railroad Blues
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:15
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Madison Street Rag
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:12
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Springdale Blues
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
2:59
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Ripley Blues
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:00
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Pig Ankle Strut
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:04
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Noah's Blues
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
2:51
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Hollywood Rag
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:05
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Heart-Breakin' Blues
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:02
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Feather Bed
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:13
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Cairo Rag
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
2:59
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Bugle Call Rag
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:02
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Viola Lee Blues (Take 1)
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
3:05
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Viola Lee Blues (Take 2)
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
2:39
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Riley's Wagon
Artist: Cannon's Jug Stompers
2:57
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 21   Total Length: 63:37

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Brilliant!

jamiblakeley108

I listen to copious amounts of old time American music. This is the real deal. This is the place where jazz, blues, and folk music meet. It's been a week since I downloaded the CD, and it simply refuses to get out of my stereo. The Banjo Joe cuts are particularly amazing.

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Gus Cannon and the Rise of Jug Band Music

By John Morthland, Contributor

Jug band music originated in Louisville, Kentucky, around 1905, but reached its fullest flowering in Memphis in the 1920s. Though there were others, two groups in particular dominated Beale Street: the Memphis Jug Band, led by Will Shade, and Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers. The former came first and was more popular at the time, but it's the Cannon/Stompers legacy that has best endured. In 1963 the Rooftop Singers, a Greenwich Village folk trio featuring Erik… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Cannon’s Jug Stompers were one of the best jug bands in the 1920s and ’30s, featuring a wild, fun sound with a solid blues base and frequent, unexpected melodic turns that kept them continually interesting. The group’s earliest recordings are here, including the classics “Feather Bed,” “Viola Lee Blues,” and “Minglewood Blues,” but it’s the first five tracks that make this compilation something more than just a first act. Recorded in 1927, prior to the formation of the Jug Stompers, and released under the name Banjo Joe, the first five cuts are duets of sorts with Gus Cannon on five-string banjo and the great Blind Blake on acoustic guitar, including one track, “Poor Boy, Long Way From Home,” in which Cannon actually plays bottleneck slide banjo. There are several single-disc collections of Cannon’s Jug Stompers on the market, but the inclusion of the Cannon/Blake material makes this one special. – Steve Leggett

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